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Week 2: 14 carries , 54 yards vs. GB
Bush had a decent last week. With Forte’s health in question for the next few weeks, Bush will be a great fill in and a legitimate starter for weeks to come. As long as he’s starting for the Bears, he should be starting for your team.
Week 2: 9 catches, 111 yards vs. OAK
Hartline and Tannehill look to have found something to build off of after an impressive 35-13 win vs. Oakland Raiders. An abundance of Hartline’s catches came off of back shoulder throws from Ryan Tannehill, which shows signs of confidence between the two. Facing a banged up Jets secondary, expect more of the same in the first meeting of the two AFC East meetings.
2012 season : Eight catches, 150, TD
Moore had a solid Week 1 and then slipped into fantasy oblivion once again, shortly after only having two catches for 30 yards in the Saints’ 35-27 loss to the Panthers last Sunday. The Chiefs have the 22nd ranked defense vs. Wide outs this season and the Saints have Drew Brees, Winner= Lance Moore.
Week 2: 12 carries, 74 yards, two TD’s vs. JAC
After only having five carries for six yards in Week 1, Tate went off scoring two touchdowns and added on 74 yards from 12 carries. Arian Foster’s 110 yards and TD . One of most explosive and best running back duo’s in the league, watch for Tate to see more action.
2012 Season: Four catches, 61 yards, TD
Moss contributed with a lonely one catch for 14 yards, in last week’s 27-19 win over the Detroit Lions. Moss will visit Minnesota for the first time since his playing days there, when he was un-coverable. I see Smith finding Moss in the back corner of the end-zone for one last rendezvous at the place where it all started.
Best Defense: 49ers Defense
After holding the Packers to just 22 points in Week 1, they held the Lions to 19 in Week 2. Now the Vikings enter the picture in Week 3 and though they do have Adrian Peterson on their side, he’s not all the way back healthy as his snap count would best indicate that. Vikings Quarterback, Christian Ponder, throughout these past two seasons has shown some nice poise and pocket presence when being held under duress, don’t count on this being one of those times.
Vincent Jackson WR TB
Jackson had an impressive Week 2 with five catches for 128 yards and a score. However, in Week 1 he had a measly four catches for 47 yards. The Cowboys haven’t had too much consistency thus far this season. The one thing they have shown is that they have a secondary (fourth vs. opposing wide-outs) who can play with the best of them. With the additions of veteran corner, Brandon Carr and highly touted rookie, Morris Clairborne, the Bucs’ flankers may be in for a rough afternoon.
Shonn Greene NYJ RB
Greene’s Week 1 match-up vs. Buffalo, had a productive 27 carries for 94 yards and a rushing touchdown. This last weekend, when the Jets took on the Pittsburgh Steelers, he had 11 carries for 23 yards. Greene is hit or miss type of running back, this week feels like a miss.
Not only did the Raiders defense give up 35 points to a very average and inexperienced Miami Dolphins offense but Reggie Bush rushed for 177 yards (Mia 249 total rushing yards), two TD’s and Tannehill had two scores of his own. Oakland has had some tough injuries all over the defensive side of the ball including defensive studs, Rolando McClain and Richard Seymour, but nothing worse than their secondary problems (Spencer, Francies). Big Ben, Antonio Brown and the sixty-second man Mike Wallace) may have another pass happy game, as they prepare to attack the young and vulnerable Oakland Raiders defensive-backs.
Jacob Tamme Den TE
Tamme had a nice start to the season with five catches, 43 yards and a touchdown. Last week vs. Falcons he had only two catches for 13 yards. Peyton looked his way a few times last week with drops that quickly followed. The Denver tight end now faces the Houston Texans defense, who are currently ranked first vs. Tight ends in the 2012 season.
Matt Schaub QB HOU
Schaub’s first two games are tough to grade. In both contests, the Texans were up in dominant fashion and continued to show the rest of the league their ground and pound offensive mentality with Foster and Tate at the helm. Week 1, 266 yards passing, TD and Week 2, 195 yards passing and zero Touchdowns. Denver is known for their shut down corners, in future first-ballet hall of famer, Champ Bailey and underrated, under-appreciated, Tracy Porter. Conclusion, this doesn’t look like the game for Schaub to have a break out game. Week 4 vs. Titans looks good.
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Following the Giants’ 36-7 win in Carolina, it’s time to vote for the Giants “Extra Effort” Player of the Game. Along with Eli Manning, a pair of first-time starters, Ramses Barden and Andre Brown, boosted the offense to a quick lead and took off from there.
Here are this week’s candidates and a look at their performances:
QB Eli Manning
27/35, 288 YDS, 1 TD, 0 INT, 110.2 RTG
Taking the opening drive 80 yards on eight plays – capped by a 14-yard touchdown to Martellus Bennett – Manning’s performance on Thursday night was as efficient as they come. Completing all but seven of 35 passes, Manning led the offense to scoring drives on eight of its 10 possessions. VOTE NOW
WR Ramses Barden
9 REC, 138 YDS (15.3 AVG), 23 LG, 10 TGTS
In all of 2011, Barden totaled nine receptions for 94 yards. He eclipsed those numbers in one game as he stepped up in place of injured Hakeem Nicks and Domenik Hixon. While he would not find the end zone, Barden led the team in all other receiving categories, including 10 targets. VOTE NOW
RB Andre Brown
20 CAR, 113 YDS (5.7 AVG), 2 TD, 3 REC, 17 YDS
Making his first career start in his home state of North Carolina, Brown received the opportunity he’s been waiting for since coming into the NFL in 2009. He powered the Giants’ rushing attack with 113 yards on 20 carries for an impressive 5.7-yard average. He also had two touchdowns from the goal line and added three catches for 17 yards out of the backfield. VOTE NOW
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