Week 2 Fantasy Football Projections: 3 QBs That Will Throw 4 or More TDs

Cian FaheyFeatured ColumnistSeptember 15, 2011

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 08: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass during warm-ups before the NFL opening season game against the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field on September 8, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Saints 42-34. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Week 1 was a great week for NFL quarterbacks, whether they were first-time rookies like Cam Newton, or long-time veterans like Rex Grossman and of course the reigning MVP, Tom Brady.

When it's a great week on the field for players, it's always a great week for those who own them in fantasy leagues.

As we enter Week 2, there looks to be a few players in position to repeat their success from Week 1. Here are three quarterbacks that are bankers to put up big numbers both on the scoreboard and on your roster.

Aaron Rodgers:

With Randall Cobb emerging in his debut as a threat, James Jones couldn't even get on the field for the Packers. Jermichael Finley looks to be fully healthy and Donald Driver hasn't slowed down with another year on his tires.

The offensive line was impressive, if a little untested, against the New Orleans Saints. However once they deal with Charles Johnson they should have no issues this week against the Panthers.

Rodgers' ability to pick apart the Panthers defense with time in the pocket is unquestioned. The Panthers will be reeling from the loss of Jon Beason to a torn Achilles in Week 1. Even with him on the field, their best chance of preventing Rodgers from putting up four or more touchdowns this week, is by keeping him on the sidelines with their offense.

Matthew Stafford:

Ryan Fitzpatrick had four touchdowns last week against the Kansas City Chiefs. Even with the question marks over Calvin Johnson, Stafford should be able to repeat that feat this week. The loss of Eric Berry to the Chiefs defense will be too much to overcome.

Scott Chandler had two touchdowns last week as the Chiefs struggled to defend the tight end position. One of his touchdowns was caught before Berry went out of the game. Without Berry the Chiefs have no chance of stopping Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler who should see plenty of targets.

The Lions don't have a redzone runner without Mikel Leshoure, so throws to the tight ends in the endzone should be on the cards all season. Doing this on Sunday sounds like the perfect gameplan to beat the Chiefs.

Ben Roethlisberger:

Unfortunately for the Seattle Seahawks, they are likely to serve as the metaphorical—and possibly literal—punching bag for the Pittsburgh Steelers frustrations this weekend. Last week Ben Roethlisberger was repeatedly hit before getting passes off.

That problem should not recur this weekend with the Seahawks in town. The Seahawks played a terrible game against the San Francisco 49ers. The best offense involved came from the returns of Tedd Ginn Jr.

Had a decent offense been on the field against the Seahawks, anything could have happened. With Roethlisberger and his flurry of receivers, he should be able to dominate the Seahawks and wrap up the game early.