Looking Back and Looking Ahead

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A look back at the studs and duds from Week 1, and a quick peek into Week 2's potential stars:

MVP
Arian Foster, RB, Texans, 231 rush yards, 3 TDs
Man, I wanted this guy bad in the preseason, but the time was never right. That second-round pick sure is looking nice on him if he keeps doing this. If you want to trade him, his value will never be higher. But I would hold firm and enjoy what looks like a big season coming up.

ALL-STARS
Chris Johnson, RB, Titans, 142 rush yards, 2 TDs
The obvious No. 1 pick shows why. Enjoy the ride.

Matt Forte, RB, Bears, 50 rush yards, 151 rec yards, 2 rec TDs
He made some big plays, including an 89-yard TD reception for the game-winner.

Peyton Manning, QB, Colts, 433 pass yards, 3 TD pass
He shined among a bunch of QB clunkers. But don't expect him to throw 57 times every week, as Indy won't be playing from behind very much.

Hakeem Nicks, 75 rec yards, 3 TD
Raise your hand if you started him this week. And don't lie.
Chad Ochocinco, WR, Bengals, 12 catches, 159 yards, 1 rec TD
Despite TO's presence, this is still Ocho's team. Expect him to be the alpha dog all year.

NO-STARS
Andre Johnson, WR, Texans, 33 rec yards
The good thing about Arian Foster's emergence is that maybe teams won't be double-teaming Dre all year, like the Colts did on Sunday.

Shonn Greene, RB, Jets, 18 rush yards, 9 rec yards, 1 fumble
Don't try to get cute, Shonner. Just run people over. And hold on to the ball!

Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions, 45 rec yards
It woulda been a lot better if he didn't have that "drop" in the end zone at the end of the Bears game. Hopefully whoever is QBing will just keep throwing the ball up and letting 'Tron go get it.

PICK THESE GUYS UP
Brandon Jackson, RB, Packers
Ryan Grant is out for the year. If nobody else in your league knows that yet, it might be time to find a better league. If you have the top waiver this week, use it on him. Now!

Fred Taylor, RB, Patriots
New England just traded Laurence Maroney, which has to be somewhat of a seal of approval for Taylor as the No. 1 back.

Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Seahawks
If you're in dire need of a QB, you could do worse ... I think.

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