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Quarterbacks-

J.T. O’ Sullivan (49ers) – Passed for 321 yards and one touchdown in an overtime win against the Seattle Seahawks last week. Also had zero turnovers and chipped in with 32 rushing yards on four attempts. In Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons he had three turnovers, but proceted the ball last week. J.T. has an attractive schedule the next two weeks with Detroit in Week 3 and New Orleans in Week 4

Trent Edwards (Bills) – In two games the 24 year-old has gone a combined 38-of-55 for 454 yards, with two touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 107.7. passer rating. Last week vs. Jaguars he completed 8-of-11 passes for 91 yards and a TD ( first road TD of his career) in the fourth quarter. He also has a favorable schedule facing the Raiders this week, Rams in week 4 and Cardinals in Week 5.

Running Backs

Darren Sproles (Chargers) – Totaled 317 all-purpose-yards and two touchdowns last week against the Broncos. Sproles ran for 53 yards on seven carries and caught two passes for 72 yards and a TD. The electric back also returned a kickoff for 103 yards. LT is battling a jammed big toe and his 40 total yards last week was his lowest amount since week 7 of 2005.

Michael Bush (Raiders)- Rushed for 90 yards on 16 carries after Justin Fargas left the game with a groin injury. The 6’3” 250 pound bruiser could get 12-15 touches a game as long as Fargas is out splitting time with rookie phenom Darren McFadden.

Derrick Ward( Giants)- Rushed the ball for 58 yards on 10 carries last week against the Rams and is the primary backup to Brandon Jacobs. His first carry came in the second quarter where hr promptly gained 11 yards. With Ward sitting in the fourth quarter Ahmad Bradshaw entered the game and is another back to watch. He was used late in the game and rushed for 52 yards including a 31 yard touchdown.

Tim Hightower (Cardinals) – Has two goal-line touchdowns already to start the season and the rookie carried the ball 10 times last week. The former Richmond standout has more fantasy points than starter Edgerrin James.

Pierre Thomas (Saints) Had 8 touches last week and a touchdown vs. the Redskins. Received two straight goal-line carries in the first half and has gained the trust of coach Sean Payton.

Michael Pittman (Broncos) – Has three touchdowns as the goal-line back in one of the leagues top offenses right now.

Fred Jackson (Bills) – A handcuff back to starter Marshawn Lynch. Jackson had seven receptions for 83 yards out of the backfield last week.

Wide Receivers-

Isaac Bruce and Bryant Johnson (49ers) Bruce caught four balls for 153 yards on Sunday. All of his receptions went for at least 27 yards (including a 63 yard reception) and he knows offensive coordinator Mike Martzs offense well. Johnson hauled in 6 passes for 78 receiving yards and a one-yard touchdown. Bruce was making the big plays but Johnson was O’Sullivans favorite target.

Justin Gage (Titans)- Connected with quarterback Kerry Collins picking up 59 receiving yards and a TD against the Bengals. The number one receiver for the Titans value jumps up with Collins starting under center.

David Patten (Saints)-  Targeted 10 times vs. the Redskins and his value increased with the news of stud receiver Marques Colston missing 4-6 weeks due to thumb surgery. Patten finished the game with 5 receptions for 55 yards.

Tight Ends

John Carlson (Seahawks) – With the Seahawks WR corp depleted with injuries, Carlson stepped out with six catches for 78 yards. He was the No. 4 most targeted tight end in Week 2 and has 10 catches for 130 yards to start the season. The 6’6” 255 pound tight end has a great matchup vs. the Rams this week.

Tony Scheffler (Broncos)- Targeted 10 times last week and hauled in six passes for 64 yards and two touchdowns vs. the Chargers last week. Should continue to produce in single coverage with receivers Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal primarily getting the attention. Has 136 yards in two games and will continue to produce like a top 10 TE all season.

Kickers-

Ryan Longwell (Vikings)- Received six field goal attempts vs. Colts last week and nailed five of them including a 53 yarder. He should be productive at home in the dome with Tarvaris Jackson struggling to get the team into the end zone.

David Akers (Eagles)- Tallied 13 points against the Cowboys on Monday night including three field goals. The Eagles offensive has been dynamic and should see plenty of chances.

John Carney (Giants)– The 44-year old kicker is doing a formidable job replacing the injured Lawrence Tynes. He has two straight games with 10+ points and has a favorable schedule with the Bengals, Browns and 49ers coming up.

Defense-

Buffalo Bills- Have recorded seven sacks, two interceptions, and have allowed 26 points to start the season. Special team phenom Roscoe Parrish returned a punt for a TD during week. 1. They have allowed the 8th fewest passing yards in the league. They should start the season 5-0.

Tennesse Titans- Held the Bengals to seven points and 215 yards last week. They also picked off quaretrback Carson Palmer twice and scored a touchdown on a  blocked punt. On the season they are tied for first with four interceptions, second in the league with eight sacks and have allowed only 17 total points.

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