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Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire.com and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).

Week 2 Rankings

Here are our rankings for the coming week at each position to help you decide your starting lineup. Our rankings are based on the following scoring system: three points for a passing touchdown; six points for a rushing/receiving touchdown; one point for every 20 passing yards; and one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards.

A few notes about the rankings:

- The first edition of the Value Meter will appear on the site every Tuesday afternoon.

- These are my rankings. They don't necessarily correspond with the RotoWire cheatsheet, or our projections for the season. I use both as a rough guide for groupings, but then I factor in my own opinions into the mix as well. Please don't ask me to justify my ranking vis-a-vis the cheatsheet. This should also be a second opinion from the Lineup Chooser. Again, my rankings are exactly that - my rankings. They will diverge from other such ranking devices on the site.

- Early in the season, the rankings are more likely to reflect my opinion on their overall value, rather than how the matchup affects them. Things change quickly in the NFL, so trying to use the schedule as a heavy weighting factor now seems perilous.

- UPDATES: I will do two updates in addition to trying reply to your comments. That said it's on you to stay abreast of breaking news on the site, especially over the weekend. We cover a lot, so if you don't want to read all of our notes, I'd highly recommend using our "MyRotoWire" modules to help you sort through the notes.

Last updated September 19.
* = check status (not necessarily injury status)

Quarterback

1. Philip Rivers SD vs. JAC
Note: If Kyle Orton can go off against this bunch ...
2. Peyton Manning IND vs. NYG
3. Drew Brees NO at SF
4. Aaron Rodgers GB vs. BUF
5. Tom Brady NE at NYJ
Note: Had two miserable games against the Jets last year.
6. Tony Romo DAL vs. CHI
7. Brett Favre MIN vs. MIA
8. *Michael Vick PHI at DET
Note: Kevin Kolb won't practice until Friday. Kolb did not pass his first concussion test on Monday.
Update: Vick officially named the starter after Kolb failed a second concussion test on Wednesday.
9. Joe Flacco BAL at CIN
10. Matt Schaub HOU at WAS
11. Eli Manning NYG at IND
12. Carson Palmer CIN vs. BAL
Note: Most of his production came late last week, and he threw a soul-crushing pick-six in the first half that essentially put the game out of reach. However, the hurry-up offense in that second worked and the Bengals now have the personnel to pull it off.
13. Kyle Orton DEN vs. SEA
14. Matt Ryan ATL vs. AZ
15. Jay Cutler CHI at DAL
16. David Garrard JAC at SD
Update: (Back) Added to the injury report, listed as probable.
17. *Donovan McNabb WAS vs. HOU
Note: The ankle still isn't 100 percent, and he doesn't have much to work with in his receiving corps.
Practiced on Wednesday despite dealing with a sore ankle still. Officially listed as questionable.
18. Matt Cassel KC at CLE
Note: I have to say, I wasn't watching the same game Trent Dilfer was watching last night, given the praise heaped upon Cassel.
19. Chad Henne MIA at MIN
20. Matt Hasselbeck SEA at DEN
Note: Had a decent fantasy day thanks to the defense delivering good field position, but the Seahawks didn't move the ball all that well.
21. Vince Young TEN vs. PIT
22. (prev. 30.) *Shaun Hill DET vs. PHI
Note: Matthew Stafford is out with a sprained AC Joint in his shoulder. Getting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews this week.
23. (prev. 31.) *Matt Moore CAR vs. TB
Update: It now appears that Moore (concussion) will be able to start rather than Jimmy Clausen. As bad as Moore played last week, this is still good news, especially for Steve Smith.
24. Alex Smith SF vs. NO
Note: Abysmal all game against the Seahawks. Some of the blame goes to Michael Crabtree and the offensive line, but the buck stops here.
25. Derek Anderson AZ at ATL
26. Mark Sanchez NYJ vs. NE
Note: Lead the Jets to just five first downs all night against the Ravens.
27. Jason Campbell OAK vs. STL
28. *Josh Freeman TB at CAR
Update: Freeman acknowledged that his broken thumb affected him in Week 1, but that it's improving.
29. Sam Bradford STL at OAK
Note: Asked to throw the ball 55 times in his NFL debut.
30. *Dennis Dixon PIT at TEN
Note: Named the starter again for Week 2. Though he didn't throw any touchdown passes, he had a 9.1 YPA in the first game.
Update: Some added job security because Byron Leftwich was released for this week, and will be re-signed next week.
31. (prev. 27.) *Seneca Wallace CLE vs. KC
Note: Jake Delhomme undergoing an MRI on his right ankle.
Update: Sat out practice both Wednesday and Thursday. Delhomme officially ruled out, Wallace will start.
32. Trent Edwards BUF at GB
Note: Same old, same old.

Running Back

1. Adrian Peterson MIN vs. MIA
2. Michael Turner ATL vs. AZ
3. Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at SD
5. Ray Rice BAL at CIN
Note: Historically has pounded the Bengals. Got only four targets in the passing game on Monday night against the Jets.
4. Chris Johnson TEN vs. PIT
Note: Pittsburgh shut him down last year.
6. DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. TB
Note: Decent game last week, but stopped short of the end zone on a shoestring tackle to prevent a good fantasy game.
7. Arian Foster HOU at WAS
8. Rashard Mendenhall PIT at TEN
9. Ryan Mathews SD vs. JAC
10. *Steven Jackson STL at OAK
Note: Inflamed right knee, scheduled for an MRI. Too bad, too, as the matchup is superb.
Update: Full practice on Thursday.
11. Frank Gore SF vs. NO
Note: Gore's two biggest games in the past have come against Seattle. His lack of running room in Week 1 is a disturbing sign.
12. Jamaal Charles KC at CLE
Note: Was productive on Monday night despite getting just 11 carries, the same as Thomas Jones got.
13. Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at IND
Note: 2:1 ratio on carries vs. Jacobs.
14. Pierre Thomas NO at SF
15. Joseph Addai IND vs. NYG
Note: Colts had to abandon the running game early – only 10 carries last week.
16. LeSean McCoy PHI at DET
Note: Got the ball in the red zone. But with Vick at the helm, what sort of workload will he have?
17. Matt Forte CHI at DAL
Note: Seven targets, two touchdowns in the passing game, but lots of problems running the ball.
Update: (Knee) Sat out Wednesday, but fully participated on Thursday.
18. *Brandon Jackson GB vs. BUF
Note: The starter now that Ryan Grant is out.
19. *Darren McFadden OAK vs. STL
20. Ronnie Brown MIA at MIN
21. Cedric Benson CIN vs. BAL
Update: Limited with a sore shoulder on Wednesday, but had a full practice on Thursday. Sunday - active as expected.
22. Jahvid Best DET vs. PHI
Note: Got the goal line carries, plus Maurice Morris got just two carries.
Update: Dealing with a toe injury, but fully practicing.
23. Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. SEA
Note: Held up well last week, got the goal line carry.
24. Marion Barber DAL vs. CHI
Note: Both Barber and Jones had eight carries in Week 1.
26. *Jerome Harrison CLE vs. KC
Note: I really thought that Harrison was going to get more action last week. Now I don't know.
38. Tim Hightower AZ at ATL
Note: I fumbled while merely typing this note.
*** BEANIE WELLS INACTIVE ***
25. Cadillac Williams TB at CAR
Update: Bucs coaches are already talking about limiting his workload.
28. *Clinton Portis WAS vs. HOU
Update: (Wrist) Listed as questionable, but should play.
29. Brandon Jacobs NYG at IND
Note: Fewer carries, but not buried either.
30. *Peyton Hillis CLE vs. KC
Note: Got the goal line carries but also fumbled twice, once in the red zone.
31. Shonn Greene NYJ vs. NE
Note: Awful season-opener - just five carries and a catch, two fumbles and a dropped pass.
32. Reggie Bush NO at SF
Note: Here's how much I care about the Heisman story: ____________.
33. Justin Forsett SEA at DEN
Note: Running back platoon is a perfect mess right now.
34. Thomas Jones KC at CLE
35. (prev. 40.) *Fred Taylor NE at NYJ
Note: Profile up considerably following the Maroney trade.
Update: (Toe) Limited on Wednesday, full practice on Thursday.
36. *Ricky Williams MIA at MIN
37. LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ vs. NE
Note: Had more carries and was more effective than Shonn Greene in Week 1.
39. Felix Jones DAL vs. CHI
40. C.J. Spiller BUF at GB
Note: Just seven carries even though he was the starter.
41. *Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. TB
42. Chester Taylor CHI at DAL
43. *Fred Jackson BUF at GB
44. Willis McGahee BAL at CIN
Note: Begins 2010 just like 2009 by vulturing away a touchdown carry from Ray Rice despite netting just two yards on six carries.
45. Correll Buckhalter DEN vs. SEA
46. Donald Brown IND vs. NYG
47. Darren Sproles SD vs. JAC
48. *Leon Washington SEA at DEN
49. Bernard Scott CIN vs. BAL
50. Earnest Graham TB at CAR
51. *John Kuhn GB vs. BUF
Note: Begins the week as the backup behind Brandon Jackson.
52. (prev. 72.) *Toby Gerhart MIN vs. MIA
Update: Active this week, and Albert Young is not, so Gerhart is the sole backup.
53. *Steve Slaton HOU at WAS
Note: Had five carries in the shadow of the Arian Foster show.
54. *Rashad Jennings JAC at SD
55. Tashard Choice DAL vs. CHI
Note: Killer fumble, but a stupid decision to call a play and put him in that position, too.
56. Javon Ringer TEN vs. PIT
57. Sammy Morris NE at NYJ
58. Anthony Dixon SF vs. NO
59. Kevin Faulk NE at NYJ
60. Larry Johnson WAS vs. HOU
62. *Mike Bell PHI at DET
Note: Dealing with a toe strain.
63. Jerious Norwood ATL vs. AZ
64. Kareem Huggins TB at CAR
Note: Bypassed in favor of Earnest Graham as the backup behind Cadillac Williams.
Update: (Groin) *** SUNDAY INACTIVE ***
65. Jason Snelling ATL vs. AZ
66. *James Davis CLE vs. KC
67. *Dimitri Nance GB vs. BUF
Note: Signed off of the Falcons' practice squad.
68. *Michael Bush OAK vs. STL
Note: (Thumb) Some practice time last week, but game-time scratch nonetheless.
Update: Game-time decision.
69. Julius Jones SEA at DEN
70. *Brian Westbrook SF vs. NO
71. *Kevin Smith DET vs. PHI
73. Isaac Redman PIT at TEN
74. *Marshawn Lynch BUF at GB
Update: So far the Bills have denied that they are willing to trade Lynch.
75. DeShawn Wynn NO at SF
76. *Maurice Morris DET vs. PHI
27. *Chris Wells AZ at ATL
Note: (Knee) Expected to return to practice on Wednesday.
Update: Practicing, albeit in a limited capacity. Friday will be the big day. *** SUNDAY INACTIVE ***
61. *Laurence Maroney DEN vs. SEA
Note: Trade to the Broncos might eventually create more value, but not this week.
Update: (Thigh) Did not practice on Thursday. *** SUNDAY INACTIVE ***
52. Albert Young MIN vs. MIA
Update: Late inactive this week.
77. *Ryan Grant GB vs. BUF
Note: Out for the season with ankle and leg injuries.

Wide Receiver

1. Miles Austin DAL vs. CHI
2. Andre Johnson HOU at WAS
3. Calvin Johnson DET vs. PHI
Note: Lame rule, good interpretation of the lame rule.
4. Roddy White ATL vs. AZ
Note: The Falcons won't throw it 55 times like Bradford did against the Cardinals last week, but look for White to get a ton of targets again this week.
5. DeSean Jackson PHI at DET
6. Greg Jennings GB vs. BUF
7. Reggie Wayne IND vs. NYG
8. Larry Fitzgerald AZ at ATL
9. Randy Moss NE at NYJ
Note: With another week to get up to speed, Darrelle Revis should be more effective than he was on Monday night against Moss this week.
Update: Revis is a little banged up.
10. Steve Smith CAR vs. TB
11. Brandon Marshall MIA at MIN
13. Anquan Boldin BAL at CIN
Update: (Thigh) Limited in practice on Thursday.
14. *Marques Colston NO at SF
15. Malcom Floyd SD vs. JAC
16. Steven Smith NYG at IND
17. Chad Ochocinco CIN vs. BAL
18. Jeremy Maclin PHI at DET
12. Hakeem Nicks NYG at IND
Update: (Ankle) Started practice on Thursday but didn't finish. *** Partially involved in Friday's practice, expects to play on Sunday night, but the problem is that it's a night game. ***
19. Mike Sims-Walker JAC at SD
Note: Got shut out by Champ Bailey last week, but I don't think he's one to write off just yet.
20. Hines Ward PIT at TEN
21. Michael Crabtree SF vs. NO
Note: Called out by Singletary after miserable season debut in Week 1.
22. *Wes Welker NE at NYJ
Note: Sigh ... I couldn't have been more wrong about Welker, at least last week. Ugh.
Update: Shed the knee brace in Thursday's practice.
23. (Prev. 15.) Percy Harvin MIN vs. MIA
Update: (Hip) Limited on Wednesday, didn't practice on Thursday. *** Active this week ***
24. Pierre Garcon IND vs. NYG
Note: Had a couple of bad drops against the Texans.
25. Donald Driver GB vs. BUF
26. Devin Aromashodu CHI at DAL
Note: Ten targets in Week 1.
Update: (Knee) Returned on Thursday after precautionary absence on Wednesday.
27. Legedu Naanee SD vs. JAC
28. Robert Meachem NO at SF
29. Dwayne Bowe KC at CLE
41. Dez Bryant DAL vs. CHI
Update: *** Late Upgrade ***
30. Johnny Knox CHI at DAL
31. Mike Williams TB at CAR
32. Santana Moss WAS vs. HOU
58. Mario Manningham NYG at IND
Update: Bumping up because of Boss' concussion and Hakeem Nicks' sore ankle.
33. Mohamed Massaquoi CLE vs. KC
34. Jabar Gaffney DEN vs. SEA
Note: Got the touchdown, but fewer targets.
35. Bernard Berrian MIN vs. MIA
Note: Barely targeted in Week 1 – another guy not to panic about.
36. Terrell Owens CIN vs. BAL
37. Mike Wallace PIT at TEN
38. Mike Thomas JAC at SD
39. Braylon Edwards NYJ vs. NE
40. *Mark Clayton STL at OAK
Note: Yeah, so he did make a big splash after all. Moreover, Robinson is already hurt - bump up his stock considerably.
42. Lee Evans BUF at GB
43. Mike Williams SEA at DEN
44. *Laurent Robinson STL at OAK
Note: Aggravated an ankle injury and was moving around in a walking cast on Monday.
Update: (Ankle) Back at practice on Thursday.
45. Austin Collie IND vs. NYG
Note: Benefited from Garcon's early struggles.
46. Louis Murphy OAK vs. STL
47. Josh Cribbs CLE vs. KC
48. Chris Chambers KC at CLE
49. Devery Henderson NO at SF
Note: Henderson was on the field a lot more than Meachem in Week 1. Was that a function of Meachem's toe injury or a permanent increase in Henderson's role? I'm guessing it's the former.
50. Nate Burleson DET vs. PHI
51. Eddie Royal DEN vs. SEA
Note: A career renaissance?
Update: (Groin) Sat out Wednesday, practiced on Thursday.
52. Roy Williams DAL vs. CHI
53. Lance Moore NO at SF
54. Kevin Walter HOU at WAS
55. Derrick Mason BAL at CIN
56. Jacoby Jones HOU at WAS
57. Nate Washington TEN vs. PIT
59. Davone Bess MIA at MIN
60. Steve Breaston AZ at ATL
61. Devin Hester CHI at DAL
62. Jerricho Cotchery NYJ vs. NE
63. Dexter McCluster KC at CLE
64. Deion Branch SEA at DEN
65. Justin Gage TEN vs. PIT
66. Greg Camarillo MIN vs. MIA
67. Brandon Lloyd DEN vs. SEA
68. Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK vs. STL
69. T.J. Houshmandzadeh BAL at CIN
70. Jordan Shipley CIN vs. BAL
71. Patrick Crayton SD vs. JAC
72. Earl Bennett CHI at DAL
73. Jason Avant PHI at DAL
74. Michael Spurlock TB at CAR
75. Harry Douglas ATL vs. AZ
76. Danny Amendola STL at OAK
77. Josh Morgan SF vs. NO
78. *Julian Edelman NE at NYJ
Update: (Foot) Looked good at Thursday's practice, decent chance he plays on Sunday.
79. Craig Davis SD vs. JAC
80. Deon Butler SEA at DEN
81. Brandon LaFell CAR vs. TB
(Hamstring) Update: Limited in practice on Thursday. *** SUNDAY INACTIVE ***
82. Kenny Britt TEN vs. PIT
Note: Wasn't even targeted once. Maybe in a game where the Titans have to throw more he'll have some value, but not right now.
83. Devin Thomas WAS vs. HOU
Note: Joining Britt in his team's doghouse.
84. *Ted Ginn SF vs. NO
Note: Sprained MCL.
85. *Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. SEA
Note: Still bothered by his foot injury.
86. (Prev. 74.) *Early Doucet AZ at ATL
Note: Left after the half with a groin strain last week.
Update: Already ruled out with a sports hernia.
87. Anthony Gonzalez IND vs. NYG
Note: Out with a high ankle sprain.

Tight End

1. Antonio Gates SD vs. JAC
2. Dallas Clark IND vs. NYG
Note: That preseason injury was a complete non-issue in Week 1.
3. Jermichael Finley GB vs. BUF
4. Vernon Davis SF vs. NO
5. Zach Miller OAK vs. STL
6. Brent Celek PHI at DET
7. Visanthe Shiancoe MIN vs. MIA
8. Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. AZ
9. Jason Witten DAL vs. CHI
10. (prev. 15.) Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. BAL
Note: Very active in the red zone.
11. John Carlson SEA at DEN
Note: Frequently split out as a wide receiver.
12. Greg Olsen CHI at DAL
13. Chris Cooley WAS vs. HOU
14. *Todd Heap BAL at CIN
Note: Had 11 targets on Monday night but also strained his shoulder.
Update: (Shoulder) Able to practice on Thursday. *** Officially active. ***
15. (prev. 10.) *Kellen Winslow TB at CAR
Note: Targeted six times last week.
Update: (Knee) Held out of practice on both Wednesday and Thursday, purportedly for precautionary reasons. *** Game-time decision: Will start. Tread carefully, though. ***
16. *Owen Daniels HOU at WAS
Note: (Knee) Got more than 40 plays in - more than initially expected.
17. Bo Scaife TEN vs. PIT
18. Rob Gronkowski NE at NYJ
Note: Roughly equal timeshare with Hernandez.
19. Marcedes Lewis JAC at SD
20. Dustin Keller NYJ vs. NE
21. Heath Miller PIT at TEN
22. Evan Moore CLE vs. KC
Note: Three catches for 82 yards in Week 1.
23. *Tony Moeaki KC at CLE
Note: Red zone target, might actually get looks between the 20's too.
24. Aaron Hernandez NE at NYJ
25. Jeremy Shockey NO at SF
26. Fred Davis WAS vs. HOU
27. Tony Scheffler DET vs. PHI
28. Anthony Fasano MIA at MIN
29. Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. PHI
30. Daniel Fells STL at OAK
31. Ben Watson CLE vs. KC
32. *Kevin Boss NYG at IND
Note: Suffered another concussion in Week 1. Travis Beckum is his backup.
Update: Already ruled out this week.

Kicker

1. Mason Crosby GB vs. BUF
Note: Hit one from 56 that was good from much further.
2. Nate Kaeding SD vs. JAC
3. David Akers PHI at DET
4. Lawrence Tynes NYG at IND
5. Rob Bironas TEN vs. PIT
6. Garrett Hartley NO at SF
Note: Chunked two field goal attempts in Week 1.
7. Stephen Gostkowski NE at NYJ
Note: Missed two field goals early on.
8. Matt Prater DEN vs. SEA
9. Ryan Longwell MIN vs. MIA
10. Jeff Reed PIT at TEN
Note: Missed two field goals, including a 40-yarder that could have won the game in regulation.
11. Adam Vinatieri IND vs. NYG
12. Dan Carpenter MIA at MIN
13. Neil Rackers HOU at WAS
14. John Kasay CAR vs. TB
Note: Nailed a 52-yarder.
15. Robbie Gould CHI at DAL
16. Sebastian Janikowski OAK vs. STL
17. Jay Feely AZ at ATL
18. David Buehler DAL vs. CHI
19. Mike Nugent CIN vs. BAL
20. Phil Dawson CLE vs. KC
21. Josh Scobee JAC at SD
22. Joe Nedney SF vs. NO
23. Rian Lindell BUF at GB
24. Billy Cundiff BAL at CIN
25. Nick Folk NYJ vs. NE
26. Matt Bryant ATL vs. AZ
27. Ryan Succop KC at CLE
28. Graham Gano WAS vs. HOU
29. *Olindo Mare SEA at DEN
30. Josh Brown STL at OAK
31. *Jason Hanson DET vs. PHI
32. Connor Barth TB at CAR

Defense

1. Green Bay vs. Buffalo
2. Tennessee vs. Pittsburgh
3. Minnesota vs. Miami
4. Dallas vs. Chicago
5. Atlanta vs. Arizona
6. Pittsburgh at Tennessee
7. Carolina vs. Tampa Bay
8. Baltimore at Cincinnati
9. New Orleans at San Francisco
10. New York Jets vs. New England
11. Oakland vs. St. Louis
12. Philadelphia at Detroit
13. Cincinnati vs. Baltimore
14. Denver vs. Seattle
15. Kansas City at Cleveland
Note: Gets a considerable bump because of their special teams.
16. San Diego vs. Jacksonville
17. New England at New York Jets
18. Arizona at Atlanta
19. Washington vs. Houston
20. Indianapolis vs. New York Giants
21. Houston at Washington
22. San Francisco vs. New Orleans
23. New York Giants at Indianapolis
24. Tampa Bay at Carolina
25. Seattle at Denver
26. St. Louis at Oakland
27. Cleveland vs. Kansas City
28. Miami at Minnesota
29. Chicago at Dallas
30. Buffalo at Green Bay
31. Detroit vs. Philadelphia
32. Jacksonville at San Diego

Flex Position (RB/WR/TE)

1. Adrian Peterson MIN vs. MIA
2. Michael Turner ATL vs. AZ
3. Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at SD
4. Chris Johnson TEN vs. PIT
Note: Pittsburgh shut him down last year.
5. Miles Austin DAL vs. CHI
6. Andre Johnson HOU at WAS
7. Ray Rice BAL at CIN
Note: Historically has pounded the Bengals. Got only four targets in the passing game on Monday night against the Jets.
8. DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. TB
Note: Decent game last week, but stopped short of the end zone on a shoestring tackle to prevent a good fantasy game.
9. Arian Foster HOU at WAS
10. Rashard Mendenhall PIT at TEN
11. Calvin Johnson DET vs. PHI
Note: Lame rule, good interpretation of the lame rule.
12. Roddy White ATL vs. AZ
Note: The Falcons won't throw it 55 times like Bradford did against the Cardinals last week, but look for White to get a ton of targets again this week.
13. DeSean Jackson PHI at DET
14. Greg Jennings GB vs. BUF
15. Reggie Wayne IND vs. NYG
16. Ryan Mathews SD vs. JAC
17. *Steven Jackson STL at OAK
Note: Inflamed right knee, scheduled for an MRI. Too bad, too, as the matchup is superb.
18. Frank Gore SF vs. NO
Note: Gore's two biggest games in the past have come against Seattle. His lack of running room in Week 1 is a disturbing sign.
19. Jamaal Charles KC at CLE
Note: Was productive on Monday night despite getting just 11 carries, the same as Thomas Jones got.
20. Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at IND
Note: 2:1 ratio on carries vs. Jacobs.
21. Pierre Thomas NO at SF
22. Larry Fitzgerald AZ at ATL
23. Randy Moss NE at NYJ
Note: With another week to get up to speed, Darrell Revis should be more effective than he was on Monday night against Moss this week.
24. Steve Smith CAR vs. TB
25. Brandon Marshall MIA at MIN
26. Hakeem Nicks NYG at IND
27. Anquan Boldin BAL at CIN
28. Joseph Addai IND vs. NYG
Note: Colts had to abandon the running game early - only 10 carries last week.
29. LeSean McCoy PHI at DET
Note: Got the ball in the red zone. But with Vick at the helm, what sort of workload will he have?
30. *Marques Colston NO at SF
31. Percy Harvin MIN vs. MIA
32. Malcom Floyd SD vs. JAC
33. Steven Smith NYG at IND
34. Chad Ochocinco CIN vs. BAL
35. Jeremy Maclin PHI at DET
36. Matt Forte CHI at DAL
Note: Seven targets, two touchdowns in the passing game, but lots of problems running the ball.
37. *Brandon Jackson GB vs. BUF
Note: The starter now that Ryan Grant is out.
38. *Darren McFadden OAK vs. STL
39. Ronnie Brown MIA at MIN
40. Cedric Benson CIN vs. BAL
41. Jahvid Best DET vs. PHI
Note: Got the goal line carries, plus Maurice Morris got just two carries.
42. Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. SEA
Note: Held up well last week, got the goal line carry.
43. Marion Barber DAL vs. CHI
Note: Both Barber and Jones had eight carries in Week 1.
44. Mike Sims-Walker JAC at SD
Note: Got shut out by Champ Bailey last week, but I don't think he's one to write off just yet.
45. Hines Ward PIT at TEN
46. Michael Crabtree SF vs. NO
Note: Called out by Singletary after miserable season debut in Week 1.
47. *Wes Welker NE at NYJ
Note: Sigh … I couldn't have been more wrong about Welker, at least last week. Ugh.
48. Antonio Gates SD vs. JAC
49. Dallas Clark IND vs. NYG
Note: That preseason injury was a complete non-issue in Week 1.
50. Jermichael Finley GB vs. BUF
51. Vernon Davis SF vs. NO
52. Pierre Garcon IND vs. NYG
Note: Had a couple of bad drops against the Texans.
53. Donald Driver GB vs. BUF
54. Devin Aromashodu CHI at DAL
Note: Ten targets in Week 1.
55. Legedu Naanee SD vs. JAC
56. Cadillac Williams TB at CAR
57. *Jerome Harrison CLE vs. KC
Note: I really thought that Harrison was going to get more action last week. Now I don't know.
58. *Chris Wells AZ at ATL
Note: (Knee) Expected to return to practice on Wednesday.
59. *Clinton Portis WAS vs. HOU
60. Brandon Jacobs NYG at IND
Note: Fewer carries, but not buried either.
61. *Peyton Hillis CLE vs. KC
Note: Got the goal line carries but also fumbled twice, once in the red zone.
62. Shonn Greene NYJ vs. NE
Note: Awful season-opener – just five carries and a catch, two fumbles and a dropped pass.
63. Robert Meachem NO at SF
64. Dwayne Bowe KC at CLE
65. Johnny Knox CHI at DAL
66. Mike Williams TB at CAR
67. Zach Miller OAK vs. STL
68. Brent Celek PHI at DET
69. Visanthe Shiancoe MIN vs. MIA
70. Santana Moss WAS vs. HOU
71. Mohamed Massaquoi CLE vs. KC
72. Jabar Gaffney DEN vs. SEA
Note: Got the touchdown, but fewer targets.
73. Reggie Bush NO at SF
Note: Here's how much I care about the Heisman story: ____________.
74. Justin Forsett SEA at DEN
Note: Running back platoon is a perfect mess right now.
75. Thomas Jones KC at CLE
76. Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. AZ
77. Jason Witten DAL vs. CHI
78. Bernard Berrian MIN vs. MIA
Note: Barely targeted in Week 1 – another guy not to panic about.
79. Terrell Owens CIN vs. BAL
80. Mike Wallace PIT at TEN
81. Mike Thomas JAC at SD
82. Braylon Edwards NYJ vs. NE
83. *Mark Clayton STL at OAK
Note: Yeah, so he did make a big splash after all. Moreover, Robinson is already hurt - bump up his stock considerably.
84. Dez Bryant DAL vs. CHI
85. *Ricky Williams MIA at MIN
86. LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ vs. NE
Note: Had more carries and was more effective than Shonn Greene in Week 1.
87. *Kellen Winslow TB at CAR
Note: Targeted six times last week.
88. John Carlson SEA at DEN
Note: Frequently split out as a wide receiver.
89. Greg Olsen CHI at DAL
90. Tim Hightower AZ at ATL
Note: I fumbled while merely typing this note.
91. Felix Jones DAL vs. CHI
92. C.J. Spiller BUF at GB
Note: Just seven carries even though he was the starter.
93. *Fred Taylor NE at NYJ
Note: Profile up considerably following the Maroney trade.
94. Lee Evans BUF at GB
95. Mike Williams SEA at DEN
96. *Laurent Robinson STL at OAK
Note: Aggravated an ankle injury and was moving around in a walking cast on Monday.
97. Austin Collie IND vs. NYG
Note: Benefited from Garcon's early struggles.
98. Louis Murphy OAK vs. STL
99. *Todd Heap BAL at CIN
Note: Had 11 targets on Monday night but also strained his shoulder.
100. Chris Cooley WAS vs. HOU
101. Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. BAL
Note: Very active in the red zone.