NFL Week 2 is a fantastic one for quarterback and wide receiver combinations. Below, I've listed my Top 5.
1. QB Aaron Rodgers and WR Jordy Nelson – Green Bay
Rodgers threw for 311 yards and a TD in Week 1. Nelson only caught 7 passes for 79 yards. He did score a TD, though. More importantly, the Packers faced Seattle's tough secondary and strong pass rush.
Atlanta's defense allowed the Chicago Bears to score 17 points against it in Week 1. Chicago's QB is Mike Glennon. What's Aaron Rodgers going to do? I don't see Rodgers waiting too long before trying to get Green Bay into the end zone.
Sure, many fantasy analysts are saying that Green Bay RB Ty Montgomery is an excellent play against Atlanta's defense. I agree with that. But, Rodgers to Jordy is the best play against Atlanta's defense.
2. QB Drew Brees and WR Michael Thomas – New Orleans
Almost every NFL DraftKings DFS player is going to disagree with me on this one. But, I'm not sure that the New England Patriots' defense is capable of pressuring Drew Brees. In fact, I don't believe the Pats' D puts much pressure at all on Brees.
Brees targeted Thomas 8 times last week. Thomas caught 5 of the 8 passes for 45 yards. There's a good chance Brees targets Thomas 10 to 12 times this week. I suspect that New Orleans goes right after the Patriots in Week 2. Playing footsies with the Minnesota Vikings, exchanging field goals in Q1, didn't prove effective.
3. QB Jared Goff and WR Sammy Watkins – L.A. Rams
Goff threw for 306 yards and a TD. Watkins caught all 5 of his targets for 58 yards. Washington has a better defense than what Indianapolis has. Still, the Redskins must find a way to stop RB Todd Gurley. I also feel that it's only a matter of time before Goff to Watkins becomes the NFL's next great QB to WR combination.
4. QB Alex Smith and WR Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs
From what Smith and Hill showed me in Week 1, this could be a successful QB to WR combination for the entire season. Smith was brilliant. Hill was brilliant. Hill is already one of the best skill players in the NFL.
The great thing about this QB and WR combo, is that RB Kareem Hunt can also get involved. It doesn't matter. The Chiefs are going to use both Hill and Hunt every week.
5. QB Ben Roethlisberger to WR Antonio Brown
Often the very best QB to WR combination week in and week out, the Minnesota Vikings have an excellent defense. Don't get me wrong. Big Ben should look Brown's way up to 15 times in NFL Week 2. Brown could even explode for 150 receiving yards and 2 TDs. Ben might only pass for a total of 250 passing yards and 2 TDs, though. There's also a chance that Roethlisberger tosses a pick or 2.
I don't believe it's a terrible idea going with this QB/WR combo. I do believe the upside is somewhat limited because Big Ben faces a tough Minnesota pass rush.