Start Em Sit Em Week 2: QBs Best Left on Your Bench

Jeremy FuchsCorrespondent IIISeptember 15, 2012

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 09:  Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks for a receiver against the Cleveland Browns  their season opener at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Start 'em, sit 'em decisions can always make or break your fantasy season. Start the wrong guy, and it can be disastrous. Sit the wrong guy, and the results can be equally as bad.

Picking the right quarterback is always a tough decision. Which QBs should you sit in Week 2? We'll tell you below.


Michael Vick

Vick's dual-threat ability always makes him dangerous, but his Week 1 showing makes it tough to start him on Sunday.

Vick went 29-of-56 for 317 yards, but threw four interceptions against a bad Cleveland Browns defense.

Now, he goes up against a strong Baltimore Ravens defense. It may not be pretty. 

We know that Vick is always capable of putting up big points, but last week's performance suggests that, right now, something is not quite right with Vick. Sit him for now. 


Russell Wilson

The hype about Russell Wilson was high after his stellar preseason performance. But the rookie came down to earth a bit in Week 1 against the Cardinals. Wilson went 18-of-34 for 153 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Wilson and the Seahawks will face the Dallas Cowboys, who looked strong in keeping a potent New York Giants offense in check.

Wilson is a dangerous play, as we just don't know enough about his performance. His Week 1 outing suggests he'll struggle.


Matt Schaub

The Texans are a running team. Which is fine, but not if Matt Schaub is on your fantasy team. Schaub had a decent start to the season, throwing for 266 yards and one touchdown in a Week 1 victory.

Still, Schaub has historically struggled against the Jaguars, their Week 2 foe. In the last four games against Jacksonville, Schaub has thrown for just five touchdowns. Two of those outings produced 225 or fewer passing yards.

This is going to be a grind-it-out, in-the-trenches type of game. Schaub won't factor in too much. Leave him on the bench.


Matthew Stafford

Surprised? Don't be. Stafford did not look good at all last week against the Rams. Yes, he threw for 355 yards, but he also threw for three touchdowns, and that was against a pretty shaky defense.

The 49ers defense is the best in the league. They held Aaron Rodgers to only 303 yards and a pick.

If Stafford threw three picks against the Rams, then it could be a long day for the Lions signal caller. This is not a favorable matchup, and if you have a good backup, sit Stafford.