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Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings From the Most Accurate Experts

Sep 19, 2020

Here’s a look at fantasy football rankings from our most accurate experts of the 2020 season. These rankings are for half-PPR scoring fantasy football formats.

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Week 2 Quarterback Rankings

RK PLAYER NAME OPP MATCHUP START/SIT PROJ FPTS
1 Lamar Jackson (BAL) at HOU 4 out of 5 stars A+ 25
2 Dak Prescott (DAL) vs. ATL 5 out of 5 stars A 24.2
3 Patrick Mahomes II (KC) at LAC 2 out of 5 stars A 22.8
4 Josh Allen (BUF) at MIA 5 out of 5 stars A 21.8
5 Russell Wilson (SEA) vs. NE 1 out of 5 stars A 20.8
6 Kyler Murray (ARI) vs. WAS 4 out of 5 stars B+ 20.1
7 Aaron Rodgers (GB) vs. DET 5 out of 5 stars B+ 19.8
8 Matt Ryan (ATL) at DAL 3 out of 5 stars B 19.6
9 Deshaun Watson (HOU) vs. BAL 1 out of 5 stars B 19.2
10 Tom Brady (TB) vs. CAR 2 out of 5 stars B 18.7
11 Drew Brees (NO) at LV 5 out of 5 stars B- 18.2
12 Cam Newton (NE) at SEA 3 out of 5 stars B- 17.5
13 Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) vs. DEN 1 out of 5 stars C+ 16.8
14 Carson Wentz (PHI) vs. LAR 2 out of 5 stars C 16.3
15 Matthew Stafford (DET) at GB 2 out of 5 stars C 15.8
16 Jared Goff (LAR) at PHI 3 out of 5 stars C 15.5
17 Ryan Tannehill (TEN) vs. JAC 4 out of 5 stars C- 15.4
18 Gardner Minshew II (JAC) at TEN 3 out of 5 stars D+ 15.2
19 Jimmy Garoppolo (SF) at NYJ 4 out of 5 stars D+ 14.9
20 Philip Rivers (IND) vs. MIN 2 out of 5 stars D 14.7

 
Cam Newton (NE)
As long as Newton’s healthy and his rushing production doesn’t take a dip, he belongs in your starting lineup. The Patriots are going to want to keep the ball in the ground as long as they can in this matchup to keep the ball out of Wilson’s hands. Newton could very easily see close to his 15 carries from last week in this matchup, which instantly boosts him into top-7 consideration at the QB position.

Carson Wentz (PHI)
Wentz looked like a rookie QB against the Washington defense and he held onto the ball for way too long. With this makeshift offensive line, Wentz appeared uncomfortable all game long and the play-calling didn’t do much to help him out. I expect the Eagles to go back and watch the film and realize that they need to get the ball out quickly with this OL unit in front of Wentz, which should help keep Carson in rhythm this week. However, based on last week’s performance, you can’t trust him in your starting lineup. Wentz moves to a high-end QB2 in my rankings for this game.

Gardner Minshew (JAC)
Minshew gave the metaphorical middle finger to everyone who doubted him last Sunday by going 19/20 passing against the Colts defense. While that’s a beatable matchup, it’s still extremely impressive. He gets a bit of a tougher matchup here with Tennessee, but Minshew has shown enough to be considered a viable streaming option here on out.

Week 2 Running Back Rankings

RK PLAYER NAME OPP MATCHUP START/SIT PROJ FPTS
1 Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) vs. ATL 2 out of 5 stars A+ 22.1
2 Derrick Henry (TEN) vs. JAC 5 out of 5 stars A+ 20.7
3 Christian McCaffrey (CAR) at TB 1 out of 5 stars A+ 19.8
4 Alvin Kamara (NO) at LV 4 out of 5 stars A 17.2
5 Dalvin Cook (MIN) at IND 2 out of 5 stars A 17.1
6 Saquon Barkley (NYG) at CHI 3 out of 5 stars A 16.5
7 Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC) at LAC 4 out of 5 stars A 15.9
8 Josh Jacobs (LV) vs. NO 1 out of 5 stars A 15.8
9 Aaron Jones (GB) vs. DET 4 out of 5 stars A 14.7
10 Jonathan Taylor (IND) vs. MIN 2 out of 5 stars A 14.7
11 Austin Ekeler (LAC) vs. KC 4 out of 5 stars A- 13.8
12 Joe Mixon (CIN) at CLE 4 out of 5 stars A- 13.7
13 Kenyan Drake (ARI) vs. WAS 5 out of 5 stars B+ 13.7
14 Nick Chubb (CLE) vs. CIN 4 out of 5 stars A- 13.3
15 Todd Gurley II (ATL) at DAL 4 out of 5 stars B 13.2
16 Chris Carson (SEA) vs. NE 1 out of 5 stars B 12.6
17 Raheem Mostert (SF) at NYJ 3 out of 5 stars B 12.5
18 Ronald Jones II (TB) vs. CAR 5 out of 5 stars B 12.5
19 David Johnson (HOU) vs. BAL 1 out of 5 stars B 12.3
20 Miles Sanders (PHI) vs. LAR 3 out of 5 stars B 11.9
21 Kareem Hunt (CLE) vs. CIN 4 out of 5 stars B 11.9
22 Mark Ingram II (BAL) at HOU 4 out of 5 stars B- 11.8
23 Melvin Gordon III (DEN) at PIT 1 out of 5 stars B- 11.5
24 David Montgomery (CHI) vs. NYG 3 out of 5 stars B- 11.4
25 Nyheim Hines (IND) vs. MIN 2 out of 5 stars C+ 11
26 J.K. Dobbins (BAL) at HOU 4 out of 5 stars C+ 10.5
27 Devin Singletary (BUF) at MIA 4 out of 5 stars C+ 10.2
28 Malcolm Brown (LAR) at PHI 2 out of 5 stars C+ 10.1
29 Zack Moss (BUF) at MIA 4 out of 5 stars C 10.1
30 Antonio Gibson (WAS) at ARI 4 out of 5 stars C 10
31 James White (NE) at SEA 3 out of 5 stars C 9.3
32 James Robinson (JAC) at TEN 3 out of 5 stars C 9.3
33 Tarik Cohen (CHI) vs. NYG 3 out of 5 stars C 8.5
34 Benny Snell Jr. (PIT) vs. DEN 1 out of 5 stars C 8.3
35 Latavius Murray (NO) at LV 4 out of 5 stars C 8.3
36 Joshua Kelley (LAC) vs. KC 4 out of 5 stars C- 8
37 Sony Michel (NE) at SEA 3 out of 5 stars C- 8
38 James Conner (PIT) vs. DEN 1 out of 5 stars C- 8
39 Adrian Peterson (DET) at GB 3 out of 5 stars C- 7.8
40 D’Andre Swift (DET) at GB 3 out of 5 stars D+ 7.5
41 Leonard Fournette (TB) vs. CAR 5 out of 5 stars D+ 7
42 Cam Akers (LAR) at PHI 2 out of 5 stars D 6.8
43 Jordan Howard (MIA) vs. BUF 4 out of 5 stars D 6.5
44 Boston Scott (PHI) vs. LAR 3 out of 5 stars D 6.4
45 Peyton Barber (WAS) at ARI 4 out of 5 stars D 6.4
46 Alexander Mattison (MIN) at IND 2 out of 5 stars D- 6.3
47 Tevin Coleman (SF) at NYJ 3 out of 5 stars F 6.2
48 Frank Gore (NYJ) vs. SF 1 out of 5 stars D- 6.1
49 Darrel Williams (KC) at LAC 4 out of 5 stars D- 6.1
50 Chase Edmonds (ARI) vs. WAS 5 out of 5 stars F 5.9

 
Jonathan Taylor (IND)
Taylor is now deemed the starter with Mack’s season-ending injury. He could easily see 17-20 touches in this matchup and he should become the player that we expect to see at the NFL level sooner than later. JT can be rolled out as a safe RB2 this week.

Miles Sanders (PHI)
Sanders logged a full practice on Wednesday, which indicates that he’s likely going to suit up on Sunday. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s going to receive his full workload. After being injured for around a month, it’s hard to see how the Eagles bring in Sanders and give him 15-18 touches this week. I expect Sanders to get 10-12 touches and that’s enough to put him as a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 in my rankings. He can certainly finish much higher than that, but we have to take the injury risk into account.

Zack Moss (BUF)
It wasn’t the greatest debut for this duo when they combined for just 41 yards on 18 carries against the Jets last week, though they did combine for 11 targets, 8 receptions, 39 yards, and a touchdown through the air. The snap share was 51 Singletary, 39 Moss, so the veteran does appear to have the bigger role, though Moss had the three goal-line carries. By comparison, Singletary had just two goal-line carries during the entire 2019 season. These two might flip-flop value if this persists. The Dolphins are coming off a game in which they allowed the Patriots running backs to combine for 119 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries, and that’s not even including the 75 yards and two touchdowns that Cam Newton rushed for. The Dolphins faced 506 running back touches last year, which was the second-most in football, and it amounts to 31.6 touches per game. Knowing the Dolphins offense will struggle, there should be plenty of touches to go around this week. The Bills gave their running backs 21 and 28 touches in the two meetings last year between these two, though Moss is certainly an upgrade over Gore at this stage. The fact that running backs had 89 red zone touches against the Dolphins last year should excite you about Moss’ potential this week, so start him as an RB3 with upside.

Week 2 Wide Receiver Rankings

RK PLAYER NAME OPP MATCHUP START/SIT PROJ FPTS
1 Davante Adams (GB) vs. DET 5 out of 5 stars A+ 19.3
2 Julio Jones (ATL) at DAL 2 out of 5 stars A+ 17.7
3 DeAndre Hopkins (ARI) vs. WAS 3 out of 5 stars A+ 17
4 Tyreek Hill (KC) at LAC 1 out of 5 stars A+ 15.6
5 Adam Thielen (MIN) at IND 3 out of 5 stars A+ 14.5
6 Allen Robinson II (CHI) vs. NYG 5 out of 5 stars A+ 14.5
7 Calvin Ridley (ATL) at DAL 2 out of 5 stars A 14.3
8 Amari Cooper (DAL) vs. ATL 3 out of 5 stars A 13.7
9 Robert Woods (LAR) at PHI 4 out of 5 stars A 13.4
10 JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) vs. DEN 2 out of 5 stars A 13
11 D.J. Moore (CAR) at TB 5 out of 5 stars A 12.6
12 Mike Evans (TB) vs. CAR 3 out of 5 stars A 12.6
13 Terry McLaurin (WAS) at ARI 3 out of 5 stars A- 12.5
14 D.J. Chark Jr. (JAC) at TEN 3 out of 5 stars A- 12.4
15 Cooper Kupp (LAR) at PHI 4 out of 5 stars A- 12.4
16 Tyler Lockett (SEA) vs. NE 1 out of 5 stars A- 12.4
17 T.Y. Hilton (IND) vs. MIN 5 out of 5 stars A- 12.4
18 Marquise Brown (BAL) at HOU 3 out of 5 stars A- 12.4
19 Chris Godwin (TB) D vs. CAR 3 out of 5 stars A 12.3
20 D.K. Metcalf (SEA) vs. NE 1 out of 5 stars B+ 11.9
21 Michael Gallup (DAL) vs. ATL 3 out of 5 stars B+ 11.9
22 Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE) vs. CIN 2 out of 5 stars B+ 11.9
23 Keenan Allen (LAC) vs. KC 2 out of 5 stars B 11.6
24 Stefon Diggs (BUF) at MIA 5 out of 5 stars B 11.6
25 A.J. Green (CIN) at CLE 3 out of 5 stars B 11.5
26 Will Fuller V (HOU) vs. BAL 3 out of 5 stars B 11.3
27 Emmanuel Sanders (NO) at LV 4 out of 5 stars B 11.2
28 Marvin Jones Jr. (DET) at GB 3 out of 5 stars B 11.2
29 Julian Edelman (NE) Q at SEA 4 out of 5 stars B 11
30 Diontae Johnson (PIT) vs. DEN 2 out of 5 stars B- 10.9
31 Jarvis Landry (CLE) Q vs. CIN 2 out of 5 stars C+ 10.8
32 CeeDee Lamb (DAL) vs. ATL 3 out of 5 stars B 10.7
33 Tyler Boyd (CIN) at CLE 3 out of 5 stars B- 10.3
34 John Brown (BUF) at MIA 5 out of 5 stars C+ 10.2
35 Parris Campbell (IND) vs. MIN 5 out of 5 stars C+ 10.2
36 Darius Slayton (NYG) at CHI 2 out of 5 stars C+ 10
37 Anthony Miller (CHI) vs. NYG 5 out of 5 stars C+ 10
38 Courtland Sutton (DEN) Q at PIT 3 out of 5 stars C+ 9.9
39 DeSean Jackson (PHI) vs. LAR 2 out of 5 stars C 9.9
40 Jerry Jeudy (DEN) at PIT 3 out of 5 stars C 9.6
41 Preston Williams (MIA) vs. BUF 2 out of 5 stars C 9.3
42 Sterling Shepard (NYG) at CHI 2 out of 5 stars C 9.1
43 Henry Ruggs III (LV) vs. NO 3 out of 5 stars C 9
44 Robby Anderson (CAR) at TB 5 out of 5 stars C 8.9
45 Mike Williams (LAC) vs. KC 2 out of 5 stars C 8.8
46 Sammy Watkins (KC) at LAC 1 out of 5 stars C 8.5
47 Allen Lazard (GB) vs. DET 5 out of 5 stars C 8.4
48 Christian Kirk (ARI) vs. WAS 3 out of 5 stars C 8.4
49 Laviska Shenault Jr. (JAC) at TEN 3 out of 5 stars C- 8.3
50 DeVante Parker (MIA) Q vs. BUF 2 out of 5 stars C- 7.9

 
Robert Woods (LAR)
Robert Woods looks to be like the guy that we were hyping up all offseason, which makes me very happy. He’s the clear target leader in this offense and he should be considered a weekly WR2 start with upside. Even with Darius Slay covering him this week, Sean McVay is creative enough to move Woods around the formation and get the ball in his hands.

Calvin Ridley (ATL)
Ridley proved that he belongs in the conversation with the best of the best from a fantasy perspective last week when he went 9-130-2. Ridley gets another favorable CB matchup this week against Chidobe Awuzie and there’s a very good chance we see Ridley find the end zone again in this one. Both Ridley and Jones could easily finish as top-5 options in this potential shootout.

CeeDee Lamb (DAL)
As for Lamb, he’s another player that you should strongly consider starting in this matchup. In these high-scoring affairs, it’s always a smart bet to start as many players as you can because of the scoring opportunities. Lamb came out firing in his first ever NFL game and showed the talent on multiple occasions that made him a first-round pick in this year’s draft. Lamb should see plenty of work in this game and there’s always the chance that he scores in a game that Vegas predicts to get out of hand quickly.

Week 2 Tight End Rankings

RK PLAYER NAME OPP MATCHUP START/SIT PROJ FPTS
1 Travis Kelce (KC) at LAC 3 out of 5 stars A+ 13.7
2 Mark Andrews (BAL) at HOU 3 out of 5 stars A 13.4
3 Zach Ertz (PHI) vs. LAR 2 out of 5 stars B+ 12.9
4 Darren Waller (LV) vs. NO 3 out of 5 stars B 11.5
5 Hunter Henry (LAC) vs. KC 3 out of 5 stars B 10.4
6 Jared Cook (NO) at LV 4 out of 5 stars B 10
7 Tyler Higbee (LAR) at PHI 3 out of 5 stars B- 9.8
8 Dallas Goedert (PHI) vs. LAR 2 out of 5 stars C+ 9.2
9 Hayden Hurst (ATL) at DAL 4 out of 5 stars C+ 9.1
10 Evan Engram (NYG) at CHI 4 out of 5 stars C 9
11 Jonnu Smith (TEN) vs. JAC 2 out of 5 stars C- 8.9
12 T.J. Hockenson (DET) at GB 2 out of 5 stars C- 8.6
13 Noah Fant (DEN) at PIT 3 out of 5 stars D+ 8.6
14 Mike Gesicki (MIA) vs. BUF 2 out of 5 stars D 8.5
15 Chris Herndon IV (NYJ) vs. SF 2 out of 5 stars D+ 8.5
16 Logan Thomas (WAS) at ARI 5 out of 5 stars D 7.2
17 Austin Hooper (CLE) vs. CIN 3 out of 5 stars D 6.7
18 Rob Gronkowski (TB) vs. CAR 2 out of 5 stars D 6.4
19 Eric Ebron (PIT) vs. DEN 3 out of 5 stars D- 6.4
20 O.J. Howard (TB) vs. CAR 2 out of 5 stars D- 6.3

 
Dallas Goedert (PHI)
Dallas Goedert absolutely deserves consideration as a low-end TE1/high-end TE2. He’s a threat downfield and Wentz was consistently looking for the big play against Washington. It’s unlikely that Goedert sees the amount of targets he did in week one every single game, but he’s always a threat to take one in for six.

Hayden Hurst (ATL)
Hurst got off to a bit of a slow start in week one, but it wasn’t the best matchup for tight ends. This week, Hurst is in a prime spot to have a huge day. The Cowboys have now lost two of their starting linebackers and could be out of sorts over the middle of the field. Hurst should see plenty of opportunity in this game and is a fine start as a low-end TE1.

Noah Fant (DEN)
The sophomore draws a tough matchup with Pittsburgh in Week 2, but he could be a reliable safety valve for Drew Lock while the Steeler’s elite pass rush closes in on him. Fant had a solid showing in Week 1, and if Courtland Sutton is again ruled out, the tight end has TE1 appeal.

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