NFL quarterbacks are the most important part of the team and they make the highest earnings in fantasy football. It could be tough to pick from so many names as one game could change everything. NFL Week 1 games for the 2019 season are over and it has given us an insight on which starting quarterbacks can we trust. The offensive side also plays an important role in determining the value of a quarterback as how good they handle the defense. Here are rankings for all the 32 opening quarterbacks for the Week 2 games.
Tier 1: The Biggest Names
Patrick Mahomes could have been the number 1 quarterback on the spot but his game was not that outstanding in the season opener. Jackson can easily shatter the bad defense of Arizona Cardinals and hence deserves the top spot.
1. Lamar Jackson, Ravens
2. Patrick Mahomes, Cheifs
3. Tom Brady, Patriots
4. Dak Prescott, Cowboys
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 11, 2019
Tier 2: Names to have in your List
Deshaun Watson did his best against the Saints but still the Texans lost the game and hence he will lose some points. Derek Carr showed that he still has the potential even without Antonio Brown on the team.
5. Cam Newton, Panthers
6. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
7. Deshaun Watson, Texans
8. Derek Carr, Raiders
9. Philip Rivers, Chargers
10. Carson Wentz, Eagles
Cam Newton (MVP just 4 years ago) suddenly has the delivery of Tim Tebow and the mobility of Eli Manning.
— Chris Hassel (@Hassel_Chris) September 13, 2019
Tier 3: Expectations are High
The names in this list such as Baker Mayfield are good quarterbacks but they kind of disappointed everyone in their first games. It doesn’t mean there are no expectations from them, maybe Week 2 gives them a performance boost.
11. Matt Ryan, Falcons
12. Baker Mayfield, Browns
13. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
14. Drew Brees, Saints
15. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
16. Jared Goff, Rams
On an opening TD drive, Baker Mayfield made a very early MVP statement.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 8, 2019
Tier 4: Things could Happen
The only name in the Tier 4 list is Cousins who will compete against the strong defense of Green Bay Packers. Allen could score a touchdown and add to his value which he missed badly in his last game against the New York Jets.
17. Jameis Winston, Buccaneers
18. Kirk Cousins, Vikings
19. Andy Dalton, Bengals
20. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers
21. Josh Allen, Bills
Since 2015, only Dak and Cam have more QB rushing scores…. than Kirk Cousins
— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) September 8, 2019
Tier 5: Replacement Names
The quarterbacks on this list are names which were never intended to start the game but there was no choice with the NFL teams. Andrew Luck retired and hence the Indianapolis Colts replaced him with Jacoby Brissett who despite his best efforts couldn’t win against the Los Angeles Chargers.
22. Kyler Murray, Cardinals
23. Matthew Stafford, Lions
24. Jacoby Brissett, Colts
25. Mitchell Trubisky, Bears
26. Marcus Mariota, Titans
At the end of the day, Jacoby Brissett proved he can carry the load for the Colts at quarterback. pic.twitter.com/hLEdTCmrLP
— Indy SportsOne (@IndySportsOne) September 8, 2019
Tier 6: Dark Horse Candidates
The bottom list contains the quarterbacks which are on the last page of everyone’s fantasy books. It doesn’t mean they can’t do anything, take Case Keenum from Washington for example who could have led his team to victory against the Philadelphia Eagles.
27. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins
28. Gardner Minshew, Jaguars
29. Case Keenum, Redskins
30. Trevor Siemian, Jets
31. Eli Manning, Giants
32. Joe Flacco, Broncos