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Weekly Rankings: A.J. Green takes over at No. 1

If you didn't win in Week 1 of your fantasy season, well, the season is over. Our research has shown that 90 percent of people who lose in Week 1 don't make the fantasy playoffs. And you should also know that I'm totally kidding about that. You're good. It's one week, you'll be fine. Well, my team in my League of Record will not be fine. Odds are, though, your team will be very good.

So now while you're either riding high on a nice victory or still stung by a harrowing loss, it's Turn the Page Tuesday and time to look at the way-too-soon rankings for Week 2. Understand a lot can change during the week as the players return to practice on Wednesday. Though the Patriots and Jets will square off on Thursday night, right on NFL Network. Be sure to check that out! In any event, let's get to the rankings.


  • Peyton Manning might not throw for seven touchdowns again. But you know what? He just might. He's the top fantasy quarterback for the rest of the season.
  • Moved Andy Luck ahead of Tom Brady this week. Brady has thrown for a touchdown or less in eight of his last 10 games against the Jets. Think about that if you have a better option -- which you probably don't. Talk to me on Thursday to see if I've changed my mind at all.
  • Matt Schaub has historically played well against the Titans. He's had 17 touchdown passes and just two turnovers in eight games against Tennessee. He's thrown at least two touchdown passes in seven consecutive games against the Titans.

Running backs

  • I might already be in love with Chip Kelly and his new offense. I don't care if they take the entire second half off if his team continues to put up a first half like that.
  • Matt Forte has struggled in his career against the Vikings and he's been held without a rushing touchdown in the last eight meetings between the two teams. But remember, that was when he was getting yanked out at the goal line. Times have changed. And let's be honest, you can't bench him.

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  • Chris Johnson has been shut down by the Texans in the past. And let's be honest, the Texans shut down a lot of running backs.
  • Still no real clarity to the Saints' running back situation. Still handicapping Pierre Thomas to be the leader at some point. Just hasn't happened yet.
  • We've talked about Bryce Brown being a nice flex option at times. He's worth keeping an eye on.

Wide receivers

  • Andre Johnson has been held below 80 receiving yards in six consecutive games against the Titans.
  • Marques Colston has just two touchdown in his last 10 games against the Bucs.

Tight ends

  • Vernon Davis is going to be my top-ranked tight end until he's not. Which really says nothing, but he's on the cusp of having one of the greatest seasons by a tight end.
  • Julius Thomas has way too many targets to compete with in Denver. So don't chase the fantasy points. That said, he's still a TE1 in most leagues.


  • I repeat: Seabass!


Did you know that Adam Rank won last year's Expert's League title? Oh that's right, it's like the only thing he ever talks about. Well congratulations, Rank. You finally did something. What have you done for us lately? Let's worry about 2013 and stop living in the past. Typical Lakers fan, am I right? Oh, if you found this useful (as if) check him out on the latest "Dave Dameshek Football Program". And follow him on Twitter, please. He's taking us to lunch if he gets 17 more Twitter followers today. And we only got 15 the last time, so step up fantasy enthusiasts!

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