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1. Jerod Mayo – Should pile up the tackles vs. run-heavy Jets.
2. Patrick Willis – Singletary is mad. Willis will be all over the field.
3. London Fletcher – Plenty of carries for Foster means tackles for Fletcher.
4. Jonathan Vilma – SF will try to run to keep Brees off the field.
5. Chad Greenway – Should be busy vs. Miami’s run-oriented offense.
6. Jon Beason – Should pile up tackles against Tampa Bay.
7. Ray Lewis – Had 18 tackles against Cincy last year.
8. D.J. Williams – Nice option playing at home against Seattle.
9. Karlos Dansby – AP should keep him active.
10. Troy Polamalu – Will need to help out to keep Chris Johnson in check.
11. Barrett Ruud – Carolina’s 1-2 RB punch will keep him busy.
12. Lance Briggs – Life is easier with Urlacher by his side.
13. David Harris – Had 19 tackles against New England last year.
14. DeMeco Ryans – Will need to make plays with Cushing out.
15. James Farrior – Tennessee’s ground game will keep him busy.

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Here’s my Week 2 team defense rankings.

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1. Green Bay – Buffalo at home. Pack on the attack.
2. Philadelphia – Detroit much easier opponent than last week.
3. Oakland – Face St. Louis at home.
4. San Diego – Sweet match-up against Jacksonville.
5. Dallas – Cutler has his woes on the road (20 INTs vs. 6 at home last year).
6. Denver – Seattle at home should be a good thing.
7. Minnesota – Long week. Played well against Saints. MIA should be easier.
8. Tennessee – Pittsburgh misses Big Ben.
9. Carolina – Should do well against TB at home.
10. Baltimore – Not a great match-up (CIN), but still solid unit.
11.  Atlanta – Should force Derek Anderson into turnovers.
12. New England Patriots – Belichick will get after Sanchez.
13. Pittsburgh – Tough match-up (TENN), but solid unit.
14. New York Jets – Tough draw (NE), but hard to put them lower.
15. Seattle – Looked strong against SF. Face Denver this week.

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Here’s my Week 2 kicker rankings.

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1. David Akers – Should score big vs. Detroit.
2. Ryan Longwell – Made 17 FGs at home last year (9 on road).
3. Stephen Gostkowski – 4 FGs & PATs vs. Jets last year.
4. Sebastian Janikowski – Seabass should be busy vs. Rams.
5. Rob Bironas – TDs could be tough to come by vs. PITT.
6. Mason Crosby – Strong play against Buffalo.
7. Dan Carpenter – Should move chains vs. MINN, but drives could stall out.
8. Nate Kaeding – SD should score big on Jacksonville.
9. John Kasay – Had 3 FGs and 5 PATs vs. TB last year.
10. Garrett Hartley – Should bounce back against SF.
11. Adam Vinatieri – Kickers should factor into battle of Mannings.
12. Lawrence Tynes – See above.
13. Matt Prater – Solid play at home against Seattle.
14. Neil Rackers – Decent play against Washington.
15. Robbie Gould – Dallas should provide FG opportunities.

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Here’s my Week 2 tight end rankings.

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1. Antonio Gates – Has fewer weapons to share with than other elite TEs.
2. Dallas Clark – Size, speed, and hands make him a nightmare.
3. Vernon Davis – Shiancoe carved up NO last week. VD’s turn.
4. Jermichael Finley – Buffalo will have a hard time containing Finley.
5. Visanthe Shiancoe – About the only guy Favre trusts right now.
6. Zach Miller – Should torch St. Louis.
7. Chris Cooley – Great target for McNabb.
8. Jason Witten – Hard to key on Witten with all the other weapons.
9. Tony Gonzalez – Old man should bounce back.
10. Dustin Keller – Had one of his two TDs against Pats last year.
11. Brent Celek – Will miss Kolb.
12. Kellen Winslow – Held to 49 ypg last year by Carolina.
13. Greg Olsen – Could get a lot of check down looks vs. Dallas.
14. John Carlson – Decent play against Denver.
15. Marcedes Lewis – 2 TDs in opener enough to garner some attention.

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Here’s my Week 2 wide receiver rankings.

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1. Andre Johnson – Can’t see him getting shut down again.
2. Larry Fitzgerald – Committed to getting him the ball.
3. DeSean Jackson – You have to feel bad for the DET secondary this week.
4. Reggie Wayne – Peyton has to show Eli who’s boss.
5. Steve Smith (CAR) – Kept in check by TB last year. Should bounce back.
6. Brandon Marshall – D looked good vs. NO, but have issues in secondary.
7. Miles Austin – Bears will have tough time with physical Austin.
8. Greg Jennings – Should torch Buffalo.
9. Wes Welker – Clearly he’s back.
10. Hakeem Nicks – Eli will need big plays from Nicks to match big bro.
11. Roddy White – Good play against Arizona.
12. Marques Colston – Niners gave up 3 TDs to Seattle last week.
13. Calvin Johnson – Too much size for Philly DBs, but will miss Stafford.
14. Dwayne Bowe – Should play well against Cleveland.
15. Chad Ochocinco – Usually up for the challenge vs. BAL.
16. Michael Crabtree – Saints made Vikes WR look bad.
17. Anquan Boldin – Ravens will lean on Boldin & Rice vs. CIN.
18. Pierre Garcon – Will test G-Men secondary.
19. Jeremy Maclin – Did somebody say Detroit?
20. Randy Moss – Has a date with Revis Island.
21. Percy Harvin – Plenty of time to work out kinks vs. MIA.
22. Hines Ward – Tennessee not an ideal match-up for Pitt passing attack.
23. Donald Driver – Lambeau Leap in  his future?
24. Terrell Owens – Ravens not the same without Ed Reed.
25. Steve Smith (NYG) – Eli will need Smith too.
26. Braylon Edwards – Pats have issues in their secondary.
27. Mike Wallace – Can see him taking one deep.
28. Jabar Gaffney – Should catch plenty of passes vs. SEA.
29. Steve Breaston – Big play ability vs. ATL.
30. Johnny Knox – Will need to throw to keep up with Dallas.
31. Jericho Cotchery – Jets will need to open playbook vs. NE.
32. Robert Meachem – Henderson scored last week so it’s his turn.
33. Malcom Floyd – Not the option we thought he’d be?
34. Mike Williams (TB) – Will test CAR secondary.
35. Eddie Royal – Played like his rookie season, which is a good thing.
36. Lee Evans – Locked up with Charles Woodson on the road.
37. Dez Bryant – Dallas has too many weapons to contain.
38. Legedu Naanee – Too much size for JAX DBs.
39. T.J. Houshmandzadeh – Sights set on his former team (CIN).
40. Mike Thomas – Mike Sims-Walker turned in a dud.

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Here’s my Week 2 running back rankings.

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1. Adrian Peterson – Threat for 100 yards & TD every week. Plays Miami.
2. Maurice Jones-Drew – Should roll on the Chargers run defense.
3. Chris Johnson – Pittsburgh held CJ to 57 yards last year.
4. Michael Turner – Should bounce back vs. Arizona.
5. Ray Rice – Averaged 139 total yards & TD vs. CIN last year.
6. Arian Foster – Don’t expect 3 TDs, but he should be solid vs. WAS.
7. Steven Jackson – Should produce against Oakland.
8. Jamaal Charles – Had 154 yards last time he faced CLE.
9. LeSean McCoy – Should light up Detroit.
10. Frank Gore – We’ll see if SF got the wake up call.
11. Rashard Mendenhall – Will be leaned on against Tennessee.
12. Jerome Harrison – Had 286 yards & 3 TDs last time vs. KC.
13. Ryan Mathews – Solid match-up with Jacksonville at home.
14. DeAngelo Williams – Clearly feature back. Should produce vs. TB.
15. Ahmad Bradshaw – Giants need to run to beat Indy.
16. Matt Forte – Dallas should present stiffer test for Forte.
17. Shonn Greene – Greene will have to hold onto the ball.
18. Pierre Thomas – Tough draw vs. SF, but looked great vs. Vikes.
19. Cedric Benson – Averaged 118.5 & TD vs. BAL last year.
20. Jahvid Best – Will be tough with Stafford out.
21. Knowshon Moreno – Seattle is a nice match-up as he gets healthy.
22. Joseph Addai – Will be needed against the G-Men.
23. Darren McFadden – Chance to show his stuff vs. STL.
24. Brandon Jackson – Grant is out. Jackson nice play vs. Buffalo.
25. C.J. Spiller –Didn’t get going in debut. Still a HR threat.
26. Tim Hightower – Beanie scares me.
27. Jonathan Stewart – Should be more active vs. Tampa.
28. Felix Jones – Jones is more explosive at home.
29. Brandon Jacobs – Giants will run to slow Indy’s offense.
30. Clinton Portis – Solid match-up against Houston.
31.  Cadillac Williams –Averaged 91.5 total yards against CAR last year.
32. Ronnie Brown –Vikes present a stiff test.
33. Ricky Williams – See #32.
34. Thomas Jones – Should contribute against Clevleand. TD likely.
35. Marion Barber III – Dallas needs his rugged running vs. CHI.

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Here are my Week 2 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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1. Aaron Rodgers – Plays Buffalo at home (29 TDs, 9 INTs past 2 years).
2.  Peyton Manning –Faces G-Men at home where he averages 2 TDs/game.
3. Drew Brees – Can’t see Brees held in check two straight games.
4. Philip Rivers – Solid match-up against Jacksonville at home.
5. Tony Romo –Romo is also home against the Bears.
6. Brett Favre – Thurs. game give #4 time to shake off the rust vs. MIA.
7.  Donovan McNabb – Should be able to move the chains against Houston.
8.  Tom Brady – Struggled last year against Jets. Look for revenge.
9. Matt Schaub – Can’t see Andre Johnson silent again.
10.  Eli Manning – Will need to air it to keep up with big brother.
11. Matt Ryan – Solid match-up against Arizona.
12.  Jay Cutler –  Tougher match-up against Dallas.
13. Derek Anderson – Faces Atlanta on the road.
14. Kyle Orton – Solid match-up against Seattle.
15. Joe Flacco – Averaged 190.5 ypg vs. CIN last year with 1 TD & 4 INTs.
16. Michael Vick – Likely Vick vs. Detroit.
17. Carson Palmer – BAL has held him to 196.3 ypg past three match-ups.
18. Chad Henne – Will test Minnesota’s battered secondary.
19. Matt Hasselbeck – Looked good vs. SF. Denver this time.
20. Matt Cassel – Should produce against Cleveland.
21. Alex Smith – Should be in shootout with New Orleans.
22. Jason Campbell – Solid match-up against St. Louis.
23. Josh Freeman – Should put up numbers against Carolina.
24. Mark Sanchez – Will have to make plays to beat New England.
25. Vince Young – Tough draw against Pittsburgh, but VY finds a way.
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Here’s an updated look at my Week 1 running back rankings taking injuries into account. I also removed Adrian Peterson and Pierre Thomas since they played already.

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1. Chris Johnson
2.  Frank Gore
3. Maurice Jones-Drew
4. Ryan Mathews
5. Ray Rice
6. Steven Jackson
7. Arian Foster
8. Rashard Mendenhall
9. Michael Turner
10. Jamaal Charles
11. Joseph Addai
12. Matt Forte
13. Ronnie Brown
14. Ryan Grant
15. Jerome Harrison
16. Cadillac Williams
17. LeSean McCoy
18.  Cedric Benson
19. DeAngelo Williams
20. Jahvid Best
21. Jonathan Stewart
22. Shonn Greene
23. C.J. Spiller
24. Tim Hightower
25. Ahmad Bradshaw
26. Ricky Williams
27. Darren McFadden
28. Brandon Jacobs
29. Clinton Portis
30. Felix Jones
31. Thomas Jones
32. Marion Barber III
33. Fred Taylor
34. Knowshon Moreno
35. Chester Taylor
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Notable changes:
- Beanie Wells was removed from the list because of his injury. Tim Hightower jumped a few slots.
- Darren McFadden jumped a few slots because of Michael Bush’s injury.
- Laurence Maroney is banged up making Fred Taylor the likely option to receive the bulk of the carries. Taylor makes the list.
- Knowshon Moreno is back. He’ll share the load with Buckhalter, but is still a low-end flex option.
- Chester Taylor made the expanded list as he’s facing Detroit.
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Some leagues offer a flex position that you can plug in a running back, wide receiver, or tight end. In year’s past you would almost certainly go with a RB. However, in today’s game that isn’t the case anymore. Here are my top ten flex options.

 

Note:  The players can’t be among the top 24 RBs, 36 WRs, or 12 TEs since they would be starters.

 

1.  C.J. Spiller – Spiller’s big play potential makes him a perfect guy to use in a flex spot. Miami should play him tough, but Spiller’s speed could kill. He’s being likened to Chris Johnson, who had 159 total yards against Miami last year.

 

2.  Ahmad Bradshaw – Giants starting RB faces the Panthers, who finished 22nd against the run last year AND lost Julius Peppers. He’s obviously more a factor rushing the passer, but his loss will be felt. Giants play at home and will get back to pounding the football.

 

3.  Braylon Edwards – Will test Baltimore’s secondary that will miss Ed Reed’s presence at safety. Has career average of 73.4 yards per game against Baltimore with four TDs in seven games.

 

4.  Ricky Williams – The epitome of a flex player. TD potential, plus could grind out the clock against an inferior Buffalo team.

 

5.  Tim Hightower – Beanie Wells is banged up so goal line work is highly likely. Plus, he’s facing the Rams.

 

6.  Santana Moss – McNabb’s most accomplished WR has a career average of 90.6 yards with four TDs in ten games against Dallas.

 

7.  Clinton Portis – It’s hard to predict what you’re going to get from the Redskins RBs, but Portis is clearly the top back. He has an average of 92.7 total yards with three TDs in nine career games against the Boys. He’s also the best the Skins have at RB in the passing game.

 

8.  Felix Jones – Albert Haynesworth is clearly not at the top of his game, which means it should be easier to run against the Redskins. Plus, Jones possesses some big time big play potential.

 

9.  Brandon Jacobs – The Giants will look to enforce their will on the Panthers. Not only is Jacobs likely to get the short-yardage TDs, but he could be the closer for the G-Men as well.

 

10.  Austin Collie – Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Joseph Addai, and Pierre Garcon command so much attention that Collie becomes a dangerous threat. Peyton Manning is not shy when it comes to distributing the ball to whoever is open.

 

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Here’s my Week 1 IDP rankings.

 

1. Patrick Willis – He’s a machine. Plays Seattle.
2. Jon Beason – Should get plenty of tackles vs. G-Men.
3. D.J. Williams – Plenty of tackles on MJD.
4. Jonathan Vilma – Adrian Peterson should keep him busy.
5. Ray Lewis – Hard Knocks and MNF should have Ray hungry.
6. London Fletcher – He had 21 tackles against Dallas last year.
7. James Laurinaitis – I expect him to be all over the field against Arizona.
8. DeMeco Ryans – Peyton Manning and company will keep him active.
9. Karlos Dansby – Should pile up the tackles against the Bills.
10. Lance Briggs – Licking his chops facing Detroit
11. Jerod Mayo – Should get a lot of tackles against Bengals.
12. Brian Urlacher – He’s baaaaaaack.
13. David Harris – Jets will lean on him even more.
14. DeMarcus Ware – Skins will have a hard time containing him.
15. Barrett Ruud – Solid match-up against Browns.

 

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