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Monday, September 19, 2005

Week 2 surprises

Obviously there aren't as many surprises in week two as there are coming out of the first week of the season.
But there are always a few players who may have gone overlooked that are likely still on your waiver wire. Here's a look:

Troy Brown, New England. Brown became the forgotten man in New England last year. Heck, they even shifted him to cornerback to make up for a lack of depth at that position. But after a three-catch 87-yard performance Sunday, Brown is looking like a good No. 4 fantasy receiver.

Mewelde Moore, running back, Minnesota. Michael Bennett has done nothing in the first two games and added a pair of fumbles Sunday for the disappointing Vikings. Moore had eight carries for 29 yards and added a couple of catches as well. You can bet he'll get the bulk of the carries next week.

Steve Heiden, tight end, Cleveland. What, you thought Cleveland got rid of all of those passing plays in its offense when Kellen Winslow got hurt? Heiden has had some good games in the past. He'll be valuable.

Trent Dilfer, quarterback, Cleveland. Look back at my preseason sleepers. You'll find Dilfer there. He's not sleeping any longer. Dilfer has outproduced every quarterback not named Donovan McNabb in fantasy ball.

Josh Reed, wide receiver, Buffalo. J.P. Losman is killing the Bills right now as anyone who took Willis McGahee in the first round will tell you. But Reed caught six balls for 71 yards Sunday, more than half of the team's passing yards.

Marcel Shipp, running back, Arizona. Shipp had 12 carries for 54 yards Sunday, while didn't get a single rushing attempt. Shipp also caught five passes for 39 yards. Grab him now.

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