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Week 2: Pickups of the Week

These players are worth considering adding to your roster if they're available. This week's picks include Christian Ponder, Jonathan Dwyer, Dexter McCluster, Alfred Morris, and Randall Cobb.
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Offensive dominance is not something many of us expected to see from the Jets this year. And few of us expected a large segment of that dominance to be delivered in the hands of a rookie wide receiver who admitted to ESPN.com in the preseason that running proper pro routes was a struggle. But Hill, an imposing big-bodied receiver with blazing speed, looked to have found his stride during his regular season debut. The Georgia Tech product scorched the Jets for five catches, 89 yards and two scores, despite playing through a stomach bug that had him puking on the sidelines in between plays. He and QB Mark Sanchez will be hard-pressed to maintain their elevated level of play against Pittsburgh in Week 2, but this tandem will have plenty of opportunities down the road to get better acquainted with one another.

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Ogletree recorded the first two touchdowns of his NFL career last Wednesday during a performance that will almost certainly make the fourth-year wideout the most added fantasy player for Week 2. Last season, Laurent Robinson thrived in the third WR-role that Ogletree now holds. It bears mentioning, however, that Ogletree's breakout game came against a Giants secondary that has been decimated by injuries. In addition, two of the best Cowboys receivers -- Jason Witten and Miles Austin -- were limited by injuries, forcing Tony Romo to spread the ball around. Don't expect double-digit fantasy points to be the norm, but if you have room on your roster Ogletree is definitely worth the add.

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Buried behind Jason Witten during most of his time in Dallas, Bennett sees himself as the headliner now that he's in New York. The 6'6" pass-catcher didn't beat his former team, but made the most of his first Giants start by snagging four passes for 40 yards and a touchdown in the season opener. More importantly, he did a great job on DeMarcus Ware -- likely the toughest blocking assignment he'll see this year. During the preseason, Bennett made a name for himself with outlandish boasts during media interviews. Hopefully, the outspoken tight end is now letting his play speak for itself.

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The 22-year-old was a popular sleeper pick in fantasy drafts this year and tantalized those risk-taking owners with an impressive Week 1 performance. Rudolph was a matchup nightmare for the Jaguars, burning them for 67 yards including a beautiful 29-yard basket catch that nearly landed him in the endzone. A borderline top-10 fantasy tight end, Rudolph is the healthiest he's been as a pro and seems to be developing great chemistry with QB Christian Ponder. These two could hook up often next week against the lowly Colts.

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On the one hand, Blair had a shaky preseason with three missed field goals. On the other hand, his 12 preseason attempts were an indication not only of his job security, but also of how much work he was likely to get when the games started to matter. The rookie kicker had a stellar debut in his team's home opener, hitting on attempts from 20,42, 55 and 38 yards, including a game-tie with zeroes on the clock and a game-winner in overtime. The youngster acquitted himself well and proved he could be counted on to perform under pressure. Keep him in mind if your drafted kicker disappoints you.

Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings