Description: Titans quarterback Jake Locker suffered an injury to his throwing wrist in Week 3, and the Titans are unsure if he will play in Week 4 according to ESPN.
Insight: Perhaps that's why Locker was so bad against the Bengals on Sunday. Locker's wrist was apparently bent awkwardly in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. There is already speculation that head coach Ken Whisenhunt will use this injury as an excuse to start another quarterback next week. Charlie Whitehurst and rookie Zach Mettenberger are Locker's backups.
Description: Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw the ball 43 times against the Chiefs, managing just 205 yards and one score.
Insight: Tannehill has been throwing the ball too much over the past two weeks (92 attempts) with not much to show for it. He's still yet to throw for more than 241 yards this season and his fantasy value continues to remain low.
Description: San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick didn't turn the ball over as he did against the Bears in Week 2, but still couldn't lead his team to a win.
Insight: Kaepernick threw for 245 yards and a score and rushed for 54 yards, so didn't kill fantasy owners. He was missing a big weapon in Vernon Davis, but Stevie Johnson played well as the 49ers played a lot of three-wide offense.
Description: Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo started slowly against the Rams, including throwing a "pick-six" in the second quarter, but led his team to 34 points from the middle of the second quarter to the end of the game.
Insight: His stats weren't great, but he probably didn't kill you with his 217-yard, two-touchdown, one-interception afternoon. The Cowboys host the Saints and Houston over the next two weekends and Romo has been a much better QB in "Jerry Jones' House."
Description: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton makes impact in receiving game.
Insight: While he was 15-of-23 for only 169 yards and one interception, Dalton's big highlight came on a trick play, when he caught a pass from Mohamed Sanu, and ran the ball 18 yards into the end zone, for his first career TD reception. With Cincinnati leading big early, Dalton was able to just manage the game. He should bounce back next time out.
Description: We saw the good and bad of playing a rookie quarterback Sunday.
Insight: Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles started the second half for Jacksonville in Game 3 of the season and threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns, but also two interceptions. The game was already out of hand when he came into the game (30-0), so we should get a better read if he starts the next game.
Description: Titans quarterback Jake Locker has afternoon to forget against Cincinnati.
Insight: He was 17-of-34 for only 185 yards and two interceptions. Tennessee did not lose just because of Locker's poor play, however he did not help the team's cause. After a stellar Week 1 performance, Locker has been way too inconsistent. He is a QB2 moving forward.
Description: Rams quarterback Austin Davis threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns, both are career-highs for the rookie, but he also threw two interceptions as the Rams lost to the Cowboys in Week 3.
Insight: Even still, no one expected this much production from the rookie quarterback. It seems likely that Davis will remain the Rams starting quarterback, and he is on the fantasy radar, but really only in two-QB leagues or larger than 14-team leagues.
Description: Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer played well during Sunday's loss to Baltimore.
Insight: He had an impressive 127.1 passer rating, while completing 19 of his 25 passes, for 290 yards and a score. Hoyer has done an admirable job holding off Johnny Manziel, and has simply caught some tough luck. The Browns have lost by a combined total of five points, during their two losses this season.
Description: Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins threw for an incredible 427 yards and three touchdowns in a loss against the Eagles on Sunday.
Insight: Cousins completed 30-of-48 passes and did throw an interception in addition to the three touchdowns. Cousins is proving to be a much better fantasy option than Robert Griffin III. Against the right matchup, Cousins is a clear QB1.
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles completed 28-of-42 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns in a victory over the Redskins, 37-34.
Insight: This was probably Foles best game of the season. He was particularly impressive considering the Eagles finished the game without four opening day starting offensive lineman. Foles took a tremendous amount of hits but stood in the pocket to lead the Eagles to a 3-0 start.
Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco managed the Ravens to a victory against the Browns on Sunday.
Insight: He was 19 for 31 with 217 yards, one touchdown and one interception, with an average of only 7.0 yards per completion. It is becoming evident that Flacco will not be a game-changing, fantasy quarterback. He is a QB2 moving forward.
Description: Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel continues to struggle statistically and today it caught up with the Bills.
Insight: Manuel went 23-of-39 for 238 yards and one touchdown. The good news is he didn't throw an interception and has just one pick all season. The bad news is he's thrown just two touchdown passes in three games.
Description: Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater came in relief for the injured Matt Cassel Sunday against the Saints.
Insight: He was not put in any dangerous positions by the coaching staff, and completed 12 of his 20 passes for 150 yards. Bridewater also had six carries for 27 yards. He will be under center for the forseeable future, and possibly the rest of 2014.
Description: Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel left the game with a left toe injury.
Insight: Teddy Bridgewater is now under center, and while Cassel was able to limp off, he was then carted off into the locker room. Officially Cassel is questionable to return, but looks like his day his through.
Description: Rams quarterback Shaun Hill (thigh) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Insight: Even though head coach Jeff Fisher has said Hill will be the starter if healthy, the starting quarterback will not be announced until game-time. Austin Davis is supposed to get his second start.
Description: The return for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is six to eight weeks according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Insight: Expect Griffin to be out until at least Week 10, at which point the team can decide wheather to return to Griffin or stick with Kirk Cousins. Unless you have an IR spot, it's not worth keeping Griffin in 10 and 12-team formats.
Description: Tampa Bay quarterback Josh McCown is expected to miss two weeks due to his thumb injury.
Insight: McCown hasn't been anywhere near as good as he was last season with Chicago. He has two touchdowns and four interceptions this season. Second-year quarterback Mike Glennon will presumably take over and if he plays well he could stay in there longer.
Description: Tampa Bay quarterback Josh McCown could miss one or two games according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: This might not be a bad thing the way McCown is playing. We don't wish injury on anyone, but McCown has looked awful, throwing four interceptions in three games and losing all three starts to begin 2014. Second-year quarterback Mike Glennon will presumably take over, but head coach Lovie Smith says McCown will be the starter when healthy.
Description: Arizona QB Carson Palmer has no idea when he'll be able to return to the field, but has already been ruled out for Week3.
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 New York Giants in Week 2, though he wasn't fantasy worthy.
Description: Cardinals backup quarterback Drew Stanton will be the starter in Week 3 while Carson Palmer tries to get over his shoulder injury.
Insight: Stanton was 14-of-29 for 167 yards and no scores against the New York Giants in his first start last Sunday. The Cardinals face the 49ers, so despite having two solid receivers in Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, we recommend staying away.
Description: Tampa Bay quarterback Josh McCown, who injured the thumb on his throwing hand Thursday night, is quickly becoming a "worst offseason signing" candidate.
Insight: McCown ha been ineffective all season including last night before the injury. He was supposed to rebuild the passing game in the image of the Bears where he averaged more than 300 ypg in five starts, but he's been horrible. Even if healthy he cannot be counted on in fantasy leagues.
Description: Tampa Bay quarterback Josh McCown injured the thumb on his throwing hand and his return is questionable.
Insight: McCown had been ineffective while out there as the Falcons have demolished the Bus in the first half. McCown was 5-of-12 passes for 58 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. Mike Glennon should play the rest of the way.
Description: Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel hasn't done a lot statistically, but he does have his Bills undeafeated.
Insight: He passed for one and rushed for one touchdown in the season opener, but he's only averaging 187.5 ypg through the air. He has a young receiving corps in which to grow with and we expect his yardage numbers will improve as the season goes along. At least until the weather turns ugly.
Description: Titans quarterback Jake Locker could not build off his performance from Week 1.
Insight: Locker has been inconsistent throughout his career, and that trend continued against the Cowboys. He was 18/34 for 234 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. It does not get any easier as Tennessee travels to Cincinnati for Week 3. Consider Locker a QB2 on Sunday.
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw 42 times Sunday, but produced just 255 yards and zero touchdowns.
Insight: Smith is not blessed with many quality receivers and with Jamaal Charles sidelined he can't even get fantasy points from screen passes that Charles so often took to the house last season. Smith has one touchdown pass and three INTs this season and should be avoided for now.
Description: Redskins Quarterback Kirk Cousins was thrusted into action on Sunday, and made the most of his opportunity.
Insight: The quarterback controversy is offically in full force in Washington, as Cousins led the Skins to a 41-10 victory. He was a major reason why they won by so much, completing 22/33 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns. With Robert Griffin III out 4-5 weeks with a bad ankle, Cousins will have the opportunity to not only fill in, but also take hold of the QB postion, atop the depth chart. Cousins will be a borderline QB1 heading into Week 3 at Philadelphia. If he is on your waiver wire, and you need help at QB, he's your guy.
Description: Raiders quarterback Derek Carr produced better fantasy numbers in Week 2 leading Oakland to twice as many points as in Week 1, but not a victory.
Insight: Carr threw for 263 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 58 yards, but was picked off twice. We think he has a future as an NFL quarterback and a fantasy quarterback, though it may not manifest itself for owners this season.
Description: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has played mistake-free football over the first two games this season, but hasn't posted great fantasy numbers.
Insight: He's thrown for just one touchdown in each game while averaging 276.5 ypg. He could be without A.J. Green (toe) in Week 3 in addition to already sidelined Marvin Jones (foot) which may force the Bengals to feature the ground game.
Description: San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick was not good in the 49ers home loss to the Chicago Bears Sunday night, throwing for 248 yards and a score, but was picked off three times.
Insight: Two second-half interceptions were particularly damaging. At least he rushed for 66 yards, but even there he coughed up the football for a fourth turnover. He and the 49ers travel to Arizona where he's going to have to be much better against a Cardinals team ranked 10th in yards allowed and fourth in turnovers.
Description: Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford couldn't solve the Carolina defense Sunday, throwing 48 times for 291 yards and one touchdowns.
Insight: Stafford did more with less in the season opener against the Giants when he threw just 32 passes, but amassed 346 yards and two scores. He was sacked four times and hurried on numerous others, so give credit to the tough Panthers defense. Stafford should get back on track next weekend versus the Packers against whom he has averaged 304 ypg in seven contests.
Description: Saints quarterback Drew Brees couldn't do much against the Cleveland Browns pass defense, throwing for just 237 yards.
Insight: Brees looks completely healthy, but had trouble getting the ball to his wide receivers, instead settling for his running backs and tight ends. Marques Colston was shut out and the other wideouts caught nine balls for just 79 yards.
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles put up nice numbers Monday night and his fantasy owners should personally thank Darren Sproles.
Insight: Foles wasn't particularly sharp, but short passes to his running backs LeSean McCoy and Sproles turned the night into gold. Foles finished with 331 yards passing, with Sproles (152) and McCoy (23) accounting for 175 yards of the total.
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.