Description: Jacksonville starting QB Chad Henne is already under seige with his Jaguars off to an 0-2 start.
Insight: Jacksonville wants to give Bortles the year to learn as a backup, but his team has been out-scored 75-27 over the first two weeks. My expectations were he would last until the bye week (Week 11), but he may not make it until then. Either quarterback will be handcuffed by a weak offensive line and multiple receiver injuries.
Description: Cardinals backup quarterback Drew Stanton figures to see another week under center while starter Carson Palmer tries to get over his shoulder injury.
Insight: Stanton was 14-of-29 for 167 yards and no scores against the Giants. The Cardinals have the 49ers next up on the schedule, so despite having two solid receivers in Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, we recommend staying away.
Description: Arizona QB Carson Palmer has no idea when he'll be able to return to the field.
Insight: "It's just one of those things you've just got to wait and hope it wakes up," he told the Arizona Republic. Drew Stanton started and won the game with the Giants, though he wasn't fantasy worthy.
Description: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers struggled early, but got it going just before halftime with a 97-yard drive for a score.
Insight: Rodgers & Co got rolling in the second half too, including an 80-yard catch and run by Jordy Nelson that left Dee Milliner spinning in futility. Rodgers finished with 346 yards and three scores.
Description: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson finished the afternoon 17-of-25 for 202 yards and two scores, but couldn't engineer a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter.
Insight: Wilson was again solid, but not spectacular. He has cracked the 230-yard passing mark just once in the last eight games. He's a much better team leader than fantasy asset. It was curious that the Seahawks risked an injury down nine points with 13 second remaining.
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan finished 24-of-44 for 231 yards with one
touchdown and three interceptions against the Bengals in Week 2.
Insight: Ryan followed up his 448 yard and three touchdown Week 1 with a huge dud in Week 2. Fantasy owners could not have expected a repeat of those Week 2 numbers but Ryan was still very disappointing in Cincinnati. We still like him to have a big season, but in bad matchups like Sunday's was, it would be wise to lower expectations a lot or even find a plug-in replacement.
Description: The Bills ran 22 of their 57 offensive plays in Week 1 from a zone-read formation.
Insight: Buffalo had the second most zone-read plays in the NFL last year so this isn't exactly a huge surprise. Doug Marrone certainly does not want to overuse his quarterback in the running game, but he should remain an important part of the team's rushing attack, especially in goal-line situations against the Dolphins. Miami will be without two of its starting linebackers on Sunday.
Description: Jaguars coach Gus Bradley told Florida Times Union he sees "positive signs" from rookie quarterback Blake Bortles in practice.
Insight: Bortles has impressed Bradley with his footwork and ability to make throws despite only practicing with the scout team. Jacksonville plans to keep Chad Henne the starter, but he really struggled in the second half against Philadelphia. Bortles is likely a few weeks away from taking over under center.
Description: Rams quarterback Shaun Hill is being called a game-time decision according to coach Jeff Fisher.
Insight: Hill suffered a thigh injury after going 8-of-13 for 81 yards and an interception on Sunday. Hill was a limited practice participant in Friday's practice. Austin Davis played the rest of the game at quarterback and would be the starter if Hill isn't ready to go.
Description: Browns QB Brian Hoyer was likely in danger of finding himself on the bench after the first half, but responded in the second half and should be given a longer leash in Week 2.
Insight: Hoyer went 19-of-31 for 230 yards and a touchdowns without an interception as the Browns gave the Steelers all they could handle in Week 1. Johnny Manziel will likely have to wait until at least Week 5, after the bye, for a chance to show his stuff. Considering the team will probably be 0-3 at the time, that's when fantasy owners should expect to see Johnny Football
Description: Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel led his team to an easy Week 1 win over the St. Louis Rams which should keep the rookie (Teddy Bridgewater) on the bench for a little while longer.
Insight: Cassel didn't put up fantasy-worthy numbers because of the big lead, but went 17-of-25 for 170 yards and a pair of scores. At some point this season the rookie will get a chance to start, but not this weekend.
Description: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw for just 191 yards in the Week 1 win, though he did manage two touchdowns (Ricardo Lockette, Derrick Coleman).
Insight: Wilson has cracked the 230-yard passing mark just once in the last seven games and his fantasy value is as a low-end starter. He's a much better team leader than fantasy asset. It's a good sign that he targeted talented Percy Harvin a team-high seven times in the opening week and may help his statistics down the road.
Description: Titans quarterback Jake Locker told the Nashville Tennessean that he feels more comfortable against the blitz than he has in the past.
Insight: Locker has been inaccurate against defensive pressure in the past, but that was not the case versus the Chiefs on Sunday. Kansas City did sack Locker four times, but he completed 22-of-33 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns. If you need a quarterback this week, Locker has a great matchup against the Cowboys.
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles may have to throw some shorter passes next week, given the condition of his offensive line.
Insight: The Eagles will be without both Allen Barbre (ankle) and Evan Mathis (MCL) who were injured Sunday and without Lane Johnson due to his suspension. Foles was sacked five times Sunday and that was against Jacksonville, who is not one of the league's top defenses.
Description: Rams quarterback Shaun Hill 's status is in doubt for Week 2 according to Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Hill suffered a thigh injury after going 8-of-13 for 81 yards and an interception on Sunday. Austin Davis played the rest of the game at quarterback. Whether its Hill or Davis, there are about 30 other quarterbacks you would rather start.
Description: Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo threw three interceptions in Week 1 against the 49ers. He finished 23-of-37 with 281 yards and one touchdown to go along witht the interceptions.
Insight: All three of the picks were forced into double and triple coverage and came in the first 20 minutes of the contest. It is clear now that Romo was rusty from not playing and taking the cautious approach in preseason, recovering from his second back surgery in 16 months. At least we hope it is just rust because if not, the Cowboys and Romo fantasy owners are in for a long, long season.
Description: Tom Brady owners can't be happy with what they saw in Week 1 against Miami.
Insight: The Pats quarterback threw the ball 56 times for just 249 yards and was sacked four times. It's the lack of balance that should concern fantasy owners. The Patriots rushed the ball just 20 times and dropped back to pass 60 times.
Description: Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger went 23-of-34 for 365 yards and a touchdown against Cleveland.
Insight: Big Ben could have posted so much more after a 278-yard first half, but the Steelers forgot to bring the offense out after halftime. The Roethlisberger-to-Antonio Brown combination looks unstoppable.
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was a fantasy monster Sunday, throwing for 448 yards and three scores without an interception.
Insight: Ryan was sacked just one time as his offensive line, a weak point last season, held up against the Saints. If they can continue to give Ryan protection, he's going to do a lot more damage with his three high-quality targets (Julio Jones, Roddy White, Harry Douglas).
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (ribs) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Insight: Derek Anderson will get the start. If you have anyone on the Panthers offense, they take a major fantasy hit for Week 1. On the other hand, the Tampa Bay defense is a sneaky good start for Week 1.
Description: As expected, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers struggled against a stout Seahawks defense on the road.
Insight: Rodgers threw for just 189 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Almost all his targets were within 10 yards of the lineup scrimmage. Its not "breaking news" that fantasy owners should avoid starting players against Seattle in the Pacific northwest.
Description: New England QB Tom Brady did not practice on Thursday due to a calf issue according to patriots.com.
Insight: The Patriots did not list Brady on the injury list on Wednesday, so that means this is a new injury. Although it will be hard to find out before Sunday the status on the injury due to Bill Belichick's lack of words, we don't expect Brady to miss Week 1.
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (ribs) told the media on Thursday that he doesn't "want to put this team in jeopardy (if he is not healthy)" and then went on to praise his offense saying "One monkey don't stop the show" according to Steve Reed of the Associated Press.
Insight: Although fantasy owners may have had their own speculation, this is the first time anyone from the Panthers has hinted that Newton might not play Week 1. Newton did also say he has never missed a game at any level in his career, but the fact he has put some doubt in our minds is some cause for concern this Sunday.
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (ribs) participated in just portions of Thursday's practice as he was limited to just handoffs.
Insight: It is not a good sign that three days before the opener Newton was not throwing at all. We still expect him to be out there, probably wearing a flak jacket for protection, but in deep leagues with one starting quarterback, owners can find a better starting quarterback for Week 1.
Description: Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub said he was surprised and disappointed when rookie Derek Carr was announced as Oakland's starter for Week 1.
Insight: Derek Carr's great preseason had made him the front-runner for the starting job. Fantasy owners should still consider holding onto Schaub as there is no guarantee that Carr will keep the position. Playing well in preseason against vanilla defenses doesn't always translate to regular season success.
Description: According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Raiders players have been informed that the team will start Derek Carr at quarterback in Week 1.
Insight: Schaub was horrible in the preseason and is dealing with elbow soreness. Carr, a rookie second-rounder, is simply a better option than Schaub at this point and should improve the fantasy value of Oakland's skill position players.