Week 1 of the 2019 fantasy football season brought a ton of surprises. The top producing QBs were Lamar Jackson (33.6 points) and Dak Prescott (33.4 points). Both quarterbacks took advantage of strong fantasy matchups, and there are a few lesser owned QBs that look poised to exploit some similarly vulnerable defenses in Week 2.
With that in mind, here are three QBs (who are owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues) to target based on their Week 2 matchups.
3. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills vs. New York Giants (32% Owned)
Josh Allen appeared on this list last week, and he's here once again thanks to a matchup against the New York Giants. Prescott arguably had the best game of his career against this defense in Week 1 (finishing with a perfect 158.3 passer rating), and that could mean big things for Allen. While the second-year passer turned the ball over four times in Week 1, he still threw for 254 yards and a TD, adding 38 yards and another TD on the ground. That was good for the 16th-best performance among QBs in Week 1, and he has room to grow, as the four turnovers he piled up certainly hurt his production. If Allen can take care of the ball better in Week 2, his big arm and mobility could point to a solid performance against the Giants on Sunday.
2. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs (29% Owned)
Derek Carr certainly isn't the flashiest selection, but he played quite well in Week 1 and now is facing a shaky Kansas City Chiefs' defense. The Chiefs allowed Nick Foles and Gardner Minshew to combine for 347 passing yards and three TDs. That's a combined 25.0 fantasy points through the air, which would've finished tied for QB8 in Week 1. If Carr can complete 22 of 26 (for 259 yards and a TD) against the stout Denver Broncos defense, he could be in for a bigger performance in Week 2, especially since the Raiders will likely be playing from behind, as the Chiefs are 7.5-point favorites, per FanDuel Sportsbook.
1. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Francisco 49ers (10% Owned)
Andy Dalton is coming off of one of the better regular-season games we've ever seen him play, and he gets what appears to be an exploitable matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. The Red Rifle completed 35 of 51 passes for 418 yards and two TDs on the road against the Seattle Seahawks. Meanwhile, the 49ers shut down Jameis Winston in Week 1, but it looked like that had more to do with the QB's sloppy play than anything San Francisco did. Dalton looked comfortable in new head coach Zac Taylor's system, and he could be poised for another big-time performance in Week 2, making him a great target.
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