Fantasy Football Projections Week 2: Overlooked QBs Ready to Bust out

Joseph HealyCorrespondent ISeptember 16, 2011

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 11:  Quarterback Kevin Kolb #7 of the Arizona Cardinals drops back to pass during the NFL season opening game against the Carolina Panthers at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 11, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Carindals defeated the Panthers 28-21. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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So much of fantasy football success is based on matchups. That goes not only for who you are playing in your league, but for who the players on your team are playing in a given week.

You start your stud players each week without question because that is what you drafted them for, but there is a little more uncertainty when you get a little deeper on your roster. That's when you have to look harder at matchups.

The following are three quarterbacks you may or may not have starting this week that should be in your lineup.

Kevin Kolb - Arizona Cardinals

For the life of me, I'll never understand why Kolb has been criticized so much in his young career. I'll grant you that he has struggled at times in his trial runs as a starter, but he has yet to have enough playing time to really know what kind of quarterback he will be over the course of an entire season.

I'm very confident in his ability to be a better than average quarterback in Arizona, but even if you're not, he's worth starting in Week 2 as his team takes on the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins gave an inspiring performance in their Week 1 win over the Giants, but I'm betting against them being able to do it again. Kolb will connect with Larry Fitzgerald all day long and the Redskins offense won't be able to stay on the field long enough to give their defense a good rest.

Chad Henne - Miami Dolphins

If the Dolphins' game against the Texans were taking place last season, Henne might be a top-five quarterback. That's how bad the Texans defense was at the time.

Houston's defense appears to be much-improved, but Henne is still a decent fantasy play. This is especially true if you are in a league that doesn't penalize harshly for interceptions. Houston will force Henne to turn the ball over on at least one occasion, but the Dolphins will throw the ball a ton.

Expect a performance very similar to what he gave you in Week 1. In a loss that was never really in question, Henne threw for 416 yards and two touchdowns.

Kyle Orton - Denver Broncos

It was a tough week for Kyle Orton. There's no doubt about that. He threw for 304 yards against the Raiders on Monday night, but he only threw a single touchdown. It was a rainy, nasty night that was not conducive to success in the passing game.

Making matters worse, fans in Denver spent much of their time clamoring for Tim Tebow to take over the offense during the team's 23-20 loss.

Week 2 will almost certainly be better, not only for Orton himself, but fantasy owners that have Orton. Cincinnati, his Week 2 opponent, doesn't have a defense that will be able to stop the pass. Brandon Lloyd should be able to get open all day, and that's great news for Orton owners.