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Fantasy Football Sleepers and Busts: Week 2

Editor's Note:  Be sure to get your picks in for the Stampede Blue Prediction Contest.  You have until 1:00 ET on Sunday.

Welcome to Week 2 of your Fantasy Football Sleepers and Busts.  I'll review last week before going into this week's studs and duds.


  • Jeff Garcia:  221 yds passing, 1 TD/1 INT = 12 pts.  Can't say I did well on this pick.
  • Bryant Johnson:  3 catches, 48 yards = 4 pts.  Missed that one as well
  • Heath Miller:  3 catches, 26 yards = 2 pts.  Oops again. (Maybe you shouldn't listen to me, huh?) 


  • Jay Cutler: 300 yds passing, 9 yds rushing, 2 TD = 24 pts.  I'm now 0-4.
  • Ryan Grant: 92 yds rushing = 9 pts.  I'm going to count this as a win for me.  He had a 57 yard run in the 4th quarter, which got him to 92 yards.  I'm going to take this one.
  • Marques Colston: 3 catches, 26 yards = 2 pts.  I legitimately hit this one, although he did get hurt.

So I was 1.5 / 6 last week.  Let's see if I can do a little better this week:


  • Aaron Rodgers vs. DET:  Any team that makes a rookie QB, starting his first game look good, should make any other QB look great.  Rodgers played well against a much tougher Viking defense last week, so expect a big week from Rodgers.
  • Larry Johnson vs. OAK:  I'm going to keep picking on the Oakland Defense until they show me otherwise.  They were bad last season, and allowed 141 yds and 3 TDs on the ground last weekend to the Broncos.  Look for Johnson to be more like '05-'06 Johnson, rather than '07.
  • Robert Royal vs. JAX: Bo Scaife had a big day last weekend vs. the Jaguars defense, and I see the same for the Buffalo TE.  Plus Jacksonville gave up a lot of points to TE last year, so I'm sensing a trend.


  • Derek Anderson vs. PIT:  Anderson looked bad last weekend vs. Dallas, and I don't expect him to get any better against a team that knows him well.  Pittsburgh intercepted Schaub twice last weekend, and expect a couple this weekend from Anderson, as he tries to fit a ball into a tiny window.
  • Marion Barber vs. PHI:  The Eagles faced an even bigger back last weekend in Steven Jackson, and completely shut him down (14 carries, 40 yards).  Last year against the Eagles in Dallas, he was held to 32 yards rushing.  Dallas look fantastic last weekend on offense, but they will face an actual defense this week, who knows them very well.
  • Randy Moss vs. NYJ:  Matt Cassel hasn't started a game since High School.  In 3 quarters last weekend with Cassel at QB, Moss only had 64 yards receiving, one of which was a 51 yard bomb.  While the Jets didn't play any gamebreaking WRs last weekend (except maybe the entire Ginn family), they only gave up 62 yards to WRs last weekend.