Tyrese, Luke Vie For Supremacy; Liz Tries To Take Down Lil Wayne: Fantasy Football Week Two Preview

In the meantime, Method Man's roster won't stay quiet for long.

Is this really how it's going to go? Is Yung Joc packing an unbeatable lineup destined to put up triple-digit scores each week? Is Meth really saddled with the league's lowest-scoring team? Does Liz Hernandez really know what she's doing?

As anyone who's ever sat in the fantasy-football seat of power and commanded a team will tell you, it's a marathon, not a sprint. The season is long, and you can't put too much stock into what you saw in week one. Real answers come with time, and in fantasy football, that time starts in week two. The contenders are separated from the pretenders and the front-runners distance themselves from the also-rans.

(See how it all went down! Method Man, Paul Wall and the others fight to draft the best players in this video, only on Overdrive.)

Tyrese and Uncle Luke both sit on top of the Crunchtime Zone Firing Squad division, but there's only room at the top for one (see "Kickoff Time! Check Out Our Fantasy Football League, With Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Method Man"). Meanwhile, Yung Joc and our very own Liz Hernandez are perched at the top of the Gridiron Gangstas division. Who can hold on, and who's about to be kicked to the curb?

Here's everything you need to know about this week's matchups (don't forget to check back on Tuesday, after the dust has settled from this weekend's games, to check out the winners, losers and latest standings):

Tyrese "Black Ty" Gibson (1-0) vs. Uncle Luke (1-0)                
Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia QB Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle
Tiki Barber, New York RB Edgerrin James, Arizona
Carnell Williams, Tampa Bay RB Kevin Jones, Detroit
Torry Holt, St. Louis WR Chad Johnson, Cincinnati
Hines Ward, Pittsburgh WR Santana Moss, Washington
L.J. Smith, Philadelphia TE Randy McMichael, Miami
New England Patriots D/ST Chicago Bears
Jason Elam, Denver K Jeff Wilkins, St. Louis

Two undefeated teams square off for supremacy in the Crunchtime Zone Firing Squad division in our game of the week. Black Ty is bringing reborn Eagles QB Donovan McNabb and rock-solid Giants RB Tiki Barber to the table, and Luke shouldn't count on a repeat of the 20-plus-point performances he got from the Bears defense and kicker Jeff Wilkins last week.


Liz Hernandez (1-0) vs. Lil Wayne (0-1)
Jake Delhomme, Carolina QB Daunte Culpepper, Miami
Steven Jackson, St. Louis RB Larry Johnson, Kansas City
Rudi Johnson, Cincinnati RB Reggie Bush, New Orleans
Terrell Owens, Dallas WR Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis
Donte Stallworth, Philadelphia WR Andre Johnson, Houston
Jason Witten, Dallas TE Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City
Dallas Cowboys D/ST Baltimore Ravens
John Kasay, Carolina K Neil Rackers, Arizona

Liz dominated Method Man last week, but is she strong enough to take down Lil Wayne (who racked up a very serious 98 points, only to be outdone by a monstrous 114-point effort from Yung Joc)? If Liz wants to hold onto a piece of the division lead, she'll need a big day from Bengals RB Rudi Johnson, who always delivers against the Browns (but these days, who doesn't?). Look for Lil Wayne to counter with his hometown hero, Saints RB Reggie Bush, who follows up a strong first week with a day against a suspect Green Bay defense.


Yung Joc (1-0) vs. Method Man (0-1)
Eli Manning, New York QB Carson Palmer, Cincinnati
LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego RB Shaun Alexander, Seattle
Brian Westbrook, Philadelphia RB Willie Parker, Pittsburgh
Anquan Boldin, Arizona WR Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis
Plaxico Burress, New York WR Chris Chambers, Miami
Alge Crumpler, Atlanta TE Todd Heap, Baltimore
Seattle Seahawks D/ST New York Giants
Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis K Jay Feely, New York

Yung Joc put up an epic 114 points last week, while Method Man stumbled out of the gate racking up only 42. The talent on Meth's roster won't stay quiet for long, so expect Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander and Bengals QB Carson Palmer to pull their weight a bit more this week in an effort to get Meth into the W column. Yung Joc will try to hold Meth at bay with the one-two RB punch of San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson and Philadelphia's Brian Westbrook.


Paul Wall (0-1) vs. Cool & Dre (0-1)
Tom Brady, New England QB Peyton Manning, Indianapolis
LaMont Jordan, Oakland RB Ronnie Brown, Miami
Corey Dillon, New England RB Julius Jones, Dallas
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona WR Steve Smith, Carolina
Roy Williams, Detroit WR Donald Driver, Green Bay
Antonio Gates, San Diego TE Jeremy Shockey, New York
Pittsburgh Steelers D/ST Carolina Panthers
Shayne Graham, Cincinnati K David Akers, Philadelphia

Well, someone's got to win. Both Paul and the team of Cool & Dre stumbled last week, but one of them will notch a win this week (even if we have to go to bench scoring to break a tie). Paul's banking on big things from New England RB Corey Dillon, who will try to split the Jets defense this week. Meanwhile, Cool & Dre are hoping Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning lights up Houston (which seems more than a little likely).


Standings: Gridiron Gangstas
Team Wins Losses Points For Points Against
Yung Joc 1 0 114 98
Liz Hernandez 1 0 65 42
Lil Wayne 0 1 98 114
Method Man 0 1 42 65

Standings: Crunchtime Zone Firing Squad
Team Wins Losses Points For Points Against
Uncle Luke 1 0 87 71
Tyrese "Black Ty" Gibson 1 0 78 77
Cool & Dre 0 1 77 78
Paul Wall 0 1 71 87