Week 1 was full of massive quarterback performances in fantasy football as 14 players threw for at least 300 yards.
The second week of the season could be a much more problem-filled day out for some players. Here are a few players who you may be looking to start who you should avoid this week:
3. Ryan Fitzpatrick
The Buffalo Bills had a huge victory against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1. Fitzpatrick finished the game with four touchdowns. However two of those touchdowns were to tight end Scott Chandler, as the Chiefs defense struggled through the middle.
The Chiefs played three quarters of that game without Eric Berry while their pass rush was lacking as usual. Fitzpatrick's performance was more telling about the Chiefs defense than the Bills offense.The Bills will struggle to contain Richard Seymour this week which will disrupt Fitzpatrick's rhythm.
2. Kevin Kolb
Many will look at Kevin Kolb's big day from last week and say that he is now a valuable fantasy quarterback. However, Kolb benefited from going against a Panthers defense that couldn't get pressure on him. The Cardinals' offensive line is poor and will be exposed this week.
Last week they only had to deal with Charles Johnson, and managed to, however this week Ryan Kerrigan, Brian Orakpo and Barry Cofield should all be meeting in the backfield regularly. Kolb will be reminded just how tough it is to be an NFL quarterback this week.
1. Matt Cassel
If you are scratching Matt Cassel's struggles from Week 1 down to his injury issues, you may want to rethink that. Cassel may have a nice matchup this week with the Lions' secondary, but the Lions have improved in that area. If you then point to the Lions' front seven and the fact they only had two sacks last week, you are clutching at straws.
The Lions struggled in the heat in Tampa last week, that shouldn't be a problem this week. Expect them to get to Matt Cassel early and often and continue the Chiefs' woes from the preseason and last week on offense.