Despite several upsets I took a fairly respectable 7-8 for week 2, here are my predictions for this weeks match ups, as well as a run down of last night's game.
Thur, SEP 20
NY Giants 36 at Carolina 7
Last nights blow out in Carolina may have come as a surprise to some especially with a number of the G-Mens offensive unit on the injured list. The two surprise packages of the night came in RB Andre Brown who came away with 113 and TD’s in light of Ahmad Bradshaw’s injury. Not far behind Brown in terms of eyebrow raises is the new TE in NY, Martellus Bennet who had 73 yards receiving and a TD which makes that 3 in 3 for Bennett. Cam Newton’s woes continued as the Giants pass rush forced him to throw 3 interceptions without a single TD.
SUN, SEP 23
St. Louis at Chicago
Chicago will definitely be looking to bounce back after last weeks awful outing against Green Bay. Rams fans will have been encouraged with their win against the Redskins last week and especially with Bradford throwing 3 TD’s last week and over 300 yards. This week though goes to the Bears expect them to bounce back with a bang. Fantasy Watch: Brandon Marshall.
Buffalo at Cleveland
This will be an interesting game that will leave a lot of people split down the middle. For me though I am going with the Bills, not just because I know CJ Spiller is going to run 100+ and pick a TD or two but also because Cleveland have still got to get things going with their new QB Weeden. Fantasy Watch: Trent Richardson
Tampa Bay at Dallas
The Cowboys have beaten the Buccs in their last five outings and aside from a set back last week they look like they could mean business this year. The Buccs 4th quarter blow out last week wont have helped their chances either. Home win. Fantasy Watch: DeMarco Murray
NY Jets at Miami
Dolphins win. I want to see the Dolphins do well this year and I am liking them to go 2-1. Fantasy Watch: Reggie Bush
San Francisco at Minnesota
San Francisco win. It’s just that simple. Fantasy Watch: Percy Harvin
Kansas City at New Orleans
See above (New Orleans). Fantasy Watch: Jimmy Graham
Cincinnati at Washington
Whilst the law firm seems to be making moves for the Bengals and Dalton is looking sharp I still like the Redskins for this match up. I wouldn’t expect this Bengals D to allow RG3 to rush for the TD’s he picked up last week but I can still see the rookie QB having another big week. Fantasy Watch: Robert Griffin III
Detroit at Tennessee
Two of the star players in this match up have been to put it nicely ‘slow off the mark’. Matt Stafford has yet been able to reproduce the numbers he was putting up week in week out last year. Whilst Titans RB has undoubtedly been this years running back bust. The Titans offence will let them down again-Lions win. Fantasy Watch: Kevin Smith
Jacksonville at Indianapolis
Hmm colts/jags, colts/jags. Colts to go 2-1. Fantasy Watch: Andrew Luck
Philadelphia at Arizona
I am not going to waste my time on this game the Eagles will win in the dying seconds with a 40 yard FG. Fantasy Watch: Jeremy Maclin.
Atlanta at San Diego
Those of you that read my fantasy column preseason will see that I wrote Rivers off as a QB option…well its still early but I am starting to regret that. Chargers win. Fantasy Watch: Julio Jones
Houston at Denver
Peyton had a bad outing this week but I’ll tell you who once again showed up…Arian Foster and Texans. Manning will have been ruing the mistakes he made last week and will be far more accurate this week but as I have preached all ready the Texans are taking it to the Super Bowl this year and will continue their trip with a win in Denver. Fantasy Watch: Arian Foster
Pittsburgh at Oakland
Pittsburgh will come into this game with a healthier team that won last week and the Raiders are yet to pick up a win under their new coach. Rashard Mendenhall could also feature this weekend which will be a huge boost for the away team. Sorry Raiders fans but keep looking for that first win. Fantasy Watch: Mike Wallace
New England at Baltimore
This has to be the match up of the week! The Patriots will be looking to bounce back after last weeks shock defeat whilst the Ravens will have been left frustrated after another late Eagles comeback. This is without doubt the toughest game to call this week but even without Aaron Hernandez I think the Patriots will pick up a win. Fantasy Watch: Wes Welker
MON, SEP 24
Green Bay at Seattle
The first two weeks of the 2012 season haven’t gone quite as planned for the cheese heads and they will definitely be looking to put their so far average performances behind them. Rookie QB Wilson has definitely stepped up to the plate whilst RB Lynch has also proved any doubters wrong. Its time to see the real Aaron Rodgers-Packers win. Fantasy Watch: Greg Jennings.
Now what do you reckon?