Here they are—rankings for Week 2 to help you decide who to start and who to sit on your fantasy football team.
1. Peyton Manning (IND) –Week 1 did not provide Manning owners with one of his flashiest fantasy performances, but it was fairly solid none the less. We expect more from him in a week 2 match up against a good, but not great, Miami pass defense on Monday night. The Dolphins are clearly better at stopping the run and opportunities should be plentiful in the passing game. Manning will be without #2 WR Anthony Gonzalez, but the cupboard is hardly bare with his top shelf targets remaining in tact. Manning is arguably the safest fantasy option in a week with sub par QB match ups across the board.
2. Aaron Rodgers (GB) – In spite of his lackluster week 1 showing, Rodgers heads into week 2 as one of the better fantasy options at the QB position. He will face an improved and underrated Bengals pass defense, but Cincinnati’s pass rush should be much less severe than the one Rodgers faced in week 1. He should be more than solid with ample time in the pocket to scan the field for open targets. As usual, Rodgers is a must start.
3. Tony Romo (DAL) – He was able to answer his critics in spectacular fashion with a 353 yard, 3 TD passing performance in week 1. A week 2 match up against the Giants should prove a bit more challenging. The good news is that Romo has an outstanding track record against the Giants averaging 279 passing yards per game in his last 3 starts against them. He also has 10 TD passes to just 2 interceptions during that span. It also doesn’t hurt that the Giants secondary is pretty banged up. A big performance in this match up will go a long way in solidifying Romo’s status as an elite fantasy QB. He should play well.