Week 2 QB Streamers
The NFL is a passing league. As such, virtually any Quarterback has the ability to put up a solid scoring week given the right matchup. The Fantasy Footballers are here to help you find these gems that you can scoop off of the waiver wire and plug into your starting lineup. These QBs are available in 40% of leagues or more.
Last season the Footballers Full Stream Ahead suggestions averaged out to be a Top 6 option on the season. This is an incredible asset considering the QBs in question are largely free in your leagues. You can check out the Full Stream Ahead Segment each week on Tuesday’s show.
Matt Ryan @ OAK (ESPN 40.9%, Yahoo 66%)
Owners may still be feeling the burn from trusting Matty Ice in previous seasons but it’s time to set those hurt feelings aside because the Falcons go west to take on the Oakland Raiders. Last week the Raiders corners were toasted by Drew Brees for 423 passing yards and 4 TDs. Matt Ryan has the weapons to similarly take advantage of this defense, Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu, as well as pass catching RBs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman will help Matt Ryan make amends with fantasy owners.
–Andy Holloway, @andyholloway
Jameis Winston @ AZ (ESPN 60.1%, Yahoo 83%)
Winston goes on the road this week to face the Arizona Cardinals. With Mike Evans, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Vincent Jackson, and company, Winston should be able to exploit the holes in the Cardinals secondary, most notably converted RB Brandon Williams. Williams seems unprepared to play defensive back in this league and unless Bruce Arians can find a way to get him some help over the top, Buccaneers receivers will be in for a big day. As an added bonus, this game boasts the second highest over/under in Vegas at 50 points, it should be a shootout in the desert.
–Jason Moore, @jasonffl
Andy Dalton @ PIT (ESPN 64.4%, Yahoo 84%)
Andy Dalton and the Bengals go up against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2. Though the Steelers had their way with the Redskins on Monday Night Football, the Washington Football Club has no one who compares to A.J. Green. Paired with Giovani Bernard and other play-makers on offense (heck, even Brandon LaFell looks like he plays football professionally), A.J. Green should be able to propel the Red Rifle to a solid fantasy output. These solid fantasy performances are the vegetables your fantasy team needs to grow big and strong.
–Mike Wright, @FFHitman
Joe Flacco @ CLE (ESPN 14.8%, Yahoo 18%)
Because Mike technically bent the rules on who is eligible for a QB stream of the week, he has provided a bonus pick for those of you who cannot get Dalton. Joe Flacco looked a bit uneasy in his first game back from his ACL injury, but a date with the Cleveland Browns defense should cure what ails him. Flacco’s performance will only improve as he is developing chemistry with his WRs, some of whom are just returning from injuries of their own. Steve Smith Sr. and Breshad Perriman will join Mike Wallace and Kamar Aiken to give Flacco plenty of options in the passing game.
–Mike Wright, @FFHitman
Marcus Mariota @ DET (ESPN 55.9%, Yahoo 72%)
The perception is that Mariota had a poor Week 1 performance because the Titans lost the game, however, his 271 yards and 2 TDs was good for a top 15 finish amongst QBs. Now Mariota gets a Detroit team that surrendered the most fantasy points to a QB in Week 1. Andrew Luck lit this team up for 385 yards and 4 TDs. Luck also chipped in 21 rushing yards. Look for Mariota to get the Titans back on track this week as he takes advantage of the Lions secondary.
–Keaton Denlay, @KeatonDenlay
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