The bar got raised yet again for the quarterback position in Fantasy football in Week 1. Four quarterbacks topped the 30-point mark, and you needed 25 to even get into the top 12. If you aren’t throwing multiple touchdowns – 10 of the top 12 had at least two – or running the ball – five of the top 12 had 34 or more rushing yards and you aren’t an elite Fantasy QB anymore. All told, 18 of the league’s 32 quarterbacks had at least 20 Fantasy points in Week 1. 20 isn’t enough.
Maybe defenses were a step slow without preseason games and limited opportunities to tackle in training camp and they’ll get better, but this is the way things have been trending for a while. So, while there are more productive quarterbacks than ever these days, the bar for Fantasy domination is even higher. Jamey Eisenberg’s Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em calls can help you find who will clear that bar. Check out who Jamey says should be in your lineup below, and then head over to Heath Cummings’ quarterback preview for matchup notes, key stats, projections, and more for Week 2.
START ‘EM & SIT ‘EM
So who should you start and sit this week? And which surprising quarterback could lead you to victory? Visit SportsLine now to get Week 2 rankings for every position, plus see which QB is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 10, all from the model that out-performed experts big-time last season.