The first week of the 2020 NFL season brought us some seriously dominant showings from quarterbacks. The usual suspects like Russell Wilson, Josh Allen and Kyler Murray posted top-10 performances, but some surprise names, like Mitchell Trubisky, cracked the list as well.
If you're looking for some more under-the-radar quarterbacks who could have big games in Week 2, here are three QBs, rostered in fewer than 50 percent of leagues, to target as streaming options.
3. Philip Rivers, Indianapolis Colts (27% Rostered)
Philip Rivers' debut with the Indianapolis Colts did not go as planned. He lost his debut to the Jacksonville Jaguars – a team everyone thought was tanking. However, he could be in for a bounce-back showing in Week 2. The Minnesota Vikings had a ton of turnover in the secondary this offseason, and the early returns were far from encouraging. Minnesota surrendered 364 yards and 4 touchdowns to Aaron Rodgers last week, allowing him to post the second-highest fantasy score of Week 1. Unless Mike Zimmer can turn it around quickly, Rivers could be in for a nice showing here.
2. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (34% Rostered)
Kirk Cousins finished Week 1 as the 10th-best player at his position despite only throwing 6 passes in the first half of Week 1. He only finished the day with 25 passing attempts, yet he still managed to rack up 21.8 fantasy points on the day. Facing the defense that surrendered 20.8 fantasy points to the next name on this list, Cousins should be in for a solid showing here.
1. Gardner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars (26% Rostered)
At this point, Gardner Minshew will be featured in this article every week until he's rostered in the proper amount of leagues. Minshew was fantasy's QB12 in both of his stints as the starter last year, and he cracked the top-12 QBs again in Week 1. Tennessee isn't exactly the most imposing matchup, surrendering the 14th-most fantasy points to QBs last year. Minshew Mania is back and he looks poised for another solid fantasy outing in Week 2.
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