The best and worst of Week Two

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The Best

Quarterbacks

Phillip Rivers- San Diego Chargers
377 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT

Yesterday's Chargers-Broncos game was a fantasy owners dream. The teams combined for 77 total points, and some highly regarded fantasy players threw up huge stats. Though his team lost for the second week in a row, Rivers once again passed for three touchdowns. If LaDanian Tomlinson isn't getting into the end zone, I guess somebody has to.

Kurt Warner- Arizona Cardinals
361 yards, 3 TD

Matt Leinart can be a good pro quarterback. I still think that. But Warner proved last year that he's still a more than capable starter, and yesterday he produced a near perfect game. Warner finished with a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3, which surely got our friend Matt all hot and bothered. Add in 361 yards and three touchdowns- not to mention a Cardinal victory- and no one had a better Week Two than Warner.

Running backs

Darren McFadden- Oakland Raiders
164 yards, 1 TD

Do we have a Wally Pipp-Lou Gehrig scenario on our hands? Justin Fargas owners, if such a creature exists, certainly hope not. But it'll be hard for lame duck Lane Kiffin to ignore what his top pick did yesterday. Everyone knew McFadden was explosive, but to put up those type of numbers in only his second pro game is truly impressive.

Julius Jones- Seattle Seahawks
127 yards, 1 TD

All of Seattle's receivers are hurt. That's bad news for Matt Hasselbeck owners and good news for Julius Jones owners. With no one to throw to, the Seahawks needed to run the ball to be successful against the 49ers, and Jones was more than up to the task.

Receivers

Brandon Marshall- Denver Broncos
166 yards, 1 TD

If you're in a league that awards points for receptions and own Marshall, congratulations. I'm certain you won this week. Marshall's 18 receptions were the second most in NFL history, and he was even nice enough to find the end zone for those of us that don't reward catches. What a guy.

Santana Moss- Washington Redskins
166 yards, 1 TD

In case you're wondering, yes I own Moss, and yes I started him this week. This is the second game in a row Moss has reached the end zone. If Jason Campbell keeps throwing the ball well, Moss could be in for a big season.

The Worst

QB Matt Hasselbeck- Seattle Seahawks
189 yards, 2 INT

Yeah, he did that against San Francisco. Do. Not. Want.

RB LaDanian Tomlinson- San Diego Chargers
26 yards rushing, 14 yards receiving

Remember, LDT started slow last year too. It's going to be alright.

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