Where Have All the QB’s Gone?

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I’m currrently 2-0 in my I-actually-know-these-people-in-real-life league and 1-1 in my I-have-no-clue-who-any-of-these-people-are-except-for-one-guy-who-invited-me-to-join-to-fill-the-last-remaining-spot league. But the bigger story this week is what to do if your QB is working out so far.

First, here’s an amazing stat from ESPN’s Stats & Info:

QB stats

So far this season,. some of the most elite QB’s in the game haven’t been their normal selves. Add to this the fact that Tony Romo, Drew Brees, Matthew Stafford, Jay Cutler, and Ryan Tannehill are all banged up, and many fantasy football teams are in need of a QB. I have Peyton Manning in both of my leagues this year and plan to start him until he proves to be terrible. Two games is not a great litmus test for the rest of the season. And if you have an elite QB, who hasn’t impressed you yet, I would urge you to hold your horses and wait it out. But if your guy sits out next week, who should you pick up tomorrow morning when waivers are claimed?

Jerry Jones talked up the skills of Romo’s replacement, Brandon Weeden, but for his career, Weeden has more interceptions than touchdowns, and has never completed 60% or more of his passes for a season. Instead, you could take a look at some decent second tier guys. Tyrod Taylor has been excellent for the Bills in his first two games. You better snatch him up while you can, ’cause we know what happens to running QB’s after defenses have game tapes to help plan their attacks (RGIII). Enjoy Taylor’s fantasy goodness while teams still don’t know how to stop him. If Andy Dalton or Marcus Mariota are available in your league, either one would make a great starting QB replacement, with potential to become a full-time starter. Other possible replacements include Jameis Winston and, believe it or not, Nick Foles and Ryan Fitzpatrick. If you’re super desperate, at least both of those guys score double digits each game.

Good luck on finding your perfect QB for week 3, and be sure to set your waiver claims tonight!

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