Week 2 fantasy picks

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Kris Brown may be cause for celebration this week in the Home Team Challenge

In Week 2 of the Home Team Challenge, the free fantasy football game with great prizes on HoustonTexans.com, the winning player receives two VIP passes to the Budweiser VIP Backstage Party at the Oakland game on Oct. 4.

Don't forget that you can pick a new team each week and you have 300 points to construct a team. For example: This week, Drew Brees will cost you 98 points, but if you want to go cheap at the quarterback spot, J.T. O'Sullivan is yours for just one point.

Here's my absolute…airtight…110%...guaranteedyouwillwinoryoucankeymyMercedesBenzlimo weekly fantasy advice, with a few players I like and a few players I don't.

PRICE IS RIGHT

RB Adrian Peterson, MIN, 70 (@ DET): Hmmmm…let's think: Last week, Peterson was good for 7.2 yards a carry and wound up toting the rock 25 times. He also scored a trio of touchdowns against the Browns. This week he's taking on the Lions in Detroit, so he's on a fast track and going against a bad defense. He's pricy, but he's worth it.

VALUE PICK

RB Brandon Jacobs, NYG, 30 (@ DAL): The big back for the Giants was quiet in Week 1 against the Redskins, but in the run up to this Sunday night's showdown with the Cowboys, he's been running his mouth a bit. Jacobs LOVES playing the Cowboys, but loves scoring against them even more. If the Giants get in goal line situations, look for Jacobs to pound it in the end zone. Two touchdowns isn't out of the norm. Wouldn't you pay 30 points for a pair of scores?

NOT WORTH IT

QB Drew Brees, NOR, 98 (@ PHI): Yes, he threw six touchdowns last week. But that was in a dome against the Lions. He's headed to the City of Brotherly Love to face a defense that gave up just 10 points and forced five turnovers in a Week 1 thrashing of Carolina. The Saints come back to Earth this weekend, and Brees comes with them.

SLEEPER SPECIAL

WR Percy Harvin, MIN, 23 (@ DET): The rookie caught three passes last week for 36 yards, but one of those was for a touchdown. He also had a pair of 11-yard runs. Look for a little more out of Harvin, and at just 23 points, he gives you flexibility elsewhere in your lineup.

TEXANS FANTASY STARTER OF THE WEEK

K Kris Brown, HOU, 18 (@ TEN): Brown was quiet in Week 1 because the Texans' offense never found the red zone. That changes this week in Nashville, and because the Titans' defense has been known to bend-but-not-break, count on Brown possibly kicking a few field goals.

To register for the Home Team Challenge, click here. Make sure to set your lineups by Sunday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m.

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