Welcome to Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Quarterbacks edition for Week 2 of the NFL season. In this week’s quarterback edition, we feature a top-three overall scorer from a season ago looking to pick things up after a down opening week. Plus, can the reigning No. 1 overall draft pick continue to thrive in what appears to be a plus-matchup on paper? Let’s find out.
* Reminder: Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em is intended to present you with the non-obvious choices for your fantasy lineup. We dig deep into player matchups, scoring trends, and other factors to best help you with your fantasy decisions. Superstars such as Patrick Mahomes will not be found in this column. If you’re looking for players of his caliber check out our weekly fantasy football quarterback rankings.
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QB: Start ‘Em
Start of the Week: Dak Prescott vs. ATL
The second-highest scoring fantasy quarterback in 2019, Prescott got his 2020 campaign off to a below-average start this past Sunday night, finishing as QB17 on the week. Expect those numbers to see a massive boost in Week 2 vs. Atlanta. The Falcons surrendered a league-high 31.78 fantasy points to Russell Wilson a week ago. That stat line shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering Atlanta is fresh off a season where they surrendered the eighth-most points per game to opposing QBs.
Josh Allen at MIA
The media’s doubt on Allen’s potential as a franchise quarterback still somehow shades his current standing as a shoo-in QB1 across the fantasy landscape. Allen accumulated three-total touchdowns in Week 1’s bout against the Jets, while carrying the football 14 times for 57 rushing yards. This week the quarterback gets a plus-matchup vs. the Dolphins who saw Cam Newton carve their defense to the tune of 75 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries last Sunday.
Tom Brady vs. CAR
Brady’s debut in Tampa wasn’t too pretty on the eyes. Still, the 43-year-old got the job done from a fantasy perspective, collecting three total touchdowns and finishing as a top-10 QB in points (22.46). Expect the Bucs to fine-tune their passing game in Week 2 with a healthier Mike Evans at Brady’s disposal and a heavier workload for Gronk. The Panthers have allowed an average …read more