Week 1 is long gone, and there’s no looking in the rear view mirror for fantasy football. Did you dominate? Awesome, on to next week. Did you get crushed or suffer a heart-breaker? Sucks, but dust it off, and move on. This is a week-to-week game, and it’s all about destroying your Week 2 opponent with the best Fantasy Football rankings in the business.
Below, find my rankings as well as the Rankings Rundown to hear my thoughts on the process, who I’m higher and lower on, and more. I’ll also keep a running “Updates Log” of the news you need to know heading into Week 2 — Leonard Fournette, Will Fuller, Rex Burkhead, and Marcus Mariota are just a few names who are in the Trainer’s Room, and their availability will have enormous impacts on the Week 2 Rankings.
If you have any specific lineup questions, please let me know. While rankings are helpful, many factors are at play that can cause a change. For example, you may be an underdog, and starting a “boom-or-bust” player is more appealing for your lineup versus a surefire 7 or 8 points.
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As a reminder: these rankings are based on 1/2 PPR, 4 Pt Passing TD Scoring.
Week 2 Updates:
- In a shocking development, Josh Gordon will be OUT Sunday after injuring his hamstring in a promotional shoot. He’ll be released, which has massive season-long fantasy implications on him (pending landing spot), Jarvis Landry, Tyrod Taylor, David Njoku, and even Antonio Callaway and Rashard Higgins. For Week 2, Landry becomes a clear-cut target hog WR1 (for only $6300 on DraftKings), Njoku becomes a surefire Top 10 TE (only $3000), and Taylor takes a slight hit, but is still plenty streamable versus a horrendous Saints D.
- Aaron Rodgers may be whining about his knee being sore for two months, but he’s at least starting on Sunday. The matchup remains daunting, and there’s real questions about how long he’ll last the full contest, but all pass-catchers thankfully sustain their startability with Rodgers under-center. Davante Adams is a bit banged up himself but will give it a go, and despite the daunting matchup, he’s a strong TD bet every week with his Red Zone chops and Rodgers’ ability to put the ball anywhere he wants.
- Will Fuller is playing, and is immediately startable against a Tennessee secondary that got repeatedly burned deep by Deshaun Watson. Watson himself becomes a whole lot sexier with this vertical threat joining the fray.
- Marquise Goodwin is out, which makes Dante Pettis ($4000 on DraftKings) an intriguing streamer. He’s expected to have a “huge role” in Goodwin’s absence. RSJ Favorite George Kittle is even more likely to blow up now, and is among Week 2’s best DraftKings plays at only $3800.
- Marcus Mariota did not throw much in pregame and is struggling to grip the football, and Blaine Gabbert will be starting. Puke. The Texans D bump up to number 5 in my rankings. I’m not downgrading Corey Davis significantly — oftentimes horrendous QBs will just pepper one guy, and Davis already logged 13 targets last week. I’d keep him rolling in most cases.
- Darren Sproles is sitting, which makes Corey Clement sneakily streamable. The Bucs were roasted repeatedly by Alvin Kamara and in catch-and-run situations all afternoon, and Clement could rack up at least 5-6 catches, approach 100 yards, and score. Love that value at $3500 on DraftKings
- Leonard Fournette isn’t likely to go, but we won’t know until Pregame. TJ Yeldon is definitely playable, but if you don’t have a late-game back up plan for Fournette, you have to toss someone in for now.
Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings
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