Round one money players

Round one money players

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If you are still alive and in the hunt for the fantasy money, there are guys you have to thank for getting you there. As we enter week two of the second season, here are a cool dozen guys that probably gave you fantasy victory.

Tom Brady: Simply put, a monster Monday night that turned many a deficit into fantasy victory. The 296 yards and his four scores were in short fantasy immortality.

Week 15: San Francisco

Week 16: at Jacksonville

Cam Newton: If you played him, you probably won. He threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns, then ran for another 116 yards and a rushing score. That is the Newton that many owners fell in love with last season but that Cam hasn't revealed himself too many times this season. With the Chargers and Raiders on the schedule, Newton has a chance to carry a team to a title.

Week 15: at San Diego

Week 16: Oakland

Carson Palmer: From personal experience, Palmer started the week out well with a Thursday night performance that out dueled Peyton Manning in one league. While he should have a solid performance in his next game against Kansas City, the championship round sees Carolina.

Week 15: Kansas City

Week 16: at Carolina

Adrian Peterson: We here at FV have completely run out of descriptive words to state how much AP has meant to fantasy owners. Sure, back a few weeks we suggested a trade of the league's top rusher might be in order based on his playoff schedule. For those who kept him, you are most likely still playing and could be propelled into the fantasy championship.

Week 15: at St. Louis

Week 16: at Houston

Jamaal Charles: His 80 yard touchdown sent many an owner off their couch and into fantasy heaven. Then they held their breath as he left the field with a rib injury. He returned and finished the game with 165 yards on 18 carries. The rest of the offense is garbage, but Charles has been a fantasy stud down the stretch.

Week 15: at Oakland

Week 16: Indianapolis

Marshawn Lynch: Lynch returned to beast mode carrying 11 times for 128 yards and three scores in the Seahawks blowout of Arizona. Lynch should continue his rambling against a Bills defense that has allowed a league high 18 rushing touchdowns this season.

Week 15: at Buffalo

Week 16: San Francisco

Brandon Marshall: We have become convinced that Jay Cutler and his favorite target could enter a pitch black room on opposite ends and Cutler could complete a pass to him. Marshall has had 10 catches, scored or gone over 100 yards receiving in 11 of 14 games. Here's the rub. One of those three games was against Green Bay, the Bears opponent this week, and Cutler left last week's game against the Vikings with a neck injury.

Week 15: Green Bay

Week 16: at Arizona

Vincent Jackson: Having a white hot quarterback sure helps and Vincent Jackson is taking advantage. His 131 yards was worthy of fantasy playoff stardom and his touchdown was gravy. He faces New Orleans this week. In his last game against the Saints in week seven, Jackson went ape catching seven passes for 216 yards and a score. He's got St. Louis in week 16 makes Jackson a solid passing option.

Week 15: at New Orleans

Week 16: St. Louis

Aaron Hernandez: The big fella was targeted 11 times catching eight balls, two of which were touchdowns. His yardage wasn't huge, but his two scores were. The Jaguars and 49ers await the best team in football (at least right now) so Hernandez should continue his recent hot play.

Week 15: San Francisco

Week 16: at Jacksonville

Steve Hauschka: When your team scores 58 points, odds are you are probably going to put up your share. Such was the case with Seattle's Hauschka. He was perfect going three-for-three on field goals and hitting an additional seven extra points.

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