September 19th the second week of fantasy football for owners that suffered through a bad week in Week One of the NFL is a critical time. When a starting quarterback on a fantasy football team has a flat performance in the previous week the biggest mistake most fantasy football owners make is to sit him the next week.
Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers had a rough week in the Philadelphia Eagles game destroying some fantasy football owners weeks. Also in the same game those fantasy football owners that gambled with Kevin Kolb could be in for a long year with Kolb getting knocked out in the second quarter. That was just one game of the 16 that could be an example of fantasy football owners frustrations. The following five NFL quarterbacks either struggled or will face easy defenses in their second week.
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers QB, 188 yards passing from a quarterback that averages 300 yards per game and was the first quarterback drafted in practically every fantasy football league in the country. It happens but for those that anticipated a tough defensive struggle, see last weeks sit & start fantasy football quarterbacks, it was an easy sit of the number one fantasy football quarterback.
This week Aaron Rodgers will go against the Buffalo Bills on his home tundra at Lambeau Field. The Buffalo Bills secondary is solid but the Buffalo Bills defense is vulnerable to the slant pass. Rodgers will use his tight end Jermichael Finley and his possession receiver Donald Driver more than Greg Jennings but he will get his 300 yards and three touchdowns. Also Ryan Grant is out and Brandon Jackson is in. Start Aaron Rodgers in every fantasy football league & get those points back from last week.
Phillip Rivers San Diego Chargers
Phillip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers did not have a bad fantasy football game but he was frustrated all game long as the San Diego Chargers looked like a last place team with their inability to get in sync the entire game. Antonio Gates was double and trip covered most of the game and the Kansas City defense was sending the house on most plays, blitzing at will in wet and nasty night in Kansas City
Rivers performance ranked fifth among fantasy football quarterbacks there were some scary issues in this game. Rivers is a proud quarterback and he was not happy with their first weeks performance. The Jacksonville Jaguars are not the best defense in the league and Rivers may not have an easy day at home but he will get his 300 yards and three or four touchdowns. Start Phillip Rivers at all cost in every fantasy football league, he will not disappoint.
Brett Favre Minnesota Vikings
Reports of Brett Favre’s demise were greatly exaggerated. The Minnesota Vikings offense was another offense in NFL Week One that struggled against an aggressive defense. There were plenty of dropped balls in the New Orleans Saints game by Favre’s receivers and they will get their timing down quickly. A late addition of Greg Camarillo as a possession receiver could be big for Favre also.
On their home track, the Minnesota Vikings can be devastating. Favre will have plenty of time also because he will use Adrian Peterson on the run to set up the play action pass. Favre will throw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in what amounts to a big game for fantasy football owners and the Minnesota Vikings. Start Brett Favre in Week Two of fantasy football unless he is backing up Aaron Rodgers or Phillip Rivers.
Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo and his Dallas Cowboys receivers never got in sync for the entire four quarters in Week One of the NFL season. Romo and Austin Miles were the only two Dallas offensive players it looked like in their first game. Romo hit Miles for 146 yards but could not get the ball to any of his other receivers consistently.
Look for Romo to get the ball to his running backs out of the back field and to set up the play action pass early with the run. Don’t panic if the Dallas Cowboys run much of the first half, the ball will be in the air in the second half. Look for Tony Romo to attack the Dallas Cowboys defense up top with deep out routes and long bombs to both Austin Miles and Dez Bryant as they stretch the field. The receivers will have to hold onto the ball this week. Start Tony Romo on all fantasy football league teams unless the three previous quarterbacks are ahead of him.
Matt Schaub Houston Texans
Matt Schaub of the Houston Texans had a terrible opening week for fantasy football owners but it was a set up game for the rest of the 2010 NFL season. The Houston Texans had a specific strategy for the Indianapolis Colts. Run the ball to keep Peyton Manning off the field. There were only 17 passes thrown by Matt Schaub in the entire game and he passed for a total of 107 yards.
Schaub’s performance was devastating to fantasy football owners. If there is a Matt Schaub owner getting cold feet in a fantasy football league, take advantage and get in their ear that this could be the new look Houston Texans. After this week Matt Schaub will be unavailable because he will go back to his 300 yards and three touchdowns this second week of fantasy football. Start Matt Schaub in Week Two of fantasy football.
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