Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings: Week 2

Sep 09, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) rolls out to pass against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at LP Field. The Patriots beat the Titans 34-13. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

Did your quarterback deliver for your fantasy football team in Week 1? Scottie shares his Week 2 rankings and tips on who has the most favorable matchups in his Week 2 Quarterback Rankings.

It was an amazing first week of the fantasy football season. I think you would agree that there were a few surprises when it came to the quarterback position. The biggest, in my opinion, was Mark Sanchez. He came out and delivered a very good game. His final numbers included 266 yards passing, two touchdowns and an interception. I give Sanchez only part of the credit, though, because he was facing a very inexperienced Buffalo Bills' secondary.

I think we can all agree, Robert Griffin III was incredible. Many of us expected big things, but our expectations were surpassed. In a matchup that featured the rookie squaring off against Drew Brees, most of us likely expected Brees to finish with a higher number of fantasy points.

One last surprise was Tony Romo outperforming Eli Manning. The Cowboys' corners held the Giants' passing game in check, while Romo found another receiving threat in Kevin Ogletree.

Here are some quarterbacks who should perform well in Week 2:

Jay Cutler, Bears -- The Packers' defense did not perform well in its Week 1 loss to the 49ers, and it made Alex Smith look good. With his new stable of receivers, Cutler performed at a high level. He passed for 333 yards and two touchdowns. I think he'll post some impressive numbers in this matchup with Green Bay.

Matt Ryan, Falcons -- Many of us expected a breakout season from Matt Ryan, and in Week 1, he did not disappoint. He finished the day with 299 passing yards, 25 rushing yards, three passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown. We are finally seeing the Falcons' offense change from a run-based attack to an aerial attack. This Week 2 matchup could become a shootout, and I believe we all win if that happens.

Robert Griffin III, Redskins -- I really wish I had been able to snag Griffin in one of my fantasy drafts. With a Week 2 game against the St. Louis Rams, it will be hard not to start Griffin. Keep an eye on the status of receiver Pierre Garcon, as he left the game with a foot injury and has developed a strong connection with Griffin.

Peyton Manning, Broncos -- Manning did not reach 300 yards passing on Sunday night, but he played extremely well against a tough Pittsburgh defense. Once he got into the routine of the offense, he directed it just like in Indianapolis. I love his chemistry with the young receivers on the Denver roster. This matchup with Atlanta should be fun to watch.

1 Tom Brady
2 Matthew Stafford
3 Drew Brees
4 Aaron Rodgers
5 Cam Newton
6 Matt Ryan
7 Eli Manning
8 Peyton Manning
9 Robert Griffin III
10 Philip Rivers
11 Jay Cutler
12 Michael Vick
13 Tony Romo
14 Matt Schaub
15 Joe Flacco
16 Andrew Luck
17 Ryan Fitzpatrick
18 Ben Roethlisberger
19 Alex Smith
20 Josh Freeman
21 Jake Locker
22 Matt Cassel
23 Carson Palmer
24 Russell Wilson
25 Blaine Gabbert
26 Sam Bradford
27 Mark Sanchez
28 Christian Ponder
29 Andy Dalton
30 Kevin Kolb
31 Ryan Tannehill
32 Brandon Weeden
33 Tim Tebow

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