Welcome to week 2 of the fantasy football season. I've already said my peace about a particular quarterback that dates a supermodel and we'll move past that.
Today we'll give you the names of some players we think you should start, and those who you should sit.
Like I said last week, you probably won't find your stud players on this list. Guys like Adrian Peterson, Drew Brees and LaDanian Tomlinson should always be started, regardless of who they're playing so it's a waste of time to even mention them.
If you have any questions about your lineup, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and between Ricky and myself we'll do the best we can to help you out.
Otherwise, good luck this weekend.
Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Tony Romo, Drew Brees
Aaron Rogers - Packers vs. Lions - What a difference a week makes?
Nobody knew how Rogers would perform in his debut as the Packers QB and suffice to say, I think he blew away the expectations. This Lions defense made Falcons rookie QB Matt Ryan look like a stud and I expect them to do the same for Rogers. He's a great play this weekend.
Eli Manning - Giants vs. St. Louis - I like Manning here for a lot of the same reasons I like Rogers. Eagles QB Donovan McNabb torched the Rams secondary and three of his receivers walked away with over 100 yards receiving. Expect that trend to continue in week two.
Kerry Collins - Titans vs. Bengals - What, is this column from 2001?
Nope, you read that correctly. Collins is getting the start in place of the injured - both physically and mentally according to his Mom - Vince Young against the Bengals and their very suspect secondary. He's always had one of the strongest arms in the league and with a very tough defense playing on his side; Collins will have plenty of chances to score some points.
Ben Roethlisberger - Steelers vs. Browns - Fast Willie Parker stole the show with his ridiculous numbers last weekend, but Big Ben didn't do half bad himself.
Coach Mike Tomlin let's Ben air it out as much as any other quarterback and after watching what Tony Romo did to the Browns secondary in week one I like this matchup even more.
Matt Hasslebeck - Seahawks vs. 49ers - Courtney Taylor, Logan Payne and Jordan Kent.
Those are the three longest tenured receivers on this team that are healthy and able to play this weekend. Nate Burleson went down in week one and is out for the year. Bobby Engram and Deion Branch are out for quite some time too, leaving Hasslebeck grasping at straws.
The Hawks did sign Sammie Parker and Billy McMullen this week to try and help this group, but it's just too little too late.
Matt Cassel - Patriots vs. Jets - Many of you who lost Brady last week scrambled to the waiver wire to grab Cassel and are probably planning on starting him this week.
I can't blame you but I just want to warn you that despite the talent surrounding him, Cassel is going to struggle. He hasn't started a game since high school and has made a living holding the clipboard behind starting quarterbacks in college and the NFL.
There are a lot of pundits out there proclaiming that Cassel is a good start this week but I just don't see how. Mangini knows this Patriots offense front and back and knows how to scheme against them. This is a show me league and until I see something from Cassel he sits on my bench.
Trent Edwards - Bills vs. Jaguars - The Bills surprised everyone with a week one thrashing of the Seahawks and Edwards was the one leading the charge.
But against a stout Jaguars defense you won't see Edwards finding Lee Evans streaking down the sideline and it will be much harder for Marshawn Lynch to find ample running room.
Must starts: LaDanian Tomlinson, Adrian Peterson (Min), Joseph Addai, Brian Westbrook, Steven Jackson, Frank Gore
Earnest Graham - Bucs vs. Falcons - Coach John Gruden revealed earlier in the week that he planned on getting Graham more touches this upcoming Sunday after the big man rumbled for 91 yards on only 10 carries.
And with Brian Griese filling in for an injured Jeff Garcia at quarterback, Graham should figure to be even more of the focal point of this Bucs offense.
Larry Johnson - Chiefs vs. Raiders - This guy always steps up his game against the Raiders and their lowly rushing defense. Look for LJ to top the 100-yard mark with a touchdown or two to boot.
Chris Johnson - Titans vs. Bengals - If you haven't seen this kid play yet I implore you to please do so as soon as possible. If speed kills than Johnson is about to go on a rampage through the NFL and will eventually supplant LenDale White as the starter in Tennessee.
Check your waiver wire. In most leagues he's either long gone or was taken in the draft. But if he's still there grab him as soon as humanly possible and thank me for it later.
Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams - Dolphins vs. Cardinals - Until this entire situation gets figured out I'll avoiding these two like the plague. I'm sure one of them will score a touchdown this week and you'll look back and say that I blew it.
But that's absolutely fine with me. Both of these backs have talent and for the moment it looks like Williams has the inside track. After this weekend we should have a much better idea of what this backfield will be capable of and then I'll consider starting one of them.
Darren McFadden - Raiders vs. Chiefs - His time will come my friends, but not yet.
Chris Perry - Bengals vs. Titans - Another week and another spot on the sit list for Perry. For a guy that finally got the starting gig in Cincy, having to face the Ravens and Titans defense in consecutive weeks to start the season has got to be just a tad depressing. It's going to get worse before it gets better.
Must starts: Randy Moss, Terrel Owens, Braylon Edwards, Larry Fitzgerald, Reggie Wayne, Plaxico Burress
Brandon Marshall - Broncos vs. Chargers - After sitting out week one due to a suspension, Marshall is ready to burst onto this NFL season in a big way. With Cutler looking like he's gotten even better in the offseason, expect these two to hookup all day Sunday.
Santonio Holmes - Steelers vs. Browns - I know last week I predicted big things from Holmes and he flopped. But this is the week Ben looks his way after he ignored him in favor of Hines Ward (2 TD). The Browns DEF is more than suspect and Holmes is ready to light it up.
Vincent Jackson - Chargers vs. Broncos - There's no doubt that Chris Chambers has become the number one receiver on this Chargers team. But that distinction also grants him the honor of having lockdown corner Champ Bailey cover him all day Sunday.
This should benefit Jackson in a big way and he'll turn into Phillip Rivers' most dependable target and should see the end zone.
David Patten - Saints vs. Redskins - Now that the Saints leading wide receiver Marques Colston is out with an injury, David Patten should become the man in New Orleans during his absence. This is one of the highest powered offenses in the league and Drew Brees won't slow it down just because Colston is out. Patten is a great play here.
Wes Welker - Patriots vs. Jets - I'm just not sold on the Cassel to Welker combination yet as most of Welker's routes were predicated on perfect timing between him and Brady. They'll need to develop a solid rapport before Welker starts turning in those monster performances.
Any Seahawks receiver vs. 49ers - See Matt Hasselbeck above.
Javon Walker - Raiders vs. Chiefs - He's making his season debut with the Raiders this weekend and I'd stay as far away as possible. Walker hasn't been a solid receiver for quite some time now and yet, people keep drafting him because of name recognition.
Do not start him.
Must starts: Antonio Gates, Chris Cooley, Kellen Winslow Jr., Jason Witten
Chris Cooley - Redskins vs. Saints - The wildman from Washington disappointed heavily in week one. But it was more a testament to the garbage that is Jason Campbell than his own doing. Coach Jim Zorn will make it a priority to get the Pro Bowl TE involved in this offense, starting this week.
Dante Rosario - Panthers vs. Bears - Just remember one thing. Most of you had never even heard of this guy before Delhomme found him for that miraculous catch against the Chargers last week. Temper your expectations against a revitalized Bears defense and that he won't be sneaking up on them like he did the Chargers.