Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fantasy Picks - Week 2

QB - Jamarcus Russell
Russell surprisingly didn't look TOO bad vs the Chargers, so I have to imagine he'll have a pretty god day against one of the softest defenses in the league. It also helps that Brandon Flowers just may very well be out for this game. Of course, a player like this always comes with a risk, but if you need a favorable matchup, this is one of the best you're gonna get.
Projection: 22/38, 348 yards, 2 TD, 1 int

RB - Mewelde Moore
Mew isn't going to get you a bunch of rushing yards. However, he does bring in receiving value, which could be huge against a Bears defense without Urlacher. I expect the Chicago front to keep a lid on Parker and Mendenhall, and then the Steelers will fall back to the passing game. That's when Moore comes in. When Ben is going to check down, its going to be to Mew, and without Urlacher there to terrorize the middle of the field, he could bust some huge plays.
Projection: 4 carries, 9 yards. 8 catches, 94 yards, 1 TD

WR - Louis Murphy
Two Raiders? Even I'll admit this is ridiculous. However, the same case with Russell, Murphy has an incredibly favorable matchup, even more so without Flowers, and he's easily the most talented (active) WR on the team, and the only deep threat on the team that can actually catch. I fully expect Murphy and Zach Miller to account for most of the receiving yards just like the SD game.
Projection: 10 catches, 142 yards, 2 TDs

TE - Robert Royal
Brady Quinn loves him some TEs. And with the Broncos' surprisingly improved secondary, Quinn is going to hit 'em early and often. It's obvious he has no affinity with his WRs, Braylon in particular, so treat this guy as CLE's WR1.
Projection: 12 catches, 122 yards, 1 TD

Defense - Washington Redskins
Kinda obvious here, but not a good week for defense matchups. A solid defense vs a just terrible offense should be snapped up ASAP if available, which it usually is in most leagues.
Projection: 6 points surrendered, 6 sacks, 2 ints, TD

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