In week one, almost every starting NFL quarterback shined for his fantasy football owners. Heading into week two, there has to be a break in that, but according to ESPN on Sept. 14, the New York Giants are one team that fantasy football owners should love when it comes to the passing game.
Here is a look at the fantasy football week 2 quarterback ratings.
1. Peyton Manning – It is Manning vs. Manning this weekend. With tight end Julius Thomas as a new big-time weapon for Denver, Manning now has Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Wes Welker and the big tight end in what looks like the best weapons of his career.
2. Aaron Rodgers – After losing to San Francisco in week one, Aaron Rodgers wants to get back on track this week. Even in the loss, Rodgers threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns, so don’t worry about him against the struggling Washington Redskins secondary this week.
3. Drew Brees – Brees has thrown for over 300 yards for six straight games and threw for 357 yards last week against Atlanta. Last time Brees played the Buccaneers, he threw for over 350 yards. While they have Darrelle Revis, Brees has plenty of weapons and should have plenty of options.
4. Matthew Stafford – Last week, Sam Bradford threw for 299 yards against Arizona with much fewer weapons than Matt Stafford has in Detroit. Plus, with Reggie Bush finally providing Stafford with a running attack, this should be a huge week for the Lions quarterback.
5. Michael Vick – Left for dead, Michael Vick has roared back to life in Chip Kelly’s high octane offense. He threw for 203 yards, ran for 56 yards, and combined for three touchdowns (one on the ground). Last week, San Diego gave up 246 passing yards to Houston and Vick should have a field day against them in week two.
6. Cam Newton – After a very poor start in week one, Cam Newton will get a much easier matchup in week two against the Buffalo Bills. While Tom Brady didn’t have great numbers, Newton is a different kind of quarterback and his feet will help him have a nice game against Buffalo this week.
7. Eli Manning – Eli Manning lost to Dallas in week one, and that forced him to throw the ball a lot, putting up over 450 passing yard in the game. His brother and Denver will score a lot too, so expect Eli to throw the ball a lot as well. Expect another monster game for the younger Manning brother.
8. Andrew Luck – Andrew Luck’s best game of his rookie season came against the Miami Dolphins, who he gets in week two of this season. Don’t expect another 433 yards game, but don’t expect the Dolphins to be able to slow Luck down in this game.
9. Tony Romo – The Kansas City Chiefs will be without their top corner in this game, and while Dez Bryant is playing hurt, Romo still has a rejuvenated Miles Austin along with Jason Witten to throw the ball to. Dallas will continue to win through the air and Romo should have a solid game all around.
10. Matt Schaub – In week one, Schaub threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns. There is no reason why people still refuse to consider him a starting quarterback every week of the season and he should shred the Tennessee defense this week.