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The bye weeks finally ended, but at quarterback, matchups are still key for two-QB leagues. There are no major injuries outside of a few concussed quarterbacks who could return soon, and there are plenty of lower-tier passers performing admirably enough to warrant use. For those players, recent trends are more important than their body of work, so rolling the dice on a hot Chad Henne or continuing to ride the improved play of Russell Wilson could be the difference-maker in a pivotal week.
1. Alex Smith or Colin Kaepernick at New Orleans - The best game of Smith's career came the last time he faced the Saints in an instant-classic 2011 playoff bout. Kaepernick just shredded an elite Bears defense that leads the league with 30 forced turnovers in his first career start. And he didn't even make use of his tremendous speed to add yards on the ground. Whichever quarterback gets the opportunity to face the Saints' dreadful defense will have a big fantasy day.
2. Russell Wilson at Miami - Marshawn Lynch is certainly matchup proof, but Miami is still a top-10 rush defense, so it's possible they slow him enough to encourage more passing from Seattle. Wilson has thrown 10 touchdowns in his last five games and has developed a strong chemistry with both Sidney Rice and Golden Tate, each of whom is capable of making a quarterback look good with his ability to snag balls in traffic and break tackles after the catch. Expect Wilson to keep up his impressive pace versus a Dolphins pass D allowing 266 yards per game.
3. Chad Henne vs. Tennessee - There is something to be said for riding the hot hand. Henne tore up a top-5 Texans pass defense for more than 350 yards and four touchdowns, but he was hot coming into the game. In not even two full possessions in the fourth quarter against Indianapolis the prior week, Henne threw for 121 yards and a score. With Justin Blackmon arriving and Marcedes Lewis providing a huge red-zone target, Henne could have another field day facing a Titans pass defense that has given up an average of 266 yards and two touchdowns per game.
4. Jake Locker at Jacksonville - The Jaguars pass defense is skewed a bit by the shellacking Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson just put on it in one of the greatest passing performances in history, but something important to consider is how much success Houston had with play-action throws. When Chris Johnson is gouging a Jacksonville front seven that's 29th in the league versus the run that might just set up Locker to take shots down field.
5. Ryan Fitzpatrick at Indianapolis - Fitzpatrick's numbers against a susceptible Dolphins pass defense were ruined because of Miami's inability to keep the game tight until late in the fourth quarter. That won't be the case against a Colts team that has played quite well lately and is pushing for a wild card spot. Expect Fitzpatrick to throw it plenty and take advantage of a below-average Indy secondary.
6. Mark Sanchez vs. New England - When Sanchez last sparred with the Patriots defense in Week 8 he got the better of it for the most part. Many quarterbacks have had some of their best games facing the dreadful Pats pass defense, so despite how poorly Sanchez and the Jets offense has been lately, he's still worth a shot. However, if Jeremy Kerley sits (he's a game-time call with heel/hamstring ailments), have a reserve ready. Sanchez threw for 328 yards in the last meeting with New England, but 120 of those were to Kerley.
No. 2 QUARTERBACKS RANKINGS
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13. Carson Palmer OAK at Cin
14. Jake Locker TEN at Jac
15. Josh Freeman TB vs. Atl
16. Matt Schaub HOU at Det
17. *Colin Kaepernick SF at NO
18. Philip Rivers SD vs. Bal
19. Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF at Ind
20. *Chad Henne JAC vs. Ten
21. Joe Flacco BAL at SD
22. Mark Sanchez NYJ vs. NE
23. Russell Wilson SEA at Mia
24. Sam Bradford STL at Ari
25. Jason Campbell CHI vs. Min
26. Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. Sea
27. Christian Ponder MIN at Chi
28. *Nick Foles PHI vs. Car
29. Brandon Weeden CLE vs. Pit
30. *Matt Cassel KC vs. Den
31. *Charlie Batch PIT at Cle
32. *Ryan Lindley ARZ vs. StL
33. *Alex Smith SF at NO
34. *Jay Cutler CHI vs. Min
35. *Brady Quinn KC vs. Den
36. *John Skelton ARZ vs. StL
37. *Michael Vick PHI vs. Car
38. *Blaine Gabbert JAC vs. Ten
39. *Ben Roethlisberger PIT at Cle
40. *Byron Leftwich PIT at Cle
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