Week 1 of the NFL is in the books, and so is last weeks edition of my "Love/Hate" article. After I wrote that article I got a few critiques that I should not use love/hate since it is was already used. I received a few suggestions, but the one that I liked the most was fantasy heaven/hell, so I am going to run with that.
Last week I hit on Vince Young when I said he would be a stud, and he had his best game in awhile. I missed on C.J. Spiller and Jacoby Jones, both of whom were major disappointments last week.
I hit on Larry Fitzgerald almost perfectly predicting three receptions for 40 yards. I am going to call LeSean McCoy a push though because I did not account for Michael Vick getting into the action for extended time, so that changes things.
Now that I have recapped Week 1, here we go with Week 2.
Brandon Jackson (Green Bay Packers)
Before the season, Ryan Grant was predicted as a top 10 fantasy running back, but on Sunday everything changed. Grant went down with an injury that we later learned was a torn ligament in his ankle. The next day the Packers placed Grant on the season ending IR, ending his fantasy season.
Brandon Jackson falls into the category of being in the right place at the right time. He will become the Packers every down RB. He is only 39 percent owned in Yahoo leagues, so go to the free agent list and pick him up immediately.
Look for Brandon Jackson to have a good week, 80 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys)
I have been very high on Bryant since the Cowboys drafted him. Now, after watching him in a game, I am even higher on him. Bryant was always open, showed excellent hands and athleticism, and more importantly was targeted by Romo a lot.
I have even higher expectations for Bryant this week, I think his yards after catch will be significantly better. Look for Bryant to have six receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown
Arian Foster (Houston Texans)
He rushed for 231 yards and three touchdowns. It would be a very unwise decision to not start him this week. Look for Foster to rush for 100 yards and a touchdown.
DeSean Jackson (Philadelphia Eagles)
Coming into this season, Jackson was a top-five fantasy receiver. With Kevin Kolb, the Eagles were expected to throw 45+ times a game. Then Kolb went down with a concussion and Vick came in.
With Vick, the dynamic of the Eagles changes completely. They become a run first, pass second team, significantly decreasing Jackson's value. Yes, he may get a long catch, but he wont have the same consistency.
Look for Jackson to have three receptions for 45 yards and no touchdowns.
Jay Cutler (Chicago Bears)
In Week 1, Cutler threw for 372 yards and two touchdowns. Look for his numbers to drop considerably this week.
Cutler is not the most consistent QB, and with no real threat at the receiver position it is going to be tough for him to repeat that performance, especially against the Cowboys.
The Cowboys secondary is not great, but their pass rush is excellent, and when Cutler is under pressure, he gets rattled.
Look for Cutler to throw for under 250 yards with at least two interceptions.
That is it for this week, look every week for players in my fantasy heaven/hell.
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