This week in fantasy football: Week two

The man, the myth, the legend.

The man, the myth, the legend.

After a mediocre week of picks I look to bounce back this week. We had some players really pour it on last week. Can they repeat their trend of Fantasy dominance? Here are my picks for this week.

QB: I feel bad for the Browns punter, getting kicked in the face. You see something new every week. This week will be kinder for the Browns punter but now for the Browns as a whole. Drew Brees is my breakout performer this week. Ben Roethlisberger had a big week last week against a secondary that normally isn’t that bad. Drew Brees has bigger and better playmakers. Brees goes into the Dog Pound and handles the Browns with ease.

RB: After I struck out with my Montee Ball pick in week one, I don’t think that will be a trend for the year however, I like DeMarco Murray. For one I don’t like Tony Romo, with his bad back he won’t be able to carry the Cowboys like in the past. This is why DeMarco Murray is going to be huge. His stock rose after Romo’s surgery. He is a hard nose running back who is going to pound you in between the tight ends. Look for Murray to have a good solid week.

WR: He is finally back, Julio Jones. Even with a stout Bengals defense look for Julio to have a good game. He is a deep threat and after the week he had and the amount of targets he had in the first half alone, take Julio Jones against the Bengals Defense. I think he will cause some problems for the secondary and really make them work hard to slow him and pass happy Matt Ryan down.

TE: Julius Thomas by far the runs away with this one. He had a great game against a depleted Colts defense. I think he’s Peyton Manning’s new favorite target. He is big and runs his routes very well for a big tight end. Jimmy Graham may be more athletic, but don’t write out Thomas as the best tight end in the NFL. I like Thomas this week to put up big numbers versus Kansas City, not three touchdowns but one is likely with a good chunk of yards.

Flex: Baltimore is in the center of something bigger than the NFL. In the wake of Ray Rice’s fallout, I like Justin Forsett who had a better game than Bernard Pierce. Pierce fumble problems may lead to Forsett starting tonight which wouldn’t be a bad thing for a guy who would normally be a third string running back. He ran for 70 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown. He ran all over a fifth ranked Bengals defense and the Steelers aren’t as good as the used to be on that side of the ball therefore, I like Forsett tonight versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.