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September 11, 2008

Fantasy Football Week 2 Quarterback Rankings

1. Peyton Manning (IND) – After knocking the rust off in week 1, Manning should turn in a much better performance in week 2. He will face a suspect Vikings pass defense that looked very shaky at times against the Packers. As usual, Manning is a must start.

2. Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) – Despite leaving last week’s game in the third quarter with a sore shoulder, Roethlisberger should be good to go in week 2. He has a very appealing match up against the Browns. In 2 games against Cleveland last season, Roethlisberger passed for 6 TD’s and only 1 interception. He should be in for another big game, especially considering how poor the Browns secondary played against Dallas in week1. Check injury report: shoulder

3. Aaron Rodgers (GB) – Sure, it was only one game, but Rodgers week 1 performance was compelling enough to convince us that he is a legitimate fantasy QB with top shelf potential, especially given the circumstances. Rodgers was extremely impressive in his first ever start and his numbers would have been even more impressive if not for a couple of ticky tack penalties. He still has much to prove, but the week 2 match up against a horrible Lions defense is too promising to pass on. If he is able to carry the momentum of week 1 into this week, look out!

4. Drew Brees (NO) – He passed through week 1 with flying colors and a week 2 match up at Washington looks equally promising. Losing his go to WR Marques Colston for 4 – 6 weeks is a blow that will affect him to some extent, but he still has a good cast of weapons, and should maintain his top 10 fantasy QB status. Brees is a no brainer for your fantasy roster this week and every week, with or without Colston.

5. Kurt Warner (ARI) – While Warner did not have the spectacular week 1 that many anticipated, he was solid. We expect him to improve on his week 1 performance at home against a fairly weak Dolphins defense in week 2.

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