While the opening weekend of the NFL season can be wild and unpredictable, Week 2 tends to separate those who may have been a Week 1 fluke and those who may be consistent daily fantasy superstars. DFS is all about getting the best value, and quarterback is as important as any especially with the amount of passing in today’s NFL.
Finding the right value can be difficult, but here are three quarterbacks you are going to want to stay away from as you head into the second week of the season.
Lamar Jackson (BAL) $6,700
What an incredible performance we saw in Week 1 from Lamar Jackson. The numbers are off the charts, throwing for five touchdown passes with 324 yards, completing 17 of 20 passes. That’s all fine and dandy, but this happened against the Miami Dolphins, which seem to be going the tanking route, and several players reportedly asked for trades or be released following Sunday’s game. It’s Week 1 and the team has checked out. Jackson is rated as the No. 2 quarterback going into this weekend, and that is way too high. In seven starts last season, Jackson had a total of five touchdowns and never had more than 204 yards passing. We’ll need to see more of what we saw on Sunday to justify spending that amount going forward.
Aaron Rodgers (GB) $6,500
Aaron Rodgers finds himself as the fourth most expensive quarterback heading into Week 2, which is certainly not worth the investment considering what we saw on the opening night of the NFL season. While the Green Bay Packers took the victory, it certainly was not due to the new offense Matt LaFleur brought in. While the Chicago Bears have one of the top defenses in the league, the Packer offense struggled with Rodgers going for just 203 yards and one touchdown. The Packers will be going up against the Minnesota secondary, which gave up 304 yards and two scores to Matt Ryan. Those numbers are a bit misleading as the Atlanta Falcons were forced to throw constantly after getting down big early.
Russell Wilson (SEA) $6,200
It takes a lot to go with Russell Wilson in a daily fantasy matchup with limited upside since the Seattle Seahawks are one of the most balanced teams in the NFL. Wilson completed 14 of 20 passes for 196 yards on Sunday with a pair of touchdowns. Wilson will be going up against the Steelers, which certainly should take last week’s destruction at the hands of the New England Patriots as a wake-up call. You can find better value outside of Wilson.
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