Week 2 Lineup calls: Wide Receiver's top starts, sleepers and flops

BY foxsports • September 17, 2010

Lineup calls: QB | RB | WR | TE | K | D/ST

“The sun will come out ...”


Fantasy owners who failed to receive the big payoff from their fantasy draft lottery tickets in Week 1 are hoping for better days. Some of the receivers drafted early did actually have their games impacted by weather (think back to the Monday games).

Others simply did not produce.

Houston turned to the running game and sat on the ball to close out a long-awaited win over Indianapolis. Owners of Andre Johnson winced.

Randy Moss saw teammate Wes Welker complete an incredible recovery and snag two red zone touchdowns.

Calvin Johnson, well, what do you want me to say?

Let’s break out the “Lineup Calls” for Week 2, and get things cracking in Philadelphia.

Top 10 Wide Receivers

Wide Receiver Sleepers

Wide Receiver Flops

Deion Branch at Denver

Branch caught three passes for 11 yards, including a touchdown in the Seahawks’ blowout win over San Francisco. He’s on the comeback trail, and I’m excited to see how he, Matt Hasselbeck and the young receivers in Seattle progress through the season. Unfortunately, Branch likely draws coverage from Champ Bailey in this one, meaning that his contribution to the box score may be minimal.

Mike Sims-Walker at San Diego

Sims-Walker was targeted twice against Champ Bailey and registered zero catches in the season-opening win against Denver. I don’t expect another shutout, but I’m also not optimistic about a breakout effort against the San Diego secondary. I know that the elements played a role, but I can’t dismiss Dwayne Bowe’s one-reception, 13-yard performance entirely.

Braylon Edwards vs. New England

First, the penalty called on Edwards on his attempt to block a kick was a great example of the old “letter vs. spirit” debate when it comes to laws and rules. That’s all I have to say about that. Second, I don’t care if he’s going against a young cornerback. I’m not getting onboard Edwards based on what I saw in the Jets’ offensive sets from Monday night. I’ll revisit Edwards once Santonio Holmes returns from his suspension to add a different complexion to the New York offense.

Lee Evans at Green Bay

Evans caught four passes for 34 yards in the opener, but he and Trent Edwards were unable to connect downfield against the Dolphins. He’s in a tough spot here against the Packers, as he’ll draw coverage from Charles Woodson. Forget about it. We want to put Evans in the mix. There’s something about the former Wisconsin star that makes us want to put him in the lineup (those occasional 70-yard bombs), but we just can’t do it.

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