Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings: Who Are NFL's Best QB Plays?

Cian FaheyFeatured ColumnistSeptember 15, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 11:  Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers is introduced prior to the start of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Qualcomm Stadium on September 11, 2011 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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The second week of fantasy football should be more easily predicted now that there is one week of film in the book.

Nonetheless predictions are difficult for good reason. The best fantasy players are either incredibly lucky, or incredibly accurate at predicting things on the field.

Here are three predictions for the guys who will be looking to have the best day at the quarterback position.

Aaron Rodgers

There probably isn't a week on the schedule when Aaron Rodgers isn't a major play at quarterback. However, this weekend he figures to potentially break some records going against the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers lost their best defensive player in Jon Beason last week, so it will be interesting to see how they react.

Losing Beason can't make them any better which they need to be to even attempt to contain Rodgers this week. Kevin Kolb had a big debut last week because the Panthers' front seven didn't get enough pressure on him and the Cardinals' depth at receiver outmatched the Panthers' depth at corner.

If the Arizona Cardinals offense cant pick this defense apart with its most important piece in place, what will Aaron Rodgers be able to do to it?

Ben Roethlisberger

Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense were made to look worse than average against the Ravens on Sunday. That was going against a team with a very good pass rush, however. This week the Seattle Seahawks don't threaten in the same way.

The Steelers will be looking to make a statement after being blown out last week with a huge performance against the Seahawks. They are the markedly better team and likely won't take their foot off the gas once they get ahead.

Roethlisberger should be able to have a huge day and show off the talent at receiver that he couldn't do in Baltimore.

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers didn't have a very good outing against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1. Things wouldn't appear to be getting much better with a trip to New England on the cards this week.

However, Rivers should be able to have a lot of success against the Patriots defense. Chad Henne tore the Patriots apart on Monday night with relative ease. Henne finished that game with 416 yards and two touchdowns.

The Patriots couldn't deal with Brandon Marshall's size, which doesn't bode well for them going against Vincent Jackson. Antonio Gates should also be able to have a big day against the team's questionable safeties.