Week Two Fantasy Football QB Sleepers
Look, fantasy football isn’t fair. Sometimes you miss out on every single bid you make in FAAB, or somehow every player you want is plucked off waivers before your priority comes around. That leaves free agency to fill the holes in your roster you wish a guy off the wire would have filled. That’s okay, every week players pop up and become the next guy you can lose out on in FAAB. These are the best of the rest, the guys available freely in every league. These running back sleepers for week one are available in at least 50% of leagues, with one guy available in at least 90% of leagues for you deep divers. For week two, you really shouldn’t be reading this, as you should play the guys you drafted. However, some of you are playing the quarterback streaming game. These week two fantasy football quarterback sleepers should provide you with all the help you need. Ownership percentages are from Yahoo! and are as of Friday.
Case Keenum versus Oakland (37% owned)
Case Keenum is a perfectly cromulent streaming option for week two fantasy football QB sleepers, in that he does not have a wide range of outcomes. He likely won’t tank your week, but he probably won’t end up in the top-three at the position. Last week, he showed all of that, posting 329 yards (cool!) and three touchdowns (oh, wow!) and three interceptions (oh, dear!) against the negatively-revamped Seattle Seahawks. This week he gets an Oakland team that let Jared Goff march up-and-down the field against them on Monday Night Football in week one. Keenum is no Goff (he knows how sunrises work), but this defense allowed at least fifteen fantasy points to ten quarterbacks last year… with the dearly departed Khalil Mack.
Tyrod Taylor at New Orleans (31% owned)
Tyrod Taylor was a bad real-life quarterback last week (15/40 passing), but a lot of that had to do with the rain. Or at least, that’s what I’m telling myself. This week he gets the friendly, weather-controlled confines of the Mercedes-Benz Dome in New Orleans. He also gets the fast track to try to improve on his 77 rushing yards (and a rushing TD) last week. Something’s hinky in the New Orleans pass defense, as Ryan Fitzpatrick of all people hung five touchdowns on them last week. Taylor is a decent week two fantasy football QB sleeper.
Josh Allen versus Los Angeles Chargers (2% owned)
This is the ultimate Y.O.L.O. play among week two fantasy football QB sleepers. The Bills barely qualified as a functional NFL team last week, but the Chargers are still trying to figure out what went wrong against the Chiefs on defense. Josh Allen also provides rushing ability (the “Cheat Code”) and the high likelihood of a shootout. It’s not the best play, but it has an outside chance of working. The problem is that your sub-10%ers this week are Allen, Nick Foles, Sam Bradford and Ryan Tannehill. None of those are sexy options.
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