Fantasy Duds from Week 1 Who Will Break out with Huge Games in Week 2

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent ISeptember 12, 2012

Fantasy Duds from Week 1 Who Will Break out with Huge Games in Week 2

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    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made a lot of fantasy football owners upset with a poor performance in Week 1, but it would be foolish to drop him. 

    He's going to blow up against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2.

    Newton isn't the only player who will break out with a huge game after falling flat in the first game of the season, either. 

    These men will put up gaudy stats in Week 2 and score you a bevy of fantasy points. 

Jason Witten: Dallas Cowboys, Tight End

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    Jason Witten served as more of an inspirational leader for the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1 than as a productive member of the offense, but he's going to have a big game against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. 

    The Cowboys are being cautious with Witten, but according to's Josh Ellis, he's practicing with the team this week. Given the fact that Witten forced his way into the lineup last week, there's no chance he's sitting this game out. 

    Prediction: Witten will catch at least five passes for 70 yards and at least one touchdown. 

Jordy Nelson: Green Bay Packers, Wide Receiver

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    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson was limited by the San Francisco 49ers defense to just five catches for 64 yards and zero touchdowns. 

    He won't face such stiff resistance against the Chicago Bears (the same team that just gave up 309 passing yards to rookie Andrew Luck), and considering that Greg Jennings is listed as doubtful (h/t Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tyler Dunne) for the upcoming game on Thursday Night Football, Nelson will be one of Aaron Rodgers' favorite targets.

    Prediction: Nelson will catch at least eight passes for 100 yards and at least one touchdown. 

Michael Turner: Atlanta Falcons, Running Back

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    Michael Turner wasn't a factor for the Atlanta Falcons in their Week 1 matchup against Kansas City. The Chiefs were vulnerable in the passing game, and Matt Ryan took full advantage. 

    The Denver Broncos weren't a good team at defending the run last year (22nd in the NFL in 2011) and were even worse at keeping opponents from scoring on the road (28.75 points on the road compared to 22.75 points at home). 

    Turner will have a big game on the ground as the Falcons attempt to keep Peyton Manning on the sidelines, and he'll win you some big-time fantasy points in the process. 

    Prediction: Turner will rush for 100-plus yards and score at least one touchdown. 

Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers, Quarterback

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    Cam Newton was not on top of his game in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, throwing two ill-advised interceptions.

    He was forcing things, trying to make something happen, and he understands the error of his ways, according to the Charlotte Observer's Ron Green Jr.: "I don’t know what you want me to say. No one likes losing. The most frustrating part on my behalf is knowing I wish I could have those two throws back."

    Newton and the Panthers host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday—the same team that surrendered 24 fantasy points (ESPN) and 364 total yards to Robert Griffin III. 

    Prediction: Newton throws for 300-plus yards with two or more touchdowns and rushes for at least 50 yards and one touchdown. 


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