Houston @ Tennessee – 1:00 CBS
Texans: Andre Johnson had owners giddy as fantasy drafts wore on over the course of the summer, but fell flat in Week 1 when he only had 35 yards on a meager four catches. While
Titans: Chris Johnson was a Top 5 pick for some of you and most definitely a Top 10 in most leagues. So when “every coach’s dream” put up a weak 68 total yards (and only one catch for those of you in PPR leagues), I’m sure it made many of you swallow hard and had you thinking sophomore slump. But have no fear, because this week Johnson will live up to expectations when he goes up against the Texans who got slashed for nearly 200 yards by the Jets last week.
Saints: One of the popular late waiver pickups last week was Mike Bell. Well, starter Pierre Thomas fully practiced on Wednesday and head coach Sean Payton has said that he will be good to go in Week 2. However, it’s still not known how much of a load Thomas or
Eagles: They rolled the Panthers last week, but fans are still having trouble coping with the idea of Kevin Kolb starting at quarterback. The team signed Jeff Garcia this week and this wasn’t a deal to just bring in some old veteran off the street. Garcia didn’t play in
Arizona @ Jacksonville – 1:00 FOX
Cardinals: Even though I predicted the 49ers would beat the Cards in Week 1, I was definitely in the minority, and whispers of Kurt Warner’s job stability have already come into question. Warner’s QB rating last week came in at 67.2 and this Sunday he goes against a
Jaguars: All eyes will be on David Garrard this week. He had a completion percentage of exactly 50 (14/28) against
Raiders: I will be the first to admit that I have never been that high on Darren McFadden. But I bit the bullet this year and have taken him in several leagues on upside alone. Sure, he averaged four yards per carry in Week 1 and had 25 receiving yards, but his 93 total yards of offense just weren’t enough for me. On top of that, Michael Bush got the lone rushing touchdown for the team, and I have to wonder if he might get all of the goal line work.
Chiefs: It honestly pains me to watch this team. While I was surprised that they put up 24 points against
Bengals: I can’t say enough of how terrible it was to watch
Packers: Call me crazy, but I just was not that impressed with Aaron Rodgers against
Vikings: I think everyone was pleasantly surprised with Adrian Peterson’s performance last week, but all I saw with his quarterback was rust, rust and more rust. Brett Favre didn’t have his feet under him in the pocket, he struggled a lot at times and all in all just doesn’t seem like he did much better than Tarvaris Jackson could have. Between getting into regular season mode and syncing up with his receivers after an extended offseason, Favre has a lot of work to do. Luckily for him,
Lions: Is there anywhere to look for an intriguing story line in this game for
Rams: Talk about another team who just can’t seem to hit bottom. The Rams were shut out by
Redskins: Someday I will learn my lesson and I will not select Santana Moss in fantasy drafts. This guy burns me every single year, but for some reason, I always find an excuse to select him in at least one draft. He seems to give great numbers one week and then flop the next. Well, Moss lived up to the latter of these two options in Week 1 when he caught just two passes for a whole six yards, and only one of those catches was for positive yards. I’m not off the Moss train already in 2009, but this guy has to step it up or his reputation will be completely shot (and so will the Redskins’ season).
New England @ New York Jets – 1:00 CBS
Patriots: New England should be about done worshiping Leodis McKelvin right now, but still counting their lucky stars that they’re not 0-1 heading into this week. The team wasted no time in getting Tom Brady back into the groove, having him throw the ball 53 times and allowing four different backs to run it just 23 times. I expect that trend to continue this week when they go up against a Jets defense that held Steve Slaton to just 17 yards on the ground. It sickens me to say this, but … Brady is back.
Jets: Boy Mark Sanchez sure looked good in Week 1. He was aided by a solid running game which saw almost 200 yards on the ground and even had two 90-yard receivers in TE Dustin Keller and WR Jerricho Cotchery. However, that was against a rebuilt Texans defense, and this week he goes up against
All of the late games, including the Sunday and Monday night matchups of the New York Giants vs. Dallas and Indianapolis vs. Miami will be included in part two of Week 2’s What to Watch For, so be sure to check back soon for the second installment.
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