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The Shot Caller's Report - Wk 2 Quarterbacks

By Steve Schwarz | 9/15/22
Bye Weeks: N/A
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Grab a Helmet

1) Carson Wentz at Detroit

The addition of deep threat rookie Jahan Dotson, and a healthy Curtis Samuel to go along with “Scary” Terry McLaurin gives Wentz the weapons he needs to dominate a weak Lions’ secondary. Wentz threw for 313 yards and four scores last week and could repeat that performance in Detroit who couldn’t stop A.J. Brown in their opener even though he was the only guy Jalen Hurts was targeting.

Matthew Stafford

2) Matthew Stafford vs. Atlanta

Stafford will rebound from his ugly season opener (29-of-41 for 240 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs) against the Falcons at home. Atlanta allowed Jameis Winston to throw for 269 yards and two scores and even top CB A.J. Terrell looked vulnerable getting beat twice by Michael Thomas. Someone, either Allen Robinson or another receiver will show up to help Cooper Kupp.

3) Derek Carr vs. Arizona

Carr threw too many interceptions in Week 1 to overcome the Chargers and star Justin Herbert. Davante Adams did his part, but Hunter Renfrow failed to show and for most of the day Darren Waller was missing too (his first catch wasn’t until midway in the second quarter). The Cardinals were toasted by Patrick Mahomes and they will continue to be burned this weekend as Renfrow and Waller show up.

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1) Marcus Mariota at Los Angeles Rams

Mariota is coming off a 24-point performance, which ranked eighth last weekend, but faces Aaron Donald and the Rams. Mariota did it with his legs (12-72-1) not his arm (20-of-33 for 215 yards and zero touchdowns). Additionally, he and top target Kyle Pitts weren’t on the same page with the tight end catching just two of seven targets. Although the Rams defense gave up a lot of points (31) to Josh Allen and the Bills, they ranked sixth last season against opposing QBs. Let’s assume Week 1 was a fluke and expect the real Rams to show up in Week 2.

2) Joe Flacco at Cleveland

Ignore his 307-yard performance in Week 1 as it took 62 drop backs to produce those yards. The Browns gave up just 235 yards last week and a rushing touchdown to former Browns QB Baker Mayfield. Flacco will not get help from his old legs in Cleveland and will be too rushed to produce as he did in Week 1.

3) Tom Brady at New Orleans

In their dominating 19-3 win at Dallas, the Bucs used their running game and in particular Leonard Fournette to bludgeon and batter the defense. They threw occasional passes to Mike Evans and Julio Jones (Chris Godwin was sidelined). I think Tom liked this style of play. Meanwhile, the Saints allowed most of their fantasy points due to Mariota’s rushing which Brady can’t duplicate.

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