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The Shot Caller's Report - Wk 2 Quarterbacks

By Steve Schwarz | 9/16/21
Bye Weeks: N/A
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Teddy Bridgewater

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1) Teddy Bridgewater @ Jacksonville

Tyrod Taylor didnít have any problems throwing the ball against the Jaguars and neither should Bridgewater even without injured wideout Jerry Jeudy (ankle). The Broncos still have plenty of capable receivers in Courtland Sutton, KJ Hamler, Tim Patrick and tight end Noah Fant. Bridgewater (28-of-36 for 264 yards and 2 TDs) was solid against a 2020 top-five Giantsí defense (QB fantasy points allowed) while the Jaguars were a bottom-five team last year and didnít show much different in Week 1.

2) Baker Mayfield vs. Houston

Mayfield didnít throw any touchdown passes in Week 1, but he was quite efficient going 21-of-28 for 321 yards against Kansas City. Now, heíll get an easier task against the Texans, who were just toasted by rookie Trevor Lawrence for 332 yards and three touchdowns. The only issue is if the Browns blow it open early they could get too conservative for Mayfield to star.

3) Joe Burrow @ Chicago

Burrow was efficient in his first game in a balanced offense which should be good again in Week 2 against a Bears defense that didn’t show much against Matthew Stafford in the opener (one sack, no turnovers). The Bears only managed 10 interception in all of 2020 and Burrow only threw five in 10 games before his season-ending knee injury. The Bears may be a little more pumped for their home opener, but they don’t have the secondary to defense Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd.

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1) Carson Wentz vs. Los Angeles Rams

Almost anyone not named Patrick Mahomes facing the Ramsí pass defense isnít a good play. They ranked No. 1 last season (QB fantasy points allowed Ė 17.9) and held the Bears to under 220 passing yards and zero TD passes. Wentz was solid in a loss to Seattle (25-of-38 for 251 and 2 TDs), but the Seahawksí QB points allowed defense was just 27th last season. Itís a matchup to avoid.

2) Trevor Lawrence vs. Denver

Donít be blinded by Lawrenceís big numbers in Week 1, the game script called for him to be in catchup mode from the mid-second quarter on. The Broncos defense saw the return of star pass rusher Von Miller (2 sacks) and if Bradley Chubb (ankle) is ready then Lawrence isnít going to have much fun when he fades back to pass.

3) Derek Carr @ Pittsburgh

Game script and overtime led to Carr throwing 56 passes against the Ravens last Monday night and he did well, but now he’s on the road in a really tough place to play – Heinz Field. The Steelers ranked No. 2 last season yielding just 19 FPts/G to opposing quarterbacks and held MVP candidate Josh Allen to 21.9 fantasy points after he averaged a league-leading 29.1 FPts/G in 2020.

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