Week 2 is in the books and thanks to injuries to Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger, the quarterback position got a little thinner. Let’s take a look at the top 12 quarterbacks from Week 2:
|Quarterback||Week 2 Opponent||Fantasy Points||Percentage Owned|
|Patrick Mahomes||at Raiders||31.6||100%|
|Lamar Jackson||vs. Cardinals||30.9||97%|
|Dak Prescott||at Redskins||27.7||93%|
|Tom Brady||at Dolphins||24.7||97%|
|Russell Wilson||at Steelers||24.2||97%|
|Jimmy Garoppolo||at Bengals||22.7||48%|
|Josh Allen||at Giants||22.2||40%|
|Jared Goff||vs. Saints||19.1||94%|
|Matt Ryan||vs. Eagles||19.1||98%|
|Andy Dalton||vs. 49ers||18.6||18%|
|Carson Wentz||at Falcons||17.5||98%|
“Stream of the Week”, Josh Allen, finished as the seventh-highest scoring quarterback of the week. Allen threw for 253 yards and one touchdown but managed to add another 21 yards and a touchdown with his legs. Just as important, Allen didn’t turn the ball over. Allen finished just one spot and half a point behind the first eligible streaming quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, who threw for three touchdowns against the Bengals.
Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota disappointed this week, putting up just 9.7 and 13.4 points, respectively. It should also be noted that this is now two weeks in a row of Case Keenum being a top 12 fantasy quarterback. I’ll be keeping him on my radar moving forward, but he’s not usable in Week 3, where he faces the Bears. Let’s get into this week’s streaming picks.
Josh Allen (40% Owned)
Josh Allen did his job last week and showed how his contribution in the run game can save a mediocre passing day. If you rode Allen last week, you can feel safe rolling him out again this week against the Bengals.
In Week 2 the Bengals allowed Jimmy Garoppolo to throw for 297 yards and three touchdowns. Breakdown in coverage was the name of the Bengals defense against the 49ers as Marquise Goodwin was left unguarded on a 38-yard touchdown reception and Raheem Mosert went virtually untouched on a 39-yards touchdown reception on a screen pass. With Devin Singletary expected to miss some time with a hamstring injury, Allen may be expected to take an increased role in the run game, raising his floor even further.
Matthew Stafford (35% Owned; Pick of the Week)
Matthew Stafford treated us to a top-four performance in his “Pick of the Week” debut in Week 1, so let us go back to the well. Admittedly, I’m an Eagles fan, however, that does not preclude me from being able to see their flaws. When the Eagles defensive line isn’t getting to the quarterback, the secondary is getting burnt. In Week 1 the Eagles defense made Case Keenum look like a stud, allowing 27.2 fantasy points and followed that up by allowing 19.1 to Matt Ryan. Ryan should have had more though, as he missed Calvin Ridley and Justin Hardy on consecutive plays where they had Ronald Darby burnt.
The Lions offensive line has done a good job keeping Stafford upright, allowing just three sacks in the first two games. If the O-Line continues doing their job, Stafford should have plenty of time to pick apart the Eagles secondary with Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, and T.J. Hockenson.
Teddy Bridgewater (1% Owned)
Here’s your super deep play. Teddy Bridgewater takes over an established offense, featuring weapons all around him and in his first start faces the Seahawks, who have looked inept at best. Week 1 saw the Seahawks allow Andy Dalton to throw for 418 yards and two touchdowns. In Week 2, they managed to make Mason Rudolph look like a legit quarterback when he tossed two touchdowns following Ben Roethlisberger‘s departure.
Bridgewater is now three years removed from his gruesome knee injury and he’ll be out there with a chip on his shoulder to regain his legacy. Facing the Seahawks and having Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara as assets should give Bridgewater a legit shot at finishing in the top 12 this week.
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