Sep 14, 2012
It’s only been one week in the 2012-13 season and already people are claiming that New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has finally arrived. Can we all stop overreacting to everything this guy does? Sure Sanchez had three touchdowns against the Buffalo Bills but that doesn’t suddenly make him Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. Sanchez still has very real issues passing the ball, and those issues will be exploited this week against a Pittsburgh Steelers defense bent on revenge after getting dominated last week by the Denver Broncos.
However, Sanchez is just one of many big names on our Week 2 Fantasy Football Sit ‘Ems article. Take a look below to find out who else we recommend benching this week.
QUARTERBACKS - SIT ‘EM
Mark Sanchez (New York Jets) @ Pittsburgh
Sanchize baby, all day long! Yes, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez played well last week as he threw for 266 yards with three touchdowns and just one interception. The Jets caught the Buffalo Bills off guard a few times and Sanchez capitalized. This allowed the Jets to play comfortably with a big lead throughout most of the game, putting no pressure on Sanchez. He will not be as lucky this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers found it hard to slow down Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos last, but who wouldn’t? Sanchez simply cannot make the pre-snap audibles and reads like Manning can. We’re going to see more of the Sanchez that we’ve grown to hate in this game.
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Jake Locker (Tennessee Titans) @ San Diego
There was a brief scare last week when Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker injured the shoulder of his non-throwing arm after making a tackle on a play that was initially an interception but later ruled an incomplete pass. Locker has practiced this week so even though he is listed as questionable you can expect him to start. That doesn’t mean you should start him though. The San Diego Chargers did give up some yards to the Oakland Raiders but they only gave one touchdown to them and that came late in the fourth quarter with the game already in hand. Locker has shown improvement but has yet to prove he be a solid fantasy producer.
Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers) vs. New York Jets
Although his final statistics from last week’s loss to the Denver Broncos looked OK from a fantasy perspective, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger struggled. Roethlisberger completed just 55.0 percent of his passes and his interception was returned for a touchdown. The Steelers struggled to move the ball consistently. It only gets tougher this week against a Jets defense that forced three interceptions out of Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick last week. It’s tough to recommend any quarterback against the Jets defense, let alone one who is inconsistent on a week-to-week basis such as Roethlisberger.