NFL Week 2 Fantasy Fill-ins

Sep 12, 2008

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. 

QB
Jason Campbell
- OK so you have…errr…had Tom Brady.  Even if you were able to snatch Cassel off the waiver wire, I think Campbell makes a better play if he’s available.  He plays the Saints and anybody should be able to produce against them.  He’s playing at home and can’t afford to fall to 0-2. 
Stat Line:  24 of 36 for 321 yards and TD

RB
Julius Jones - Let’s see.  Seattle’s Wide Receivers are dropping like flies.  His competition, Maurice Morris, is also out.  They are playing at home vs. San Francisco.  They need a win bad.  Their best offensive weapon is Julius Jones and they will feed him early and often.  He makes a better play than a Fred Taylor, Chris Perry, Selvin Young type.
Stat Line:  26 carries for 127 yards, TD, 3 catches for 14 yards

Pierre Thomas -  With Colston out the Saints are going to have to rely on the run a little bit more.  You don’t think Reggie Bush is going to get all of those carries, do ya?  Deuce probably isn’t going to get in the mix this week so the extra touches should go to Thomas.  He’s a good option if you have McGahee and need someone to plug in.  Alternatively you can use him in a flex spot in deep leagues.
Stat Line:  6 carries for 8 yards, TD, 2 catches for 29 yards

WR
David Patten/Devery Henderson -  Here’s another pair of Saints that should get a bump with Colston out.  Patten should be the possession guy picking up key first downs and Henderson is the Home Run threat.  If you can get your hands on either of them, they are viable plays in big leagues.  I like Patten more than Henderson personally.
Stat Line:  5 catches for 55 yards/2 catches for 6 yards 

Antonio Bryant -  With Griese in at QB the Bucs are probably are better threat to go down field.  That should be good news for both Galloway and Antonio Bryant.  When Galloway receives the Lion’s Share of the attention, Bryant could slip by the D for a score.
Stat Line:  Nada

TE
Dante Rosario - Steve Smith will be out again so that is a bonus for Rosario.  They play the Bears, who were very aggressive vs. Indy last week.  Dante could end up being very busy as the hot read.  If you have Dallas Clark on  your team, you might want to plug in a Dante Rosario.
Stat Line:  1 catch for 6 yards

K
Matt Prater
-  Denver’s Matt Prater was quite busy last week hitting a pair of FGs along with 5 PATs.  I’ll bet the farm that he won’t kick that many PATs this week vs. San Diego, but I could see another multiple FG game.  If you drafted Shaun Suisham or Shayne Graham and are mad because their Offenses sucked in Week 1, Prater could be an option.
Stat Line:  1 FG (52 yards), 4 PATs

DEF
Seattle
- On my post I picked Houston, but obviously that won’t work. Seattle will do vs. San Fran. They should get to the QB and force some bad passes. 2 Picks and 4 Sacks aren’t out of the question.
Stat Line:  8 Sacks, Fumble Recovery

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Mo Morrissey
    September 12th, 2008 at 8:26 am #

    Brady going down really throws all kinds of things off. Nice work

  2. LestersLegends
    September 12th, 2008 at 8:27 am #

    The Pats will adjust, but the fantasy buffet is closed.

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