Giants Stadium | Sunday, September 19 | 4:15 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Patriots 27, Jets 20
195 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INTAfter a big three-touchdown performance in Week 1, Brady will be tested by the Jets in Week 2. Though Darrelle Revis may take Randy Moss out of the game, Brady proved in Week 1 that he can use other options as five receivers recorded over 40 yards.
30 rush yards, 1 rush TDTaylor received 14 carries in Week 1 and averaged 5 yards per attempt. He will be the top back again, but don't count on big numbers against a stiff Jets defense.
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 10 rush yardsFaulk did not do much in the running game in Week 1, but he did end up with 70 total yards thanks to his work in the passing game. Faulk remains a risky fantasy option in the backup role.
4 rec, 75 yards, 1 TDMoss had just 58 total yards in two games against the Jets last season. He is worth a start because of his talent, but temper your expectations.
6 rec, 65 yards, 1 TDWelker may not be at 100 percent just yet, but he still finished with eight catches for 64 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1. That performance guarantees he should be in your lineup in Week 2.
2 rec, 25 yardsEdelman did not play in Week 1, but his chances of returning in Week 2 appear favorable. If healthy, he could see plenty of targets with Darrelle Revis shadowing Randy Moss all day.
1 rec, 20 yardsHernandez caught just one pass in Week 1, but it went for 45 yards. He has the talent to become a dangerous option for Tom Brady in the passing game, but he will likely be counted on to block a lot in Week 2 against the Jets' blitz-happy defense.
3 PATs, 2 FGsThe Patriots offense appears to already be clicking on all cylinders, so Gostkowski should see multiple scoring opportunities in Week 2. Gostkowski missed two field goals in Week 1 and still ended up with eight points.
4 sacks, 1 INTThe Patriots defense forced two turnovers and scored a touchdown in Week 1. They could be worthy of a start in Week 2, but don't expect the turnovers against a conservative Jets offense.
145 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 10 rush yards, 1 INTIn two games against the Patriots last season, Sanchez averaged 150 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. Those numbers make him nothing more than a second quarterback in two-QB leagues for Week 2.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 100 rush yards, 1 rush TDGreene had just three total carries in two games against the Patriots last season, but he will be counted on to carry a big load in Week 2 since the Jets will likely try to keep the New England offense off the field.
2 rec, 20 rec yards, 25 rush yardsTomlinson should see ample carries behind Shonn Greene in Week 2, but he won't compile much yardage. Tomlinson could get the ball if the Jets find themselves in the goal line, which will be his best chance to make a fantasy impact.
2 rec, 45 yards, 1 TDEdwards had more than 50 yards in four of his 12 games as a Jet last season. Mark Sanchez struggled against the Patriots last season, so Edwards is unlikely to be a big producer in Week 2.
3 rec, 35 yardsCotchery has averaged almost 60 yards per game in 11 career matchups with the Patriots, but he will have to find the end zone to do anything significant.
4 rec, 40 yardsKeller averaged only 30 yards per game against the Patriots a year ago, but he could play a key role as a safety valve for Mark Sanchez in Week 2.
2 PATs, 2 FGsFolk should be important for the Jets in Week 2 in what could be a low-scoring affair, but do not expect him to put up much in terms of fantasy production.
3 sacks, 1 INTThe Jets defense is one of the best in the league, but they face a tough Patriots offense in Week 2. Still, the talent on the team and their ability to generate turnovers makes them a strong fantasy option in any week.