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Monday Night Football: Week Two Rundown

MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 21:  Defensive backs Kelvin Hayden #26 and Antoine Bethea #41 of the Indianapolis Colts watch as Ted Ginn Jr. #19 of the Miami Dolphins nearly hauls in a touchdown catch at Land Shark Stadium on September 21, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Michael WhooleySenior Writer ISeptember 22, 2009

For the second straight week, we were treated to an exciting Monday night clash between the Indianapolis Colts and the Miami Dolphins. Three Monday nighters in a row that kept you on the edge of your seat for your fantasy players. Let’s take a look at tonight’s game from a fantasy football perspective.

 

Indianapolis Colts 27 @ Miami Dolphins 23

Following such a huge game in Week 1, I think we all expected to see Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne explode once again in Week Two. But it was actually Dallas Clark who had the huge receiving day, starting with an 80-yard touchdown. Clark finished with an amazing 183 yards. Owners of Clark had better enjoy this night because he probably won’t see single-game numbers like that again.

The good news is that as long as Anthony Gonzalez is out of the lineup, Manning is going to throw to Clark as much as he throws to Wayne. Owners of Wayne can’t get frustrated with his 32 yards. He’s still in line for some huge games, but beware of him getting double-teamed as long as there’s no standout receiver alongside him. If you scratch Donald Brown’s touchdown, the Indianapolis Colts’ rushing game was useless from a fantasy point of view.

Ronnie Brown couldn’t have done much more to make his owners happy, finishing with 136 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. The Wildcat offense was clicking, but before we get ahead of ourselves, it appears as if the Colts haven’t solved their problems with stopping the run. It probably won’t always be this easy for Brown and the Miami Dolphins to run that offense. Despite dropping what would have been a game winning touchdown, one of the unsung fantasy football heroes tonight was Ted Ginn Jr.. Ginn had 11 catches for 108 yards with 16 targets. He was by far Chad Pennington’s go-to receiver.

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