Nope, you didn’t predict Blaine Gabbert to score many fantasy points than Tom Brady, either. Put simply, Week 1 saw a ton of surprises, and not all of them were pleasant. So before you bail on Philip Rivers or make Kevin Olgetree your new No. 1 player, check out these predictions and projections for Week 2:
Green Light – Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Fitzpatrick didn’t have a great day against the New York Jets, but he will more than make up for it at home this week. Kansas City gave up a whopping 31 fantasy points to Ryan last week, so Fitzpatrick is a safe start in Week 2. Prediction: 313 yards and two touchdowns.
Red Light – Mark Sanchez vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: It’s really easy to think Sanchez might light up the Steelers after seeing him torch the Buffalo Bills and then seeing Peyton Manning own Pittsburgh, but don’t buy it. Sanchez won’t have anywhere close to the type of day he had in Week 1 against an angry black and gold defense. Prediction: 204 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.