Welcome to Fantasy Football Begin ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Quarterbacks version for Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season. On this week’s column, we check out Jameis Winston’s re-insertion into the fantasy highlight. Plus, a couple of prime scorers from final week that you could be need to keep away from.
* Reminder: Begin ‘Em, Sit ‘Em is meant to current you with the non-obvious decisions on your fantasy lineup. We dig deep into participant matchups, scoring tendencies, and different components to finest enable you together with your fantasy selections. Superstars similar to Patrick Mahomes won’t be discovered on this column. Should you’re searching for gamers of his caliber take a look at our weekly fantasy soccer quarterback rankings.
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QB: Begin ‘Em
Justin Herbert vs. DAL
Herbert completed Week 1 as QB26 — and I couldn’t care much less. His quantity was mouth-watering, as his 47 makes an attempt ranked seventh within the NFL. These numbers will ultimately convert to fantasy projection and chances are high that can occur this week vs. Dallas. The Cowboys allowed 379 yards passing and 4 touchdowns on 50 makes an attempt of their opener. In addition they allowed 33 passing touchdowns to quarterbacks a season in the past, tied for fifth-most in soccer.
Jameis Winston at CAR
Winston would be the prime waiver add this week — and deservingly so. His 5 touchdowns netted him a QB4 end for Week 1. Nevertheless, the makes an attempt (20) and yards (148) have been low vs. Inexperienced Bay. Anticipate these latter two numbers to vary for the higher in Week 2 in opposition to a Panthers protection that surrendered practically 20 fantasy factors to rookie Zach Wilson every week in the past. Winston isn’t a top-five play, however when you’re searching for a low-end QB1, he’s price a play, as Carolina has surrendered 36 touchdowns to quarterbacks over their final 17 video games.
Ryan Tannehill vs. SEA
Tannehill struggled to get the Titans’ offense rolling in Week 1 — don’t count on that to spill over into Week 2. Tannehill has not completed a season decrease than QB9 since taking up for Marcus Mariota in 2019. The Seahawks have been one in every of simply two groups to permit a median of 300-plus passing yards per recreation to opponents in 2020. They began off 2021 by permitting 18.34 factors to Carson Wentz, who was throwing to the likes of Zach Pascal and Mike Strachan — not precisely AJ Brown and Julio Jones.
Baker Mayfield vs. HOU
Mayfield has truly averaged 302 passing yards over 5 of his final six video games and compiled 18 touchdowns over his final 11 video games. The Texans allowed the eighth-most yards (270.3 per recreation) and tied for the eighth-most passing touchdowns (30) surrendered final season.
Sleeper: Teddy Bridgewater at JAC
Bridgewater averaged 17.61 factors per recreation over the 16-game fantasy season a yr in the past and has now scored no less than 20 factors in 4 of his final seven video games because of his 20.46 level efficiency in opposition to the Giants in Denver’s 2021 opener. The Jaguars allowed a top-11 end to Tyrod Taylor final week (23.64 factors).
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QB: Sit ‘Em
Jalen Hurts vs. SF
The 49ers have been lit up by Jared Goff final week. But, his 338 yards passing got here on a whopping 57 makes an attempt. Hurts, alternatively, has averaged 33.6 makes an attempt per recreation over his 5 profession begins. For the reason that 49ers’ Week 11 bye final season, solely two quarterbacks have eclipsed 18.14 factors in opposition to them.
Sam Darnold vs. NO
Should you’ve obtained room to stash him, Darnold has two extraordinarily welcoming matchups on the horizon (Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia and Minnesota). Nevertheless, this isn’t a type of weeks. The Saints allowed the sixth-fewest factors to quarterbacks in 2020 and kicked off 2021 by limiting Aaron Rodgers to only 3.32 factors.
Consumers Beware: Derek Carr at PIT
Carr turned again the clock to circa 2016 late in Monday night time’s victory over Baltimore, wanting like his former MVP caliber self. Unsure how lengthy that can final, nor what number of occasions we’ll see him try 56 passes in a recreation. Carr’s 517 makes an attempt final season ranked simply 14th within the NFL. Plus, the Steelers held Josh Allen to a bottom-10 level end in Week 1 and allowed the second-fewest factors to the place a season in the past.
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