Week 2 of the XFL heads into the back half of the schedule on Sunday, and we’re looking for a little more consistency at the quarterback position. Cardale Jones impressed in Week 2 with 276 yards and two touchdowns, but the other three teams got no consistency from their quarterbacks.
Sunday opens with some big questions at the quarterback position. The Los Angeles Wildcats host the Dallas Renegades in what should be Landry Jones’ debut for Dallas. On the other side, Josh Johnson is questionable for the game after limited participation due to a thigh injury. Chad Kanoff started in his place last week but was injured and is out this week. If Johnson can’t play, Jalan McClendon will get the start.
Fantasy football analysis: LA QBs Josh Johnson/Jalen McClendon, Dallas QB Landry Jones
Last week, McClendon completed one of four passes for zero yards and one interception. He’s the only one of the three to get playing time in Week 1, so we don’t have much to work with for projections. Johnson has more NFL experience than anybody in the league, and Jones has five years of NFL backup experience behind Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh.
For this Showdown matchup, Johnson is the most expensive option at $16,200 as a captain and $10,800 as a flex. Jones is $15,000 and $10,000, respectively. McClendon is $10,200 and $6,800, respectively.
If Johnson starts, it is a bit of a toss-up. Both Johnson and Jones are viewed as high-end options in this new league, but neither LA or Dallas impressed last week. Johnson would likely target Nelson Spruce, and is a slightly better option when it comes to picking up yards on the ground. Jones is playing in a higher ceiling offense with Hal Mumme running things, while Johnson gets Norm Chow’s offense. I’d lean Johnson given his more extensive experience, but it’s a toss-up.
If McClendon starts, you are likely better suited playing Jones.