Fantasy Football: Must Starts for Week 2

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Zach Ertz vs. Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs are flying high after their upset victory over the New England Patriots. However, it wasn’t all good news as they lost Eric Berry for the season with a torn Achilles. The loss of Berry is going to have a major impact on the Chiefs defensive success.

In the opening game, Berry basically shutdown Rob Gronkowski while also playing a major role in run support.

Zach Ertz and the Philadelphia Eagles will be the first team to face the Chiefs without Berry. Ertz is quickly becoming Carson Wentz’s favorite target and should have a good matchup against Kansas City. The Chiefs will look to Ron Parker and Daniel Sorensen as the guys to slow down the Wentz to Ertz connection.

Wentz targeted Ertz 8 times in the opener which tied for the most with Nelson Agholor and Darren Sproles. There’s no reason to believe that Ertz’s targets will diminish against the Chiefs. In fact, they may increase with Berry out of the lineup.

The one player who could take some targets away from Ertz is Alshon Jeffery. He had a disappointing first game, but is still seen as a major part of the offense. Philadelphia might want to get him involved early this week to get him on track.