Metrodome | Sunday, September 19 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Vikings 24, Dolphins 13
200 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INTHenne was held under 200 yards in the opener and did not find the end zone. He could be counted on more in Week 2 given the Vikings' ability to stop the run, but that could also lead to more mistakes. This is not a favorable matchup.
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 55 rush yardsBrown showed his versatility in Week 1, racking up a combined 85 yards, but he did not receive even half the carries against the Bills. Brown and Ricky Williams should continue splitting the work to keep both healthy.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 30 rush yardsWilliams received a team-high 18 carries in Week 1, and he could see significant work again in Week 2 to help keep Ronnie Brown healthy. Still, don't expect big numbers against the Vikings' stiff run defense.
7 rec, 80 yards, 1 TDMarhall caught eight passes in Week 1, but he managed just 53 yards on those receptions. Marshall will see plenty of passes in his direction on a weekly basis. He remains an every-week starter.
4 rec, 40 yardsThough Bess opened the season as the Dolphins' third receiver, he caught six passes to Brian Hartline's zero in Week 1. Consider Bess the second-best fantasy option among Dolphins receivers.
3 rec, 35 yardsHartline was shutout in the scorebook in the Dolphins' season opener. Though he is in the starting lineup, he is still not proven enough to be an option in most leagues.
3 rec, 25 yardsFasano was quiet in Week 1, but he could be an important safety valve for Chad Henne with the crowd noise in the Metrodome. He is a sleeper option this week.
1 PAT, 2 FGsThe Dolphins don't exactly have a high-powered offense and are playing a motivated Vikings team on the road. At least Carpenter will be kicking on carpet.
4 sacks, 1 INTMiami's defense played well in Week 1, but the Bills don't have Adrian Peterson or Brett Favre. This is a scary matchup against a team that has to be motivated after a rough opening-week loss. The pass rush looked good in Week 1 so look for a handful of sacks at least.
240 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INTFavre was a bit rusty in Week 1, but he should be able to rebound nicely against a Miami pass defense that was in the league's bottom 10 a year ago.
3 rec, 30 rec yards, 95 rush yards, 1 rush TDThe Saints did a good job containing Peterson in Week 1, and he will face a Miami defense in Week 2 that held the Bills to just 50 yards rushing in their season opener. If Brett Favre is unable to move the ball through the air, Peterson will receive a lot of carries.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 15 rush yardsYoung received three carries as Adrian Peterson's backup in Week 1. He is not a fantasy option this week.
4 rec, 65 yards, 1 TDHarvin provided almost no production in the opener, and he will need to find his connection with Brett Favre again before he starts doing so. Don't be surprised to see Harvin get a bit more involved in the running game in Week 2.
4 rec, 60 yardsBerrian showed in Week 1 how much the Vikings will miss Sidney Rice. Berrian could step up in Week 2, but that's a risk most fantasy owners probably don't want to take after he caught just one pass against the Saints.
3 rec, 40 yards, 1 TDWhile the Viking wide receiver struggles, Shiancoe showed that he may be Brett Favre's favorite target this season. Shiancoe's 76 yards and a touchdown in the opener indicate he should see plenty of passes his direction.
3 PATs, 1 FGThe Vikings will play Week 2 at home in the dome, so weather conditions will not be an issue. The Vikings should be able to move the ball a bit better in Week 2, so Longwell should provide more production than he did in the opener.
3 sacks, 2 INTThe Dolphins are adept at moving the ball on the ground, and the Vikings defense is good at stopping it. They should be able to contain the run and force Chad Henne to pass the ball, which could result in a turnover or two.
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