Finding a fantasy football quarterback who is in line to have a big game is relatively easy, but finding one off the waiver wire who is in line to have a big day is far more difficult.
Today, I want to look at five QBs who have a lot of Week 2 fantasy value and could be set up for a big day.
The obvious mention, here, is that these selections are geared toward 10- and 12-man leagues. If you are in a 16-man or higher league setup, you are basically boned and have little to no options whatsoever at QB.
Rex Grossman threw for 305 yards (21-of-34) and two touchdowns in a Week 1 win over the New York Giants.
Despite the Giants missing their two top pass-rushers, Grossman still showed that Kyle Shanahan's offense is a seemingly perfect fit for a guy who has been a traditional gunslinger.
Grossman has another tasty matchup against the Arizona Cardinals and should have another unexpected big day for fantasy owners looking for a QB off the waiver wire.
Grossman's average ownership percentage is right around 17 percent, and he if spreads the ball around as much as he did against New York, you can believe his Week 2 matchup will be another stellar fantasy outing.
Last Sunday against Kansas City, Fitzpatrick came out of the gate and completed 17-of-25 passes for 208 yards and four scores, which basically shocked the fantasy landscape.
"Shocked" is not too strong of a word, but many fans may have felt shocked because they may not have known that Fitzpatrick IS as good as this outing would suggest.
Last year, Fitzpatrick put up 3,000 yards and 23 TDs to 15 INTs in a small timeshare (he only played 13 games in 2010), so you can just imagine what he will do this year.
Fitzpatrick's ownership percentage is hovering around 50 to 60 percent, so if you want in, get on the train now.
He's worth the consideration, and against a woeful Oakland secondary, Fitzpatrick is certainly in for another big day in Week 2.
Hear me out with this one.
Kerry Collins is NOT as bad as his Week 1 performance may have made him out to be, and the Colts are not a poor team now that Manning is out.
This is the problem with fantasy football; a lot of people speaking about apparent trends and not enough about matchups and reality.
Collins has a very favorable matchup up against a Cleveland team that has trouble getting to the quarterback and covering, and Collins' receivers are still top-notch.
I believe Collins is a dark-horse candidate for a big fantasy day in Week 2, and with his 10 percent ownership, you could do far worse if you are currently in the market for a starting QB off the waiver wire.
Chad Henne proves that fantasy football is not as black and white as many people make it out to be.
For fantasy owners of Henne in Week 1, it was a dream outing, as he threw for 416 yards and two touchdowns against a pretty good New England defense, but it's the WHY factor that you have to pay attention to.
This caused Henne to play from behind the majority of the game, which is likely to happen this week against Houston.
Remember, you don't need the quarterback to WIN the game—you only need the right situation to capitalize upon for fantasy purposes.
Henne's Week 2 situation is primed for another big outing.
McCoy has shown through preseason and his Week 1 performance that he is the real deal on the rise, and his Week 2 contest against Indianapolis should bode well for him.
McCoy completed 19-of-40 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns against the Bengals—a team that is better against the pass than the Colts—in Week 1, and you can bet he'll have a better outing this week for sure.
The game between the Colts and Browns has all the makings for a haphazard shootout, but again, it's the matchup and situation that fantasy owners need to pay attention to.
And if you are looking for a Week 2 QB waiver wire option, McCoy is a nice consideration.
I hope this all helps, and please feel free to offer up a question if you have one.