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Week 2 Astro Rankings

Week 2 is here and has already started with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt showing us why they're one of the best backfields in the league. Week 2 starts off with some intriguing options.

Jonathan Taylor is the new Colts starting RB, Atlanta Falcons WRs are coming off a monster game, likely no Michael Thomas for New Orleans and no George Kittle for San Fransisco.

This week's rankings are only going to take into consideration all Sunday matchups and the Monday night showdown. These rankings are based on Half-PPR leagues.

Quarterback Rankings

1. Lamar Jackson - Baltimore Ravens

2. Patrick Mahomes - Kansas City Chiefs

3. Dak Prescott - Dallas Cowboys

Dak is my QB3 for a number of reasons. The matchup against the Falcons is favourable, due to question marks surround the Falcons defense (5th worst pass defense), Atlanta also surrendered 38 points to The Seahawks in Week 1 and allowed Russell Wilson to complete 88% of his throws in Week 1. The Falcons offense should also ensure this game is a shootout, meaning Dak and the Cowboys will need to stay red hot on offense to keep pace. The weapons surrounding Dak Prescott give him the advantage for me and he could easily be QB1 this week.

4. Kyler Murray - Arizona Cardinals

5. Josh Allen- Buffalo Bills

6. Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks

7. Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons

8. Deshaun Watson - Houston Texans

9. Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers

10. Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints

11. Ben Roethlisberger - Pittsburgh Steelers

12. Cam Newton - New England Patriots

13. Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions

14. Tom Brady - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

15. Carson Wentz - Philadelphia Eagles

Running Back Rankings

1. Christian McCaffrey - Carolina Panthers

2. Ezekiel Elliott - Dallas Cowboys

3. Alvin Kamara- New Orleans Saints

4. Derrick Henry - Tennessee Titans

5. Dalvin Cook - Minnesota Vikings

6. Clyde Edwards-Helaire - Kansas City Chiefs

7. Saquon Barkley - New York Giants

8. Jonathan Taylor - Indianapolis Colts

Here’s the Colts RB1 at our weekly RB8. Nyheim Hines is in line for a fair bit of usage but you cannot hide the talent of Jonathan Taylor for too long. He still handled 57.7% of The Colts backfield touches in Week 1 and the Vikings surrendered the 7th most points to RBs in Week 1. Taylor is in a great spot to finish in the top 10 this week.

9. Josh Jacobs - Las Vegas Raiders

10. Aaron Jones - Green Bay Packers

11. Kenyan Drake - Arizona Cardinals

12. Todd Gurley - Atlanta Falcons

13. Raheem Mostert - San Francisco 49ers

14. Chris Carson - Seattle Seahawks

15. Miles Sanders - Phillidelphia Eagles

16. Austin Ekeler - Los Angeles Chargers

A lot of pre-season excitement was dampened in Week 1 when Ekeler only received 1 target all game and rookie Joshua Kelley carried 12 times, for 60 yards and a touchdown. Ekeler will need to see more in the passing game to climb back up the rankings and help pay off the high ADP he had.

17. Ronald Jones - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

18. David Montgomery - Chicago Bears

19. Melvin Gordon - Denver Broncos

20. Malcolm Brown - Los Angeles Rams

21. David Johnson - Houston Texans

22. J.K Dobbins - Baltimore Ravens

23. Devin Singletary - Buffalo Bills

24. James White - New England Patriots

25. Mark Ingram III - Baltimore Ravens

Wide Receiver Rankings

1. Davante Adams - Green Bay Packers

2. Julio Jones - Atlanta Falcons

3. Deandre Hopkins - Arizona Cardinals

4. Tyreek Hill - Kansas City Chiefs

5. Allen Robinson - Chicago Bears

6. Amari Cooper - Dallas Cowboys

7. Adam Thielen - Minnesota Vikings

8. Juju Smith-Schuster - Pittsburgh Steelers

9. Mike Evans - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

10. Terry McLaurin - The Washington Football Team

Last week against The Eagles he was targeted 9 times and had 61 receiving yards, from 5 catches. McLaurin will likely be followed by Patrick Peterson in Week 2, but he should see enough targets to make him a top 10 WR. I can understand the hesitance surround McLaurin this week, but the upside is huge especially with the volume.

11. Calvin Ridley - Atlanta Falcons

Anybody would have been impressed with Ridley’s stat line of 9 catches (12 targets) for 130 yards and 2 touchdowns. It’s even more impressive when you think he shared targets with Julio Jones. Ridley and Atlanta come up against a Dallas defense that gave up 275 yards to Jared Goff and are ranked the 7th worst pass defense, through 1 week.

12. Robert Woods - Los Angeles Rams

13. D.J. Moore - Carolina Panthers

14. D.J. Chark - Jacksonville Jaguars

15. Tyler Lockett - Seattle Seahawks

16. Michael Gallup - Dallas Cowboys

17. T.Y. Hilton - Indianapolis Colts

18. Will Fuller - Houston Texans

19. Cooper Kupp - Los Angeles Rams

20. Keenan Allen - Los Angeles Chargers

21. Marquise Brown - Baltimore Ravens

22. D.K. Metcalf - Seattle Seahawks

23. Marvin Jones - Detroit Lions

24. Stefon Diggs - Buffalo Bills

25. Emmanuel Sanders - New Orleans Saints

Although Sanders was kept fairly quiet in his Saints debut (3 catches for 15 yards and a touchdown) New Orleans will likely be without Michael Thomas for the Week 2 game against The Raiders. This will leave a huge hole that Sanders will look to fill and should have plenty of targets against a Las Vegas defense that allowed the 9th fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers in Week 1.

Tight End Rankings

1. Travis Kelce - Kansas City Chiefs

2. Mark Andrews - Baltimore Raves

3. Zach Ertz - Philadelphia Eagles

4. Jared Cook - New Orleans Saints

Cook received 7 targets in Week 1 and should have an even greater usage in Week 2 with Michael Thomas unlikely to play. He had 5 catches for 80 yards and is coming up against a defense that allowed 269 passing yards against Carolina.

5. Darren Waller - Las Vegas Raiders

6. T.J. Hockenson - Detroit Lions

7. Hunter Henry - Los Angeles Chargers

8. Tyler Higbee - Los Angeles Rams

9. Dallas Goedert - Philadelphia Eagles

10. Jonnu Smith - Tennessee Titans

11. Hayden Hurst - Atlanta Falcons

12. Chris Herndon - New York Jets

Last week Herndon had 7 targets, with 6 catches. In Week 2 Jamison Crowder has already been ruled out and Jets are desperately thin at WR, so Herndon should see even more targets. He does have a tough match-up against a 49ers defense that kept Cardinles TEs very quiet and rank 3rd fewest fantasy points allowed to opposing TEs.

13. Noah Fant - Denver Broncos

14. Evan Engram - New York Giants

15. Logan Thomas - The Washington Football Team


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