As we roll in to Week 2 of the fantasy football season, we must start looking for matchups to exploit.
The matchup that immediately stands out is Redskins QB Rex Grossman facing two young corner backs, and a Cardinals defense that is severely undermanned.
If Grossman's body of work this season was larger than just one week, he would be worth including in the Top 5 for this game against Arizona. But, as it stands, with just a one week sample size, Grossman is worth a start with a fairly high level of confidence.
So without further delay, here are your Week 2 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
|1.||Tom Brady||v. SD||Another ho-hum outing for Brady in Week 1. Chance of another shootout is high in Week 2.|
|2.||Michael Vick||@ ATL||A reunion in Atlanta against a soft secondary that was abused in Week 1 is just want Vick needs.|
|3.||Aaron Rodgers||@ CAR||
So many weapons, so little time. CAR can't stop this offense, just hope they keep it close.
|4.||Mathew Stafford||vs. KC||First time the home crowd will see the new aerial act, and KC's defense is imploding after the loss of S. Berry.|
|5.||Phillip Rivers||@ NEP||Can't expect SD to dominate, so they will either be trailing or trying to take the lead. Either way, the ball's in the air.|
|6.||Drew Brees||v. CHI||Still an elite QB, but a tougher matchup than those in the Top 5.|
|7.||Ben Roethlisberger||v. SEA||Big Ben and company right the ship against a get-well opponent this week.|
|8.||Tony Romo||@ SF||Defense looked stout last week, but Romo is at least a smidge better than Tarvaris Jackson.|
|9.||Rex Grossman||v. ARI||The matchup is outstanding facing off against two first year CBs.|
|10.||Ryan Fitzpatrick||v. OAK||You can't expect a repeat of Week 1 (4 TDs), but the offense is clicking and Fitzpatrick is solid.|
|11.||Josh Freeman||@ MIN||The early returns on the TB offense aren't encouraging, but Freeman has been steady.|
|12.||Chad Henne||v. HOU||Even if Henne's production comes in garbage time, it still counts.|
|13.||Cam Newton||v. GB||Not as great of a matchup as Week 1, but Newton has more upside than most QBs on this list.|
|14.||Jay Cutler||@ NOS||NO gave up points to GB in Week 1, but Cutler is no Rodgers.|
|15.||Matt Schuab||@ MIA||The matchup is good, but until we see him throw 30 times, hard to feel confident about production.|
|16.||Matt Ryan||v. PHI||Falcons will have to throw, but the matchup is tough for Ryan.|
|17.||Kyle Orton||@ CIN||Should be a close game, so Orton shouldn't need to play catch up.|
|18.||Eli Manning||v. STL||Should have plenty of opportunities to make plays, but likely without top WR Nicks.|
|19.||Alex Smith||v. DAL||DAL may be without three top CBs. But Smith impossible to trust.|
|20.||Joe Flacco||@ TEN||Should be little need for Flacco to throw, so upside very limited.|
Feel free to share any sit/start questions you might have in the comments, and we'll work through them and find an answer.
Running back and wide receiver rankings will be out later in the week, so check back.
Best of luck this week. May your domination continue, or your comeback begin.
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