Quarterbacks STUDS Peyton Manning - Peyton gets to play a "regular" game this week and will eat up the Texans at home. Tom Brady - Has never needed top-ten WRs to be good. Carson Palmer - With week 1 behind him, Palmer should shine against the Browns. Kurt Warner - He'll go for over 300 and at least a couple scores. Eli Manning - Eli should pick apart Philly's banged up secondary. START Donovan McNabb - Almost earned a bump to STUD, but this week's defense may be a bit tougher. Marc Bulger - Niners should make it fun for Bulger. Matt Hasselbeck - Branch should help and AZ's defense looked weak against SF. Daunte Culpepper - Close to STUD consideration against Buffalo in week 2. David Carr - Carr will be down early and he'll go to the air with some success to Johnson and Moulds. Steve McNair - Give him the nod against the Raiders. BENCH Jake Delhomme - Jake and the Panthers were confused without Smith and super-Steve is out again for week 2. Jon Kitna - Bears will have Kitna on his back. Aaron Brooks - Looked absolutely horrible last week. Brett Favre - Will have a better game this week, but still benched. Chris Simms - Riding the pine again until he shows us something. J.P. Losman - Miami should eat him up this week. Jake Plummer - Downgraded after that pathetic performance in week 1. Running Backs STUDS LaDainian Tomlinson - Likely to be the fantasy STUD of the week with silly numbers against Tennessee. Shaun Alexander - Still a STUD, but Hutchinson's departure hurt. Larry Johnson - LJ is still too good to downgrade...he's a STUD. Edgerrin James - Edge is becoming the glue on this team. Thomas Jones - Defense will give Jones some nice field positions. Rudi Johnson - He'll dominate after his team gets the lead. Steven Jackson - Great matchup this week. Ronnie Brown - Call it a good feeling against the Bills at home. START DeShaun Foster - Needs to improve this week or he'll lose carries. Mike Bell/Tatum Bell - Either would be a STUD if Shannahan would allow it. Corey Dillon/Laurence Maroney - See situation with the Bells. Tiki Barber - Again...gets huge yards, but TDs are minimal. Brian Westbrook - Gives nice numbers in both run and passing game. Reuben Droughns - We'll try him one more time against Cincy. Deuce McAllister/Reggie Bush - Great combo here...pick 'em for your fantasy starter - but Deuce should get most run touches. Willis McGahee - Solid preseason and solid last week. Frank Gore - Last week's performance can't be ignored. Joseph Addai - Rookie will show what he has when Indy gives him the ball with the lead. BENCH Tennessee Titans RBs - Still a carousel in Nashville. New York Jets RBs - See Tennessee. Jamal Lewis - Feast or famine - not worth the risk. Clinton Portis - Gibbs says he won't play in week 2. Ahman Green - Green Bay needs to show something first. LaMont Jordan - Workhorse on a lousy team. Kevin Jones - Not this week against Bears. Wide Receivers STUDS Chad Johnson - Chad has some dances prepared for the Browns. Marvin Harrison - Home cooking against the Texans. Reggie Wayne - Watch Manning nail Wayne in the numbers all day. Larry Fitzgerald - Dropped 3 last week, but still a STUD. Anquan Boldin - He and Fitz will eat up Seattle's secondary. Chris Chambers - Chambers wants it and we'll give it to him - he'll bust it out against the Bills. Donte Stallworth - Amazing chemistry after 12 days with the team... Donte' moves to STUD status and is instantly McNabb's fav. Terrell Owens - Human highlight film - he'll add to last week's numbers. Plaxico Burress - Will feed off of Philly and Lito Shepard isn't playing. START Muhsin Muhammad - May do okay with some nice field positions - and Grossman didn't look that bad last week. Andre Johnson - Will put up some nice numbers late in Indy. T.J. Houshmandzadeh - Back in for week 2 and a nice play. Troy Williamson - #1 on Vikes with Brad Johnson looking good. Kellen Winslow Jr. - This TE will soon be the billboard for Cleveland's passing game. Darrell Jackson - DJax will embarrass the redbird secondary. Torry Holt - He'll probably STUD it out this week, but we'll keep him here and watch before moving him up. Javon Walker - Downgraded to a START until Plummer figures out how to get him the ball. Antonio Gates - He'll destroy the Titans...almost a STUD this week. Derrick Mason - McNair will hit him in the numbers all day. BENCH Roy Williams - Bear defense is the real deal. Steve Smith - Not playing in week 2. Randy Moss - He should be a STUD on any other team, but Oakland's offense is really bad...facing Baltimore won't help. Eddie Kennison - Not a good situation in KC with Green out. Jacksonville WRs - Pittsburgh D is too tough for them to do much of anything. ___________________________________________________________ send your fantasy questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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