It’s safe to say that the quarterback position could be deeper than ever in 2020 and based on how high the scoring was across the league it’s going to be a lot of fun discussing fantasy football quarterbacks rankings each week.
Take a quick look at the top five fantasy football quarterbacks in Week 1 and you have the old trusties in Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers leading the way. Rodgers made me eat crow as the veteran torched the Vikings secondary for 364 passing yards and 4 touchdowns. Wilson was his similar self, completing 31-of-35 passes for 322 yards and 4 touchdown strikes. Cam Newton and Mitch Trubisky were both surprise top-10 finishers in Week 1. Newton used 75 rushing yards and 2 rushing scores to earn his value, while Trubisky had a big second half and went for 3 passing touchdowns against no turnovers.
Check out Marc Caviglia’s fantasy football rankings and hot takes on the Week 2 quarterback matchups:
- Dak Prescott had a modest 266 passing yards and 1 touchdown strike in Week 1 but I fully expect him to torch the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The Falcons gave up a league high 31.8 fantasy points to the quarterback position last week and Russell Wilson completed 88.6% of their passes against them. Prescott is in a position to eclipse 300 passing yards and 2-3 touchdown passes.
- Josh Allen looks poised to build on an impressive 2019 season. He looks significantly better as a passer in the Bills route of the New York Jets. He completed 33-of-46 passes for 312 yards and 2 touchdowns. Allen also ran for 57 yards and a score. The Bills have a cupcake matchup against a Miami Dolphins defense that gave up 25.7 fantasy points to Cam Newton in Week 1 and with Allen’s skill set being similar to Newton’s (they both are mobile QBs) fantasy owners can lock him in as a sure fire QB1.
- If you own Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz you should keep him on your bench in Week 2. Not only was Wentz sacked 8 times in the opener, he also threw two costly interceptions in the loss to the Washington Redskins. With very little time to throw Wentz was forced to make quick decisions and it led to just 13 fantasy points from the projected top-10 QB in Week 1. Thing’s won’t get any easier this week against the Los Angeles Rams, who have one of the better front fours in the NFL and should be all over Wentz on Sunday.
- I’m investing in Matthew Stafford this week in DraftKings, FanDuel & Monkey Knife Fight competitions. He threw the football 42 times in Week 1 and finished with 297 passing yards and a touchdown. This Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions game should be full of uptempo offense and points and I can see Stafford putting together close to 300 yards and 2 TD passes. The Packers gave up 21.8 fantasy points to Kurt Cousins last week and Stafford could hit that total.
- A couple of quarterbacks that have some hype surrounding them but I don’t like their matchups include Cam Newton (@ Seahawks) and DeShaun Watson (vs. Ravens). Both are polarizing talents and hard to sit in your fantasy league but I can’t see either having a huge day. The Seahawks didn’t defend the pass well in Week 1, but Newton isn’t Matty Ice when it comes to slinging it and if he doesn’t get his rushing yards he’s not going to be a top-12 QB play. The Ravens limited Baker Mayfield to just 189 passing yards in Week 1 and while Watson is leap year better than Mayfield, my gut tells me he is one of the bigger bust plays this week.
Rankings are based on the following scoring:
4 points per touchdown pass
1 point per 25 passing yards
-2 points per turnover