Every Tuesday, we post the “So-Called” staff’s Week 2 Quarterbacks Rankings, which compiles the individual rankings of five different Fantasy Football writers, including myself.
Then a few of us sit down and write our “Rankings Reactions” articles, which take deeper looks into the group rankings at each position. We think you get the overall perspective, mixed with a personal touch for each position.
Last week, the NFL granted us with six high-scoring games with big expectations, with all six getting over/unders from Vegas at or about 48 points.
In the end though, Vegas was wrong.
There were EIGHT games that eclipsed that 48-point mark, including a game that was expected to be a low-scoring defensive battle between the Seahawks and Rams (they scored an NFL high 65 combined points!).
Entering Week 2, Vegas is telling us we’re going to see just three high-scoring games again, but they were short in Week 1, so we’ll see if that happens again in Week 2. Here are the games with the highest over/under totals, which usually means plenty of passing yards and touchdowns:
- Dallas at Philadelphia (55.5 o/u)
- Atlanta at N.Y. Giants (51)
- Seattle at Green Bay (48.5)
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Week 2 Quarterbacks Rankings Reaction
Here, I detail some of the interesting spots some players ended up getting ranked, with an explanation as to why I like or dislike that player compared to our staff ranking.
Who I Like More
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. San Francisco
I love the fact that the Steelers had 10 days to prepare for this game and the 49ers only had six, plus they’re going on the road to face the Steelers across the country. How does the NFL justify this type of ridiculous scheduling?
Sure, the Niners held the Vikings to just 231 passing yards, but Big Ben and Antonio Brown are a bigger task than Teddy Bridgewater and Mike Wallace.
Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants vs. Atlanta Falcons
For the second week in a row, the Giants are in a game that’s expected to post about 51 points. Manning was shut out in Week 1, with no touchdown passes, but even against an improved Falcons defense, this should be a pass-happy slaughter. Especially since this game is coming off a huge Manning-boner at the end of the Cowboys game.
There are just too many pass-catching weapons here for the Falcons, and I like Manning for a couple touchdown passes.
Who I Like Less
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers
Wilson on the road at the Packers, a team that held the Bears to just 231 passing yards last week, isn’t my favorite matchup. I’d sit him in a 10-team league, but I still view him as a top-five quarterback going forward this season. He threw for just 191 yards against the Packers in last season’s opener – in Seattle.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 14, 2015
Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Vegas likes this game to be one of the lowest-scoring contests this week, and I have Manning as a borderline Fantasy quarterback after last week’s performance (0 TDs, 175 passing yards). Rumors his arm is shot is quickly circling the NFL. I’m not saying that just yet, but I do think the Broncos will work to get their running game going with C.J. Anderson.
— Manuél Retweet (@RyFo18) September 14, 2015
Don’t forget to check out our other position rankings reactions:
Good luck in your second Fantasy Football game of the season!
Hopefully, our Week 2 Quarterbacks Rankings Reaction article helped you make some good decisions for your lineups!
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