September 19, 2010 - 10:58 AM
Good morning! Each week of the fantasy season going forward, I'll post some feelings I have about select players and games. Some of them will be based on facts, others simply my humble opinion.
Let's take a spin around the league for Week Two:
- DeAngelo Williams has owned the Bucs, rushing for at least 120 yards and two touchdowns in three of his last four against them. He can be viewed as a No. 1 RB this week.
- I like T.O. more than I do Ochocinco for the Bengals this week against the Ravens, but think players on each team will be limited in their offensive production.
- The Falcons actually controlled Rashard Mendenhall last week before the Steelers' RB busted out for a 50-yard touchdown run in overtime. I think Atlanta will shut down Cardinals RB Tim Hightower, who I would keep on the bench.
- Every Packer is good. Every Bill is bad. Nuff said.
- Eagles RB LeSean McCoy is a great start, especially in PPR leagues, after seeing what Bears RB Matt Forte did as a receiver last week against the Lions. Speaking of the Eagles, QB Mike Vick will not rush for more than 100 yards again. He got a break against a GB defense that probably was not expecting him to see extended playing time. I expect Vick to throw for around 200 yards, and rush for about 40-50.
- As obvious as it is to start Titans RB Chris Johnson, expect the Steelers to at least limit his production. That means I don't see the 150-yard, multiple-touchdown game that has become the norm for him.
- Brett Favre won't come close to his 2009 numbers, but the Vikings' offense will be better in its home opener than it was last week against the Saints. The Dolphins' run D was solid against the Bills, but Adrian Peterson is a different breed. I like him for 100+ and a TD.
- Michael Bush will steal just enough of Darren McFadden's touches in Oakland to make him bench-worthy again in fantasy formats. My sleeper pick for the week: Oakland QB Jason Campbell.
- Arian Foster won't rush for more than 200 yards this week. In fact, he might not get 100. The Redskins gave up a lot of yards to the Cowboys in the opener, but should have a good familiarity with what Houston is doing, since former Texans offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is now in D.C.
Good luck in Week Two!