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Fantasy football advice, Week 2: Who to start/sit for Jets vs. Colts on Monday night

One of these teams is 1-0, and the other is 0-1. But the records don't match the teams you'd have guessed.

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The Indianapolis Colts suffered a bad loss in Week 1, getting beaten handily by the Buffalo Bills. The New York Jets, meanwhile, beat the Cleveland Browns in convincing fashion to start their season 1-0. The two teams face off in the capper to Week 2 action.

The Jets are largely healthy entering Monday's game, at least from a fantasy perspective, with one exception. Running back Chris Ivory injured his groin in practice during the week, and while he's expected to play Monday, his situation is worth monitoring, as he's a player with some injury history. On the Colts' side, wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is dealing with a knee injury suffered in Week 1. He was initially considered out for multiple weeks, but he's questionable for Week 2. His situation is worth monitoring through the day.

The Jets will travel to Indianapolis for Monday night's game, scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET. Let's take a look at the fantasy considerations:


Start 'em: Assuming the injury to Chris Ivory is as mild as it seems, he makes for a strong play in Week 2, a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2.

Start 'em?: There's upside to Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback; he looked good in Week 1 and could have done more if the Jets hadn't gone ahead by so much. He's a reasonable QB2. ... The Colts shut down Sammy Watkins in Week 1, though Percy Harvin produced instead. Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker are both reasonable options, though the Colts could manage to shut one of them down. ... Nick Folk is right on the fringes of fantasy usability. ... The Jets' defense is good. The Colts' offense is intimidating, though it did almost nothing against the Buffalo defense in Week 1. The Jets' defense is an iffy play with upside.

Sit 'em: Despite a decent Week 1, we need to see more from Chris Owusu before we use him in fantasy. ... Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Davis are the two Jets tight ends, and the two combined for zero catches on one target in Week 1.


Start 'em: It's Andrew Luck. You're still using him. ... Adam Vinatieri is still a fine kicker, though he missed his only attempt in Week 1.

Start 'em?: There wasn't much to like about Frank Gore's Week 1 performance, and against the strong New York run defense, he's probably a stay-away, though some owners might not have a better option. ... The Indianapolis receiver situation is confusing. If T.Y. Hilton plays, you probably have to use him; if he sits, you probably need to use Donte Moncrief. The problem is that the news on Hilton might not come until Monday evening, so you kind of need to have a "just in case" backup plan in place. Either way, Andre Johnson is sitting there as an option, though he didn't look great in Week 1. ... Dwayne Allen has an eye for the end zone, but neither he nor Coby Fleener is a trustworthy weekly starter. They're TE2's with touchdown upside.

Sit 'em: The Colts' defense is okay, but not special, and the Jets actually have a decent offense for once.


Start in every league: Chris Ivory, Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri
Start if you're desperate: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Nick Folk, New York defense, Frank Gore, T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, Andre Johnson, Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener
Bench: Chris Owusu, Jeff Cumberland, Kellen Davis, Indianapolis defense