5 QB Streamers for Week 2

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With Week 1 in the books it’s time for fantasy owners to look towards Week 2. There is no place better to start than at the quarterback position. Not only do those streaming the position need to pay attention but those who may have tough decisions to make will need to have some names in mind as potential replacements. Russell Wilson was stepped on by Ndamukong Suh and was visibly limping for the rest of the game. He should be okay for Week 2 but it’s too early to know for sure. Philip Rivers lost Keenan Allen in Week 1 and some owners may reluctant to use him. The Chargers have an intriguing matchup with the Jaguars this week that could alleviate some of those fears. These 5 QB streamers could help you win your Week 2 matchup. The quarterbacks are listed in the order I would use them.

Matt Ryan at Oakland Raiders

While i’m not a fan of Mehtt Ryan in general, there is a lot to like about him this week from a fantasy perspective. He faces an Oakland Raiders defense that gave up 423 yards and 4 touchdowns last week. Ryan now has a second legit option to target opposite Julio Jones in Mohamed Sanu. In Week 1 against the Buccaneers, Sanu tallied 5 catches for 80 yards and a score. With the Raiders offense looking like it will be potent and the Falcons defense looking abysmal, the odds of Ryan having to throw often is very high. The over/under for this game has ballooned to 49. This is the second highest total of the week behind the Giants and Saints. Ryan should spread the wealth between Jones, Sanu, Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman producing for his owners.

Start Over: Jameis Winston, Dak Prescott, Alex Smith, Brock Osweiler

Joe Flacco at Cleveland Browns

Joe Flacco was fine in his Week 1 matchup with the Buffalo Bills. He threw for 258 yards and a touchdown. However this week he faces a Cleveland Browns defense that resembled more of a trash bag than an NFL caliber defense. I expect a big showing from him in this game. The return of Mike Wallace seemingly upon us, giving Flacco a deep ball threat that can score on any play. He has a nice schedule coming up with games against the Jaguars, Raiders and Redskins in the next three weeks. Jumping on now could set you up for a nice stretch.

Start Over: Tyrod Taylor, Alex Smith, Ryan FitzpatrickJimmy Garoppolo

Marcus Mariota at Detroit Lions

It was a rough Week 1 for Marcus Mariota against the Minnesota Vikings and yet he had 271 yards passing and two touchdowns. He put up these number against a very strong Vikings defense. He made some unfortunate errors that put a damper on his day. This week he faces a very poor Lions defense that was torched a week ago by Andrew Luck. The Lions offense looked good in Week 1 on the road and should put up points again this week. The over/under for this game is 47 implying a good amount of points should be scored by both sides in this game. Mariota should benefit from the uptempo game that will require him to throw the ball plenty.

Start Over: Tyrod Taylor, Alex Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jimmy Garoppolo

Carson Wentz at Chicago Bears

Carson Wentz had a very impressive Week 1 performance especially for a rookie. He went 22/36 for 278 yards and two touchdowns. It was against a very poor Browns defense. Jordan Matthews was a clear target for him and produced big time. He had 7 catches for 114 yards and a score. This week he gets another tasty matchup with the Chicago Bears. Chicago’s secondary looked decent enough but gave up plenty of big plays. The Eagles should throw a ton again this week and Wentz can be very productive.

Start Over: Tyrod Taylor, Alex Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dak Prescott

Trevor Siemian vs Indianapolis Colts

For those who are a little more desperate Trevor Siemian is intriguing. He was impressive in the season opener against the Panthers. There was shakiness mixed in that gives owners pause to actually consider him but you should. This week he faces a Colts secondary that will not have their top guy Vontae Davis nor some of their depth that they lost in Week 1. Assuming Demaryius Thomas, who is currently battling a hip issue, is able to suit up Siemian could be a sneaky play. The Broncos will lean on C.J. Anderson in this game but that should only open up things down the field.

Start Over: Tyrod Taylor, Josh McCown, Jay Cutler

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