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.
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.
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