Week 2: Fantasy Football Minute
POSTED: Friday, September 13, 2013 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 13, 2013 - 6:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Below is a few players and teams that could make a winner in week two of the fantasy football season.
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Denver Broncos: It goes without saying, but Peyton Manning and his merry band of pass-catchers were certainly "pass happy" in the NFL opener. Can this hot streak continue? Look, we can't say that Manning will throw 7 scores again, but after what Tony Romo did to the Giants last week, there's no reason Manning can't have another huge fantasy effort this week. Solid starts: Manning, Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker Good start: Julius Thomas
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: We hate to pick on the Saints, but last year's defense was picked on by just about every offense they faced. Hey, 17 points against the Falcons last week is a nice start to the new season, but this next contest is in Tampa and the Bucs will need to throw to keep up with the Saints. Solid start: Vincent Jackson Good starts: Josh Freeman, Mike Williams
Green Bay Packers: When you think Green Bay Packers, you really do think Aaron Rodgers and the passing game, but in this one, we're going to see a lot of the rookie Eddie Lacy. The Pack welcome the Redskins to town on Sunday, and their D was carved up by the Chip Kelly Eagle offense. The Packers will bring a more traditional style of a running game, but that doesn't mean they don't have huge holes. Solid start: Lacy
Chicago Bears: Matt Forte couldn't gain much ground against the Bengals' stout front seven last week, but managed to keep fantasy owners happy by catching the ball out of the backfield. The Vikings front seven is good, but by no means anywhere close to what Cincinnati fields on a weekly basis. That said, Forte should see much more room to run against the Vikes' D that let Reggie Bush run wild last week. Solid start: Forte Sleeper: Michael Bush
Ryan Tannehill (QB - MIA): Tannehill was on many pundits' list as a guy that could break out big time this season, especially with a homerun threat in Mike Wallace now on the edge. Tannehill came out and posted a respectable 272 yards and 1 score against the solid Brown secondary last week. This week, the Colts are on tap. Last week, Terrelle Pryor lit them up. Now, Tannehill doesn't have the running ability that Pryor has, but we saw holes in the Colts' D that Tannehill could exploit.
Giovani Bernard (RB - CIN): Bernard was held in check in his NFL debut but this week could be much different. The Steelers' D is a shell of its former self, but is still aggressive up front. We could certainly see the shifty back getting plenty of targets in the passing game against the risk-taking Steeler LBs. And Bernard should see an increase in carries this week as he matches up more favorably than the plodding BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
Rod Streater (WR - OAK): Terrelle Pryor completed an efficient 19 of his 29 passes last week against the Colts. This week, a very average Jaguar secondary is not going to present much of a problem for the Oakland passing game. Denarius Moore may be the home-run threat, but Pryor may not have the moxie to take downfield chances just yet. Streater is the more polished route-runner and could be in for a big day in PPR formats.