Week Two Waiver Wire Quarterback
Week one is behind us and with it the illusion that you know how to draft a fantasy football team. Some of you believed Watson’s four-game sample size was enough to judge him the savior of your franchise. And you were wrong. Some of you believed Matt Nagy was a magic man who could make Mitch Trubisky a franchise quarterback so great that he could make the Chicago Bears look competent on offense. And you were wrong. Some of you thought fantasy football could be fun. And oh boy were you wrong. Lucky for you, there are week two waiver wire quarterback options available to save you from yourself. So let us examine what our best waiver wire quarterback options for week two are.
Ryan Fitzpatrick – Owned in 3% of leagues – It is a story as old as time. Ryan Fitzpatrick signs with a new football team as their backup quarterback. Starting quarterback of said team is forced to miss time, letting Ryan Fitzpatrick start. Ryan Fitzpatrick defeats opponent in spectacular fashion. New team pays Fitzpatrick millions of dollars. Ryan Fitzpatrick has learned how to tap into some deep, unknown force in the universe that allows consistently mediocre players to destroy all who stand in their way while simultaneously convincing NFL general managers to throw copious amounts of money at him. In week one, Fitzpatrick showed why they call him Fitzmagic, throwing for 417 yards and scoring 5 combined touchdowns. But don’t get ahead of yourself and waste your week two waiver wire quarterback position on him. He faces a frightening Philadelphia defense in week two and he is not a long-term solution to any quarterback woes you might have.
Tyrod Taylor – Owned in 12% of leagues – In the most Cleveland Browns game ever, they generated five turnovers against Pittsburgh and the best they were able to do is end the game in a tie. This was an ugly game and if you were forced to watch it you probably hate everyone involved. Tyrod Taylor definitely did not look like someone you want to start. However, he was playing in terrible weather conditions and he still ended the game as a QB1. While his passing numbers of 197 yards, with 1 touchdown and 1 interception were pedestrian. His 77 yards rushing with 1 touchdown were more than enough to boost those numbers. In week two, Tyrod Taylor plays against a New Orleans Saints defense that made Ryan Fitzpatrick look like Aaron Rodgers. If I was desperate for a week two waiver wire quarterback, Taylor would be a player I would look into.
Case Keenum – Owned in 25% of leagues – If you read my quarterback player profile on Case Keenum, you would know that I am not a fan of him this year. The Denver Broncos team offense last year looked like a disaster. I also did not believe that Keenum would be able to duplicate the numbers he posted in Minnesota. In week one this year, Case Keenum has done his best to prove me a liar. His 329 yards passing, 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions were very solid QB1 numbers. Keenum also produced those numbers against a Seattle defense that was very strong against the pass last year. I am a man of conviction and that means I won’t admit that I am wrong until I absolutely have to. Which means I wouldn’t burn a week two waiver wire quarterback pick on Case Keenum until he shows me more.
Other notable quarterbacks to monitor
Joe Flacco — Owned in 7% of leagues
Andy Dalton — Owned in 35% of leagues
Trevor Siemian — Owned in 16% of leagues