Week 2 Fantasy Football QB Report: Starts, Sits and Streams

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  • The Action Network ranked all 32 starting quarterbacks based on their Week 2 fantasy football value.
  • Here's a deeper dive on three QBs you should start this weekend, including Deshaun Watson.
  • We also break down why you should fade one QB and consider streaming another.

Which quarterbacks have the most favorable fantasy matchups? Who is the best streaming option? And whom should you fade?

Here’s a breakdown of five of the top fantasy football quarterbacks, as ranked by Sean Koerner, Chris Raybon and Matthew Freedman in their Week 2 fantasy football rankings.

The No. 1 QB

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

The Saints open the week with an implied team total of 29.5 points against the Browns.

It’s difficult to not have Brees ranked highly, especially at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where he’s averaged 22.20 fantasy points per game since 2014 (per the FantasyLabs Trends tool).

Brees is ranked inside the top two on all of our experts’ individual rankings.

The Most Favorable Matchups

Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 2)

All of our experts are high on Roethlisberger, and for good reason: He gets an appetizing matchup against one of the worst defenses in the league in the Kansas City Chiefs.

More importantly, Roethlisberger will be at Heinz Field. Over his career, he’s averaged 23.9 fantasy points per game at home compared to only 18.63 on the road.

Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans (No. 6)

Watson struggled against the Patriots in Week 1, completing only 50% of his passes with a 5.20 adjusted yards per attempt. But he did rush eight times for 40 yards, and he gets an enticing matchup against the Titans this weekend.

In the FantasyLabs Player Models, Watson boasts the third-highest median projection, along with the highest floor projection among Week 2 quarterbacks.

The Fade

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (No. 17)

The Falcons still can’t seem to click in the red zone, as Ryan completed only 2-of-10 passes for 13 yards and an interception in Week 1 against the Eagles.

Koerner, Freedman and Raybon all have Ryan ranked outside the top 15 this week.

The Best Stream

Tyrod Taylor, Cleveland Browns (No. 15)

Taylor isn’t known for his passing yardage totals, but his rushing attempts make him a high-floor streaming option most weeks.

Since 2015, only Cam Newton has more rushing attempts (374) and rushing touchdowns (22) than Taylor (291 attempts, 15 touchdowns).

Our rankers all have Taylor ranked inside the top 15.

Want another edge? Be sure to keep up with the week’s news on FantasyLabs.