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Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 2: WR Robby Anderson

By Luis Tirado Jr.
FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets drops a pass during the second half of a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets drops a pass during the second half of a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 2 fantasy football, wide receiver Robby Anderson is a safe sit against the Oakland Raiders.

Let it be known that for the majority of the regular season, most fantasy football owners would be wise to stay away from starting most players of the New York Jets. Aside from maybe wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, everyone else has a very long way to go before becoming viable enough to consider starting. Is there even a reason to start wide receiver Robby Anderson in Week 2 action against the Oakland Raiders?

To be blunt, no. Last week in a Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills, Anderson totaled four receptions for just 22 yards. He didn’t score a touchdown, heck, no wide receiver scored one last week as it was Josh McCown that did on a quarterback sneak to score the only one so far this season.

As the Jets prepare for the Raiders on the road, Anderson is a safe sit this week due to being buried on the depth chart and again, not getting enough targets coming his way. With Kearse being the No. 1 receiver on offense and the likelihood that Jeremy Kerley will suit up this week, McCown will more than likely rely on those two and a better ground game to have a shot at beating the Raiders.

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It’s unlikely the Jets will beat the Raiders but at the end of the day, don’t expect much of anything out of Anderson. It’s best to sit him and go with other alternatives via the waiver wire. He’s nowhere near a WR1 or WR2 and also isn’t worth wasting a starting spot as a FLEX option.

Anderson might be worth starting at some point later on in the season depending on if he’s entering a favorable matchup but make no mistake about it, he’s not going to put up a big game against the top notch pass defense of the Raiders.

Save yourself the anger and frustration this week. Sit Anderson and start anyone else over him but if you have Kearse, he’s the only wide receiver worth putting in this week as a FLEX option if you have no other choices.

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