Fantasy Football Week 2 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks
The 2021-22 NFL regular season is officially underway with Week 1 now a thing of the past as Week 2 quickly creeps up on the schedule. With the New York Giants and Washington Football Team slated to battle it out on this week’s installment of Thursday Night Football, Week 2 will have quite a bit to live up to as Week 1 was tremendously entertaining from start to finish. All of this brings us to Fantasy Football Week 2 and the fantasy quarterbacks you’ll be looking at for the upcoming week.
Week 1 wasn’t all roses as half of the NFL was forced to begin the campaign with a loss, something that can also be said for fantasy football managers as well. It surely isn’t too late to rebound and save a season, though, as selecting the right quarterback — and making a point to avoid a few others — could re-right the ship for many across the fantasy football landscape in Week 2 and beyond.
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Fantasy Football Week 2- Fantasy Quarterbacks Situation
Fantasy Football Week 2 – Fantasy Quarterbacks Start’Em
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson vs. Tennessee Titans
The AFC South got off to quite the rough start in Week 1, especially against the NFC West, as the Seattle Seahawks dominated the Indianapolis Colts on the road while the Arizona Cardinals traveled across the country to Nashville en route to dismantling the always dangerous Tennessee Titans.
With quarterback Russell Wilson surely keeping up with his own division, the veteran signal caller no doubt saw what Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and company were able to do against the Titans defense. With the Seahawks and Titans slated to clash in Seattle this time around, Wilson will no doubt light up a Tennessee defense that has some new faces around but seemingly the same struggles as 2020-21.
Wilson and the Seahawks simply have too many weapons for the Titans, who also had a pretty tough time on offense against the Cardinals, to handle — especially in Seattle.
The Cleveland Browns were probably the most impressive team that suffered a loss in Week 1 as the Kansas City Chiefs were able to complete the comeback at home against the upstart AFC North franchise. However, the Browns will be making their home debut in 2021-22 in Week 2 against the Houston Texans, who are probably the worst team to actually win a game to open the campaign.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield has continued to shine under the tutelage of head coach Kevin Stefanski while the former Heisman Trophy winner is still attemping to prove that he is truly Cleveland’s quarterback of the future. With the Texans coming to town and the Browns in need of a bounce back win in Week 2, Mayfield should be able to put up some pretty impressive numbers this time around.
Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford vs. Indianapolis Colts
After years of struggling in the shadows of the “Motor City” as a member of the lowly Detroit Lions, new Los Angeles Rams quarterback made his team debut under the bright lights of the “City of Angels” in primetime.
With the Rams hosting the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football in Week 1, Stafford put on an absolute show for the national audience en route to throwing touchdowns all over the field to wide open targets. With Rams wide receivers Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson and Robert Woods all putting their full skill sets on display for the Bears — and the rest of the United States — to see, things may only get easier for Stafford and the Rams on offense, a unit that is paired with one of the most stout and tenacious defenses in the league.
An NFC West rival in the Seattle Seahawks decimated the Indianapolis Colts on the road at Lucas Oil Stadium in Week 1 while Stafford and his new Rams teammates should be able to do the same — and then some — come Week 2.
Fantasy Football Week 2 – Fantasy Quarterbacks Sit’Em
Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill vs. Seattle Seahawks
The Tennessee Titans couldn’t do a single thing right on offense, defense or special teams in Week 1 againt the Arizona Cardinals…and that was at home in Nashville! Now hitting the road for the first time in 2021-22, the schedule only gets tougher for a Titans team looking to rebound in a big way come Week 2.
Unfortunately for quarterback Ryan Tannehill, though, the Titans’ first road test of the season will come in one of the most hostile and loud environments in the league. With the Seattle Seahawks offense dicing the Indianapolis Colts defense in Week 1, the Titans defense seemingly stand very little chance in Week 2.
As a result, the Titans will once again struggle mightily with Tannehill at the forefront of the team’s lack of success. The Titans offensive line was arguably one of the worst single units in the NFL this past week while playing on the road in Seattle surely won’t help the situation with Tannehill more than likely to play most of Sunday afternoon’s outing horizontally.
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Philadelphia Eagles are a mediocre football team at best in 2021-22. However, the Eagles made minced meat of the Atlanta Falcons on the road in Week 1. Now, the Falcons will be forced to hit the road for the first time this season while receiving the gracious gift of the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2.
Simply put, the Falcons won’t be able to do a single productive thing against the Buccaneers while the Tampa Bay defense is especially vicious, which won’t bode well for aging Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan — even in garbage time.
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins vs. Arizona Cardinals
If you watched what the Arizona Cardinals did to the Tennessee Titans in Week 1, especially on defense, then you already know that playing Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins just isn’t an option in Week 2. With the Cardinals defense, and more specifically veteran pass rusher Chandler Jones, wreaking havoc on what is supposed to be a very dynamic Titans offense on paper, Cousins and company won’t stand a chance in the desert this time around.
With the Cardinals slated to host the Vikings as part of the team’s home-opener in 2021-22, there is no doubt that Arizona would love nothing more than to replicate the franchise’s Week 1 performance against Minnesota.