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Marcus Mariota, TEN
He can’t play under center, he can’t make the throws, he can’t do anything except put up one of the most impressive rookie debuts we have ever seen. Forget the huge yardage numbers and the 4 TDs, he only had 3 incompletions against a Lovie Smith defense. He has a lot of promise and will be a QB1 going forward against a soft schedule. He’s the real deal.
Tyrod Taylor, BUF
I have been touting him and telling you to grab him, but the numbers show he is still available in most leagues. Taylor had what will be a typical game, and despite only 1 TD he put up nice fantasy points because of his 41 rushing yards. He is efficient and not prone to mistakes and will be a consistent run/pass threat as a solid QB2 with upside.
Ryan Mallett, HOU
He isn’t anything exceptional, but he does have a big arm and he will almost certainly start in Week 2. He is certainly worth rostering until we know what O’Brien decides. The coach refused to give Hoyer a vote of confidence and Mallett produced. He is a middling QB2 and probably only worth grabbing in 2 QB leagues.
Chris Ivory, NYJ
Ivory was a true workhorse and will be fed a consistent diet of the rock between the tackles until he gets injured, which he will because of his violent style. Until he does, he is a solid start against a vastly underrated Jets offense coordinated by Chan Gailey. Ivory had over 100 yards and two TDs against a soft Browns D, but he will be relatively productive as a higher end RB2.
Dion Lewis, NEP
Lewis is clearly the Pats passing back and will continue to be a featured part of their offense. He won’t get as many carries, but he will be a fixture in the Patriots passing packages and will be consistently producing 100 yard combined yardage performances with 5 or more receptions. When he scores he will provide a huge lift.
Ameer Abdullah, DET
Abdullah emerged as the Lions #1 back in week one with a nice run/pass combo. His touches still aren’t where we want them, but over the next few weeks he will clearly become the Lions number one option. His talent is too great to keep him off the field in favor of Joique Bell. With a TD and 91 combined yards in his debut, he will continue to develop and will be a RB1 before long.
Bishop Sankey, RB, TEN
With all of the running back acquisitions Sankey was supposed to falter, but Sankey clearly looks a year better and scored on the ground and through the air. While West equaled his carries, that is more of a function of their huge lead. Sankey looked like he was supposed to last year, and Mariota is clearly going to make him better.