Fantasy Football Week 2 Projections: 4 Players You Must Start

Cian Fahey@CianafFeatured ColumnistSeptember 16, 2011

Fantasy Football Week 2 Projections: 4 Players You Must Start

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    The second week of the NFL regular season is almost upon us. The second week of the NFL fantasy football season is almost upon us.

    With the first week in the books, each fantasy owner has a better feel for where they sit as far as their lineups go.

    Here are four players that must definitely be starting for you this week.

Brandon Pettigrew

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    Scott Chandler for the Buffalo Bills scored two touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs last week. Chandler is nowhere near as talented as Pettigrew but he beat Eric Berry before he went out of the game for his first score.

    Berry won't even be in-play this week, as the Chiefs face the Lions, so expect a big day from Pettigrew. Pettigrew's opportunities should increase also if Calvin Johnson isn't at 100 percent.

Washington Redskins D/ST

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    With Kevin Kolb, the Arizona Cardinals looked fantastic on offense last week. This week should be much different as, unlike the Panthers, the Redskins have the players to expose the Cardinals terrible offensive line.

    Barry Cofield will be in Kolb's face all night, while Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo could see multi-sack games.

Cedric Benson

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    Darren McFadden tore apart the Denver Broncos' defense last week as they look to deal with the numerous injuries to their front seven.

    Cedric Benson will get plenty of chances to pile the misery on John Fox this week and should continue to do so after a strong showing against the Browns last week.

Emmanuel Sanders

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    Sanders had the Steelers' only touchdown against the Ravens in Baltimore last week. The Steelers' offense shouldn't struggle so much against the Seahawks.

    Sanders should have plenty of opportunities to shine as the Seahawks don't have a player to matchup to his size and speed. While Mike Wallace will draw most of the coverage, and Hines Ward remains a problem, Sanders is the second most talented receiver on the Steelers roster.