Top 3 Fantasy Football Starts at Quarterback Position


1. Drew Brees vs. Kansas City

By Brees standards, the 2012 version of Drew has been relatively disappointing thus far. Yes, he’s surpassed the 300-yard mark in both outings, but he’s also thrown four interceptions with four early-season touchdowns.

His Saints team was supposed to trample Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins in Week 1. They lost, but Brees did throw for 339 yards with three scores and two picks.

He faces a Kansas City Chiefs club that’s been thrashed in two games to start the year, one that should struggle mightily when dealing with the Saints playmakers.

At home, Brees gets it done with a huge game against a weak opponent.

2. Tony Romo vs. Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay’s been competitive in its first two games, but it’s allowed over 400 yards passing per game. Sure, Eli Manning’s 510-yard explosion doesn’t help the average, but in Week 1, even when the Buccaneers played rather well against Cam Newton, he still threw for 303 yards.

Romo’s Cowboys fell flat against an underrated Seahawks team in Seattle last week, but their offensive playmakers should thrash the Buccaneer secondary at home.

3. Robert Griffin III vs. Cincinnati

RG3 tapered off a bit in Week 2, throwing for 206 yards with one touchdown and one interception after lighting up the Saints for 320 yards, two touchdowns and zero picks in Week 1.

So what?

In the Week 2 loss to upstart St. Louis, Griffin added 82 yards rushing and scored twice on the ground.

That, my friends, is what you call fantasy versatility.

While the designed runs for RG3 are risky and could lead to injury down the road, there’s no reason for Mike Shanahan to stop calling them at this point.

On paper, Cincinnati’s defense is good, but it’s yet to live up to expectations. Remember, it allowed 439 yards to the Browns last week and made Brandon Weeden look rather respectable.

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