Fantasy Football Week 2 Quarterback Rankings: Top 5 Quarterbacks to Start
Week 2 of the 2015 NFL season is here, and it's time for Fantasy Football owners to set their lineups. Quarterbacks deliver more points in Fantasy leagues than any other position, so it's critical that you start the right quarterback each and every week.
Here are the top five quarterbacks for Week 2:
1. Joe Flacco
Joe Flacco is a very inconsistent quarterback. He'll let you down one week, then look terrific the next week. He played terribly last week against the Denver Broncos, who have an elite defense. Fortunately for the Baltimore Ravens, they take on the Oakland Raiders this weekend in a must-win game. The Raiders lost to the Cincinnati Bengals last week by 20 points, and the Ravens know they can't drop to 0-2. Hopefully, this week Steve Smith Sr. makes up for that drop he had last game against the Broncos in the end zone.
2. Ryan Tannehill
The Miami Dolphins stole a game against the Washington Redskins last week on the road, and they'll be on the road again in Week 2. Ryan Tannehill doesn't usually put up the best passing statistics, but the matchup is just too good to pass up. Tannehill and the Dolphins will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday. Tannehill had a touchdown and zero interceptions last week against the underrated defense of the Redskins, so he should have a much better game this week against the Jaguars. Last season, Tannehill had 27 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions.
3. Drew Brees
After an opening day loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the New Orleans Saints have a must-win game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brees usually plays very well in divisional games, and he should light up the Buccaneers' questionable pass defense. Last season, the Buccaneers secondary allowed the fourth most passing yards in the league, and this game will be played at the Superdome. Last week, rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota destroyed the Buccaneers defense for four touchdowns and zero interceptions with a perfect passer rating in Tampa. Imagine what Brees could do at home.
4. Carson Palmer
The ultimate key with Carson Palmer is always health, and good news for Fantasy owners: He's ready to go. Last week, Palmer erased any doubt of his demise with a three touchdown, zero interception performance against the Saints. This weekend, Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals will take on the Chicago Bears, who had one of the worst pass defenses in the league last season. The Bears may be at home, but Soldier Field isn't very intimating for quarterbacks in September. Palmer should have a great day against this mediocre defense.
5. Ben Roethlisberger
Last year's passing yardage leader is a must start for Week 2. Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers play the new-look San Francisco 49ers at home. The 49ers have lost so many tremendous defensive players this year, such as Patrick Willis and Justin Smith, and the 49ers have struggled numerous times when traveling east. Another plus for Fantasy Football owners starting Roethlisberger this week: Running back Le'Veon Bell is set to make his season debut after missing last week's game because of a suspension.
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