Week 2 Fantasy Guide: Bengals vs Steelers

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Jan 9, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell (9) kicks the game winning field goal during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 9, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell (9) kicks the game winning field goal during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Week 2 Fantasy Guide: Bengals vs Steelers
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In Fantasy Football, the defense QB’s face is as important as the players on their team. Bengals vs Steelers will pit Dalton against Big Ben.

Ever since the playoff loss to the Steelers in January the Bengals have been itching for a rematch. At the same time, Fantasy Football owners are itching for big scores from players on both teams. Old school football fans often don’t understand the Fantasy Football movement.  But those actively involved in it understand there is money and bragging rights to be made. In Week 2 of the 2016 season, the Bengals vs Steelers matchup is full of fantasy intrigue. Not only does the game have major meaning in the AFC North; it has major meaning in every Fantasy league in America.

No doubt the Steelers are looking to repay the Bengals for the cheap shot from suspended LB Vontaze Burfict.  Similarly, the Bengals are looking to replay the game with their starting QB involved.  For Fantasy owners, the kind of emotion present in this game adds a new dynamic not found in analytics.  Emotion affects players differently and will, in turn, affect the stats in this game in an unpredictable way.  Fantasy owners forming their lineups for Daily Fantasy and classic Fantasy leagues excel when they can predict the outcomes of individual battles. While there is some unpredictability in this Bengals game, there are also some interesting matchups.

Next: Dalton or Roethlisberger?

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