Cam Newton! You got to be kidding. What in Sam hell was that? In all the years I watched football this was right up there as one of the most shocking debuts I have ever seen. Any rookie QB would be happy with half of the 416 yards passing Newton had. Overall Newton was 24/37 for the 416 yards with 2 TD and 1 INT. He also ran 8 times for 18 yards and another TD. Unreal. No doubt Newton was the biggest storyline in fantasy football Week 1 and owners wll be tripping all over themselves racing to the wire to pick him up. He gets Pittsburgh next week which will go a long way in determining how good he really is. Arizona has a horrible defense but still 416 yards in his debut is silly. Cant wait to see how this plays out. Michael Vick who?
Sam Bradford: 17/30 for 188 yards with 0 TD. Bradford was pretty miserable but keep in mind he was going against arguably the best defense in the NFL. That Eagles secondary will make many QB’s looks terrible so dont jump ship on Bradford yet. The bigger concern is the season-ending injury to WR Danny Amendola.
Michael Vick: 14/32 for 187 yards with 2 TD along with 98 rushing yards. Vick didnt throw the ball that great but he was still awesome nonetheless. As long as he stays on the field, Vick will be right up there as one of the top scorers in fantasy football this season.
Ryan Fitzpatrick: 17/25 for 208 yards with 4 TD. Holy crap. Fitzpatrick was ridiculous today and he is validating his surprising output of last season. Most have him as a backup but he definately deserves to start in the right matchups.
Matt Cassel: 22/36 for 119 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Cassel was on my list for fantasy football busts for this season. He wont come close to that TD/INT ratio of 2010. Strictly a backup guy.
Matt Ryan: 31/47 for 319 yards with 0 TD and 1 INT. Many people, including yours truly drooled over the possibilities with Ryan in that offense for this season. Its only game so dont go crazy. He will be just fine. As a matter of fact is the Ryan owner is nervous and you need a QB (looking at your Peyton Manning owners) than drop an offer.
Jay Cutler: 22/32 for 312 yards with 2 TD and 1 INT. You know the story with Cutler. Use at your own risk. You get these games and than they are followed with a 4-INT horror show.
Matthew Stafford: 24/33 for 305 yards with 3 TD and 1 INT. Stafford is flat out my number 1 fantasy football bustout candidate for this season and he showed why. He could throw for 30 TD’s this season if he stays on the field. He scared us when he limped off the field but it was just him cramping.
Josh Freeman: 28/43 for 255 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Freeman did his best work late but overall it was a shaky outing. I still believe he needs to be spot started this season.
Matt Hasselbeck: 21/34 for 263 yards with 2 TD and 1 INT. Hasselbeck quickly made friends with Kenny Britt and had a very good outing. A very solid backup for your squad or bye week replacement.
Ben Roethlisberger: 22/41 for 280 yards with 1 TD and 3 INT. Big Ben was a Big Bust in the opener as the 3 picks were a killer. He can be very streaky from game to game but unfortunately as an owner you just got to deal with it.
Joe Flacco: 17/29 for 224 yards with 3 TD. Flacco absolutely carved up the Steelers D and that alone is impressive. He has some new toys in Lee Evans and Ed Dickson so this could be the start of a big season.
Matt Schaub: 17/24 for 220 yards with 1 TD and 2 INT. For what the score was, you would have believed that Schaub was going to have better numbers. Still he will be a top 10 guy all season so not to worry.
Eli Manning: 18/32 for 268 yards with 1 INT and 1 rushing TD. Ugly game for Manning on the heels of a very ugly preseason. I cant say things will get better as the receiving corp was decimated in free agency and the offensive line sprung leaks all over the place. I hope you have him only as a backup.
Rex Grossman: 21/34 for 305 yards with 2 TD. Apparently Mike Shanahan knows what he is doing after all. Grossman looked fantastic and clearly he was very comfortable in the offense. He is not starter material by any means yet but at least he can be watched.
Kevin Kolb: 18/27 for 309 yards with 2 TD. Overshadowed by Newton, Kolb was very good in his Arizona debut. He should be on a roster as a backup and has the chance to work his way to starting status real soon.
Phillip Rivers: 33/48 for 335 yards with 2 TD and 2 INT. Rivers was my fantasy football MVP and the pure gunslinger showed that he will air it out all season.
Donovan McNabb: 7/15 for 39 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Just pathetic numbers for McNabb who is a nonentity in fantasy football at this point. Leave him on the wire. He looks shot.