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Fantasy Land: The 'Best' and Worst of Week 2



    Best ever? No, silly, that's Emmitt Smith.

    Best rookie running back ever? Well, that's still to be determined.

    Last week, the Lions rookie RB Jahvid Best became the first rookie runner since LaDainian Tomlinson to score twice in his NFL debut.

    On Sunday, for good measure, he went ahead and added three more touchdowns to go with his 200-plus total yards in a tough loss to Philadelphia.

    Those, like myself, that were smart enough to draft Best are seeing dividends well beyond what was expected this early, making Best one of the early pleasant surprises of the year through two weeks.

    Last week, I dogged Texans QB Matt Schaub, who the Cowboys will have to deal with on Sunday after he torched the Redskins for 497 yards on Sunday. I think Schaub is officially back, as is Andre Johnson. Can you say B-E-A-S-T?

    As for disappointments, look no further than Carolina running back DeAngelo Williams. A first-round guy in many leagues, Williams has his owners concerned after rushing for just 116 yards on 33 carries and zero touchdowns through the first two games. That 3.5 yards per carry average isn't looking real hot right now. Keep putting Williams in your lineup, but start making alternative plans as well.

    Two quarterbacks had standout games that might be available in most leagues in Denver QB Kyle Orton (307 yards, 2 touchdowns) and my boy Alex Smith in San Francisco. He disappointed last week and made me look foolish with my sleeper prediction but came back on Monday night in a thrilling loss to New Orleans in which he threw for 275 yards and a score while rushing for 28 yards.

    And the winner of the "What-Do-You-Mean-You-Didn't-Start-______ _______? Are-You-Stupid?" award is Atlanta running back Jason Snelling. The very dangerous backup took over early in Atlanta's throttling of Arizona and proceeded to rush for 129 yards and two touchdowns while racking up 57 yards receiving and a third touchdown. I know this because he was on my bench. It appears to have just been a one-week deal as Michael Turner will be fine to start next week.

    As for my sleeper this past week, my Dez Bryant pick looked pretty good early on. I still say it, that guy has superstar written all over him.

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