Fantasy Football Week 2 Pickups: Replacing Ryan Grant and More Fixes

Bailey Brautigan@BBrautiganFeatured ColumnistSeptember 14, 2010

Fantasy Football Week 2 Pickups: Replacing Ryan Grant and More Fixes

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    PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Ryan Grant #25 of the Green Bay Packers rushes after a catch during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 12, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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    Fantasy football pickups are a necessity in Week Two after injuries and lack-luster performances from many of our starters. Even if your fantasy team has taken a hit this past week, we still have an entire season ahead of us.

    Ryan Grant is injured. Bernard Berrian did basically nothing.

    Don't worry.

    We have a list of potential pickups for Week Two of this NFL season that will keep you in the game.

    Take a deep breath.

    It's going to be okay.

10. Shaun Hill: QB Detroit Lions

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    CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 12: Shaun Hill #14 of the Detroit Lions looks for a receiver against the Chicago Bears during the NFL season opening game at Soldier Field on September 12, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 19-14. (Photo by Jonath
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    Matt Stafford is questionable with a shoulder injury, so Shaun Hill will take his place for the time being. Hill might not have as much talent, but he will be a good pickup until Stafford returns.

9. Tony Scheffler: TE Detroit Lions

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    DENVER - AUGUST 21:  Tight end Tony Scheffler #85 of the Detroit Lions lets the ball slip through his hands and fails to make a reception in the endzone against the Denver Broncos during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 21, 201
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    Staying with the Lions, backup quarterback Shaun Hill hasn't built up the confidence to air out the ball as much as Stafford. This is where Scheffler comes in.

    Expect Hill to target Scheffler quite a bit in the next couple weeks. The Eagles have trouble defending against the short pass, so this tight end will be the best second option for Hill.

8. Mike Williams: WR Seattle Seahawks

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 12:  Wide receiver Mike Williams #17 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against Parys Haralson #98 of the San Francisco 49ers during the NFL season opener at Qwest Field on September 12, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule J
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    The Seahawks shocked the NFL on Sunday with their victory over the 49ers, and Matt Hasslebeck proved to be extremely effective in his passing game.

    Williams is new, but we can expect him to only improve throughout the season. Pick him up while you still can, and let him mature a bit before starting him.

7. Brandon Lloyd: WR Denver Broncos

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    CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 15: Brandon Lloyd #84 of the Denver Broncos runs into the end zone for a touchdown ahead of Rey Maualuga #58 of the Cincinnati Bengals during a preseason game at Paul Brown Stadium on August 15, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by
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    The Broncos receiving corps don't necessarily present a certain order of options for Kyle Orton, so Brandon Lloyd could be a great addition to your fantasy team.

    Lloyd had five really pretty catches against the Jags for a total of 117 yards. Taking a chance on Lloyd could pay off big time later in the season.

6. Mark Clayton: WR St. Louis Rams

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    LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 21:  Mark Clayton #89 of the Baltimore Ravens is tackled during the preseason game by LaRon Landry #30 of the Washington Redskins at FedExField on August 21, 2010 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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    Clayton had 10 catches for over 100 yards against the Cardinals, and Sam Bradford seems to like him. Even if Clayton did little to nothing for the Ravens, give him a shot with the rookie quarterback this year.

5. Derrick Ward: RB Houston Texans

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    SEATTLE - DECEMBER 20:  Derrick Ward #28 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up prior to their game against the Seattle Seahawks on December 20, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Buccaneers defeated the Seahawks 24-7. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/
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    We all saw what Arian Foster is capable of with the Texans, but Derrick Ward is a must if you are starting Foster.

    Why? Don't expect other teams in the league to ignore Foster for very long. The Texans will need another option once teams begin to find an answer for the starting running back, and Ward could be it.

    And not to jinx Foster, but what if he gets hurt?

4. Jimmy Clausen: QB Carolina Panthers

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 12:  Jimmy Clausen #2 of the Carolina Panthers looks to make a pass against the New York Giants on September 12, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Panthers 31-18.  (
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    Clausen hasn't started a game in the NFL, but the Panthers didn't draft him for nothing. Matt Moore wasn't very productive, and he got injured.

    Moore will probably be fine to play in Week Two, but a few more slip-ups, and Clausen could find himself leading the Panthers.

3. Evan Moore: TE Cleveland Browns

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    CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 10: Evan Moore #89 and Mohamed Massaquoi #11 of the Cleveland Browns celebrate after a catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns Stadium on December 10, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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    Don't laugh. I know it's the Browns, but Moore would be an easy pickup for Week Two. He had three catches and 87 yards against the Bucs, and he would be a solid bench player for your team.

    Plus, nobody will fight you for him.

2. Michael Vick: QB Philadelphia Eagles

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    PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles rushes during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lincoln Financial Field on September 12, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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    Michael Vick took over for Kevin Kolb after he left the field with a concussion. Vick didn't have to work very hard to improve upon Kolb's mediocre 50 yards passing, but he looked really good at quarterback for the Eagles.

    Pick him up while you still can, and you might have a legitimate starter in Vick.

1. Brandon Jackson: RB Green Bay Packers

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    GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 26: Brandon Jackson #32 of the Green Bay Packers runs against the Indianapolis Colts during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 26, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Colts 59-24.  (Photo by Jonathan Dani
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    We know you're freaking out over the loss of Ryan Grant, but Green Bay has more than one running back. There is no definite word on when Grant will be back, but Brandon Jackson is perfectly capable of taking over in the meantime.

    The Packers will take on Buffalo in Week Two, pick up Jackson and start him.