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Top 5 Fantasy Quarterbacks for Week 2: AccuScore

AccuScore is an expert betting system that highlights weekly NFL picks with the best chance for success. AccuScore uses historical performance and current rosters to run thousands of simulations in order to calculate individual player stat lines and probable game outcomes.

1. Michael Vick (PHI): Topping the quarterback list is none other than Michael Vick. In week 1, Vick threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 98 yards. This week Vick will face off against a Falcons defense that was dismantled by Jay Cutler. Expect Vick and the much more potent Eagles offense to outperform the Bears and put up good number against the Falcons. Projected fantasy points: 21.2.

2. Aaron Rodgers (GB): Last week Rodgers was nearly flawless against the Saints, with an impressive QB rating of 132.1. The Packers quarterback made it look easy, distributing the ball to just about every receiver on his team. Against a Carolina Panthers defense that gave up 28 points to Kevin Kolb and the Cardinals, Rodgers should put together another spectacular performance. Projected fantasy points: 20.6.

3. Philip Rivers (SD): Last week was not a typical one for Philip Rivers. The Vikings defense brought a lot of pressure and was able to keep Rivers from getting comfortable. This week Rivers will be facing off against a Patriots defense that was torn apart in week 1 by Chad Henne. No disrespect to Henne, but Rivers is one of the league’s elite passers so expect him to put up good numbers against the Pats. Projected fantasy points: 19.5.

4. Matthew Stafford (DET): Stafford had a great game against the Bucs in week 1, throwing for 305 yards and three touchdowns. He did get a little banged up but is ready to face off against a Kansas City defense that was awful against Buffalo. Ryan Fitzpatrick could do no wrong through the air (he finished with four touchdowns), so expect similar production from Stafford, who is arguably a better quarterback and has better offensive weapons around him. Projected fantasy points: 18.7.

5. Tom Brady (NE): After the historic performance against the Dolphins, it seems a little wrong to have Brady this low on the list. However, don’t expect him to pull a repeat. His opponent in week 2, the Chargers, should do a better job of putting pressure on the quarterback and preventing over 500 yards of passing. Brady will likely return to earth with the rest of us, but will still put up good numbers. Projected fantasy points: 18.5.

Top 5 Fantasy Wide Receivers for Week 2:

AccuScore is an expert betting system that highlights weekly NFL picks with the best chance for success. AccuScore uses historical performance and current rosters to run thousands of simulations in order to calculate individual player stat lines and probable game outcomes.

1. Calvin Johnson (DET): Atop the wide receivers fantasy top five is Calvin Johnson, the talented number one option of Matthew Stafford. Last week, Johnson proved why he’s an elite wide receiver, catching six passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns. This week, he will be up against a Chiefs defense that looked foolish, giving up four touchdowns through the air against the Bills. Expect Johnson to impress yet again. Projected fantasy points: 14.2.

2. Andre Johnson (HOU): Johnson number two on our list also had a big first week. Andre Johnson caught 7 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown against the Colts. And like Calvin at number one, Andre is going up against a defense that was torn apart in the passing game in week 1, the Miami Dolphins. Obviously Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is no Tom Brady, but he’s good enough to make sure that Johnson gets his stats in week 2. Projected fantasy points: 12.3.

3. Dez Bryant (DAL): In week 1, Dez Bryant had a good game (three catches, 71 yards and a touchdown) against a superb defense in the New York Jets. His week 2 competition will be much less difficult as he’ll be facing the San Francisco 49ers’ defense. The Niners defense isn’t awful, but should have trouble containing Tony Romo, so expect Bryant to put up similar numbers, at least, this week. Projected fantasy points: 11.8.

4. Greg Jennings (GB): After scoring at will against the New Orleans Saints in week 1, Jennings and the Packers will go up against the Carolina Panthers in week 2. Last week, the Panthers defense couldn’t stop Kevin Kolb and the Cardinals, which is a good sign for Jennings and Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers can pick apart any defense and Jennings is his favorite target, so expect another solid game from the veteran wide receiver. Projected fantasy points: 11.7.

5. DeSean Jackson (PHI): The Cal product performed as expected in week 1. He caught six passes for 102 yards and a touchdown. If you read the top 5 QB list you know that Vick is forecasted to have a great game against the Atlanta Falcons, which means plenty of receptions for his favorite target. Jackson is always a threat for a big touchdown pass or kick return, so expect some impressive stats in week 2. Projected fantasy points: 11.3.

Top 5 Fantasy Defenses/Special Teams for Week 2:

AccuScore is an expert betting system that highlights weekly NFL picks with the best chance for success. AccuScore uses historical performance and current rosters to run thousands of simulations in order to calculate individual player stat lines and probable game outcomes.

1. Pittsburgh Steelers: Last week the Steelers got embarrassed. They gave up way too many points and didn’t force a single turnover. Such a poor performance won’t happen again, especially against the Seahawks in week 2. Look for Pittsburgh to hold Seattle to under 15 points by putting lots of pressure on the quarterback and causing turnovers. Projected fantasy points: 25.6.

2. Green Bay Packers: : Like the Steelers defense, the Packers defense did not impress in week 1. Green Bay ended up winning but only by eight as they gave up 34 points. The key point here is that the Packers were playing the Saints, led by superstar Drew Brees, and next week they will be facing the Panthers. Carolina’s offense led by rookie Cam Newton will be much easier to deal with, which means a good fantasy day for the Packers. Not to mention rookie Randall Cobb, who proved in week 1 he can return a kick for a touchdown, is dangerous on special teams. Projected fantasy points: 18.6.

3. Denver Broncos: : The Broncos defense/special teams wasn’t good and it wasn’t awful in week one. Denver didn’t force many turnovers but held Oakland to only 23 points, and returned a punt for a touchdown. In week 2, Denver will be at home against a Bengals offense that isn’t very potent. If Denver can successfully stop the run, it’ll be a good day for Broncos defense owners. Projected fantasy points: 18.3.

4. Baltimore Ravens: : Yes, it is odd for the Ravens to be this low on the list. To be fair, only .2 and .5 projected fantasy points separate the Ravens from the Broncos and the Packers respectively. The Ravens defense is good and has been good for a long time. Baltimore is a sure bet against Tennessee on Sunday. Projected fantasy points: 18.1.

5. New York Jets: : The Jets defense played well in week one against the Cowboys. New York forced three turnovers, notched four sacks, and held Dallas to 24 points. This weekend the Jets face a less dangerous offense in the Jacksonville Jaguars, which only managed 16 points against the Titans. Expect another good day from Rex Ryan’s team. Projected fantasy points: 15.8.

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