Waiver Wire Watch: Week 2

Fitzy

By John Paulsen, Contributing Editor

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We've always viewed Fitzpatrick as a better than average QB2, and he once again cemented his underrated status against the Chiefs on Sunday, tossing four TDs in the Bills' win. His options at receiver are still unproven, but TE Scott Chandler and WR2 Donald Jones produced when given the opportunity in Week 1, and Steve Johnson looked every bit the WR1 we expected him to be. Despite the win, we expect the Bills to trail a lot this season, and that means garbage time points for Fitzy, but Sunday's game proved that he could produce with a lead as well. (Note: Fitzpatrick meets the W1 criteria which indicates a strong possibility for a good season.)
 
 
Needless to say, Newton's NFL debut was well beyond expectations. He threw for 422 yards and two scores (against just one interception) and also rushed for 18 yards and a TD. Accuracy has never been his strong suit, but he made several great throws on Sunday. It's tough to gauge how much of this is Newton's NFL-readiness versus the ineptitude of the Cardinals' secondary, but the rookie's arrow is certainly pointing up. A tough upcoming schedule will test his mettle. (Note: Newton meets the W1 criteria which indicates a strong possibility for a good season.)
 
Next up: Packers, Jaguars, Bears
 
Grossman finished the 2010 season strong and picked up where he left off by throwing for 305 yards and two TDs against the Giants. A favorable upcoming schedule makes him a good pickup for Peyton Manning owners scrambling to cobble together a QB committee. (Note: Grossman meets the W1 criteria which indicates a strong possibility for a good season.)
 
 

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