There is most likely a 0.0 percent chance that Austin Davis is on the waiver wire in your 2-QB fantasy football league. He’s scored 46.98 fantasy points the past two weeks, and production like that won’t be found for free in 2-QB leagues.
However, some 2-QB Davis owners might have looked at his upcoming schedule (San Fran twice, Seattle, Denver, and San Diego) and might have bailed for a player that can help their starting fantasy lineup.
If for whatever reason Davis is available in your 2-QB league, make some room for him. Even if you don’t start him in the immediate future, he might be of value later on in the season.
Some 2-QBers might have waited to see what Orton would do as the new starter before plucking him off waivers. If you consider yourself to be a part of that category, you saw Orton throw for 308 yards, with one touchdown and one interception, vs. Detroit in Week 5. Orton’s numbers were good enough to see him finish as QB20 in standard scoring leagues.
With Orton not being the sexiest of fantasy names, there’s a chance he could still be had for free in your 2-QB league. If you’re hurting for a QB3 or are a jilted EJ Manuel owner, now’s a good time to add Orton to your bench, if you have the room.
If Jake Locker is out this week, and it’s not looking all that good for the Titans signal caller, then Charlie Whitehurst will be making another start this year. The first time Whitehurst started for Titans this season vs. the Colts in Week 4 we were witness to a Zach Mettenberger appearance.
There have been some reports the Titans have considered giving Mettenberger a shot to play, to see what the rookie sixth-round pick has to offer. That makes sense, as by now we already know who the 32-year-old Whitehurst is.
During the preseason, Mettenberger was 47-of-68, and threw for 659 passing yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
If you own Locker, or are looking at quarterbacks to stash on your roster who might see significant playing time down the line, Mettenberger should be a name to consider.
The Titans’ rest of season schedule looks tasty, with upcoming matchups vs. JAX (twice), WAS, HOU, PIT, PHI, and NYJ.
Carson Palmer looks to be nearing a return to the NFL field, but it’s unlikely to be this week. Drew Stanton is getting over a Week 5 concussion. That leaves rookie Logan Thomas as the most likely starting quarterback option for the Arizona Cardinals this week.
In relief of Stanton last week, Thomas completed only one of his eight passes. Luckily for him, that “pass” turned into an 81-yard catch-and-run touchdown to Andre Ellington.
If Thomas does get to play this week, he’ll face a Washington defense that has allowed the most fantasy points/game to opposing quarterbacks this season.
The data is skewed a tad though, with Chad Henne and Ryan Fitzpatrick scoring only an average of 12.83 fantasy points in Week 1 and Week 2 vs. Washington, while Nick Foles, Eli Manning, and Russell Wilson combined to score an average of 31.18 fantasy points/game the last three games.
One thing Thomas has going for him is his athleticism. According to PlayerProfiler.com, Thomas ran a 4.61 40-yard dash, and has an athleticism score of 107.1. Any score over 105 is considered extraordinary for a quarterback.
Fitzpatrick, Henne, and Foles each ran for at least 10 yards vs. Washington this year. And Wilson just gashed them on the ground to the tune of 122 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown.
The not-so-ready-for-not-primetime player Michael Vick vs. San Diego in Week 5 didn’t look all that better than incumbent starter Geno Smith. Vick admitted as much post-game, and Rex Ryan has given Geno a vote of confidence, naming him the starter in Week 6.
With Geno being benched once already this season, it could happen again, and quite possibly for even longer. 2-QB Geno owners should consider handcuffing Vick, if possible, or making sure they can snatch him up from the waiver wire, if given a shot at significant playing time again.
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