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NFL Week 2 Review
By Jonathan Hull

Week 2 featured a scoring breakout. You might have noticed in your league that everyone put up big overall numbers. I personally can't remember a Sunday with more fantasy scoring.

All statistical numbers will be broken down into a standard scoring league, meaning 6 points for all TDs, 1 point for every 10 yards receiving or rushing and 1 point for every 25 yards passing.

As for categories, here's the key:

FTW (For the win) -- The top fantasy performance in the game.

Fail -- The most disappointing fantasy performance in the game.

IDP -- Independent Defensive Player. The top individual defensive performance in the game.

Who?! -- The surprise fantasy performance in the game.

Notable -- Anything else I noticed from the game.

FTW (For the win): Let there be no doubt Fred Jackson should be the man in Buffalo. Jackson rushed for 117 yards and two TDs on 15 carries. He doesn't have the pedigree of C.J. Spiller, but he consistently succeeds in more areas on the field.
Fail: After having a huge game last week, Scott Chandler was not part of the Bills game plan until late in the game. Chandler didn't have a catch until his fourth quarter TD reception. While his owners still benefitted from that score, it's a bit discouraging to see Chandler be such a small part of the Bills game plan.
IDP: Nick Barnett was in on 14 tackles (seven solo). Barnett has been a good fit in the Bills new 3-4 scheme early in the season. It's worth noting here that no Bill or Raider recorded a sack in this game.
Who?!: No one could see Denarius Moore's day coming. With Jacoby Ford and Louis Murphy out of the game with injuries, Moore, a rookie out of Tennessee with typical deep speed for a Raiders receiver, took advantage of his opportunity, catching five passes for 146 yards, including a 50-yard TD. He also ran the ball once for 25 yards. Moore doesn't have much longterm value at this point, but should Ford's and Murphy's injuries continue to be an issue, Moore might develop as a sleeper at the position.
Notable: A healthy Darren McFadden is fantasy gold. McFadden had 143 total yards (72 rushing, 71 receiving) and scored two TDs (1 rushing, 1 receiving). Michael Bush did steal some goal line carries from McFadden, though, scoring a TD on one of his mere four carries. ... Ryan Fitzpatrick had a second consecutive strong fantasy performance. After struggling terribly for the entire first half, Fitzpatrick woke up in the second half, throwing three TD passes. He finished completing 28-of-46 passes for 264 yards. He utilized his two starting receivers beautifully, targeting Stevie Johnson and David Nelson a combined 27 times. Johnson had eight receptions for 96 yards and a TD, while Nelson was good for 10 receptions for 83 yards and the game-winning score. Johnson likely isn't available in any league, but Nelson might be. He's worthy of picking up.

FTW: It's starting to get a little crowded on the Lions bandwagon. Maybe it was only the Chiefs, who should be considered the NFL's worst team currently, but a win like that in Detroit hasn't been seen in a long time. Matthew Stafford continues to be stellar, passing for 294 yards and four TDs on 23-of-39 passing. He's still scary from an injury perspective as he always seems to be wincing, but he's got top five fantasy QB potential and was probably selected in the middle rounds of the draft, making him a great value.
Fail: Maybe it's not fair to put Jamaal Charles here since an injury isn't his fault, but fantasy owners who took him as high as No. 1 overall have to be very sullen right now. Charles was hurt in the first quarter. A big day against Detroit might have been in hand for the electrifying back after gaining 27 yards on two carries. Instead, an ACL injury has Charles' season in question. Thomas Jones probably won't be a free agent in your league much longer if he was one to begin with. Dexter McCluster becomes a legit fantasy option, too. McCluster had 51 yards on eight carries against Detroit. Matt Cassel gets honorable mention here after passing for just 133 yards and three interceptions.
IDP: The Lions defense made plenty of plays against the Chiefs, including three interceptions. However, it's LB Justin Durant who gets the IDP honor here after recording 11 tackles (eight solo). I've always considered Durant an underrated talent, who shined in Jacksonville before coming over to Detroit.
Who?!: There isn't a great fit for this category in this game. I'm giving it to Tony Scheffler over Keiland Williams. Scheffler was a forgotten piece in the Lions offense last season. He's a tight end who can greatly stretch the middle of the field, but with Stafford injured, none of the QBs he played with last season could take advantage of his abilities. On Sunday, Stafford hit Scheffler for a 36-yards TD. It was Scheffler's only reception, but he's going to be utilized more often with Stafford healthy.
Notable: Jahvid Best had 123 total yards (57 rushing, 66 receiving) and score two TDs (one rushing, one receiving). He's the premier back at this juncture for the Lions, but has to show this kind of consistency to keep the job. ... Dwayne Bowe was the lone fantasy bright spot for the Chiefs, catching five passes for 101 yards. Considering the Chiefs had 133 total passing yards, it's clear Bowe is still the only real weapon they still have in the passing game. With Charles out for a while, Bowe is also the Chiefs' best player.

FTW: This was the upset of the week and the manner in which the Titans pulled it off was surprising. The win wasn't predicated on a big day from Chris Johnson, but instead on the arm of Matt Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck completed 30-of-42 passes for 358 yards and a TD while also throwing one interceptions. He was heavily reliant on his receivers, targeting Kenny Britt and Nate Washington 24 times. Britt had a big day catching nine passes for 135 yards and a TD, while Washington was good for 99 yards on seven receptions.
Fail: Chris Johnson continues to disappoint early, although it was hard to expect a huge performance from him against Baltimore. Still, he never had a run for more than seven yard and was limited to 53 yards on 24 carries. Owners were already discouraged with CJ2K for holding out and some might be ready to dump him after this slow start. I think one should continue to be patient with the dynamic back, but make an offer for him while his value is low.
IDP: Lardarius Webb has injected himself as a tackling force in the Ravens scheme, recording his second straight double-digit tackle performance to open the season. After recording 11 tackles last week, Webb had 10 (nine solo) against the Titans.
Who?!: Backup Titans running back Javon Ringer had a bigger fantasy day than Johnson, picking up 51 total yards (21 rushing, 30 receiving), but also scoring a TD. Ringer was given carries when Tennessee got into the red zone and scored on a 12-yard pitch play. It's worth watching to see if Ringer continues to get more carries as the Titans approach the goal line much like LenDale White did in a pairing with Johnson just a few seasons ago.
Notable: Ray Rice had a strong performance despite the loss, racking up 96 total yards (43 rushing, 53 receiving). Rice also scored Baltimore's lone TD on a 31-yard screen from Joe Flacco.

FTW: Peyton Hillis only averaged 3.5 yards per carry, but did rush for two TDs and 94 yards. Hillis also had 23 yards receiving on four receptions. The Browns dominated the Colts smaller front seven with a power run game. It's the typical philosphy in attacking the Colts defense.
Fail: With Kerry Collins throwing the ball it's hard to like any of the Colts receivers. Collins was only 19-of-38 passing for 191 yards and a TD with one INT. Reggie Wayne led the Colts with 66 yards on four receptions, but Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie were definitely not factors. Garcon had 28 yards on three receptions, while Collie was good for 24 yards and three receptions. Collie was targeted a game-high 10 times, though.
IDP: Browns rookie DE Jabaal Sheard was a disruptive force, registering five tackles (four solo), including a sack. Sheard also forced and recovered a fumble by Kerry Collins.
Who?!: Evan Moore is going to continue to be a huge factor for the Browns in the red zone. Moore is an athletic TE, who played receiver in college. His combination of athleticism and size make him a prime target as the Browns approach the end zone. Moore was targeted just once by Colt McCoy against the Colts, but made it count for a 16-yard TD.
Notable: McCoy was steady, but not great, completing 22-of-32 passes for 211 yards and a TD. He's a viable fantasy option agaisnt weaker defenses. ... The Colts are going to start splitting carries between Joseph Addai and rookie Delone Carter fairly evenly. Addai had 14 carries for 64 yards, while Carter took 11 attempts for 46 yards.

FTW: Everyone would like to sell Adrian Peterson short, but the fact remains that he is the most consistent fantasy performer in the league. Peterson had a typical day for himself, rushing for 120 yards and two TDs on 25 carries. He also caught two passes for 21 yards. Unfortunately for him, the Vikings are now 0-2 after allowing back-to-back come-from-behind victories to open the season.
Fail: Mike Williams was drafted to be a starter by many owners this season, but failed to live up to those expectations Sunday. Williams had one receptions for negative 4 yards. He did have an impressive TD grab that was called back due to a penalty.
IDP: Just another day at the office for Antoine Winfield as he records 11 tackles, all of them of the solo variety. Also worth mentioning is Mason Foster, who I predicted would be Defensive Rookie of the Year. Foster had 10 tackles (seven solo), including a sack.
Who?!: Preston Parker is in his second season out of North Alabama, but only had four receptions in nine games played for the Buccs as a rookie. Parker led Tampa Bay in receiving Sunday, catching six passes for 98 yards. Parker doesn't have much fantasy value, though. He was playing in slot in place of the injured Sammie Stroughter, who should resume that role upon his return.
Notable: LaGarrette Blount was a much bigger part of the Tampa Bay offense, rushing for 71 yards and two TDs on 13 carries. He still doesn't figure into the game plan when the Buccs are needing to throw the ball, but it was obvious Tampa wanted to make a more concentrated effort to keep Blount more involved.

FTW: Sorry if you believed the hype that the Saints were going to become more of a running team. This is still an offense built around the arm of Drew Brees and nothing is changing that for the foreseeable future. Brees completed 26-of-37 passes for 270 yards and three TDs against the Bears. The loss of Marques Colston for the new few weeks doesn't hurt Brees, either. Like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, Brees makes any group of receivers look great.
Fail: How about the Bears receivers? Dane Sanzenbacher was the top scorer for the Bears with 33 yards and a TD. But guys who might actually be owned were all disappointing, including Johnny Knox who had 45 yards on two receptions. Devin Hester was only good for 17 yards on a single reception, while Earl Bennett also had one catch for a mere nine yards. Saints RBs Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas could also be put here for a second straight week of unimpressive fantasy performances.
IDP: It's not every day a safety records two sacks in a game, but the Saints' Roman Harper had such a performance Sunday. Harper led the Saints with seven tackles (all solo) to go with his two sacks of Jay Cutler.
Who?!: This could go to Sanzenbacher, but instead I want to take the time to talk about Devery Henderson. Henderson has never been a consistent fantasy performer, but just had his second 100-yard game in a row. He also found the end zone for a second week in a row. Don't confuse him for Brees' new favorite target, though. Henderson is a great deep threat and I'll argue that his performances will still be sketchy on a week-to-week basis. He was only targeted three times. Luckily for those who grabbed him, he caught all three passes for 103 yards, including a 79-yard TD.
Notable: Of the Saints' three-headed monster at RB, Darren Sproles remains the most viable fantasy option after two weeks. Sproles is a major part of the Saints' passing game, much like Reggie Bush was when he was healthy in New Orleans. Sproles had 43 yards and a TD on eight receptions. He was targeted a team-high 10 times. Remember, Bush once caught 88 passes in this offense, making Sproles particularly valuable in a PPR league.

FTW: It's not often a team defense gets listed here, but when that defense picks off four passes, records two sacks and holds an opponent to three points, it earns recognition. It also helps that no offensive player scored more than 16 points in a standard league. Jacksonville's struggles were the owners of the Jets defense gain.
Fail: I would be shocked to know if someone actually had Luke McCown starting this week, but how do I not acknowledge the beginning of the Blaine Gabbert era in Jacksonville. Jack Del Rio isn't committing to that idea yet, but how can make sense of putting McCown back in after completing just 6-of-19 passes for 59 yards and four INTs. McCown had a 1.8 QB rating. Yikes! Gabbert was solid in his limited playing time, completing 5 of 6 passes for 52 yards.
IDP: There were five total interceptions thrown in this game -- four by McCown and two by Mark Sanchez. Antonio Cromartie had two of the four picks the Jets recorded against McCown.
Who?!: There wasn't a big surprise standout in this game. The closest thing to one is Jets TE Dustin Keller. Keller was the game's top offensive fantasy scorer with 101 yards and a TD on six receptions. It's only the third 100-yard performance by Keller in his four-year career.
Notable: Maurice Jones-Drew was productive despite the Jags' lack of a passing game, rushing for 88 yards on 18 carries. ... Shonn Greene was the focus of the Jets running game and had more than twice as many touches as Ladainian Tomlinson, carrying the ball 16 times for 49 yards and a score. His yards per average were far from impressive, but he was the most successful Jet running against the Jaguars.

FTW: Mike Wallace emerged as Ben Roethlisberger's top target last season and he's not exiting that role in 2011. Wallace caught eight passes for 126 yards and a TD against Seattle. He was targeted nine times which makes his eight receptions a very efficient performance.
Fail: Just pick a Seahawk. Seattle was held to 164 total yards of offense. The Seahawks are one of the two worst teams in the league along with Kansas City. If for some reason you're relying on a Seahawk, just stop it now.
IDP: It's interesting to see no turnovers in a shutout. Troy Polamalu was the top defensive presence for the Steelers, though, coming up with eight tackles (six solo), including a sack.
Who?!: Isaac Redman got a bigger load of carries with the Steelers being so dominant. However, if he keeps running with this kind of success, he may continue to get more and more looks. Redman had 49 yards and a TD on 10 carries.
Notable: Roethlisberger had a scary moment when he had his knee roll up on him and it buckled funny. Frankly, watching the replay, I was shocked Big Ben wasn't more seriously injured. But he came back and performed well, bouncing back from a horrid Week 1 with 298 yards and a TD on 22-of-30 passing.

FTW: For 3 1/2 quarters, it appeared Larry Fitzgerald was headed for another pedestrian day. Then Kevin Kolb hooked up with Fitz on a 73-yard TD, giving Fitz a strong seven-catch, 133-yard performance. It's the kind of numbers fantasy owners were hoping Fitz would put up with Kolb as his QB.
Fail: Early Doucet got a lot of fantasy owners excited about his potential after a 100-yard performance in Week 1. Doucet was targeted six times against Washington, but had just two receptions for 20 yards. Both Andre Roberts and Chansi Stuckey outperformed Doucet. Roberts actually had one more target than Doucet as well.
IDP: Kerry Rhodes was considered one of the best safeties in the league when he was with the Jets, but he didn't fit Rex Ryan's scheme. The Cardinals were happy to add Rhodes, who had eight tackles (seven solo) and a sack against the Redskins.
Who?!: For a second straight week, Jeff King got into the end zone for Arizona. King caught a 21-yard TD pass from Kevin Kolb and has been the more reliable TE option than the more highly acclaimed Todd Heap during the first two weeks. King is becoming a decent option at TE for now, but this could change in a hurry, as he's never had this type of success before.
Notable: Don't look now, but Washington is atop the NFC East just like Rex Grossman said the Redskins would be. Grossman recovered from a horrid start to have a decent day and lead the Redskins to the 1-point victory. He finished with 291 yards and two TDs along with two INTs on 25-of-43 passing. ... The Redskins ground game was highly productive, although it didn't generate any TDs. Tim Hightower had 96 yards on 20 carries, while rookie Roy Helu was good for 74 yards on 10 carries. Helu also figured more into the passing game with 38 yards on three receptions. ... Fred Davis is officially the No. 1 TE option in Washington. Chris Cooley isn't going to figure into much this season. Davis caught a team-high six passes for 86 yards and a TD.

FTW: As with most games he plays in, Aaron Rodgers was the best fantasy option, passing for 308 yards and two TDs on 19-of-30 passing. Rodgers spread the ball around beautifully with nine different receivers catching at least one pass from him.
Fail: Where has the Carolina running game gone? While Cam Newton is putting up some big time passing yardage, the Panthers running game has been virtually non-existant. DeAngelo Williams had just 13 yards on five carries. Jonathan Stewart had a mere five yards on six carries. Stewart's day was saved by having 100 yards receiving to go with a team-high eight receptions. Williams wasn't nearly as involved in the passing game and owners have to questioning his value.
IDP: Green Bay safety Morgan Burnett was making plays all over the field. Burnett finished with seven tackles (all solo) with a sack and an interception. Other Green Bay defenders worth mentioning are Desmond Bishop -- 10 tackles (nine solo), one sack -- and Charles Woodson -- five tackles (all solo), two interceptions.
Who?!: Newton has found second-year receiver Brandon LaFell to be a reliable target. LaFell is the No. 2 receiver for the Panthers behind Steve Smith. LaFell had four catches for 49 yards, including a 3-yard TD reception on Carolina's first offensive drive. He's getting plenty of targets and with Newton racking up all this passing yardage, LaFell is worth rostering in deeper leagues.
Notable: Steve Smith continues to see a re-emergence with Newton. Smith had 156 yards on six receptions, but did lose a fumble as well. If Smith can continue to stay healthy, his early chemistry with Newton will make him one of the leaders in receiving yardage. ... Speaking of Newton, his numbers were off the charts again for a rookie with 432 yards and a TD on 28-of-46 passing. He also led the Panthers in rushing with 53 yards and another score. He did look more like a rookie, though, tossing three INTs, but that's forgiveable at this early juncture in his career.

FTW: Andy Dalton was much more impressive in his second professional start, passing for 332 yards and two TDs in a losing effort. He took two receivers past the 100-yard mark as well with Jerome Simpson going for 136 yards on four receptions, while rookie A.J. Green didn't need any trickery to get in the end zone this week, catching a 5-yard TD pass from Dalton among his 10 receptions for 124 yards. I think the Bengals receiving corps are fine without Chad Ochocinco.
Fail: After a big Week 1, Cedric Benson was quite silent in Week 2, rushing for 59 yards on 16 carries, while catching three passes for 17 yards. With the Broncos' struggles to stop the run last season and in Week 1, it was assumed Benson could be in store for a much bigger day.
IDP: Wesley Woodyard is a great fit for the Broncos new 4-3 defense and the type of LB John Fox will love. Woodyard showed as much Sunday when he had a game-high 13 tackles (10 solo). He's a good IDP option this season.
Who?!: My best fantasy advice of this week: If Eric Decker is available in your league, pick him up now. Decker was one of the best receivers in the nation during his collegiate career at Minnesota. His senior year was abbreviated due to injury, but I made this statement last week and when the Broncos first drafted him. Decker will be a better receiver as a 2010 third-round pick than the Broncos first-round pick of the same year, Demaryius Thomas. It's already starting to show. Decker had five receptions for 113 yards Sunday with two TDs. He's got surprising speed and is a phenomenal route runner. With Brandon Lloyd suffering from a groin injury and Eddie Royal expecting to miss 2-4 weeks also with a groin injury, Decker is currently the Broncos' No. 1 receiver.
Notable: Willis McGahee got the Broncos' full workload at RB with Knowshon Moreno out with injury, and didn't exactly look awe-inspiring. But McGahee had 101 yards none the less along with a TD for a strong fantasy day.

FTW: Matt Schaub was back to being an efficient QB after a somewhat disappointing performance against the Colts in Week 1. Schaub was 21-of-29 for 230 yards and two TDs. This is the type of game Schaub should be having on nearly a weekly basis.
Fail: Arian Foster was back on the field, but he was far from the 2010 version of himself still. Foster lacked explosion and ended up giving way to Ben Tate as the game went on. Foster finished with 33 yards on just 10 carries. He also caught two passes for seven yards. Tate, meanwhile, flourished in the feature back role again, rushing for 103 yards on 23 carries, while picking up another 32 yards on four receptions. Is it possible Foster might be a one-year wonder? The answer to that question is yes, it is very possible. Don't expect Foster to handle the load he did last season with the emergence of Tate.
IDP: Brian Cushing was the most controversial rookie of the year ever. Last season, Cushing was somewhat quiet after starting the season with a four-game suspension. He was back to making a difference Sunday, racking up a game-high 10 tackles, including seven solo. He's a versatile fit for Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme.
Who?!: Just when every one seems ready to close the book on Dolphins rookie Daniel Thomas, he finally shows some explosion. Thomas looked weak and unpreparred in the preseason, but rushed for 107 yards on 18 carries against the Texans. It was the best Thomas has looked in a Dolphins uniform. His performance greatly reduced the role of Reggie Bush, whom the Dolphins don't seem to understand how to utilize.
Notable: Chad Henne once against looked like Chad Henne. He completed just 12-of-30 passes for 170 yards and a TD with one INT. Henne had some believers after he torched the Patriots secondary in Week 1. Maybe that had to do more with New England's secondary that day than Henne's ability.

COWBOYS 27, 49ERS 24
FTW: Miles Austin appeared to be a man amongst boys against the 49ers secondary. Austin finished with 143 yards and three TDs on nine receptions. He was responsible for all three of Dallas' TDs and caught TD passes from Tony Romo and Jon Kitna. However, now both Cowboys fans and Austin owners have to be worried as he re-aggravated a hamstring injury late in the win.
Fail: Braylon Edwards is yet to figure in heavily to the 49ers passing game, which is an obvious weakpoint of the team anyway with Alex Smith running the show. Edwards had just one reception for 21 yards against an often suspect Cowboys secondary.
IDP: Sean Lee is emerging as a star LB in the middle of Dallas' defense. For a second straight week, Lee led Dallas in tackles with 11 total (nine solo). Two of his stops were for loss. Lee appears to be headed for a breakout season with great instincts and technique.
Who?!: Jesse Holley is a great story. Holley failed to stick in the NFL after his basketball and football career at North Carolina, making the Bengals practice squad before being cut. He spent a year out of football, but got back in the league after winning 4th and Long, a reality TV show hosted by Michael Irvin. For winning the show, Holley was awarded a chance to join the Cowboys in training camp. He spent 1 1/2 seasons on the Cowboys practice squad, but turned out to be a great special teams player in 2010 although he never caught a pass. Romo was seen talking with Holley on the sidelines during Sunday's game, but no one could have expected Holley to be on the receiving end of a 77-yard pass that set the Cowboys up at the 49ers 1 on Dallas' first offensive play of overtime. Holley's catch and run set the stage for Dan Bailey's game-winning 19-yard field goal and he finished with 96 yards on three receptions. He actually could potentially have some value this week against Washington if Dez Bryant and Austin do miss any time due to muscle injuries each are recovering from.
Notable: How about some love for Romo? When he makes mistakes, Romo is often crucified by both the Dallas and national media. But he was on his game Sunday and led the Cowboys to a come-from-behind victory despite suffering from a broken rib. Romo finished 20-of-33 for 345 yards and two TDs. ... Jason Witten had his second straight 100-yard game to start the season, catching seven passes for 102 yards. He is the most consistent TE in the NFL. ... This appeared to be a favorable matchup for Frank Gore, but Gore was limited to 47 yards on 20 carries and only caught three passes for 17 yards. He did have a TD run, though, that kind of saved his fantasy output somewhat.

FTW: Tom Brady looks ready to break some more records this season. Brady wasn't far off from the perfect QB rating, completing 31-of-40 passes for 423 yards and three TDs. When he's in this kind of groove that he's been in for two straight weeks, Brady and the Patriots are hard to beat.
Fail: Chad Ochocinco could go here again, but the struggles of Mike Tolbert Sunday are worth mentional. Tolbert made a lot of fans with his Week 1 performance, but coudln't deliver an encore. Tolbert was limited to 10 yards on nine carries, but did start to make up for it with 73 receiving yards on eight receptions. But he also lost a fumble, giving him just 5 points in standard leagues. That said, Ochocinco was only good for 4 points and remains a non-factor in the Patriots' passing game. I hate to say I told you so. Actually, I don't. Ochocinco does not fit the Patriots system, plain and simple.
IDP: This is a bit of a draw between New England's Jerod Mayo and San Diego's Eric Weddle. Both are one of the best IDP options at their respective positions. Weddle had 12 tackles (eight solo), while Mayo also had eight solo tackles to go with 11 stops overall.
Who?!: Trying to figure out who the No. 2 receiver is in New England since Ochocinco isn't fitting in? It's Deion Branch. The fact Branch is so successful in New England has to drive Seattle fans insane after the Seahawks gave up a first-round pick for Branch years ago, only to never get anything worthy of a decent season from him. Now he's back in New England and thriving. He had a team-high eight receptions for 129 yards Sunday.
Notable: Brady loves his TEs. Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez have turned into great receiving options for Brady and both found the end zone Sunday. First Hernandez scored on a 14-yard pass to go with his 62-yards, seven-catch day. Gronkowski had two TDs and finished with 86 yards on four receptions. ... BenJarvus Green-Ellis was back to being the featured back again with Danny Woodhead taking a backseat this week. Green-Ellis had 70 yards and a TD on 17 carries. Woodhead, meanwhile, had only six touches (four carries, two receptions) for 27 total yards (12 rushing, 15 receiving). ... Ryan Mathews flourished while Tolbert was struggling. Mathews had 126 total yards (64 rushing, 62 receiving) along with a rushing TD.

FTW: Most fantasy owners were scared of Jeremy Maclin due to a mysterious illness keeping him out the first couple weeks of Eagles training camp. I was not among them. I kept Maclin ranked among the top 15 of my receiver projections and even had him a spot ahead of teammate DeSean Jackson. I ended up with Maclin on more than one team. He didn't let me, or the other owners who ended up with him, down Sunday, catching 13 passes for 171 yards and two TDs. While Jackson gets more attention, Maclin is a better route runner and red zone target. He's not much slower than Jackson, either.
Fail: Speaking of Jackson, he was not a factor against the Falcons. Atlanta successfully bracketed him and didn't allow him to impact the game, which is one reason Maclin had such a big day. Jackson finished with a measley 21 yards on two receptions.
IDP: The Eagles lived in the Falcons backfield at times and Trent Cole and Cullen Jenkins had a huge impact on the game. Cole had six tackles (five solo) to go with a sack. Four of Cole's tackles were for loss. Jenkins was simply dominant at points in the game with four tackles (three solo), including two sacks. Both are two of the better DL IDP options.
Who?!: OK, we all know who Tony Gonzalez is. He's the best receiving TE in the history of the game. But this was supposed to be the end. He wasn't supposed to have a big season. Gonzalez didn't get that memo. The future Hall of Famer was good for 83 yards and two TDs on seven receptions. The Falcons are going to air the ball out more this season and that makes Gonzalez a great threat. Against Philly's strong CBs, Gonzalez was a natural option as he presented the best mismatches in the passing game.
Notable: Philly's weakness is their LB corps and Michael Turner was able to exploit that for 114 yards on 21 carries. Once a back can get to the Eagles' second level, which isn't always so easy, big plays in the running game are there to be had. More than have of Turner's yards came on a 61-yard run, though. ... LeSean McCoy had a very productive day and was greatly relied upon once Michael Vick suffered a concussion and backup Mike Kafka was brought in. McCoy had two TDs in the third quarter and finished with 95 yards on 18 carries.

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