Shonn Greene (New York Jets) vs. New England
The Jets’ struggles against Baltimore weren’t just limited to Sanchez. The running game also had a very hard time getting any kind of yardage—especially Shonn Greene.
Greene rushed five times for 18 yards with a long of eight, meaning his four other carries went for just 10 yards. He also fumbled twice, losing the ball once.
Part of that can be attributed to the Baltimore defense.
However, Greene is still in a timeshare with LaDainian Tomlinson and likely won’t get more than 15 touches a game. He should only be considered a FLEX position option this week against the Patriots in very deep leagues.
Michael Crabtree (San Francisco 49ers) vs. New Orleans
The San Francisco 49ers offense was supposed to be much improved this year yet they looked terrible in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks last week.
Michael Crabtree was one of the culprits as he caught just two passes for 12 yards.
We know the 49ers aren’t going to play this bad all year, but they won’t turn it around this week against the New Orleans Saints.
Not only are Saints cornerbacks Tracy Porter and Jabari Greer one of the best corner tandems in the league, but the New Orleans defensive line will tear through the young San Francisco offensive line that has two rookies starting.
Kellen Winslow (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) @ Carolina
Fantasy owners must wait at least one more week for Winslow to provide them value. At the end of last season, Winslow and quarterback Josh Freeman showed a nice rapport, however, a Week 2 matchup against the Carolina Panthers is far from ideal.
One thing Carolina does to perfection is defend the tight end position.
They allowed just 5.2 fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends and shutdown Winslow in both meetings a year ago. The sixth year tight end should see enough targets to haul in 50-60 yards receiver, however, that is not what you expect from your top tier tight end. Despite being tough to bench in Week 2 you shouldn’t be surprised if Winslow disappoints.
If you paired him with Chris Cooley, Visanthe Shiancoe or Zach Miller you are better off going that route.
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