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2011 Fantasy Football Week 2 Start/Sit: Beanie Wells, Larry Fitzgerald And Early Doucet Are Strong Starts

The Cardinals take on the Redskins this weekend. Who should you start on your fantasy team?

The Arizona Cardinals take on the Washington Redskins in Week 2, and there's a good chance that you're trying to figure out which players to start and sit in your fantasy league right now. Here's your guide to several Cardinals players as you head into battle this week:


Beanie Wells

The Redskins were pretty stingy against the run last year, conceding the 11th fewest points to running backs in 2010. Last week, they gave up only 75 rushing yards to the New York Giants. But Wells looked pretty good last week against the Carolina Panthers, rushing for 90 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries.

This week's match-up may not be the most favorable, but Wells is going to get a lot of carries in the game and will rack up a nice yard total. He should be able to replicate or possibly outperform last week's performance if Arizona's offense can move the chains early on.

Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona' s most talented receiver had a tough game last week, hauling in just 62 yards and zero touchdowns on three receptions. He struggled, but you don't want to bench your studs (especially not this early in the season) and the Redskins are only mediocre in the secondary. Look for quarterback Kevin Kolb to throw more passes to Fitzgerald this Sunday and enjoy as he converts those plays into a nice fantasy day.

Early Doucet

Doucet had a big first day, posting 105 yards and one touchdown on three receptions. He is quickly gaining the confidence of Kolb and could be turning into Arizona's No. 2 receiver before our very eyes. If Doucet can stay healthy, expect big things from him this year.


Cardinals DEF

The Cardinals defense got torched by rookie Cam Newton last week as he cashed in on a huge 422-yard, two-touchdown performance. No team has yielded that many yards to a rookie quarterback making his debut in NFL history, and it's unwise to bet on this defense in Week 2. The secondary is untested and could burn Cardinals fans and fantasy owners alike.