Fantasy Start and Sit: Week Two

Kevin Roberts@BreakingKevinSenior Writer ISeptember 15, 2009

HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 13:  Wide receiver Andre Johnson #80 and quarterback Matt Schaub of the Houston Texans watch the final moments from the sidelines at Reliant Stadium on September 13, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

(Look for Schaub and the Texans offense to bounce back against the Titans.)

There were plenty of huge performances that could have potentially rescued your entire team, despite the countless eggs laid by supposedly "stud" fantasy options.

A few of my week one picks made the latter list, so if you haven't already, hit up my Start and Sit Review to get some explanations, as well as a review on the other hits from week one's predictions.

And before we dive into another week of hopeful wishing and guessing, let's take a look at the facts:

The Houston Texans (all of them) were awful offensively, and despite their unfriendly match-up with the Tennessee Titans in week two, you should expect a solid rebound from almost all of the star players.

Also, like every single week before you set your line-up, monitor the injury wire and be sure that every player in your roster (if possible) is a "complete go" for their game, and if not, e-mail in to get advice as to who to pick-up on the waiver wire or plug into your line-up from your existing roster.

To be on the safe side, it'd probably be wise to sit all Eagles quarterbacks, stay clear of Matt Cassel (still iffy), and avoid most running back committees.

So, without further haste, here are five guys to ride, five to hit the pine, and five to keep on your mind:


Bernard Berrian, WR, Minnesota Vikings

Berrian played 55 snaps on Sunday against the Browns, but only garnered two looks from Brett Favre, and failed to catch a pass.

Okay, but considering he was still recovering from a bad hammy and Favre only totaled 110 yards on 21 passes, that's not a big surprise.

However, the Lions are going to do all they can to stop Adrian Peterson (even though they can't), which will leave some deep balls for Favre and Berrian to connect on.

I'm not putting Favre back in the Start column again yet, but you might as well throw him in here too. It's still a risky play, but Berrian could prove to be a fine WR3 in week two.

Prediction: 4 rec, 88 Yds, 1 TD

Santana Moss, WR, Washington Redskins

Hey, I'm just like the next guy. My confidence in Jason Campbell is at an all-time low, but when he gets a week two match-up with the inept St. Louis Rams, you have to like his chances.

That means Moss should be active and extremely productive. He's way too good and too proud of a receiver to have two performances in a row as bad as his one reception week one showing was.

Prediction: 6 rec, 77 Yds, 1 TD

Greg Olsen, TE, Chicago Bears

While the entire Chicago offense was more than just a "little" disappointing against Green Bay on Sunday night, Olsen's one catch for eight yards may have taken the cake.

But he's going against a Steelers team that will shut the run down, forcing Jay Cutler to look for his safety blanket. Oh, and Pittsburgh doesn't do a fantastic job at covering tight ends. Look for a big rebound game for Olsen.

Prediction: 6 rec, 67 Yds, 1 TD

Larry Johnson, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

There's a good reason why you shouldn't have started LJ last week, and it has little to do with his ability as a runner. He was going up against the formidable Baltimore Ravens run defense.

The Oakland Raiders? Well, a bit less than formidable.

Regardless of who is under center for KC, there should be a solid dose of running plays to keep Oakland's solid secondary guessing. Look for LJ to bounce back a reclaim a spot among the "almost elite" running backs.

Prediction: 22 att, 112 Yds, 2 TD

Brandon Marshall/Eddie Royal, WR, Denver Broncos and Knowshon Moreno, RB

It's unlikely you have both of them, but both make potentially great plays against the Cleveland Browns.

You may be scared off by Brett Favre's paltry 110 yards passing in week one against Cleveland, but that's merely because of the success Adrian Peterson had.

It's likely that Knowshon Moreno and co. can will success much the same against the league's worst rush defense, but it's even more likely that a more comfortable and confident Kyle Orton will improve and have a field day against an average Cleveland pass defense.

Prediction (Marshall): 8 rec, 111 Yds, 1 TD
Prediction (Royal): 7 rec, 79 Yds, 1 TD
Prediction (Moreno): 15 att, 80 Yds, 1 TD

How can you say no two a three-fold Denver start promotion? Come on, it's the Browns.

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