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NFL Week Two fantasy preview: Expect a big game from Keenan Allen

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers is brought down by Anthony Walker #50 of the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers is brought down by Anthony Walker #50 of the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 08: Los Angeles Chargers players run onto the field for their season opener against Indianapolis Colts at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 8, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 08: Los Angeles Chargers players run onto the field for their season opener against Indianapolis Colts at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 8, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Whether it was a win or loss in week one for your fantasy team, everyone has to move forward. Which Chargers and other players should you start and sit in week 2?

While everyone in their fantasy leagues rushes to set their lineups for week two, it’s time to preview it. The NFL still has some sleepers that’ll rise over the next few weeks as well as some injuries to deal with, but let’s get into what can be done to prepare for the second set of games.

Good and bad matchups

Good: Josh Gordon vs. Dolphins

The Dolphins received a lot of attention for the wrong reasons following their blowout loss to the Ravens last week. One could try to look for reasons for optimism, but here come the Patriots storming in, with a new toy in Antonio Brown. Most of the Patriots’ fantasy players should be liked in this game with the mess of a defensive situation going on in Miami. Josh Gordon could be in for a Marquise Brown-type fantasy game against the Dolphins, though, considering Brown is still getting used to his new offense.

Bad: Kirk Cousins vs. Packers

The Vikings took the NFL by surprise with a rout of the Falcons. Kirk Cousins certainly played a role in the win, but only went 8-10 for 98 with one touchdown in the process. After seeing how the Packers were able to handle the Bears fairly easily last week, they’ll probably be able to get some of the same pressure on Cousins that they did on Trubisky.

Minnesota could still very well win the game, but don’t expect much from Cousins from a fantasy perspective. Dalvin Cook could be in for a big game if he has to carry a lot of the offensive load, but Cousins at Lambeau Field just doesn’t sound like an appealing fantasy matchup, especially with what both teams did last week in their game plans to win.

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