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Picks to click in Week 2

In a lot of fantasy football drafts, Lions QB Matthew Stafford was selected as a backup. If you pulled this off, congratulations on the heist. That puts you in a great situation where you have a huge trade piece.

Stafford is a must-start while he's healthy unless you have an elite QB. Stafford is risky because he has missed 19 of 32 games in his first two seasons. People said the same thing about Texans QB Matt Schaub a few years ago and he has played in every game the last two seasons. Injuries are something you can't predict.

Stafford passed for 305 yards and three touchdowns last week and will pass often. He's the real deal and a top play against the Chiefs in Week 2.

Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers, QB): He won't face the pressure he did last week and will bounce back against the Seahawks.

Rex Grossman (Redskins, QB): A Peyton Manning owner who hasn't found a stable replacement can look to Grossman this week. He has three 300-yard games in his last four starts and gets a Cardinals defense that looked lost in allowing 422 yards and two TDs to Cam Newton in his NFL debut.

Peyton Hillis (Browns, RB): The Colts were mauled by the run last week and will be without middle linebacker Gary Brackett.

James Starks (Packers, RB): Starks played more snaps than Ryan Grant in Week 1 and is the better bet for red-zone work. He gets a Panthers defense that is one of the worst at stopping the run.

Cedric Benson (Bengals, RB): Benson looks better than he did last season and he's going to get a lot of touches. He had 26 carries for 123 yards with a TD in Week 1 and faces a Broncos defense that has a lot of injuries and allowed 6.37 yards per carry last week against the Raiders.

Willis McGahee (Broncos, RB): Knowshon Moreno is expected to sit, so McGahee will get a boost in touches against the Bengals.

Vincent Jackson (Chargers, WR): Don't worry about the quiet Week 1. Jackson had just three targets with two catches for 31 yards, should have scored a TD when he was wide open, but slowed up just enough to come up short on the catch. The Patriots' defense isn't that good.

Kenny Britt (Titans, WR): The Titans were dominated in time of possession last week and Britt still had five catches for 136 yards with two TDs. Don't be scared off by the Ravens.

Johnny Knox (Bears, WR): If Roy Williams sits, Knox becomes a good play.

Owen Daniels (Texans, TE): Don't be scared off by his one-catch performance last week. The Texans jumped out to a big lead and the flow of the game meant less passing.

Fred Davis (Redskins, TE): The Redskins are using a lot of two tight end sets and Davis is the better option than Chris Cooley. Davis has a good matchup against the Cardinals.

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