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QB

Andy Dalton

  • Against a tough Baltimore Ravens defense, Dalton threw for 301 yards and a touchdown in week 1. The Bengals will find themselves in a shootout with the Atlanta Falcons in week 2, and if the Bengals want a chance to win the game, Dalton will have to match Falcons QB Matt Ryan through the air.

Nick Foles

  • Foles meets up with Andrew Luck in a battle of two very powerful offenses. Both teams struggle defensively and this could turn into a high scoring affair. Foles struggled against an underrated Jaguars defense in week 1 and now faces a Colts defense who was picked apart by Peyton Manning for 269 yards and 3 touchdowns.

RB

Frank Gore


Chris Johnson

  • The Jets will need to keep Aaron Rodgers on the sidelines if they want to beat the Packers on Sunday. By doing so, they'll feed Chris Johnson the ball and keep the clock running. Last week the Packers defense allowed 207 rushing yards to Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks run game.

WR

Brandin Cooks

  • This rookie can play, and the Saints try to get him involved anyway possible. With that being said, the Browns allowed 16 yards per catch in week 1 against the Steelers. Drew Brees will find ways to get Cooks the ball and if he finds room to run, nobody is catching him.

DeSean Jackson

  • It was a very disappointing game for Jackson in his debut with the Redskins as they lost to the Texans. Jackson only managed 62 yards on 8 receptions last week which is unlike him. Robert Griffin III will get him the ball against the Jaguars and he's dangerous once the ball is in his hands.

TE

Jason Witten

  • 2 catches for 14 yards in week 1 against the 49ers. Not exactly what fantasy owners wanted to see. Look for Dallas and Tony Romo to look Witten's way very often against the Titans in week 2.

Delanie Walker

  • Vernon Davis proved to the NFL that the Cowboys struggle to defend tight ends. Davis caught 4 balls for 44 and 2 touchdowns. Walker caught 3 balls and a touchdown in week 1 and has a favorable matchup in week 2.

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QB

Cam Newton

  • Newton missed week 1 with a rib injury and now faces a tough Lions front 7. Newton will be under pressure all game if the Panthers O-line can't slow down Ndamukong Suh and company. Plus he only has Greg Olsen and rookie Kelvin Benjamin as weapons.

Philip Rivers

  • Let's be serious, he's facing Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks defense. You're not starting him.

RB

Rashad Jennings

  • The Giants offense is still a mess, and the offensive line has trouble protecting Eli and opening holes for the run game. Last week the Cardinals held Ryan Mathews and the Chargers to just 52 rushing yards on 24 carries (this included a 20 yard TD run by Mathews and a 10 yard scramble from Rivers - aside from those, the Chargers ran the ball 22 times for 22 yards).

Zac Stacy

  • Austin Davis will likely be making the start against the Bucs in week 2 and that's awful news for Stacy owners. He only had 11 carries in week 1 because the Rams were blown out by the Vikings and thing could get ugly again on Sunday.

WR

Sammy Watkins

  • The Dolphins held Tom Brady and the Patriots to just 8 yards per catch. Buffalo will most likely use a heavy ground attack against Miami so Watkins might not get too many looks in this one.

Keenan Allen

  • With Richard Sherman likely guarding him, it's best to play it safe and use Allen another day. Aaron Rodgers didn't throw Sherman's way once on opening night.

TE

Kyle Rudolph

  • The Patriots did a great job last week limiting Charles Clay to just 2 catches on 6 targets. It's going to be an ugly game for the Vikings with Adrian Peterson, so it's probably best to bench all Vikings unless their name is Cordarrelle Patterson.
  • There is a chance Cameron doesn't even take the field against the Saints on Sunday, but if he does, there is no way he is going to be 100%. It's a good idea to just go with another TE this week (Mercedes Lewis, Larry Donnell, Jermaine Gresham, Dwayne Allen).