XFL Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for St. Louis BattleHawks vs Houston Roughnecks

The Houston Roughnecks defeated the Los Angeles Wildcats, 37-17, in Week 1.
The Houston Roughnecks defeated the Los Angeles Wildcats, 37-17, in Week 1. / Bob Levey/Getty Images

Week 1 of the XFL season is in the books, and in an odd twist of fate, all of the 1-0 teams will face one another this weekend, while all of the winless teams will square off as well.

If you're looking for some fantasy football insight this week, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Sunday's XFL Week 2 game between the St. Louis BattleHawks and Houston Roughnecks.

XFL Fantasy Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 2

Start Jordan Ta'amu, QB, St. Louis BattleHawks: Jordan Ta'amu impressed in Week 1, though he wasn't asked to do all that much. Still, he completed 20-of-27 pass attempts for 209 yards, giving him the second-highest completion percentage of the week. With St. Louis likely to be playing from behind, as 8-point underdogs, it's fair to expect an uptick in usage for Ta'amu. If he can maintain the efficiency we saw from him in Week 1, that could lead to a solid outing.

Start Cam Phillips, WR, Houston Roughnecks: Cam Phillips was fantastic in Week 1, hauling in four receptions for 67 yards and a score. Against a BattleHawks' defense that allowed Phillip Nelson to complete 79 percent of his passes in Week 1, Phillips could be in for a nice outing come Sunday.

Sit Matt Jones, RB, St. Louis BattleHawks: Volume is the name of the game in fantasy, and no one saw more of it in Week 1 than Matt Jones. He handled 21 carries, turning that into 85 rushing yards, but importantly, that all came in a winning effort. With the BattleHawks being listed as 8-point underdogs in this one, it's tough to see Jones handling that kind of workload again.

Sit James Butler, RB, Houston Roughnecks: James Butler didn't do much last week, handling nine carries for 30 yards, but he did salvage his day with a rushing TD. That lack of volume is concerning though, as Houston was playing from ahead for most of the game. Given his struggles last week, it's tough to see him as more than a TD-dependent option, even in a game script that should theoretically bode well for an RB.

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