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Week One Answers: The Final Five

The Week One review is complete.  Generally, I was not surprised.  (read: My drafted players performed as expected.)  However, in Week Two, I expect some of Week one's fantasy losers to rebound.

Arizona at San Francisco 4:15 PM

With Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald at his disposal, QB Kurt Warner didn't top 200 yards passing and tossed a single TD.  Better was expected.

Warner's counterpart with the 49ers, J.T. O'Sullivan was nearly as pedestrian.  He didn't throw a TD nor did he find his WRS very often (6 of his 14 completions went to wideouts).  FWIW, Bryant Johnson led the WRs with three receptions.

Fantasy Player To Watch: RB Tim Hightower

Dallas at Cleveland 4:15 PM

Any doubts about Barber's ability to be productive were dispelled.  He rushed for 80 yard, two TDs and caught three passes.  The rib injury does cause some concern as rookie RB Felix Jones looked good.

The Cleveland passing game was an issue for me, and it was not resolved positively.  I can't help thinking a team down by so much should have been able to roll up yardage, and it did not.

Fantasy Player To Watch:  WR Patrick Crayton

Chicago at Indianapolis 8:15 PM 

Do the Bears have any skills players who ffbers need to start?  Yes.  RB Matt Forte went for 120+ with a TD and lead the receivers with three receptions.  After him?  Not so much.

WR Marvin Harrison caught eight passes.  I'm not concerned about him.  WR Anthony Gonzalez caught five and #1 WR Reggie Wayne caught ten.  TE Dallas Clark caught one ball before leaving in the 2nd quarter with a knee injury. 

Fantasy Player To Watch: None

Minnesota at Green Bay 7:00 PM

Anyone who drafted Adrian Peterson in the 1st two picks had nothing to complain about.  He topped 100 yards on 19 carries and scored a TD.  Getting nitpicky, one could say Chester Taylor had three receptions to AP's one.

Aaron Rodgers looked very good.  If the referees didn't call a lineman downfield penalty, his night would have been even better because that call negated a 78-yard TD pass to Donald Driver.  I'd be comfortable with a QB-punted fantasy team that had just Rodgers as its QB.

Fantasy Player To Watch: None

Denver at Oakland 10:15 PM

Wow.  Mike Shannahan strikes again!  Michael Pittman and two TDs?  Kudos to every ffber who vowed to avoid any Denver RB and, no matter the round, passed on them.

Darren McFadden was doing well until he left with a shoulder injury.  Until he supplants Justin Fargas, though, he will remain a dubious value where he was selected ~ 4th round.

Fantasy Player To Watch: WR Eddie Royal