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Fantasy Football: 5 Last Minute Pickups for Week 2 (If They're Still Available)

Ben BrickhouseContributor ISeptember 18, 2011

Fantasy Football: 5 Last Minute Pickups for Week 2 (If They're Still Available)

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    Any Fantasy Football Pro knows that the key to winning does NOT exist in a strong draft. The key to winning is found in one's ability to evolve. That's right people...the best Fantasy owners make pickups on gameday based on matchups and necessity.

    I've got five players who are still available in most leagues and could give you just enough points to squeak out that much needed win in Week 2.

    Let's start with...

Carnell "Cadillac" Williams

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    With Steven Jackson still listed as "Questionable" with a quad injury for Monday's game against the New York Giants, Cadillac should see the bulk of the carries at RB.

    Against a strong Eagle's defense, Cadillac had 140 total yards (91 rushing, 49 receiving) in Week 1. Facing a depleted Giants defense, Cadillac should figure to get 100 yards on the ground along with a visit or two to the end zone.

    If Sam Bradford's thumb is still sore, Cadillac could see around 25-30 total touches today.

Devery Henderson

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    With Marques Colston out around four weeks with a fractured collarbone, Devery Henderson should be targeted at least five more times a game over the next month or so.

    Last week against Green Bay's stingy defense, Henderson caught six balls for 100 yards and a touchdown. Against Chicago's D it may be hard to duplicate the success, but he does have Drew Brees slinging the rock.

    If your receiving corps is less-than-stellar, rush to your league's site and make this pickup now.

Early Doucet

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    With so much attention going to Larry Fitzgerald (for good reason), Early Doucet should see a lot of single-coverage against Washington today.

    Last week, Doucet put up nice numbers against Carolina's defense: three receptions, 101 yards, one TD.

    Look for a TD and at least one play over 40 yards for Doucet today. The safeties will be busy providing help over the top for whoever is on Fitz.

Ed Dickson

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    Another year of maturity for Joe Flacco means that he's learning how to utilize his Tight Ends even better now.

    Ed Dickson benefited from this and had a nice showing against the fear-invoking Steelers' linebackers last week. Dickson's receiver-like mobility proved to be a tough matchup for Pittsburgh.

    Against the Titans' and their defensive potluck, Dickson should see even more favorable matchups. Look for Ed to step up his production from last week (five receptions, 59 yards, one TD) and sniff the end zone twice.

The Chicago Bears Defense

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    This may be a reach, but hear me out...

    Brian Urlacher lost his mother this week and having lost my own, that kind of tragedy can either make or break a man. The Bears' players all identify Urlacher as the unquestioned leader, heart, and soul of their team.

    In times like these, teams come together and rally around their guy. I know the Bears are going against The Amazing Drew Brees, but added emotions and motivation may add up to a couple of turnovers and possibly a defensive score against the Saints.

    Look for Urlacher and his crew to get after Brees early and often. This may be a risky move, but picking these guys up and starting them could pay off nicely.

Good Luck!

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    Unless you're playing in a league against me...GOOD LUCK TODAY!

    Hurry up and make your last minute pickups and thank me later.

    Don't drop the ball like my man Tony.

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