Fantasy Football Projections: Quarterbacks with Favorable Matchups in Week 2

Ryan BothmannSenior Analyst IISeptember 15, 2012

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 24:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots sets for play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in a pre-season game August 24, 2012  in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Week 2 of the NFL season is upon us, and for fantasy players that means the second week of fantasy football is also underway.

Whether you are looking to get the season started off with a 2-0 record, or if you are looking to bounce back and get your record back to 1-1, strong play from your quarterback will go a long way to help you bring home a victory.

Here now are three quarterbacks who have very favorable matchups this week in the NFL, and should therefore produce a lot of points for your team.

Tom Brady, New England Patriots vs. Arizona Cardinals

Tom Brady had a great start to the season last week as the Patriots routed the Tennessee Titans 34-13. Brady was very efficient in the game, completing 23 of 31 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns.

This week could be even better for Brady and the Patriots though.

The Arizona Cardinals only allowed 153 yards passing to Russell Wilson and the Seahawks last weekend, but if history tells us anything, Brady should be able to light up the Arizona secondary.

With so many weapons on the field for the Patriots, New England is far superior than the Arizona Cardinals, and Brady should have a huge day against the Arizona defense.

Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers vs. Tennessee Titans

With the possibility still lingering that Pro Bowl running back Ryan Mathews will not start Sunday for the Chargers, San Diego will once again have to rely heavily on the arm of quarterback Philip Rivers to win on Sunday.

Rivers led the charge for San Diego last week with 231 yards passing and a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders, and could be in store for an even bigger weekend against the Titans.

Tennessee struggled to contain Tom Brady and the Patriots last weekend, and things will not get any easier for them with the Chargers this week. Look for Rivers and San Diego to spread the Titans out with their deep wide receiving corps and strike early and often against Tennessee.

Matt Schaub, Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars struggled to contain Christian Ponder and the Minnesota Vikings last week, so Matt Schaub could potentially have a field day tomorrow with his top wide out Andre Johnson.

Schaub threw for 266 yards and a touchdown last week against the Miami Dolphins with 119 of those yards and the touchdown thrown to Johnson. You can expect that Jacksonville will have trouble containing Johnson tomorrow.

With so many threats for Matt Schaub to throw the football to, the Jaguars are going to have a hard time containing the Houston passing game on Sunday. Expect big things from quarterback Matt Schaub.