Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings & Projections

Looking for information about the upcoming 2020 fantasy football season? You came to the right place, don’t miss out on our fantasy football rankings & projections. We didn’t forget about the defense either with our rankings. Also, we have DFS players covered with projections for them as well. Everything you could need to a positive season is here on lineups.

If you are having some decision making trouble for Week 2, we can certainly help out with our fantasy football positional rankings. If you are looking for some permanent adds for Week 2 and moving forward, check out the waiver wire breakdowns. With most of the industry now in a standard full-point PPR format, we break down the top ranked players at each position for Week 2.

Top 25 Quarterback Rankings

Week 2 RankingPlayerWeek 2 OpponentWeek 2 Fantasy Projection
1Patrick Mahomes@OAK25.6
2Matt RyanPHI24.5
3Deshaun WatsonJAC23.9
4Jared GoffNO23.9
5Carson Wentz@ATL23.3
6Lamar JacksonARI22.6
7Drew Brees@LAR22.3
8Dak Prescott@WAS22.3
9Russell Wilson@PIT22.2
10Tom Brady@MIA21.2
11Josh Allen@NYG21.2
12Ben RoethlisbergerSEA21.2
13Jameis Winston@CAR20.9
14Aaron RodgersMIN20.8
15Matthew StaffordLAC20.7
16Cam Newton TB20.5
17Baker Mayfield@NYJ20.0
18Philip Rivers@DET19.9
19Andy DaltonSF19.8
20Kirk Cousins@GB19.6
21Mitchell Trubisky@DEN18.7
22Derek CarrKC18.5
23Kyler Murray@BAL16.5
24Marcus MariotaIND16.3
25Jacoby Brissett@TEN15.2

There is no surprise to see Patrick Mahomes top the list this week, with a matchup against Oakland. While they shut down the Denver Broncos, this is obviously a different situation. Matt Ryan and Jared Goff had below average Week 1 performances, but are in bounce back spots against defenses that struggle against the pass. They are in shootout games, which is why Drew Brees jumped up a bit. Carson Wentz had a big week, and was someone I am high on coming into the year. It was a slow start for the Philadelphia offense against Washington, but they got going in the second half.

We can certainly establish Lamar Jackson and Dak Prescott as strong options this week, and they were late round QBs heading into the year. Both Washington and Arizona have leaky secondaries and overall they are in a great spot. There are some middle of the field ranked quarterbacks in bounce back spots, but have been unreliable in terms of consistency.

Top 50 Running Backs Rankings

Week 2 RankingPlayerWeek 2 OpponentWeek 2 Projected Fantasy Points (PPR)
1Christian McCaffreyTB26.8
2Alvin Kamara@LAR26.4
3Saquon BarkleyBUF23.2
4Ezekiel Elliott@WAS22.5
5Nick Chubb@NYJ22.4
6Dalvin Cook@GB21.9
7Le'Veon Bell (Q)CLE21.6
8Chris Carson@PIT21.3
9Austin Ekeler@DET20.5
10Josh JacobsKC20.4
11Mark IngramARI20.1
12Sony Michel@MIA19.9
13Leonard Fournette@HOU19.7
14James ConnerSEA19.5
15Damien Williams@OAK19.3
16Derrick HenryIND19.2
17David Johnson@BAL18.2
18Duke JohnsonJAC17.7
19Marlon Mack@TEN17.5
20Matt Breida@CIN17.3
21Devonta FreemanPHI16.9
22Joe Mixon (Q)SF16.7
23Todd GurleyNO16.5
24Kerryon JohnsonLAC15.8
25Phillip LindsayCHI15.4
26Aaron JonesMIN14.2
27Adrian PetersonDAL13.3
28Carlos HydeJAC12.9
29Miles Sanders@ATL12.3
30Giovani Bernard SF11.2
31James White@MIA11.2
32Chris ThompsonDAL9.5
33Latavius Murray@LAR9.4
34Royce FreemanCHI8.6
35David Montgomery@DEN8.4
36LeSean McCoy@OAK7.3
37Tarik Cohen@DEN7.0
38Devin Singletary@NYG9.3
39Kenyan DrakeNE6.8
40Frank Gore@NYG6.6
41Darren Sproles@ATL6.5
42Peyton Barber@CAR6.5
43Kalen BallageNE6.4
44Ito SmithPHI6.4
45Justin Jackson@DET5.9
46Ronald Jones@CAR5.8
47Gus EdwardsARI5.5
48Jamaal WilliamsMIN5.3
49Dion LewisIND4.9
50Raheem Mostert@CIN4.9

Christian McCaffrey is coming off a monster Week 1, and gets another enticing matchup in Week 2. While the SF backs failed to get much going, this was a Buccaneers defense that allowed the 5th most fantasy points per game. Alvin Kamara gets the same matchup McCaffrey just got, and is in a strong spot. His PPR value is through the roof, and his touches were solid, he just missed out on getting that touchdown. Saquon Barkley and Ezekiel Elliott are in solid spots, and there might be some concerns about Elliot’s touches, but you are still going to start him anyway. They will ramp it up this week.

Chris Carson, Austin Ekeler, and Josh Jacobs make big jumps this week. With the injuries in Los Angeles, Ekeler has an extremely safe workload, especially in PPR formats. The Jacobs workload in Week 1 notches him up as well, and KC isn’t the most stout defense against the run, nor pass-catching backs. With the pass volume concern in Seattle, it is hard to get excited about some wide receivers, but we can get excited about Carson’s volume.

Top 50 Wide Receivers

Week 2 RankingsPlayerWeek 2 OpponentWeek 2 Projection (PPR)
1Michael Thomas@LAR24.2
2DeAndre HopkinsJAC23.3
3Julio JonesPHI22.9
4Keenan Allen@DET22.3
5Davante AdamsMIN21.6
6JuJu Smith-SchusterSEA20.8
7Odell Beckham Jr. @NYJ20.4
8Sammy Watkins@OAK20.2
9Amari Cooper @WAS19.9
10Adam Thielen@GB19.4
11Robert WoodsNO18.9
12D.J. MooreTB18.7
13Julian Edelman@MIA18.6
14Tyrell Williams KC18.3
15Mike Evans@CAR18.0
16Tyler BoydSF17.8
17Tyler Lockett@PIT17.6
18John Brown@NYG17.5
19Josh Gordon@MIA17.4
20Alshon Jeffery@ATL17.2
21Brandin CooksNO16.8
22T.Y. Hilton@TEN16.7
23Kenny GolladayLAC16.4
24Stefon Diggs @GB16.1
25Larry Fitzgerald@BAL15.8
26Michael Gallup@WAS15.6
27Robby Anderson CLE15.5
28Cooper KuppNO15.5
29D.K. Metcalf @PIT15.5
30Allen Robinson@DEN14.9
31Chris Godwin@CAR14.9
32Jamison CrowderCLE14.5
33Marquise BrownARI13.3
34Courtland SuttonCHI12.9
35Will FullerJAC12.5
36John RossSF12.4
37Dede Westbrook@HOU12.4
38DeSean Jackson@ATL12.4
39Donte MoncriefSEA11.9
40Christian Kirk@BAL11.1
41Curtis SamuelTB10.9
42Emmanuel SandersCHI10.2
43Corey DavisIND10.1
44DeVante ParkerNE9.4
45KeeSean Johnson@BAL9.3
46Sterling Shepard BUF9.3
47Marvin JonesLAC9.1
48Marquez Valdes-ScantlingMIN8.5
49Chris Conley@HOU8.3
50Paul RichardsonDAL8.0

There isn’t much of a difference between the season long rankings and the wideouts for this week, however, we have some big movers. Keenan Allen jumps up to the number four spot given the big volume he will get given the absences of the others. Detroit’s pass defense isn’t bad, but Allen is an elite wideout, especially in PPR. With the Tyreek Hill out, Sammy Watkins makes a big jump as well. Tyrell Williams is in the same boat, as both the Raiders and Chiefs should put up some solid points.

The gap between Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs is pretty big this week, and the Vikings throwing ten passes last week was more because of the game script and how they want to run their offense. With a closer projected game, I would feel good about the Vikings as a whole compared to just their run game. One of the major jumps for me this week was D.K. Metcalf. He had a great week despite a limited passing offense in Seattle. The Steelers secondary isn’t something I mind targeting.

Top 25 Tight Ends Rankings

Week 2 RankingPlayerWeek 2 OpponentWeek 2 Fantasy Projection (PPR)
1Travis Kelce@OAK17.83
2George Kittle@CIN16.51
3Zach Ertz@ATL15.49
4Evan EngramBUF13.99
5Darren WallerKC13.22
6Mark AndrewsARI11.92
7O.J. Howard@CAR11.35
8Delanie WalkerIND11.08
9T.J. HockensonLAC10.44
10Greg OlsenTB10.16
11Austin HooperPHI9.92
12Vance McDonaldSEA9.71
13David Njoku@NYJ9.4
14Jimmy GrahamMIN8.89
15Jordan ReedDAL8.76
16Eric Ebron@TEN7.64
17Kyle Rudolph@GB7.43
18Vernon DavisDAL7.35
19Jack Doyle@TEN7.07
20Mike GesickiNE6.79
21C.J. UzomahSF6.64
22Noah FantCHI6.37
23Dallas Goedert@ATL5.32
24Tyler EifertSF4.90

=The Darren Waller hype is for real, and the same goes for T.J. Hockenson. Waller has one of the best matchups for a tight end in Week 2. Kansas City allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends last season. Waller is going to be a big part of the passing game this week. Most of the top tight ends also get enticing matchups. Oakland allowed the fourth most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends, and the Bengals were just a shade ahead allowing the third most. Both George Kittle and Travis Kelce already are must starts, but this is a week where they can really go off. If you are disappointed in the week with Jared Cook, the Rams allowed the 9th most fantasy points per game to tight ends, and Cook destroyed the Rams last season.

Top 25 Kickers

Week 2 RankingPlayerWeek 2 OpponentProjected Week 2 Fantasy Points
1Harrison Butker@OAK13.1
2Greg ZuerleinNO12.9
3Justin TuckerARI11.2
4Dan Bailey@GB10.2
5Wil Lutz@LAR10.2
6Stephen Gostkowski@MIA9.9
7Chris BoswellSEA9.8
8Ka'imi FairbairnJAC9.8
9Brett Maher@WAS9.8
10Joey SlyeTB9.8
11Matt BryantPHI9.8
12Steve Hauschka@NYG9.1
13Robbie Gould@CIN8.9
14Randy BullockSF8.7
15Josh Lambo@HOU8.7
16Brandon McManusCHI8.7
17Adam Vinatieri@TEN8.6
18Sam FickenCLE8.5
19Ty Long @DET8.4
20Aldrick RosasBUF7.6
21Daniel CarlsonKC6.5
22Mason CrosbyMIN6.5
23Jake Elliott@ATL6.5
24Jason Myers@PIT6.5
25Matt PraterLAC8.6

Not much will change throughout the year with the top kickers. The goal is to target offenses that move the ball well, and might stumble in the red zone, but overall we want kickers that are on teams that put up points. Target the shootout games this week, or teams with the higher implied totals. That is the goal most weeks.

Top 25 Defense Rankings

RankTeamWeek 2 OpponentWeek 2 Fantasy Projection
3New England@MIA9.5
7Kansas City@OAK8.9
12Green BayMIN7.7
14NY GiantsBUF7.7
16LA Chargers@DET7.4
18NY JetsCLE7.2
20LA RamsNO6.8
24Tampa Bay@CAR6.4
25San Francisco@CIN6.3

Baltimore and Chicago open up as the top defenses this week, as they take on less than stellar offensive opponents. New England is in the same boat going up against Miami. However, Chicago and Baltimore have historically produced more turnovers and sacks. With the Miami offensive line in the shape that it is in, it is a good spot to produce a ton of sacks. Cleveland wasn’t high early in the week, but with the injury news to the Jets, they have jumped the rankings to number four.

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