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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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