In superflex and tight end premium fantasy football leagues, your second quarterback or tight end is often pretty ugly. Choosing which mediocre passer to start in the flex spot can be the difference between leaving Week 2 with a win or not. If every starting quarterback and recognizable tight end is already rostered in your league, take this as a list of players to start if they’re already on your roster. If any of the below players are available, they’ll make great streaming options in Week 2.
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Mitchell Trubisky is back and better than ever — or at least he’s good enough to be a QB2 in superflex. It’s probably the latter. Trubisky and the Bears struggled through three quarters against the Detroit Lions in Week 1, but he came alive in the fourth quarter. He threw three touchdowns in the final 15 minutes after going scoreless prior, grading out as a top-10 passer on the week.
Most importantly, he earned a 71.7 grade as a runner — a higher mark than in all but one of his 15 games last year. He finished the day with three carries for 26 yards, which was just over double his average of 12.9 yards per game from 2019. Trubisky won’t be an incredible passer going forward, but if he keeps the ground game in his arsenal, he’ll be a starting-caliber fantasy quarterback.