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Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings (Updated 9/17)

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*Rankings updated 9/17*

Week one can be summed up with injuries, early draft picks underperforming, and overall poor quarterback play. Seriously, it was bad.

Two of the top three scoring quarterbacks are generally known as “game managers,” Alex Smith and Sam Bradford. The rest of the top-five included Stafford, Siemian, and Wentz. Aaron Rodgers finished as QB13, Tom Brady as QB19, and Drew Brees as QB16. If there was a perfect argument for my strategy that I preach every preseason of drafting quarterbacks late, this week was it.

Of course, this was only week one. Generally early in the season, defenses are further ahead of offenses, and that is why you see events like the Vikings last season. Their solid defense led them to a 5-0 record heading into their bye week. After that, uh oh, they went 3-8.

To sum this up, Giants and Patriots fans should not worry about their offenses. Especially Patriots fans, since Brady is about to pass for 500 against the Saints. On the other side of the spectrum, Vikings fans should enjoy the hot start they’re likely to get off to. We all know the Vikings organization has and will always choke when the moments matter. This has been happening for 57 years now, hence their purple color. Skol.

Bookmark this page or do whatever you must do to find your way back, because I will be updating these rankings regularly throughout the week!

*TNF players removed*

Player NameAll PositionsPosition RankOpponent
Tom Brady (NE)QB1at NO
Aaron Rodgers (GB)QB2at ATL
Matt Ryan (ATL)QB3vs. GB
Drew Brees (NO)QB4vs. NE
Derek Carr (OAK)QB5vs. NYJ
Cam Newton (CAR)QB6vs. BUF
Jameis Winston (TB)QB7vs. CHI
Russell Wilson (SEA)QB8vs. SF
Kirk Cousins (WAS)QB9at LAR
Carson Palmer (ARI)QB10at IND
Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)QB11vs. MIN
Philip Rivers (LAC)QB12vs. MIA
Marcus Mariota (TEN)QB13at JAC
Tyrod Taylor (BUF)QB14at CAR
Matthew Stafford (DET)QB15at NYG
Alex Smith (KC)QB16vs. PHI
Joe Flacco (BAL)QB17vs. CLE
Dak Prescott (DAL)QB18at DEN
Carson Wentz (PHI)QB19at KC
Eli Manning (NYG)QB20vs. DET
Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB1at DEN
Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB2vs. MIA
Le'Veon Bell (PIT)RB3vs. MIN
Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB4vs. GB
LeSean McCoy (BUF)RB5at CAR
Marshawn Lynch (OAK)RB6vs. NYJ
Kareem Hunt (KC)RB7vs. PHI
Ty Montgomery (GB)RB8at ATL
Jay Ajayi (MIA)RB9at LAC
Todd Gurley (LAR)RB10vs. WAS
Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB11vs. TEN
Jordan Howard (CHI)RB12at TB
DeMarco Murray (TEN)RB13at JAC
Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB14at PIT
Jacquizz Rodgers (TB)RB15vs. CHI
C.J. Anderson (DEN)RB16vs. DAL
Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB17vs. BUF
Mike Gillislee (NE)RB18at NO
Terrance West (BAL)RB19vs. CLE
Carlos Hyde (SF)RB20at SEA
Isaiah Crowell (CLE)RB21at BAL
Mark Ingram (NO)RB22vs. NE
Bilal Powell (NYJ)RB23at OAK
Tarik Cohen (CHI)RB24at TB
Kerwynn Williams (ARI)RB25at IND
Theo Riddick (DET)RB26at NYG
James White (NE)RB27at NO
Frank Gore (IND)RB28vs. ARI
Jonathan Stewart (CAR)RB29vs. BUF
Ameer Abdullah (DET)RB30at NYG
Julio Jones (ATL)WR1vs. GB
Antonio Brown (PIT)WR2vs. MIN
Mike Evans (TB)WR3vs. CHI
Brandin Cooks (NE)WR4at NO
Jordy Nelson (GB)WR5at ATL
Michael Thomas (NO)WR6vs. NE
Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)WR7at IND
Doug Baldwin (SEA)WR8vs. SF
Demaryius Thomas (DEN)WR9vs. DAL
Michael Crabtree (OAK)WR10vs. NYJ
Amari Cooper (OAK)WR11vs. NYJ
Keenan Allen (LAC)WR12vs. MIA
Tyreek Hill (KC)WR13vs. PHI
Davante Adams (GB)WR14at ATL
Terrelle Pryor (WAS)WR15at LAR
Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)WR16vs. DAL
Jarvis Landry (MIA)WR17at LAC
Golden Tate (DET)WR18at NYG
Stefon Diggs (MIN)WR19at PIT
Alshon Jeffery (PHI)WR20at KC
Dez Bryant (DAL)WR21at DEN
Kelvin Benjamin (CAR)WR22vs. BUF
T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR23vs. ARI
Pierre Garcon (SF)WR24at SEA
Sammy Watkins (LAR)WR25vs. WAS
Jeremy Maclin (BAL)WR26vs. CLE
Chris Hogan (NE)WR27at NO
DeVante Parker (MIA)WR28at LAC
Sterling Shepard (NYG)WR29vs. DET
Jamison Crowder (WAS)WR30at LAR
Cooper Kupp (LAR)WR31vs. WAS
J.J. Nelson (ARI)WR32at IND
Adam Thielen (MIN)WR33at PIT
Randall Cobb (GB)WR34at ATL
Mohamed Sanu (ATL)WR35vs. GB
Rob Gronkowski (NE)TE1at NO
Greg Olsen (CAR)TE2vs. BUF
Travis Kelce (KC)TE3vs. PHI
Jimmy Graham (SEA)TE4vs. SF
Jordan Reed (WAS)TE5at LAR
Zach Ertz (PHI)TE6at KC
Coby Fleener (NO)TE7vs. NE
Kyle Rudolph (MIN)TE8at PIT
Delanie Walker (TEN)TE9at JAC
Martellus Bennett (GB)TE10at ATL
Austin Hooper (ATL)TE11vs. GB
Charles Clay (BUF)TE12at CAR
Hunter Henry (LAC)TE13vs. MIA
Jason Witten (DAL)TE14at DEN
Zach Miller (CHI)TE15at TB
Jared Cook (OAK)TE16vs. NYJ
Jack Doyle (IND)TE17vs. ARI
Cameron Brate (TB)TE18vs. CHI
Julius Thomas (MIA)TE19at LAC
Eric Ebron (DET)TE20at NYG
Justin Tucker (BAL)K1vs. CLE
Matt Bryant (ATL)K2vs. GB
Stephen Gostkowski (NE)K3at NO
Mason Crosby (GB)K4at ATL
Blair Walsh (SEA)K5vs. SF
Giorgio Tavecchio (OAK)K6vs. NYJ
Dan Bailey (DAL)K7at DEN
Graham Gano (CAR)K8vs. BUF
Cairo Santos (KC)K9vs. PHI
Dustin Hopkins (WAS)K10at LAR
Seattle SeahawksD/ST1vs. SF
Arizona CardinalsD/ST2at IND
Baltimore Ravens D/ST3vs. CLE
Oakland RaidersD/ST4vs. NYJ
Carolina PanthersD/ST5vs. BUF
Jacksonville JaguarsD/ST6vs. TEN
Kansas City ChiefsD/ST7vs. PHI
New York GiantsD/ST8vs. DET
Los Angeles ChargersD/ST9vs. MIA
Pittsburgh SteelersD/ST10vs. MIN
Minnesota VikingsD/ST11at PIT
Denver BroncosD/ST12vs. DAL
Los Angeles RamsD/ST13vs. WAS
Tampa Bay BuccaneersD/ST14vs. CHI
Tennessee TitansD/ST15at JAC

**You can sort my rankings by position OR by team! For example, try typing in (GB) in the search bar!

If you have any fantasy football questions, head to the Discuss page and ask! I will be responding to questions there all season, and you can get the perspective from others in the community!

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