Week two of the NFL season is in the books, and last week's fantasy Heaven/Hell article was not a great success. I incorrectly picked four of the five picks, missing badly on Brandon Jackson, Arian Foster, DeSean Jackson and Jay Cutler, while only hitting on Dez Bryant. This week, I have received many suggestions on who to put in this article and have come to a decision on what players will perform well. So, without any further to do, here is this weeks edition of fantasy Heaven/Hell
Mike Tolbert (San Diego Chargers)- Coming into this season, Ryan Matthews was the Chargers starting Running Back. He was being selected in the second and third rounds of most fantasy drafts and was expected to be a huge performer. Matthews then went on to have a subpar game in week one, and went out with an injury in week two. Tolbert came into the game for Matthews and proceeded to rush for 82 yards on 16 carries with 2 touchdowns. He rushed for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. Now, with Matthews declared inactive this week, Tolbert has a chance to come up huge this week from a fantasy perspective. Tolbert is a big back, who will punish defenses on the goal line, and get touchdowns. Look for Tolbert to rush for at least 75 yards and touchdown this week.
Michael Vick (Philadelphia Eagles)- The Philadelphia Eagles traded away franchise Quarterback Donovan McNabb to the division rival Washington Redskins, to groom new franchise quarterback Kevin Kolb for the starting job. Kolb went on to have a subpar opening game, as well as suffering for a concussion. What did Michael Vick do when the opportunity presented itself? All he did was go out and put up huge numbers. In just six quarters, Michael Vick has thrown for 459 yards and 3 touchdowns with no interceptions, and rushed for 140 yards. In standard Yahoo scoring leagues, Michael Vick is the fourth highest scoring QB in fantasy points. His ability to beat you with his arm, as well as his feet, makes him a deadly option, and a must start as long as he is the starting quarterback. Look for Vick to throw for at least 250 yards and 1 touchdown, as well as 50 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Darren McFadden (Oakland Raiders)- Through two weeks, Darren McFadden has rushed for 240 yards on 48 carries, as well as 8 receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown. McFadden has put up solid numbers and this week he will be facing an Arizona Cardinals defense that is anything but stellar. Look for McFadden to have a solid game, 100 yards total offense and a touchdown.
Brett Favre (Minnesota Vikings)- Favre has struggled so far this season, and they play the Lions this way. Look for Favre to rebound in a big way.
Jahvid Best (Detroit Lions)- Best had an incredible week last week, putting up numbers unheard of. Now the Lions play the Minnesota Vikings this week, and Best will not put up numbers anywhere close to that. The Vikings boast a very good defense, and will focus on shutting Best down, which they have the talent to do. Look for Best to have an okay game, but not put up more that 100 total yards with no touchdowns, nowhere close to last week's numbers.
Andre Johnson (Houston Texans)- This is a pick I was skeptical to make, because Johnson is a stud receiver. My logic behind this is, starting tackle Duane Brown is suspended for this game. Rashad Butler will make his first career start on Sunday, and his blocking assignment is DeMarcus Ware. Ware is arguably the best pass rusher in the NFL, and he will have his way with Butler on Sunday, meaning Schaub will not have time to look for number one receiver Andre Johnson, and will forced to make check downs to Owen Daniels, Arian Foster and Jacoby Jones. Look for Johnson to have less than 60 yards receiving.
That is it for this week, look every week for players in my fantasy heaven/hell.
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