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Fantasy football: week 2

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The Parthenon

Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013

Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013 21:09

Week One Recap
Yesterday is a mystery, tomorrow is a mystery. With week one in the books, week two is now my focus.

We can complain all we want about performances in week one-to all of you who started Zach Sudfeld, I feel your pain. Nevertheless, complaining about week one is not going to help us achieve victory in week two.

Just a tidbit regarding Marshall alumni, Ahmad Bradshaw tallied up 26 rushing yards on seven attempts and Vinny Curry recorded nine tackles.

Injury Report
I always like to begin with assessing injuries, and on that note, Tony Romo owners should be very cautious. Romo bruised his ribs in Sunday’s game. He did return and an MRI confirms there was not a fracture.

I would continue to check on his status throughout the week, however, and look at picking up Terrelle Pryor (available in 89 percent of leagues), who played great in week one and has a very easy matchup against the Jaguars next week, who just got torched by the Chiefs.

Speaking of the Chiefs, Jamaal Charles owners do not need to worry, as his quad injury was only a fluke and he should be good to go for next week against Dallas.

Shane Vereen suffered a broken wrist on Sunday and underwent surgery Monday. I suggest you do NOT drop him, as he is worth stashing on your bench. He will miss at least four weeks.

More news on the Patriots, Danny Amendola, who injured his groin on Sunday, was very limited in practice on Monday, so Amendola owners may want to explore the waiver wire this week.

Reggie Bush should be good to go next week after dislocating his thumb and injuring his groin on Sunday. Bush had a historic game last week, as he was the first Lions player with 90 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in a game since Barry Sanders in 1990.

Now, as for all of you Dez Bryant owners, an MRI taken on Monday showed that Bryant has a mild foot sprain, and he is still expected to play next week against the Chiefs.

Waiver Wire
I have seen Kellen Winslow’s name come up a lot regarding waiver wire pickups, but I do not encourage picking him up. The Jets are playing the Patriots next week, which allowed only 38 receiving yards to the Bills’ tight end last week.

Jerome Simpson is a good pickup. He matches up against the Bears this week, which gave up 282 receiving yards and two touchdowns to wide receivers last week.

Julian Edelman is also a good pickup and matches up against the Jets this week. The Jets gave up 210 receiving yards and one touchdown to wide receivers last week.

Julius Thomas is an amazing pickup if you need help at tight end. He matches up against the Giants this week. The Giants gave up 70 receiving yards and two touchdowns to tight ends last week.

Ryan Dorfman is a guest columnist. He can be contacted at avery_dorfman@yahoo.com.

 

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