Duane Munn

Fantasy Quickies: What We Learned In Week 2

Week 2 of the NFL season is a wrap, and so is Week 2 of Fantasy Football season! Here are my latest musings in the wake of last week’s games…


#1 – Barring injury, Ronnie Brown (136 rushing yards, 2 TDs) is a keeper. The Dolphins will literally run the ball all day and night to keep the other team’s offense from turning games into shootouts. Plus, Brown is the centerpiece of their famous Wildcat formation, which torched the Colts on Monday night. That should mean lots of running/scoring opportunities for Mr. Brown.


#2 – Other stars that stand to benefit from favorable offensive set-ups… Dallas Clark (183 receiving yards, 1 TD, the beneficiary of all those Reggie Wayne double-teams), Andre Johnson (149 receiving yards, 2 TDs, stud), Phillip Rivers (436 passing yards, 2 TDs, posts numbers even when the Chargers lose), Steve Smith: Giants Version (10 catches, 1 TD, Eli Manning’s fave target).


#3 – Do NOT drink the Frank Gore (246 rushing yards, 2 TDs) Kool-Aid. Gore had a monstrous Week 2. And he’s a great back. But he’s going to get hurt this year. If you make him an automatic start, it’s going to end up costing you a game sooner or later. You can lsten now, or scream “Why didn’t I listen to The DNJ!?!” later.


#4 – I may’ve been wrong about Willie Parker. Remember how I preached patience last week? Forget that. The Steelers running back has 66 rushing yards… in two games! He’s another injury prone runner too, even when producing. It’s time to introduce Willie-P to your fantasy bench.


#5 – Other “Objects Appear Larger Than They Really Are” All-Stars… Matt Schaub (357 yards, 4 TDs, injury-prone), Mario Manningham (150 yards, 1 TD… who?!?), Willis McGahee (89 yards, 2 TDs, creaky as The Wiz’s new crutches), Kellen Winslow (90 yards, 1 TD, his QB takes half an hour to throw a pass).


#6 – Week 3 would be a good time to add Joe Flacco and Todd Heap to your team. The Ravens are averaging 34.5 ppg this year. The Cleveland Browns (their Week 3 opponent), are giving up 30.5 ppg. Something’s gotta give. And it’ll most-likely be Cleveland’s Charmin-soft D.


#7 – Start Randy Moss (and Wes Welker if he’s healthy). The Atlanta Falcons don’t give up a lot of points… but they rank 21st against the pass, allowing 220+ yards per game. I smell statement game for the Pats.


#8 – The Week 2 MVP is… Chris Johnson. 284 total yards, 3 TDs, and zero LenDale White highlights on Sportscenter.


#9 – Week 2 Decepticons (sure to transform into something that blows up when placed under pressure)… - Tony Romo -- this week’s Megatron Award winner, and future-Lifetime Achievement Megatron Award winner at this pace -- (127 passing yards, 3 INTs), Roy Williams (1 catch, 18 yards), Zach Miller (no catches).


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Hey dmunn, thx! The only problem is that I'm down 4974 to 5460 right now, and I'm 2nd in my league, and he's 1st. His team is: P. Manning (BTW, my Manning is Peyton, too), Rodgers, "All Day" Peterson (same with me, I've got All Day and not the Bears dude), Felix Jones, Driver, Fitz, R. Wayne, Brent Celek, Mason Crosby, and Packers D.

dmunn - new team!!!! Brees (thanks for the advice, my team seems a lot better now), Manning, Peterson, Coffee, Hester, Fitzgerald, Ochocinco, Witten, Vinateri, Giants D.

Niiiiiiice team! Good thing you aren't in my league!

Maybe Sproles too.

dmunn- I'm gonna degrade from the Ravens D and get Brees!!!

lol hhahahah


Ahem... Drew brees. Carson palmer. Adrian peterson. Maurice jd. Ochocinco. Percy harvin. Carlson. Nedney. Packers d. 3000 points in two weeks. U all got served. With two scoops of ice cream. :)

O yeah, i hav Peyton, Eli, LT, Willie Parker, Sammie Sroughter, whoevr he iz, Santonio Holmes, Larry Fitzgerald, Antonio Gates, and it wil NOT tel me who in the HECK my Denfensive Tackle is! Someone from the Eagles w/ a $8,900,000 salary

Anyone interested in joining a late fantasy football league? The league name is Bulldogs football.

My team is Matt Ryan, KEVIN KOLB, Michael Turner, BRIAN WESTBROOK, Larry Fitzgerald, DESEAN JACKSON, Roy Williams, BRENT CELEK, Sebestein Janikowski, and PHILADELPHIA EAGLES DEFENSE. GO EAGLES FLY EAGLES FLY.... ps : Is that how you spell the kicker for the oakland raiders name.

Here is my complete team: Peyton, Mark Sanchez, Adrian, Darren Sproles, Hester, Ochocinco, Fitzgerald, Witten, Bironas, Ravens D.

i hav Peyton, Eli, LT, Willie Parker, Sammie Stroughter, Santonio Holmes, Larry Fitzgerald, Antonio Gates, Adam Vinatieri, and wont tel me my Defensive Tackle.U got SERVED!!!!!

dmunn - Yeah, I've heard of Drew Brees. I would with out a doubt pick Brees over Sanchez, but my salary has like only $50,000, and I can't upgrade to Brees with only 50 grand.

I hear ya bballmajor. But u gotta figure out a way to add breezy. Drop somebody! Lol. He's got 9 tds in two games! That's probly more than all ur rb's and wr's combined. Make adding brees a priority homie.


U r buggin if u think that tha Eagles ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!!!!!

I cut Aaron Rodgers and got Matt Ryan, Matt is awesome and the Rams (AKA the lamb chops) will finish 1-15 for the next three years

matt ryan is good choice!


Everybody watch the Eagles on CBS against the chiefs and you can see how good the eagles aare on both sides of the ball as well for Kevin Kolb

I always get mixed up with Desean Jackson and Lesean McCoy thanks for helping with my spelling.

LeSean McCoy ROCKS!!! I almost wish Westbrook would get hurt (ALMOST!), because if Shady plays the whole game, good things are going to happen... : )

Ummmm... WHAT!?!?! AwesomeEagle24 must have fallen over and bumped his head. McCoy's done nothing to even suggest he's capable of replacing Westbrook. At least not yet. Maybe he will. Maybe he won't. Either way... I think you've rushed to judgement just a bit my man.

My team is stacked. I lost this past week, but with Deshean Jackson playing against the chiefs. Well lets just say it will be a long day for the Chiefs defense.

Hey I'm an Eagles fan and it's spelled Desean Jackson!

Kevin Kolb may be the player of the week next week against the Chiefs after what he did against the Saints. 391 yards,excellent on two minute drills, not fumbling the football, now we got a back up quarterback.

Kevin Kolb???? let's give a round of applause to superstarshortstop14... the bravest mascot in fantasy football...

Lol... I won't call you crazy. But um... have you heard of Drew Brees? Sanchez has been playing well. He's nowhere NEAR D-Breezy though. That's 250+ yards, 2+ TD's every week. Guaranteed!

Call me crazy now everybody...but after these performances by Mark Sanchez, I just put him as my #2 QB behind Peyton in fantasy.

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