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Week 2 Fantasy Blitz

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Week 2

7 Touchdown Passes, Fantasy Sleepers, and Notes

The Vikings play the Colts this week. I would be remiss if I did not mention the fantasy day that Vikings quarterback Joe Kapp had against the Baltimore Colts week 2 1969. Kapp was in his third year in the NFL, after joining the Vikings from the Canadian Football League in 1967. He bombed the defending NFL champion Colts that Sunday in Bloomington, Minnesota with 7 touchdown passes,  1 int., 449 yards passing, and 14 yards rushing, 50 fantasy points. That was the greatest single game fantasy performance by a quarterback in the fantasy football era (1963 to today).

Before fantasy football started, Giants quarterback YA Tittle threw for 7 touchdowns and 505 yards in a 1962 game against the Redskins, a performance that would have been worth 53 points, but there was no fantasy football in 1962, Tittle missed the fantasy record by a year. The Vikings went on to win the NFL championship in 1969 before losing in Super IV to the Chiefs.

First the record now the notes…

Chiefs-Bills, Bills WR TJ Graham should be able to find the goal line on some fade routes against a Chiefs secondary that lacks height…Browns-Bengals, Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham is a must start Sunday – in 2011 he had twelve receptions, 126 yards and two scores against the Browns…Vikings-Colts, WR Austin Collie will get plenty of targets against the Vikings as Andrew Luck has a shot at his first 300-yard passing day, after the Vikings made Blaine Gabbert appear to be a Pro Bowl quarterback last week…Saints-Panthers, Start Panthers TE Greg Olsen, he did score against the
Saints last year, but more than that, the Saints played soft last week. I am thinking the bounty scandal has them thinking instead of reacting on defense some. Olsen, a physical player, will have plenty of yards after the catch, and he should have a touchdown and 60+ yards receiving…

Houston-Jaguars, This will be a big day for Houston TE Owen Daniels. The Jaguars surrendered TE touchdowns in each game they played Houston in 2011…Raiders-Dolphins, this is the game of day if this were the early 1970’s. Dolphin WR Davone Bess will score  the Dolphins’ first offensive touchdown of the season…Cardinals-Patriots, this should be an easy win for the Patriots, but Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb and WR Andre Roberts should be able to connect for another score…Buccaneers-Giants, Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson should get back on track against a banged up Giants secondary…Ravens-Eagles, tough fantasy match up all the way around. This week it is Ed Dickson’s turn to score a TE touchdown for Baltimore,  Dennis Pitta and Dickson are the discount version of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez for now…

Redskins-Rams, Redskins WR Aldrick Robinson finds pay dirt Sunday…Cowboys-Seahawks, WR Doug Baldwin almost  made the winning touchdown catch in traffic last week, with Seahawks quarterback Russel Wilson going to Baldwin then , and he should be in line for multiple passes being thrown his way  Sunday…Jets-Steelers,  Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer should find plenty of room to run against an overrated Jets rush defense…Titans-Chargers, Last week the Chargers allowed Raiders TE’s Brandon Myers and David Ausbury more than 70 yards receiving, Titans TE Jared Cook should be able to duplicate that…Lions-49ers, The Lions probably will not be able to run Sunday, meaning plenty of passes being thrown by quarterback Matthew Stafford. WR Nate Burleson will see his share come his way…Broncos-Falcons, The Falcons passing offense is getting all the press, but do not forget about Michael Turner. The Falcons will want to keep Peyton Manning on the sidelines and slow this game  down some, meaning Turner will have a featured role in the game plan Monday.

 

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Kurt Backert

About Kurt Backert

Kurt's passion for the game began in the 60's watching the Colts on TV and at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. He began following the statistics of not only his beloved Colts but also those of the Colts opponents, with a keen eye on Vince Lombardi's Packers. His thirst for and attention to statistical detail would eventually lead Kurt on a journey to the world of fantasy football in the late 1980's where he's captured more titles than John Wooden's UCLA Bruins   Kurt carries a distinction that no other fan of the NFL can boast about.  He is the reigning NFL National Trivia Champion and he credits his Dad for passing on such passion for the game, something Kurt also hopes to pass along to his 9-year-old son. More from Kurt Backert
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