Week 1 QB rankings for 2QB and superflex leagues

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Week 1 QB Rankings

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: kickoff of the NFL season, of course! The 2QB team here at FakePigskin will be bringing you weekly quarterback rankings all season, so that you have a baseline for deciding which second- and third-string quarterbacks to start each week. This is our first of the year, with Week 1 QB rankings for 2QB leagues.

In our minds, that’s a necessary resource for owners in 2QB and Superflex leagues, because the major sites and major writers tend to only rank the top 15 or top 20 quarterbacks. But those of us in deep superflex leagues know how important it is to know even the worst of the starting quarterbacks.

If you have questions about our rankings, leave us a comment or shoot us a message on Twitter. You can also hear us discuss these rankings in more depth on the TwoQBs podcast; you can listen on iTunes or listen online.

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One final note: If you’re looking for more detailed analysis on some of your streaming options, Joshua Lake has already written a piece evaluating Geno Smith, Carson Palmer, and Chad Henne as Week One QB streaming options.

Here are our 2014 Week 1 QB Rankings:


  1. Peyton Manning, Broncos – He’s the reigning fantasy champ, and against his old team he’s going to light things up yet again.
  2. Drew Brees, Saints
  3. Matthew Stafford, Lions – Good matchup and will continue to utilize a healthy Megatron.
  4. Andrew Luck, Broncos – High scoring game, and the Broncos defense will not be quite in sync Week 1.
  5. Colin Kaepernick, 49ers – His weapons have improved, and Kaepernick is going to run a bit more.
  6. Aaron Rodgers, Packers – This is purely the effect of the Seahawks Defense.
  7. Jay Cutler, Bears – Lake is all-in on Cutler this week. Start and enjoy elite production.
  8. Matt Ryan, Falcons
  9. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
  10. Nick Foles, Eagles
  11. Robert Griffin III, Redskins
  12. Tom Brady, PatriotsRob Gronkowski is looking like he will play this week, but the Patriots often mislead the media.
  13. Tony Romo, Cowboys
  14. Cam Newton, Panthers – He may not run enough to merit his normally elite rankings. The receiving corps will have some growing pains as well.
  15. Philip Rivers, Chargers
  16. Andy Dalton, Bengals
  17. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
  18. Carson Palmer, CardinalsMichael Floyd may be a legit wide receiver, but we believe it takes some time for the Cardinals to hit their stride.
  19. Geno Smith, Jets
  20. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins
  21. Joe Flacco, RavensRay Rice’s suspension and our skepticism about the Ravens throwing as much push Flacco outside of the top 20.
  22. Alex Smith, Chiefs – Who exactly is Smith throwing to this week besides Charles? This is primarily about Dwayne Bowe’s suspension.
  23. Jake Locker, Titans
  24. Eli Manning, Giants
  25. Josh McCown, Bucs
  26. Chad Henne, Jaguars – The Eagles’ defense will not be any better this year.
  27. Matt Cassel, Vikings
  28. EJ Manuel, Bills – Good possibility for some junk-time points for EJ.
  29. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Texans
  30. Brian Hoyer, Browns
  31. Shaun Hill, Rams
  32. Derek Carr, Raiders – Selecting Carr to be the starter was much more about how terrible Schaub looked than about Carr being fully ready for Week 1.
  33. Johnny Manziel, Browns
  34. Teddy Bridgewater, Vikings
  35. Matt Schaub, Raiders
  36. Blake Bortles, Jaguars
  37. Mike Glennon, Bucs
  38. Kirk Cousins, Redskins – Lake has nightmares that are solely comprised of each of the hits that RG3 is going to take in this week.
  39. Brock Osweiler, Broncos




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