Originally written September 18, 2013 on This Given Sunday:
The season opener saw most rookies struggle or get their feet wet with life in the NFL. In week 2, we saw a number of these players step up and embrace the roles they have on their respective teams a bit more. The result was better performances across the board. There are some big movers this week in the standings. 1. DeAndre Hopkins, WR of Texans, originally drafted 27th: Hopkins jumps in the standings from #5 to 1st overall after a monster performance against the Titans. He had 7 receptions for 117 yards and the game winning touchdown. The Texans finally found their explosive complement to Andre Johnson in the passing game. 2. Star Lotulelei, DT of Panthers, originally drafted 14th: He's up two spots from #4 last week after yet another huge game. Don't blame C. J. Spiller going off on him as he was one of the few defenders on the Panthers that played extremely well, particularly against the run. Pro Football Focus graded him at +4.3 for the game. He had 3 tackles, inc...
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