Who slipped under the radar despite a fantastic performance this week? Brodie exposes the quietly excellent players.Another season calls for another round of the NFL’s top hidden heroes from week to week. In this article you won’t find the big names such as Peyton Manning, Calvin Johnson or even a Torrey Smith. You’ll find the lesser names that might not get attention from the media, social media and NFL “experts”. Week 1 is where unknown stars are born and just by looking at the statistics I can tell we can look forward to many this season. Now onto this weeks heroes! - Larry Warford, Guard, Detroit Lions What a debut for the third round rookie out of Kentucky. Not only is starting on opening day a feat in itself for a third-round rookie, but also putting in a stellar performance is something for Lion fans to be excited about. Warford recorded 83 offensive snaps with zero pressure given up on his watch. Not a hit, sack or anything. Against a strong Minnesota defensive line this is a phenomenal feat. Adding onto that was his solid performance in the running game as Detroit backs averaged 6.1 yards on the ground running behind Warford. Ryan Mundy, Safety, New York Giants After losing starter Stevie Brown in the preseason Mundy could have been excused for not being terrific on Sunday Night Football. Not only was he terrific, but the Giants best defensive player ahead of the likes of Justin Tuck, Antrel Rolle and JPP. On the night Munday recorded 75 snaps, seven tackles, three stops, an interception, whilst only giving away 10 yards in pass coverage. A great performance against the run and pass. Jurrell Casey, NT, Tennessee Titans The big man in the middle for the Titans gave the Steelers hell all day after they lost their Pro Bowl center Maurice Pouncey. Casey was a key factor in holding the Steelers to 32 yards rushing for the day, they simply could not get passed him. Jurrell Casey ended the day with 45 snaps, two sacks, one hit, three hurries and three stops. Quiet the day for a man who in his previous two years had only recorded five sacks on his career 1,450 snaps. Good to see the big man put in work over summer. Anthony Collins, LT, Cincinnati Bengals Heading into this game the Bengals were without their starting left tackle Andrew Whitworth, who is considered awesome by the way. Collins had only played eight games in the last two seasons but stepped in for the elite left tackle and was marvelous against Julius Peppers for a bulk of the game. Collins did not give up a sack or a quarterback hit for the entire game. The only blip on his day was one hurry, that's it. He didn’t have the best day with the run but when you have to protect the quarterback against the Bears defense all day you cannot blame him. Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks Looks like Wilson has found his safety blanket third-down guy now in third-year wideout Doug Baldwin. Baldwin’s game was phenomenal, catching 91 yards as the third wideout despite playing fewer snaps (36) then Golden Tate (50) and Sidney Rice (39). The best thing about Baldwin’s day? Four of his seven catches came on third-down conversions. A crucial part of any game. The other three of his catches came on first down which also cannot be understated. - Dud of the Week The dud is someone who is generally considered a star but played terribly. This is a fun section to keep track of as the year goes on. This weeks Golden Dud of the Week goes to.. London Fletcher, MLB, Washington Redskins The oldest middle linebacker in the game looked really, really old on Monday Night Football. The Eagles offense made the Redskins look like fools, and the biggest fool was Fletcher who just couldn’t keep up with the pace of the game. Fletcher was getting beaten badly by linemen and in the passing game was burned twice by Michael Vick’s read option fakes. Let’s hope Fletcher can rebound this week. - That's it! Who was an unheralded star for your team this week? Let us know!