The Weekly Pepper Doubleheader: Week One Fantasy Pickups

General PeppersCorrespondent ISeptember 17, 2009

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 03: Louis Murphy #18 of the Oakland Raiders on the field before the game against the Seattle Seahawks on September 3, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Welcome to part two of my fantasy doubleheader.

Yesterday, we discussed the untradeable players of the 2009 fantasy season.

Today, I'll kick some knowledge on the Week One pickups that could change your team.

1. Louis Murphy

Oh yes, I'm advising a Raider. The forgotten receiver from the Florida Gators' powerhouse. If not for what could only described as a deplorable referee decision, Louis Murphy would have finished the Monday Night game with two touchdowns and nearly 100 yards. He was targeted all game and even made plays against the incredible Cromartie.

With Chaz Schilens out with an injury for up to two more weeks, with Javon Walker still out, and with Heyward-Bey being, well, Heyward-Bey, Louis Murphy will be getting quite a few looks.

Add in the fact that he plays the Chiefs/Broncos/Chargers a combined five more times this year and you have a fantasy sleeper in the wings.

2. Michael Bush

The Chargers have a top run defense and the Raiders pounded them for 105 yards in a half.

The Raiders can run the ball, and the Raiders will run the ball. Michael Bush will be getting the goal line carries.

Oh by the way, they play the Chiefs this weekend. The same Chiefs who gave the inept Ravens' offense 500+ yards.

Start all Raiders. All of them. ALL OF THEM.

3. Oakland Defense

They held the Chargers to 77 yards rushing, and other than two great fourth quarter drives, they held the masterful Chargers' offense to a minimum.

They play the Chiefs and Broncos four more times. Great spot defense if your defense is playing the Saints.

4.Hank Baskett

With Anthony Gonzalez going out for eight weeks with an ACL injury, Hank Baskett was recently picked up by the Colts.

Reggie Wayne will be getting all the looks, but Baskett could be a fantastic flex option for 12 team leagues.

5.Trent Edwards


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