NFL Week 2 Fantasy Fill-ins

Sep 18, 2009

Putting the final piece of your fantasy football puzzle together

I’ve uncovered some guys you can plug in if you are dealing with an injury or tough matchups.

Trent Edwards, QB, Buffalo Bills – He didn’t take any shots deep against New England, but look for that to change against Tampa Bay.  With T.O. and Lee Evans he should be able to stretch the defense.  He has great a safety valve in Fred Jackson when he can’t hit his wides.

Leon Washington, RB, New York Jets - Fred Jackson was able to do some damage in the passing game last week.  Look for Washington to do the same as the Jets try to keep it simple for Mark Sanchez.  Bill Belichick is known for trying to confuse young QBs. 

Larry Johnson, RB, Kansas City Chiefs - The Raiders D looked great, but playing on the road should be a little tougher.  Sproles may have looked better overall than LT, but LT still ran the ball better.  Johnson should have some success.

Steve Smith, WR, New York Giants - I have a feeling that this game is going to be a shootout.  It’s hard to predict who will score the Giants’ passing TDs, but Smith should get plenty of targets and have a respectable amount of receiving yards.

Nate Burleson, WR, Seattle Seahawks - Housh and Carlson will garner the attention, allowing Burleson to have another nice game.  San Fran allowed Arizona’s #2 WR Jerheme Urban to go for 74 yards last week.

Todd Heap, TE, Baltimore Ravens - Tight Ends pretty much had their way with San Diego last year.  The trend continued this year as Zach Miller had a great game.  Of course, Oakland has limited weapons, but Heap is still a solid play this week.  He’s coming off a big game of his own.

Shaun Suisham, K, Washington Redskins - Shaun gets to take on St. Louis at home.  St. Louis got smoked last week, but allowed just 4 PATs.  I’m guessing Washington sputters a time or two in field goal range, which should lead to a multiple FG game for Suisham.

Washington Redskins D/ST – St. Louis made Seattle’s D look like the ’86 Bears last week.  Washington looks like as good of choice as any to produce fantasy points.

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