Quarterbacks STUDS Peyton Manning - Peyton isn't bumped just because he's facing a tough defense...Colts will throw more and run less against Jags. Michael Vick - He was a QB/RB last week and will bring it this week against the Saints on MNF. Donovan McNabb - McNabb will produce silly stats against the Niners. Kurt Warner - Rebound game will be a shootout with the Rams. START Carson Palmer - Tough defense and Cincy is banged up, but Palmer lives for games against the hated Steelers. Eli Manning - Eli will come out throwing. Marc Bulger - Bunch of points in this one and Bulger will get his. Matt Hasselbeck - Branch should help and DJax is back to form. Daunte Culpepper - If he doesn't do it against the Titans, we're benching him for the season. Mark Brunell - It's the Texans...see Daunte. David Carr - Repeat of last week...Carr will be down early and throw to Johnson and Moulds in garbage time. Jake Delhomme - If Smith doesn't play, put Delhomme on the bench. Steve McNair - Baltimore D will set him up. Chad Pennington - He's lighting it up and Bills pass defense isn't all that. Brett Favre - Tossed it 51 times last week...how many times does Brett chuck it against the Lions? Rex Grossman - Never thought he'd ever be a start...we'll credit the defense and dumb luck. BENCH Charlie Frye - Ravens defense will eat Frye this week. Brad Johnson - Playing well, but Bears still maul him. Chris Simms - Again...he's riding the pine until he does something. Kerry Collins - Titans are close to playing Vince Young full time. Jake Plummer - It won't take an injury to get Cutler on the field. Alex Smith - Philly shuts him down...garbage time late won't help. Running Backs STUDS Shaun Alexander - Not at last year's performance, but still a STUD. Edgerrin James - Edge will ram through St. Louis at will. Thomas Jones - Jones gets 100+ and a score this week. Jamal Lewis - Loves to go off against the Brownies. Steven Jackson - He'll be huge this week against the redbirds. Ronnie Brown - Playing the Titans and ready to load up on stats. Warrick Dunn - He and Vick will set an NFL team rushing record. Clinton Portis - Getting Texans in his first game back...sweet! START Corey Dillon/Laurence Maroney - Maroney is a better play, but both are worth starting and Maroney is the real deal. Tiki Barber - Again...gets huge yards, but TDs are slim. Brian Westbrook - Watch his injury status closely before starting. Rudi Johnson - Much tougher D, but Rudi is consistent from kickoff to final gun. Kevin Jones - Let's see if the Jones can get things clicking. Deuce McAllister/Reggie Bush - Deuce will get most run touches, but both will be fun to watch at home on MNF. Willis McGahee - Solid runner will get some against the Jets D. Frank Gore - Facing solid D, we'll see what he has. BENCH DeShaun Foster - Benched until he get his act together...rookie DeAngelo Williams is knocking at his heels. Tennessee Titans RBs - Butts hurt from riding the pine. New York Jets RBs - See Tennessee. Ahman Green - Needs a breakout game or two before moving up. Reuben Droughns - Facing top defense that has not allowed a TD.... and he may be a game time decision. Chester Taylor - Don't care what he's done...he's playing the Bears. Receivers STUDS Marvin Harrison - Colts will have to throw on Jax. Reggie Wayne - See Harrison. Larry Fitzgerald - He should eat up St. Louis. Anquan Boldin - Rams' secondary will be worn out by 2nd quarter. Roy Williams - Williams coming out party is this week at Ford. Torry Holt - Shooooootout with the birds in the desert. Donte Stallworth - Niners will be a gift for Stallworth owners. Plaxico Burress - Manning will throw and Burress will get it. START Chad Johnson - A little banged up, but still worthy. Muhsin Muhammad - If Grossman plays like he did last week, Muhsin becomes a STUD. Laveranues Coles - Should play and Pennington is tearing it up. Chris Chambers - He's playing the Titans...if he and Daunte don't connect here, it's going to be a long season. Andre Johnson - Again, nice numbers late. T.J. Houshmandzadeh - Game time decision, but a start if he plays. Kellen Winslow Jr. - Glimmer of hope for the Browns in red zone. Darrell Jackson - Embarrassed redbirds...bring on the Giants. Javon Walker - What's going on in Denver?...Walker and the Broncos need to wake up. Santana Moss - Will do well in Texas if Brunell gets it together. Derrick Mason - McNair is looking forward to the Browns. Todd Heap - Nice play against Browns. Hines Ward - Okay play, but not great...worth starting. BENCH Braylon Edwards - He'll have his moments this season, but not against the Ravens. Vikings WRs - Bears D keeps the Vikes on the bench. Tampa Bay WRs - We're just going to bench them and make it easy. Brandon Stokley - Likely won't play this week. Falcons WRs - Someone may catch a TD, but figuring out who...it's wise to just leave them on your bench. New England WRs - See Falcons...TE Ben Watson is probably the best play of the lot. BYE WEEK 3 - Cowboys, Chargers, Raiders, Chiefs _________________________________________________________________ send your fantasy questions to: email@example.com
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