Fantasy Studs from Week 1 Who Will Fall Flat in Week 2
Tony Romo was simply brilliant at times against the New York Giants in the Dallas Cowboys' home opener in Week 1, but he's going to struggle to match his fantasy production on the road against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2.
Romo isn't the only fantasy stud who will find things more difficult in Week 2 after putting up monster numbers in the first week of the NFL season, either. These men are going to run into some brick walls next week, and as a result, their fantasy production will dramatically fall.
Kevin Smith, Detroit Lions
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Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith had a huge day for fantasy owners in Week 1, piling up 91 yards and two touchdowns against the St. Louis Rams.
He isn't going to have nearly as productive of a day next week against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park, and it would be a smart move to sit him for Week 2.
The 49ers were able to hold the Green Bay Packers—a team that is just as pass happy as the Lions—to just 45 yards rushing in Week 1. Smith will be lucky to match that total on the ground, and as good as he was in the passing game last week, he didn't have NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis chasing him around.
Smith is going to be a fantasy dud in Week 2.
Kevin Ogletree, Dallas Cowboys
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Kevin Ogletree had the game of his career last Wednesday against the New York Giants, catching eight passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns.
Ogletree isn't going to produce anything close to those gaudy numbers in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.
Pete Carroll has quickly and quietly assembled one of the NFL's best young secondaries, and Ogletree won't find himself wide open in hardly as many situations as he did in Week 1 against a severely depleted Giants' secondary.
Millions of fantasy owners will be weeping at their decision to dump another receiver for Ogletree by the end of the day next Sunday.
Mark Sanchez, New York Jets
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Mark Sanchez was brilliant on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, putting all his haters on pause for at least one week.
The haters will be back in full force after Week 2, because Sanchez is going to struggle to move the chains and put up points against the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road at Heinz Field.
Things will be a lot different in Pittsburgh than they were at home against the Bills in Week 1. The hostile crowd will make life difficult for Sanchez's offensive line, and the Steelers will get plenty of pressure on him—something he didn't see much of in Week 1.
Sanchez is going to fizzle in a big way in Week 2, and he'll be a fantasy bust.
Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
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Tony Romo had one of the best games of his career in Week 1 against the New York Giants. I'm not trying to take away from what Romo did in that game, but the Giants were simply atrocious at all three levels on defense in that game.
Romo won't experience anything like it in Week 2 against the Seahawks in Seattle.
The Seahawks' young secondary will shut down his receivers for the most part, and the team's front four will play much more disciplined and inspired than the front four of the Giants last Wednesday. Romo will struggle to move the ball, and he'll toss a couple interceptions during this game.
I'd sit Romo for Week 2, as he won't come close to producing the fantasy numbers he did against the Giants.
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