2014 Week 2 Fantasy Rankings – Quarterbacks

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 | 0


The 2014 NFL season is in full swing heading into Week 2, and as is usually the case, Week 1 brought a ton of surprises in the fantasy realm.

Some of those unexpected performances were from the quarterback position, but overall, the tried and true veterans will still hold onto the tops spots this week.

Let’s take a look at the Top 15 fantasy quarterbacks in Week 2:

1.) Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos:

Manning had a workmanlike performance with three touchdowns in the Broncos’ Week 1 win over the Colts. He should have a field day against the Chiefs depleted defense in Week 2.

2.) Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers:

Rodgers got off to a rough start against the Seahawks punishing defense. He should rebound with a big game against the less-than-stellar New York Jets secondary.

3.) Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints:

Brees wasn’t firing on all cylinders in the Saints’ Week 1 loss in Atlanta. The Browns are supposed to have a good set of cornerbacks, but they shouldn’t be able to contain all of New Orleans’ weapons in Week 2.

4.) Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts:

Luck nearly brought the Colts back from yet another massive deficit in Week 1. He’ll face the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football in Week 2, and all signs point to him putting on a huge fantasy performance.

5.) Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles:

Foles got off to a rough start against Jacksonville, but bounced back strong. He’ll get the beatable Colts defense in Week 2, so expect more touchdowns from the Eagles offense.

6.) Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons:

Ryan surged to his best-ever performance in the Falcons’ come-from-behind win over the Saints in Week 1, but he’ll travel to Cincinnati in Week 2. He could have a big game, but expectations shouldn’t be as high as last week would suggest.

7.) Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals:

Dalton may not be a weekly fantasy starter, but he gets a huge boost considering he’s facing the weak Falcons defense in Week 2. He’s a good fill-in starter if you need one.

8.) Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers:

He had a strong showing against the weak Cowboys’ defense in Week 1, and he’ll face another horrible set of defenders when the bears come into Levi’s Stadium in Week 2. If Michael Crabtree is healthy, Kaepernick could put up huge numbers.

9.) Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions:

Stafford rushed out of the gate with a big game against New York in Week 1, but now he’ll have to travel to Carolina to take on the stifling Carolina defense. Expect a regression.

10.) Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks:

Wilson looked more than sharp in the ‘Hawks’ Week 1 win over green Bay. He’s slowly rising up to the status of weekly fantasy starter.

11.) Tom Brady, New England Patriots:

Brady has looked erratic dating back to last season. The Patriots lost a shocker in Miami last week, and they have a lot of question marks to answer against the Vikings in Week 2.

12.) Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans:

Locker turned in a surprising performance in the titans’ Week 1 win over the Chiefs. He’s in a contract year and facing the porous Cowboys defense in Week 2, making him a surprise pick for a QB1.

13.) Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers:

‘Superman’ will make his season debut after sustain cracked ribs in the preseason. The Detroit defense is tough up front, but Newton should be able to carve up their secondary if he finds time.

14.) Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys:

Romo turned in an absolutely atrocious performance in the Cowboys’ Week 1 loss to San Fran. He’ll go to Tennessee to face the Titans with a lot to prove, and history would suggest he bounces back in this type of situation. We’ll have to wait and see.

15.) Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears:

Cutler looked both erratic and brilliant at times in the Bears’ Week 1 loss to the Bills. Heading into San Francisco possibly without star wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, Cutler will need to put up some impressive stats if he’s going to live up to the hype that’s been placed upon him this season.

About the Author

Both an avid NFL fan and analyst, I’ve been following professional football since the late 1980s. I’m also an avid fantasy football player with several league victories under my belt. Check out my NFL articles on TSM for the latest NFL news, highlights, predictions, and more.

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