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Jakobi Meyers start or sit: Week 2 fantasy football advice

We break down the fantasy football outlook of Jakobi Meyers ahead of the Patriots Week 2 matchup against the Steelers.

Carolina Panthers v New England Patriots
Jakobi Meyers of the New England Patriots warms up before the preseason game between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium on August 19, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
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The New England Patriots had questions in their receiver group heading into the Week 1 contest against the Miami Dolphins, and some of those questions were answered by wide receiver Jakobi Meyers. He had four receptions in the game on a team-high six targets, and will look for more work against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2. Is Meyers worth putting in your fantasy football lineups?

Fantasy Football analysis: Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers

Meyers had four catches for 55 yards, while also adding a rush for seven yards. It looks like he’s going to be heavily involved in New England’s passing game, although that area of the offense for the Patriots figures to be inconsistent. Meyers does have the ability to add yards after the catch, which helps his cause as a receiver.

Start or sit in Week 2?

Meyers has some appeal in PPR formats, but he’s best left on the bench in what should be a tight, relatively low-scoring game.