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Week 2 Rankings Update

Friday, September 18, 2009



Week 2 Tight Ends

RankPlayer NameOpponentNotes
1Antonio Gatesvs. BAL -
2Jason Wittenvs. NYG -
3Tony Gonzalezvs. CAR -
4Dustin Kellervs. NE -
5Dallas Clarkat MIA -
6Chris Cooleyvs. STL -
7Owen Danielsat TEN -
8Kellen Winslowat BUF -
9John Carlsonat SF -
10Zach Millerat KC -
11Jeremy Shockeyat PHI Probable(ankle)
12Greg Olsenvs. PIT -
13Todd Heapat SD -
14Brent Celekvs. NO -
15Vernon Davisvs. SEA -
16Visanthe Shiancoeat DET -
17Heath Millerat CHI -
18Randy McMichaelat WAS -
19Kevin Bossat DAL -
20Tony Schefflervs. CLE -
21Jermichael Finleyvs. CIN -
22Anthony Fasanovs. IND -
23Marcedes Lewisvs. ARZ -
24Robert Royalat DEN -
25Chris Bakerat NYJ -
26Shawn Nelsonvs. TB -
27Ben Watsonat NYJ Probable(hamstring)
28Martellus Bennettvs. NYG -

TE Notes: Matt Ryan threw a few passes to Tony Gonzalez that he probably shouldn't have – Gonzo wasn't open. And yet Gonzalez responded by making awesome grabs with defenders draped all over him. Throw in his juke on Yeremiah Bell for a score, and Gonzalez was pretty unstoppable in Week 1. He won't get as many receptions in Atlanta's offense, but he could get more scores.

More rankings and matchup talk explanation to be added later this week, but the rankings must go up! We also have a Season Pass Chat coming Friday.

Week 2 Team Defense

RankPlayer NameOpponentNotes
1Vikings Def/Spec Teamat DET -
2Steelers Def/Spec Teamat CHI -
3Ravens Def/Spec Teamat SD -
4Redskins Def/Spec Teamvs. STL -
5Giants Def/Spec Teamat DAL -
6Titans Def/Spec Teamvs. HOU -
7Falcons Def/Spec Teamvs. CAR -
8Packers Def/Spec Teamvs. CIN -
9Colts Def/Spec Teamat MIA -
10Cowboys Def/Spec Teamvs. NYG -
11Bears Def/Spec Teamvs. PIT -
12Seahawks Def/Spec Teamat SF -
13Patriots Def/Spec Teamat NYJ -
14Eagles Def/Spec Teamvs. NO -
15Dolphins Def/Spec Teamvs. IND -
16Bills Def/Spec Teamvs. TB -
17Fortyniners Def/Spec Teamvs. SEA -
18Saints Def/Spec Teamat PHI -
19Jaguars Def/Spec Teamvs. ARZ -
20Broncos Def/Spec Teamvs. CLE -
21Chiefs Def/Spec Teamvs. OAK -
22Raiders Def/Spec Teamat KC -
23Cardinals Def/Spec Teamat JAC -
24Browns Def/Spec Teamat DEN -
25Buccaneers Def/Spec Teamat BUF -
26Jets Def/Spec Teamvs. NE -
27Bengals Def/Spec Teamat GB -
28Chargers Def/Spec Teamvs. BAL -
29Panthers Def/Spec Teamat ATL -
30Texans Def/Spec Teamat TEN -
31Rams Def/Spec Teamat WAS -
32Lions Def/Spec Teamvs. MIN -


Week 2 Kickers

RankPlayer NameOpponentNotes
1Rob Bironasvs. HOU -
2Stephen Gostkowskiat NYJ -
3Ryan Longwellat DET -
4Nate Kaedingvs. BAL -
5Nick Folkvs. NYG -
6Kris Brownat TEN -
7John Carneyat PHI -
8Lawrence Tynesat DAL -
9David Akersvs. NO -
10Jeff Reedat CHI -
11Neil Rackersat JAC -
12Josh Scobeevs. ARZ -
13Robbie Gouldvs. PIT -
14Olindo Mareat SF -
15Ryan Succopvs. OAK -
16Joe Nedneyvs. SEA -
17Jason Elamvs. CAR Probable(hamstring)
18Matt Pratervs. CLE -
19Adam Vinatieriat MIA -
20Mason Crosbyvs. CIN Probable(abdomen)
21Steven Hauschkaat SD -
22Shayne Grahamat GB -
23Jay Feelyvs. NE -
24John Kasayat ATL -
25Sebastian Janikowskiat KC -
26Jason Hansonvs. MIN -
27Rian Lindellvs. TB -
28Dan Carpentervs. IND -
29Shaun Suishamvs. STL -
30Phil Dawsonat DEN -
31Mike Nugentat BUF -
32Josh Brownat WAS -

Notes: There's no point handing on to a slumping kicker and Jason Elam looked bad last week. … Nick Folk, on the other hand, looked outstanding. Okay, that's all the kicker analysis you get. Good luck to everyone this week.


Gregg Rosenthal has directed Rotoworld's football content since 2003. He co-hosts the NBC Fantasy Fix and covers the NFL for NBCSports.com and Profootballtalk.com. Catch him on Twitter.
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