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Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings

The first week of any season usually feels pretty crazy, but I honestly didn’t feel that way this year until I looked at the box scores and stat lines.

I think the result of the Thursday Night Football game was a warning that some offenses will be way ahead of others. It seemed like every announcer was talking about how out of sync many offenses were because of how starters played less in the preseason.

We were lower than most on Cam Akers last week because the Rams were 31st in the league in EPA rushing in 2021. They also lost two starting offensive linemen this offseason. I did not think Darrell Henderson was going to get 15 more touches (18-3), though.

We expected Breece Hall to be splitting touches with Michael Carter for a few weeks, but Carter’s 10 carries for 60 yards and 7 catches on 9 targets for 40 yards were noteworthy.

However, we did see Christian Kirk’s double-digit targets coming. It would have been nice if he could have put one in the endzone, but we’ll take the 117 yards for this week.  

When examining these rankings, take into consideration I am really only looking at positional ranks, not FLEX or overall rankings. When it comes to whom you start in the FLEX, a lot will depend on your specific league rules and roster construction. If players are ranked within three spots of each other, the difference between them is negligible. They are generally expected to score the same amount of points. In those cases, go to our Discord channel.

Quarterback

Rank QB Team Opponent Kickoff
1 Josh Allen BUF vs. TEN Mon 7:15 p.m. EST
2 Patrick Mahomes KC vs. LAC Thu 8:15 p.m. EST
3 Lamar Jackson BAL vs. MIA Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
4 Jalen Hurts PHI vs. MIN Mon 8:30 p.m. EST
5 Justin Herbert LAC @ KC Thu 8:15 p.m. EST
6 Kyler Murray ARI @ LV Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
7 Joe Burrow CIN @ DAL Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
8 Russell Wilson DEN vs. HOU Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
9 Derek Carr LV vs. ARI Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
10 Matthew Stafford LAR vs. ATL Sun 4:05 p.m. EST
11 Tom Brady TB @ NO Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
12 Kirk Cousins MIN @ PHI Mon 8:30 p.m. EST
13 Aaron Rodgers GB vs. CHI Sun 8:20 p.m. EST
14 Trey Lance SF vs. SEA Sun 4:05 p.m. EST
15 Carson Wentz WAS @ DET Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
16 Tua Tagovailoa MIA @ BAL Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
17 Jameis Winston NO vs. TB Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
18 Matt Ryan IND @ JAC Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
19 Justin Fields CHI @ GB Sun 8:20 p.m. EST
20 Trevor Lawrence JAC vs. IND Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
21 Jared Goff DET vs. WAS Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
22 Daniel Jones NYG vs. CAR Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
23 Marcus Mariota ATL @ LAR Sun 4:05 p.m. EST
24 Ryan Tannehill TEN @ BUF Mon 7:15 p.m. EST
25 Baker Mayfield CAR @ NYG Sun 1:00 p.m. EST

Running Back

Rank RB Team Opponent Kickoff
1 Jonathan Taylor IND @ JAC Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
2 Christian McCaffrey CAR @ NYG Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
3 Dalvin Cook MIN @ PHI Mon 8:30 p.m. EST
4 Austin Ekeler LAC @ KC Thu 8:15 p.m. EST
5 Saquon Barkley NYG vs. CAR Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
6 Derrick Henry TEN @ BUF Mon 7:15 p.m. EST
7 Joe Mixon CIN @ DAL Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
8 D’Andre Swift DET vs. WAS Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
9 Nick Chubb CLE vs. NYJ Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
10 Alvin Kamara NO vs. TB Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
11 Aaron Jones GB vs. CHI Sun 8:20 p.m. EST
12 Leonard Fournette TB @ NO Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
13 Antonio Gibson WAS @ DET Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
14 Javonte Williams DEN vs. HOU Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
15 James Conner ARI @ LV Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
16 Najee Harris PIT vs. NE Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
17 AJ Dillon GB vs. CHI Sun 8:20 p.m. EST
18 Josh Jacobs LV vs. ARI Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
19 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs. LAC Thu 8:15 p.m. EST
20 David Montgomery CHI @ GB Sun 8:20 p.m. EST
21 Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. CIN Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
22 Rashaad Penny SEA @ SF Sun 4:05 p.m. ET
23 Kareem Hunt CLE vs. NYJ Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
24 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL @ LAR Sun 4:05 p.m. EST
25 Miles Sanders PHI vs. MIN Mon 8:30 p.m. EST
26 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR vs. ATL Sun 4:05 p.m. EST
27 Chase Edmonds MIA @ BAL Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
28 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF vs. SEA Sun 4:05 p.m. EST
29 Devin Singletary BUF vs. TEN Mon 7:15 p.m. EST
30 Travis Etienne Jr. JAC vs. IND Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
31 Damien Harris NE @ PIT Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
32 Michael Carter NYJ @ CLE Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
33 Rhamondre Stevenson NE @ PIT Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
34 James Robinson JAC vs. IND Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
35 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs. HOU Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
36 Cam Akers LAR vs. ATL Sun 4:05 p.m. EST
37 Jamaal Williams DET vs. WAS Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
38 Tony Pollard DAL vs. CIN Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
39 Kenyan Drake BAL vs. MIA Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
40 Jaylen Warren PIT vs. NE Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
41 Breece Hall NYJ @ CLE Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
42 Kenneth Gainwell PHI vs. MIN Mon 8:30 p.m. EST
43 Nyheim Hines IND @ JAC Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
44 Dameon Pierce HOU @ DEN Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
45 Rex Burkhead HOU @ DEN Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
46 Khalil Herbert CHI @ GB Sun 8:20 p.m. EST
47 Raheem Mostert MIA @ BAL Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
48 J.D. McKissic WAS @ DET Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
49 Mark Ingram II NO vs. TB Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
50 Jerick McKinnon KC vs. LAC Thu 8:15 p.m. EST

Wide Receiver

Rank WR Team Opponent Kickoff
1 Cooper Kupp LAR vs. ATL Sun 4:05 p.m. EST
2 Justin Jefferson MIN @ PHI Mon 8:30 p.m. EST
3 Davante Adams LV vs. ARI Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
4 Ja’Marr Chase CIN @ DAL Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
5 Stefon Diggs BUF vs. TEN Mon 7:15 p.m. EST
6 Deebo Samuel SF vs. SEA Sun 4:05 p.m. EST
7 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ JAC Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
8 Tyreek Hill MIA @ BAL Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
9 Mike Evans TB @ NO Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
10 A.J. Brown PHI vs. MIN Mon 8:30 p.m. EST
11 Mike Williams LAC @ KC Thu 8:15 p.m. EST
12 CeeDee Lamb DAL vs. CIN Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
13 Terry McLaurin WAS @ DET Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
14 Marquise Brown ARI @ LV Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
15 Jaylen Waddle MIA @ BAL Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
16 Gabriel Davis BUF vs. TEN Mon 7:15 p.m. EST
17 Courtland Sutton DEN vs. HOU Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
18 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs. WAS Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
19 Brandin Cooks HOU @ DEN Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
20 DJ Moore CAR @ NYG Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
21 Tee Higgins CIN @ DAL Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
22 DK Metcalf SEA @ SF Sun 4:05 p.m. EST
23 Diontae Johnson PIT vs. NE Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
24 Michael Thomas NO vs. TB Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
25 Jerry Jeudy DEN vs. HOU Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
26 JuJu Smith-Schuster KC vs. LAC Thu 8:15 p.m. EST
27 Christian Kirk JAC vs. IND Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
28 Rashod Bateman BAL vs. MIA Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
29 Darnell Mooney CHI @ GB Sun 8:20 p.m. EST
30 Amari Cooper CLE vs. NYJ Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
31 Adam Thielen MIN @ PHI Mon 8:30 p.m. EST
32 Allen Robinson II LAR vs. ATL Sun 4:05 p.m. EST
33 Elijah Moore NYJ @ CLE Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
34 Brandon Aiyuk SF vs. SEA Sun 4:05 p.m. EST
35 Drake London ATL @ LAR Sun 4:05 p.m. EST
36 Hunter Renfrow LV vs. ARI Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
37 DeVonta Smith PHI vs. MIN Mon 8:30 p.m. EST
38 Julio Jones TB @ NO Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
39 Chase Claypool PIT vs. NE Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
40 Tyler Boyd CIN @ DAL Sun 4:25 p.m. EST

Tight End

Rank Name Team Opponent Kickoff
1 Mark Andrews BAL vs. MIA Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
2 Travis Kelce KC vs. LAC Thu 8:15 p.m. EST
3 Kyle Pitts ATL @ LAR Sun 4:05 p.m. EST
4 Darren Waller LV vs. ARI Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
5 Dalton Schultz DAL vs. CIN Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
6 Dallas Goedert PHI vs. MIN Mon 8:30 p.m. EST
7 T.J. Hockenson DET vs. WAS Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
8 Pat Freiermuth PIT vs. NE Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
9 Zach Ertz ARI @ LV Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
10 Dawson Knox BUF vs. TEN Mon 7:15 p.m. EST
11 Albert Okwuegbunam DEN vs. HOU Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
12 Gerald Everett LAC @ KC Thu 8:15 p.m. EST
13 Tyler Higbee LAR vs. ATL Sun 4:05 p.m. EST
14 Cole Kmet CHI @ GB Sun 8:20 p.m. EST
15 Robert Tonyan GB vs. CHI Sun 8:20 p.m. EST
16 Hunter Henry NE @ PIT Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
17 David Njoku CLE vs. NYJ Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
18 Hayden Hurst CIN @ DAL Sun 4:25 p.m. EST
19 Irv Smith Jr. MIN @ PHI Mon 8:30 p.m. EST
20 Evan Engram JAC vs. IND Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
21 Logan Thomas WAS @ DET Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
22 Mike Gesicki MIA @ BAL Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
23 Austin Hooper TEN @ BUF Mon 7:15 p.m. EST
24 Mo Alie-Cox IND @ JAC Sun 1:00 p.m. EST
25 Taysom Hill NO vs. TB Sun 1:00 p.m. EST

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