Finally, the week two fantasy football roundup. Computer troubles prevented me from having this for you earlier in the week, but I got a new laptop yesterday, and the Internet in my house is finally running smoothly, so here you go...
Also, free to email(firstname.lastname@example.org) me any fantasy football links that you think belong on here, and I'll consider adding them to the post.
- Projections: ESPN, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo, Fantasy Sharks, Fantasy Pros 911, FF Toolbox.
- Rankings: ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, KFFL, Rotoworld, Bruno Boys, Pro Football Weekly, Razzball, Fanhouse, Eat Drink & Sleep Football.
- Injury Concerns: QB- Donovan McNabb(Questionable), Jake Delhomme(Doubtful) ; RB- Beanie Wells(Questionable), Clinton Portis(Questionable), Kareem Huggins(Questionable), Michael Bush(Questionable); WR- Hakeem Nicks(Questionable), Percy Harvin(Questionable); TE- Kellen Winslow(Questionable).
- Detailed injury report from Will Carroll (Sports Illustrated)
- Which week one performances should you trust and distrust? (Midwest Sports Fans)
- Flames/Lames from Brad Evans (Yahoo)
- Week two chat with Matt Pitzer (USA Today)
- Analyzing receiver targets in week one (Razzball)
- Week two over/under (Fanhouse)
- Start 'em/Sit 'em (Razzball)
- Start 'em/Sit 'em (Midwest Sports Fans)
- Start 'em/Sit 'em (Camel Clutch Blog)
- Start 'em/Sit 'em (CBS Sports)
- Start 'em/Sit 'em (Sports Illustrated)
- Start 'em/Sit 'em (Fantasy Fix)
- Top 10 sleepers (Fox Sports)
- Putting Bloomberg's "Fantasy Football Maker" to the test (Steady Burn)
- Week two matchups (ESPN)
- Week two matchups (Rotoworld)
- Week two matchups (CBS Sports)
- 10 questions: Playing the matchups (Yahoo)
- Matthew Berry's love/hate for week two (ESPN)
- Waiver wire pickups (Fantasy Knuckleheads)
- Last minute tips (Sports Illustrated)
- Last minute decisions (Rotoworld)
Week 2's Best
QB: Peyton Manning... Peyton's Colts lost to the Texans 34-24 last Sunday, but it certainly wasn't his fault. The 10-time Pro Bowler threw for 433 yards, three touchdowns, and had no turnovers in the game. This week, he faces his brother Eli and the New York Giants. Peyton knows his Colts need a win, and he'll want to outduel his brother on national television.
RB: Adrian Peterson... After Brett Favre looked shaky in the Vikings' 14-9 loss to the Saints, they have to reconsider their offensive gameplan for at least the first few weeks of the season. Favre looked rusty, like somebody that hadn't been in training camp. Funny how that works. Look for the Vikings to give Peterson 25+ carries, and for him to cash in at least one of those for six.
WR: Andre Johnson... Only three receptions in week one for the league's best wide receiver? That won't keep up.
TE: Antonio Gates... Five receptions, 76 yards, and a touchdown for Philip Rivers' favorite target in week one. Expect numbers at least that good this week against the Jaguars in San Diego.
K: David Akers... The Eagles will move the ball well against the Lions in Detroit. Add in that Akers is a terrific kicker, and the game will be played in a dome which means there's no weather conditions to worry about, and you have the ingredients for success.
D/ST: Green Bay Packers... The Bills totaled 166 yards in week one, good for last in the NFL. Don't expect things to get much better against a very good Packers defense in Green Bay.
QB: Michael Vick... Vick replaced Eagles starting quarterback Kevin Kolb last week against the Packers, after Kolb left with a concussion. Vick gets the nod this week against the Lions in Detroit, as the Eagles felt Kolb needed a week off to recover. Kolb will likely be the #1 after this week, but you can at least get a solid week out of Vick now. Look for Vick to throw well, run well, and get 15+ fantasy points against a bad, although improving, Lions defense.
RB: Darren McFadden... Odd that I'd have a guy that ranked fourth in fantasy running backs in points(20) for week one, but people are still very skeptical about the Raiders back. Well, they shouldn't be this week. Michael Bush sounds unlikely to play which will allow McFadden to get plenty of touches. Additionally, the game is Oakland against a bad Rams defense. McFadden should get 125+ total yards.
WR: Eddie Royal... Royal had eight catches for 98 yards in week one against the Jaguars. However, like McFadden, fantasy owners are questioning whether or not Royal will be a very good fantasy option this season after a crappy 2009. However, Royal looked very good in training camp and preseason, and the Broncos are trying to find a way to replace Brandon Marshall's production. Jabar Gaffney appears to be the #1, but Royal should be a solid option all season, especially in PPR leagues. Look for him to put together another good game at home against the Seahawks this week.
TE: Zach Miller... The Raiders will be able to get into scoring position at home against the Rams, and Miller will be Jason Campbell's top target in the red zone.
K: Matt Prater... The Broncos should be able to put up points at home versus the Seahawks. Additionally, Prater went five for six in field goal opportunities of 40+ yards at home in 2009.
D/ST: New England Patriots... Feel confident starting any defense against Mark Sanchez right now.
QB: David Garrard... Garrard was rock-solid in week one against the Broncos, tossing three touchdowns in the Jaguars' win. However, the Chargers are going to be pissed off after a heartbreaking loss to the Chiefs, and held Matt Cassel to just 68 yards passing in that game(granted, the weather conditions were horrible for passing).
RB: C.J. Spiller... After some eye-opening runs in the preseason against #1 defenses, Spiller was a huge disappointment in his first real game. The Bills' rookie running back had just six yards over seven carries against the Dolphins. He's going to be very good, but the results won't be there this week either. Green Bay should blowout the Bills, thus limiting the carries Spiller will get.
WR: Randy Moss... Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis may not be his sensational self quite yet after missing all of camp and preseason(which of course was his own fault), but still alters the game plan of the opposing offense. Moss only totaled 58 yards receiving in two games against Revis and the Jets in 2009.
TE: Owen Daniels... If he's still out on the waiver wire and you can afford to be patient at the tight end position, he's worth a grab. But he's still rusty and will likely not be targeted by Schaub too much in the early going of the 2010 season. Wait for Daniels to show us he's a big part of the Texans' offense again before you toss him in the starting lineup.
K: Neil Rackers... Rackers is the kicker for a high-powered Texans offense, but the Redskins held a great Cowboys offense to just seven points in week one.
D/ST: San Francisco 49ers... This defense will be in many starting lineups this week, since many of you drafted them and only carry one defense on the roster. But they were embarrassed by what appears to be a very average Seahawks offense, so imagine what the Saints could do to them. If you can afford to drop a player on your roster for a quick fix, you can do much better than this defense in week two.