Week 2 Quarterback streaming options takes a look at three names that can help you win in fantasy football. These QBs are widely available and should produce this week. Before we move on to Week 2 streaming options, let’s take a look back at Week 1 to see how we did.
Matthew Stafford – Stud
Matthew Stafford was the best option of the three players I suggested. He finished as a top 5 option at the position throwing for 385 yards and 3 touchdowns. His numbers may have been even better if his idiot coach didn’t get in his way.
Jimmy Garoppolo – Dud
The 49ers at Buccaneers game was one many fantasy analysts, DFS players and the like targeted for Week 1. Both he and Jameis Winston were expected to perform well in a match-up with a total in the 50s.
Fake Pigskin Exclusive: Join Monkey Knife Fight and Get an Instant 100% Deposit Match PLUS a Free $5 Game!
However this game underwhelmed across the board with Garoppolo and Jameis Winston looking rusty at best. There were three interceptions turned touchdowns. While I still expect the 49ers offense to hit their stride I wouldn’t be starting Garoppolo any time soon as tempting as this weeks match-up is.
Nick Foles – N/A
This was another frustrating performance but this time it was due to injury. In fact, Nick Foles actually looked to be living up to expectations going 5 for 8 with 75 yards and a TD. Unfortunately after throwing a dime to D.J. Chark for a TD Foles was hit by a defender and ultimately landed on resulting in a fractured clavicle.
As for who I like in Week 2?
Matthew Stafford – 26% Owned
Matthew Stafford as a weekly starter in fantasy football is not something I expected to see and there is still a chance that he is not. That said, this week I am going back to the well. As I mentioned he was a Top 5 option in Week 1 despite a coach that made questionable decision after questionable decision. The Lions welcome the Los Angeles Chargers who’s high powered offense should force Stafford and company to throw if they want to stay in the game. A feat that seems more possible with a Derwin James less secondary. Jacoby Brissett had basically 200 yards and 2 TDs in Week 1. Stafford should easily exceed these numbers and be in the QB1 discussion in back to back weeks.
Josh Allen – 32% Owned
While it was not a great start for the Bills’ Josh Allen, at the end of the day he was not the reason you lost in Week 1. He threw for 254 yards including a beautiful touchdown pass to John Brown. Allen also utilized his legs getting another 38 yards and more importantly a second touchdown on the ground. This week he faces a Giants defense that is licking their wounds after being sliced and diced by Dak Prescott. Allen should have plenty of opportunities to rack up fantasy points and once again should be able to add value with his legs. He also faces the Bengals in Week 3 so Allen should have QB1 upside for this week and next for sure.
Gardner Minshew – 1% Owned
Gardner Minshew absolutely looked the part on Sunday replacing an injured Nick Foles against the Chiefs. He completed 22 of 25 passes for 275 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Jacksonville had to throw to keep up in this game. This week they face a Texans will force the Jaguars to throw in order to keep pace. Their defense is also vulnerable to the pass and already cut Aaron Colvin who was a mess on Monday night. Minshew appears to have plenty of weapons at his disposal including Dede Westbrook, Chris Conley and DJ Chark. This add is only for those in deep, deep standard leagues, superflex leagues or as a dynasty stash. In standard 10 or 12 team leagues there should be less volatile options on the wavier wire. For more fantasy football coverage make sure you are subscribing to The Angle of Pursuit podcast on iTunes and Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts. And catch up on previous episodes with Yahoo’s Matt Harmon, Draft Sharks’ Jared Smola, and more! Good luck in Week 3!