Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/14/12

Arizona Cardinals @ New England Patriots


The Arizona Cardinals (1-0) finally made a choice on their starting quarterback in John Skelton. Then, you guessed it, Skelton goes out in week 1 and gets hurt and will miss week 2 and most likely more.

Kevin Kolb is going to be the starting quarterback in week 2 and is not worth a fantasy play. Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams both struggled during week 1 and will do so again in week 2 against what seems to be an improved Patriots defense.

Larry Fitzgerald is a must start every week, "START YOUR STUDS!" Andre Roberts lines up opposite of Fitzgerald and had a good showing in week 1 but don't expect that again this week. Todd Heap is not a fantasy factor.

Good starts:Larry Fitzgerald

Middle of the road: N/A

Bad starts: Kevin Kolb, Todd Heap, Andre Roberts, Beanie Wells, Ryan Williams

 

The New England Patriots (1-0) are coming off a one-sided victory, winning 34-13. Tom Brady came out hot and threw two touchdown passes before the Patriots turned heavy to the run. Running the ball was Stevan Ridley who looked incredible piling up 125 yards rushing and 27 receiving. Ridley has another good match-up against Arizona and he could put up another 100-yard rushing effort.

Wes Welker was invisible on the field last week and even rotated snaps with Julian Edelman. Look for him to bounce back this week but if he has a repeat performance it may be time to look elsewhere for fantasy. Brandon Lloyd appeared to have chemistry already with Brady.

The tight-ends both had a touchdown each and 60-yards receiving. Both Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez must be in your lineup every week.

Good starts: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Stevan Ridley, Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd

Middle of the road: N/A

Bad starts: Shane Vereen, Danny Woodhead



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