Tuesday, September 19, 2006

My Fantasy Prognosis For Week 2


Okay....Week 2 is in the books and I'd like to make fun of myself for my fantasy projections.  Go to AOL SPORTS FANHOUSE: FANTASY-FOOTBALL for my entire picks.....


-You have to start Antonio Gates if you have him, but he may disappoint you again this week. The Chargers get the Titans and should bleed them dry just as they did Oakland on Monday. A steady dose of the run game and limiting the amount of times Philip Rivers throws the ball will hurt Gates, Keenan McCardell and Eric Parker.

-Rudi Johnson gets to do himself what Deuce McAllister and Reggie Bush did to the Browns....combined.

-Willie Parker will come back down to earth a little.

-Donald Driver will have a big game for the Packers against the Saints. He has to, or Green Bay can't score.

-Hmmm. LaDainian Tomlinson against that Titans defense?? Cha-ching!

-Hmmm. No Trent Green? I wonder how many touches Larry Johnson gets against the Broncos?? The same Denver D that was run over by Steven Jackson.

-Eli Manning seems to love throwing to Plaxico Burress....and the Eagles [their opponent this week] may be shorthanded in the secondary again.

-Hey Redskins fans! How excited are you about dealing for Brandon Lloyd????

-If you think Randy Moss struggled against the Chargers....wait'll they get a load of Baltimore. Maybe he'll snap.

-Even if Ben Roethlisberger plays this week, he goes up against a formidable Jaguars defense that will limit his stats.


-I'm not sold on Carson Palmer this week. He goes against the Cleveland Browns, who played Palmer tough last year. The last time the Browns came to Cincy, Palmer was limited to a 13-for-27 day with just 93 yards a one TD. Also, the Browns will be more likely to get beaten up by the run than the pass.

-Torry Holt will put up big numbers in San Francisco. Huge numbers.

-Hey, I am banking that Rod Smith will have a big game against the Chiefs at Invesco....especially since he has historically torched Kansas City.

-My sleeper pick?? DeShaun Foster against the Vikings.

-I just think that Eli Manning will struggle against an underappreciated Eagles secondary.

-Darrell Jackson is still a bit banged up and Deion Branch is too green in Seattle. So Nate Burleson should benefit playing against a weak Arizona pass defense.

-Since Trent Green is out, look for Damon Huard to use Tony Gonzalez as a security blanket. The NFL's receptions leader should build on that nicely.

-Marc Bulger should find plenty of holes in that San Francisco defense.

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