World-Herald fantasy football writer Cameron Carlow and staff writer Jake Anderson provide insight following Week 2′s NFL action.
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Reggie Bush, RB, Dolphins: Bush ran wild against the Raiders, piling up 197 total yards and two touchdowns. It’s a contract year for Bush, and having a rookie quarterback means more carries. The season looks bright.
Percy Harvin, WR, Vikings: Harvin was targeted 13 times against the Colts, catching 12 for 104 yards. Next up is the 49ers, who have shut down opposing offenses. Still, the upside is too good to leave him out of your lineup.
Malcolm Floyd, WR, Chargers: Floyd was targeted eight times against the Titans, pulling down six receptions for 109 yards. He looks to be the favorite to replace Vincent Jackson as Philip Rivers’ favorite target.
Robert Meachem, WR, Chargers: Meachem had zero receptions last week and hasn’t produced much of anything in his first two games since leaving the Saints. Meachem has always been a downfield threat, but keep him on the bench until the long receptions start coming.
Kenny Britt, WR, Titans: In his first game this season after a one-game suspension, Britt had just one catch for five yards. He is still coming off a knee injury, so bench him until he and quarterback Jake Locker can build chemistry.
Chris Johnson, RB, Titans: Will we see the Johnson that rushed for over 2,000 yards in 2009? It isn’t looking good. Johnson has 19 carries for 21 yards this season. Start looking for another running back option.
Jay Cutler, QB, Bears: He melted down in Green Bay, throwing four interceptions and getting sacked seven times, but he does have a good matchup this week against the Rams. If he’s your main guy, give him one more game before looking elsewhere.
Dante Rosario, TE, Chargers: Rosario had three touchdowns last week while starter Antonio Gates was out with a rib injury. The word fluke is perhaps too strong, but there are certainly more consistent tight end options in free agency.
Robert Griffin III, QB, Redskins: You have two weeks to make a decision on Griffin. Start him or trade him. He’s faced two of the bottom 10 passing defenses in the first two weeks, and he takes on the fourth-worst pass defense this week in the Bengals. If you have a solid No. 1 and are looking to go the trade route, his value could peak after this week.
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Matt Forte, RB, Bears: Originally reported as having suffered a high ankle sprain, coach Lovie Smith hasn’t reported on Forte’s status for Week 3. But with Chicago adding Kahlil Bell on Saturday, expect Forte to see few, if any, carries against the Rams.
>> Also: Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Giants; Aaron Hernandez, TE, Patriots; Steven Jackson, RB, Rams
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Danny Amendola, WR, Rams: The receptions were flowing in for Amendola in the first half against the Redskins, but don’t expect 15 catches and 170 yards every game. However, after five receptions for 70 yards in Week 1, he’s worth a shot. Coming off a season-ending injury in last season’s opener, Amendola could be in for a breakout year if he starts finding the end zone.
>> Also: Donnie Avery, WR, Colts; Mikel LeShoure, RB, Lions; Andre Brown, RB, Giants; Randall Cobb, WR, Packers; Dennis Pitta, TE, Ravens