Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 2: RB Elijah McGuire
Heading into Week 2 fantasy football, running back Elijah McGuire of the New York Jets isn’t worth starting due to the players ahead of him cutting into his opportunities.
Unfortunately for the New York Jets, they’re already on the outside looking in. Last week in their loss to the Buffalo Bills, just when one would think they would do what makes sense, they have once again gone in the opposite direction. Instead of going with Bilal Powell and even Elijah McGuire to see if they can get something going on offense, they focused too much on Matt Forte and well, lost due being too one-dimensional. Heading into Week 2 fantasy football, is it even worth starting McGuire against the Oakland Raiders?
In the grand scheme of things, no. McGuire is going to one day be a talented running back but unfortunately, for now, patience will be what keeps him ready for any and all opportunities coming his way.
Due to Forte more than likely given starting reps in this matchup and Powell likely to be utilized more due to a lack of it in Week 1, there is no way to consider McGuire as starting material in fantasy. He might not even be used which was the case in Week 1.
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It’s best to sit McGuire this week but believe it or not, he’s worth stashing on your team if you have an available spot. It won’t be long before the Jets eventually bench Forte for not getting the job done and it’ll promote McGuire in as a backup to Powell.
Fantasy football owners should also consider that Forte and Powell have a history of being injury prone so opportunities might be coming his way sooner than later. If anything, he’ll be worth something later on during the regular season to where he should improve his fantasy football value.
For now, though, he’s a safe sit in Week 2. Which is probably best for him from a confidence point of view since that rush defense of the Raiders is no joke. McGuire is a rookie and it’ll take him just a bit more time to get acclimated to life in the pros.