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Friday, September 16, 2005

Week 2 tips

Must starts: Drew Brees, San Diego. Denver's secondary got banged up last week against Miami and Brees gets Antonio Gates back.
Trent Green, Kansas City. Oakland's defense is awful.
Kerry Collins, Oakland. Ditto Kansas City until it proves otherwise.
Anthony Wright, Baltimore. A suprise visitor here. The Ravens and Titans still consider themselves rivals and Tennessee's secondary is awful.
Bench them: Steve McNair, Tennessee, Chad Pennington, N.Y. Jets. Jake Delhome, Carolina.

Running backs:
Must starts: Fred Taylor, Jacksonville. Sorry, I'm not sold on that Colts defense just yet.
Bryan Westbrook, Philadelphia. In leagues that count catches as points, he's golden.
Willie Parker, Pittsburgh. Houston's defense is suspect and Parker is just that good.
Ahman Green, Green Bay. Green should be able to run all over Cleveland despite a tough game last week.
Stephen Davis, Carolina. New England is vulnerable up the middle.
Bench them: Ronnie Brown, Miami. Thomas Jones, Chicago. Chris Brown, Tennessee. Curtis Martin, N.Y. Jets.

Wide Receiver:
Must Starts: Roy Williams, Detroit. Just a hunch, but after a difficult opener, Williams should come out swinging.
Andre Johnson, Houston. He doesn't have a lot of help in Houston, but Johnson should be better as the Texans are forced to throw.
Derrick Mason, Baltimore. Mason exacts some revenge for his release.
Robert Ferguson, Green Bay. Teams will try to keep the ball out of Donald Driver's hands, leaving Ferguson one-on-one.

Bench them: Any Bears receiver. That could get repetitive. Darrell Jackson, Seattle. Brandon Lloyd, San Francisco. Deion Branch, New England.

Tight Ends:
Must Starts: Antonio Gates, San Diego. He's back this week, get him in the lineup.
Jeb Putzier, Denver. Looks like he'll be a big part of the offense.
Ben Troupe, Tennessee. Looked good in the opener. Big target.
L.J. Smith, Philadelphia. 49ers will load up to stop former teammate Terrell Owens.

Bench them: Jeremy Shockey, N.Y. Giants. He's banged up. Chris Baker, N.Y. Jets. Sorry, I've got to see him do it again. Dallas Clark, Indianapolis. On my must-start list last week. He's still suffering from concussion problems. He could see a little itme this week

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