Fantasy Football: Week 2 Positional Locks, Plus 5 Podcasts to Follow All Year

Jay Clemons@ATL_JayClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterSeptember 13, 2012

Giants tailback Ahmad Bradshaw (93 total yards, 1 TD in Week 1) takes on the Buccaneers—the NFL's worst rushing defense in 2011—at home this weekend.
Giants tailback Ahmad Bradshaw (93 total yards, 1 TD in Week 1) takes on the Buccaneers—the NFL's worst rushing defense in 2011—at home this weekend.Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

Week 2 Fantasy Locks

The Mission: To be informative, enlightening and 100 percent accurate with the following picks every NFL weekend.

The Realistic Goal: To be informative, somewhat enlightening and plausibly correct on 67 percent of the calls. 


Quarterback: 275 Total Yards and/or 3 TD

1. Aaron Rodgers vs. Chicago
2. Tom Brady vs. Arizona
3. Cam Newton vs. New Orleans
4. Philip Rivers vs. Tennessee
5. Drew Brees @ Carolina
6. Michael Vick vs. Baltimore
7. Matt Ryan vs. Denver 


Running Back: 115 Total Yards and/or 2 TD

1. Arian Foster @ Jacksonville
2. C.J. Spiller vs. Kansas City
3. Ray Rice @ Philadelphia
4. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. Tampa Bay
5. LeSean McCoy vs. Baltimore
6. Frank Gore vs. Detroit
7. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. Cleveland
8. Darren McFadden @ Miami
9. Marshawn Lynch vs. Dallas 


Wide Receiver: 105 Total Yards and/or 1 TD

1. Calvin Johnson @ San Francisco
2. Reggie Wayne vs. Minnesota
3. Larry Fitzgerald @ New England
4. Brandon Marshall @ Green Bay
5. A.J. Green vs. Cleveland
6. Jordy Nelson vs. Chicago
7. Malcom Floyd vs. Tennessee
8. Steve Smith vs. New Orleans
9. Roddy White vs. Denver 


Kicker: At Least 3 Field Goals (or 9 Points)

1. Rian Lindell vs. Kansas City
2. Mason Crosby vs. Chicago
3. David Akers vs. Detroit
4. Blair Walsh @ Indianapolis
5. Nate Kaeding vs. Tennessee
6. Josh Scobee vs. Houston 


Sleepers Of The Week

QB Carson Palmer @ Miami
RB Evan Royster @ St. Louis
RB Tashard Choice vs. Kansas City
WR Josh Gordon @ Cincinnati 


Week 2 Dream Team

QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers
RB Arian Foster, Texans
RB C.J. Spiller, Bills
WR Calvin Johnson, Lions
WR Reggie Wayne, Colts
RB/WR Ray Rice, Ravens
TE Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
K David Akers, 49ers
D/ST Cincinnati Bengals 


Radio Daze

Here are five podcasts to religiously follow during the NFL season, whether killing time at the office, working out at the gym...or escaping the kids (and significant other) for 45 blissful minutes of fantasy serenity:

1. ESPN—Fantasy Focus with Matthew Berry and Nate Ravitz

2.—Fantasy Football with Dave Richard, Nathan Zegura and Jamey Eisenberg

3. KFAN in Minneapolis—Fantasy Football Weekly with Paul Charchian

4.—Fantasy Sports Podcast featuring Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson

5.—Fantasy Sports Geekly with Sean Baligian and Scott Bischoff 


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