The weekly fantasy football rankings for Week 2 have already been announced, so can you follow them? It’s a bit of BS for now, but the weekly ranks and sleepers are coming soon. Don’t forget to check out #CheckTheRanks in the section below to see how your team stacks up against each other during Week 2.
My new format is a blend of weekly matchup breakdowns and interesting information to help you make tough decisions when making start/sit decisions.
FANTASY football predictions for Week 2:
Vikings visiting Eagles.
Despite having the most touches (18,81.8%), Kenneth Gainwell has a rib problem on his short week.
Bellcow’s involvement was evident in Week 1, as Alexander Mattison received 70% of the touches.
Despite his impressive performance in Week 1, Jordan Addison only managed to play 55.6% of the snaps and run 66.0% of routes, while being the sole Vikings player with two end zone goals.
The Eagles are prone to experiencing significant harm from slot receivers and tight ends this year.
Packers and Falcons play together.
Jordan Love’s aDOT of 10.4 was the sixth highest, and he also had the ninth-highest Deep Throw% (14.8). Christian Watson may participate in the contest, but Aaron Jones is uncertain.
The AirYD/ATT of Desmond Ridder was 3.5, while Matt Ryan had a league-low 6.0 in the previous year. Additionally, Ridding made only one attempt at beating Drake London.
Tyler Allgeier was able to beat Bijan Robinson 18-16, but his value may be less when the Falcons are behind. He is still considered a standout player for the team.
Raiders at Bills.
Jimmy Garoppolo’s TmTGT% of 41.7 was third in the league, while Jakobi Meyers finished fourth with 38.5 percent of routes targeted.
If Meyers is not present, Hunter Renfrow could be the one to come in.
Only three touches were made by Damien Harris, resulting in one goal rush.
Gabe Davis and Deonte Harty were tied with just four targets each.
The Ravens and the Bengals clash for a spot.
While Justice Hill had more passing snaps and two goal-line rushes to no goals, Gus Edwards started the game with his carries.
Despite having no receptions, Tee Higgins had a 25.8 TmTGT%, which was higher than Irv Smith’s 16.1% (third). However, this was only his third game as he had not received one reception and had zero targets in the previous two games.
Zay Flowers scored 35.7% of his shots, while Odell Beckham and Rashod Bateman had three targets each, and Bateino made just 37.9% of the snaps.
Lions Seahawks take on the New York Jets.
Keep in mind that Jared Goff had an average of 21.3 points at home and 11.5 points on the road, with a combined total of 7.7 TD/INT to 1.5.
Ken Walker, who had to deal with preseason injury concerns, was responsible for 16 of the 22 running back touches.
Despite not being targeted, Jahmyr Gibbs achieved an average of 6.0 YPT with only seven carries and two receptions, while David Montgomery was not.
Despite only running 19 routes, Jaxon Smith-Njigba was targeted on 26.3% of his attempts, the highest number in the team’s history.
Chargers on the sidelines at Titans.
In Week 1, the Titans allowed a league-best 11.5 AirYD/ATT to Derek Carr and 7.2 DeepThrow%, while Justin Herbert’s overall rating was 6.4 Airyd/ATT in Week 1 against the Dolphins last year.
At CPOE (Comp% Over Expectation), Ryan Tannehill was the most underwhelming starting quarterback (with -16.1%) against Daniel Jones, who finished second with -13.0%.
With Austin Ekeler out with an ankle problem, Joshua Kelley is a probable starter and ideally suited for deep flex as he mixed for 16-91-1 on the ground in Week 1, while Tyjae Spears had just four touches.
Bears at Buccaneers.
Last year, Justin Fields had an average of 21.2 passes and 9.1 AirYD/ATT on 37 attempts. His overall rating was a disappointing 3.1 AiryD/10:1.
Roschon Johnson made a few touches on third or fourth down, and/or when the Packers were ahead by 7 points or more.
Rachaad White only managed to score two targets, while Sean Tucker equaled him with 10 snaps to his 54.
DJ Moore had a quiet game, but he managed to hit 46 of Fields’ 48 drop-backs, with Cole Kmet following at 42.
Chiefs of Jaguars.
The Athletic’s Nate Taylor advocates for patience with Skyy Moore and Kadarius Toney, but establishing a clear production and pecking order is necessary before starting any Chiefs receiver.
The team was spoiled by Matt Nagy, who played 20 games against Jerick McKinnon, 14 against Clyde Edward-Helaire and 29 against Isiah Pacheco.
Tank Bigsby’s goal line touches are impressive, but the lack of a heavier share (only seven of 31 running back touches) will make value less appealing.
Zay Jones has 33 routes while Christian Kirk trails behind in third place among Jaguars receivers.
The Colts take on the Texans.
The second-highest Adjusted Compensation percentage (88.7) was achieved by Texas in Week 1.
Despite the Ravens’ lack of explosive offense, Deon Jackson was unable to carry and Evan Hull was injured, leading to the expected return of Zack Moss.
Michael Pittman was third in the list of routes, but Josh Downs came in second with 17.9 TmTGT%.
Rams fans can enjoy watching the 49ers play.
Cam Akers managed to score 22 touches with Kyren Williams, but only managed 15 and 35 passing downs.
The Steelers’ defense is a source of concern, but the team’s third-place rating for slot receivers (beside Buccaneers and Eagles) suggests that slot work can be advantageous.
Cardinals take on Giants.
Andrew Thomas may not be able to play due to the high pressure rate of Daniel Jones, who led the league in Week 1 at 66.7% (with Justin Fields following with 54.2%).
Adoree Jackson’s role as the Giants’ nickel corner and the presence of rookies outside will pose a challenge for slot receiver.
The Giants’ top-two receivers include Darius Slayton and Parris Campbell, while Arizona has Marquise Brown and Michael Wilson.
Despite the blowout, Saquon Barkley made 71.4% of the running back touches, while James Conner contributed 79.2%. He also had half of his rushes come from within the box with eight defenders present.
Jets at the Cowboys franchise.
In Hall’s first game after his injury, Michael Carter had only three touches, with Dalvin Cook at 16 and Breece Hall at 11.
In Week 1, Garrett Wilson and Zach Wilson shared 27.8 and 41.3 TmTGT%, respectively, which represented 25.0 and 31.6% of the Jets’ Air Yards in the previous year.
The Cowboys only managed 25 drop-backs against the Giants, but Brandin Cooks and Michael Gallup both hit 19 routes (CeeDee Lamb, 23).
The leaders of the Broncos.
While Antonio Gibson had 87.5% of his snaps on pass plays (21) while Brian Robinson only had 20 touches, Robinson’s total was 18.
Javonte Williams and Samaje Perine received 54.8% and 38.7% of the touches in the first week.
Jahan Dotson was the top scorer for the Commanders in terms of routes, with Terry McLaurin having 33 routes after his injury.
Logan Thomas was the top target for Commanders, with eight targets and 26.7% of his routes targeted.
Dolphins take on Patriots.
Nick Chubb, Breece Hall, Bijan Robinson, and Tyler Allgeier were leading the percent of running backs who completed 10+ carries, while Raheem Mostert came in fifth with 20.0%.
Ezekiel Elliott had only one point conversion attempt, while Rhamondre Stevenson managed to beat him 18-12 with a goal-to-go attempt.
JuJu Smith-Schuster outperformed Kendrick Bourne, Kayshon Boutte and Hunter Henry in terms of route usage.
Panthers players: Saints.
20 of the 21 Saints running back touches were done by Jamaal Williams.
Only two Panthers targets were 20+ yards downfield. The group also had a hard time getting separate.
Michael Thomas’ record for the most Saints routes is evident in his 8-5-61 and 24.2 TmTGT%. He had three touchdowns in three games last year and had stat lines of 8-3-57, 9-6-65, and 5-5-449 with a total of five passes.
The Steelers’ Browns are in attendance.
In Week 1 (mid-pack), Joe Burrow accounted for 36.4% of his drop-backs, while Kenny Pickett was under pressure with 47.1%.
Allen Robinson replaced Diontae Johnson with a team-best 17.8 TmTGT%, finishing with 8-5-64.
While Elijah Moore may not be the concern, Amari Cooper and his teammate tied for seven targets and 28 routes with Donovan Peoples-Jones. Cooper also ran 22 routes for Marquise Goodwin.
FANTASY FOOTBALL SLEEPERS FOR THE SAME WEEK.
These players are not likely to match my rankings, unlike DuckTales and Darkwing Duck style.
Geno Smith, QB, SEA.
The RB’s team includes Jamaal Williams, who is currently on the bench with no experience, and Justice Hill, previously known as BAL.
Jordan Addison, MIN, and Michael Thomas, NO, are both WRs.
Hunter Henry, NE’s representative on the field is a former NFL player.
“Let’s Get Dangerous”
Brock Purdy, SF: QB
D’Andre Swift and PHI are the starting RBs.
Nico Collins, a WR for HOU, is in attendance.
Luke Musgrave, GB (TE),
Have fun with the game of ranging!
The Bloodline story and NFL season are overshadowed by wrestling finishers, which is where we’re headed this week.
Who were the top 10 wrestlers to finish in the Top 10?
RKO — Out Of Nowhere! That’s the only reason you need it, and I know all of the reasons.
Honorable Mention Award.
A table was frequently added by the Dudley Boyz, who also utilized a tag-team version of the RKO/Diamond Cutter for an instant effect.
The Dudley Boyz often incorporated a table, and the Shooting Star Press was able to replicate the top-row splash of RKO/Diamond Cutter with fewer tackles.
FANTASY FOOTBALL PROJECTIONS FOR WEEK 2 in Week 2.
These may not be in line with my rankings, and my starting players’ ranks are based on their highest upside, including risky passes. Additionally, the QB has recorded 4-point TDs, while the rest is recorded at 6-point level, often before half-pPR.
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FANTASY football rankings for Week 2:
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