There are some quarterbacks widely available that either have good matchups heading into Week 2 or had successful Week 1 performances under a new offense. With that in mind, here are five QBs with under 50% ownership at traditional fantasy football leagues that managers can consider picking up in their leagues.
Gardner Minshew II, Jacksonville Jaguars (26 percent)
Minshew Mania is back and better than ever. The sophomore signal caller has the keys to the Jaguars’ offense with Foles gone and lit the Indianapolis Colts up with three touchdown passes. While he only tallied 173 passing yards, he was nearly perfect through the air and completed 19 of his 20 passing attempts. James Robinson will get his fair share of carries, but Minshew will be given every opportunity to make plays with his talented, young receiving corps when he’s in position to score.
Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (34 percent)
Cousins is seen as a game manager by many, but he wasn’t shy about airing it out against the Green Bay Packers in the season opener after his team started trailing on Sunday. He threw for 259 yards and two scores with one pick in his 2020 debut and ranks second in the NFL in yards per attempt (10.4). Cousins even showcased his ability to make off-schedule plays by using his legs to buy time. You might not be able to depend on him every week, but he’s a solid QB2.
Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears (3 percent)
I know what you’re thinking. Trubisky played against the Lions in Week 1 and might not hold onto this job for the whole season. Throwing for three touchdowns in his debut might have bought him some time though, and he has an easy schedule for the next few weeks. Trubisky will face the New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons, and Indianapolis Colts in his next three games, and the dual-threat could stuff the stat sheet against below average secondaries.