Week 2 QB Rankings & Projections (PPR): Will the Patriots defense hurt Russell Wilson’s week two fantasy?

Need to know who should start in week two for quarterbacks? You have come to the right place. Make sure to check out our fantasy rankings and projections to keep your fantasy football team strong this season. This article will provide a recap of week one fantasy football quarterback performance and will look ahead to week two. I will be ranking the top ten quarterbacks to play in fantasy football for week two of NFL football.

RankTierNameWeek 1 Fantasy PointsWeek 2 OpponentWeek 2 Projections
11Lamar Jackson27.5@ Houston Texans31.5
21Aaron Rodgers30.76vs. Detroit Lions30
31Josh Allen28.18@ Miami Dolphins29.5
42Patrick Mahomes20.44@ Los Angeles Chargers28
52Russell Wilson31.78vs. New England Patriots26
62Kyler Murray26.3vs. Washington Football Team25
73Dak Prescott17.64vs. Atlanta Falcons24
83Matt Ryan23.9@ Dallas Cowboys23
94Tom Brady20.46vs. Carolina Panthers20
104Deshaun Watson20.82vs. Baltimore Ravens19

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Tier One Quarterbacks

Lamar Jackson came out in the NFL’s week one as the same Lamar Jackson we saw last year. He threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns while running for 45 yards against the Cleveland Browns. Jackson did not have to bring much heat versus the Browns because of the 38-6 blowout they created in week one. Also, rookie running back J.K Dobbins took the load on the goal-line by adding two rushing touchdowns. The Houston Texans pose as a better opponent for the Ravens in week two since they have a better rush defense and offense than the Cleveland Browns, acting as a better threat and opportunity for Lamar to have to do more work in the passing game. His biggest threat is being able to run the ball too, hopefully, something we will see again from him in week two. Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen both face very weak defenses in week two making them very favorable fantasy quarterbacks, after coming off an impressive week one performance. After putting up a loaded stat sheet of 364 passing yards and four touchdowns, Rodgers will face the Lions, who let up three fourth-quarter touchdowns to Mitchell Trubisky in week one. Josh Allen will face the Miami Dolphins, who still struggle on defense and let up two rushing touchdowns to Cam Newton in week one. Allen’s ability to run and pass the ball effectively in the league makes him a very dangerous fantasy football quarterback this season.

Tier Two & Three Quarterbacks

Patrick Mahomes had the same situation in week one as Lamar Jackson on a smaller scale of fantasy points. Clyde Edwards-Helaire brought some serious run game to the Chiefs offense, relieving Mahomes of needing to do much in the passing game against the Houston Texans. He should still put up solid fantasy points in week two when the Chiefs go to Los Angeles against the Chargers. Russell Wilson came out firing in week one with a week leading 31.78 fantasy points against the Atlanta Falcons. However, the New England Patriots continuously dominate quarterbacks on defense, putting him in tier two for week two. Russell will always be a clear fantasy starter, but he most likely put up the same fantasy numbers in week two against the best defense in the league. Kyler Murray put up an impressive game against the 49ers’ top tier defense in week one. Murray had 230 yards, two total touchdowns, and 91 rushing yards. Quarterbacks like him, Jackson, and Allen will be deadly fantasy quarterbacks for their ability to run the ball as well as they pass. Look for him to have top fantasy quarterback numbers versus the Washington Football Team. Dak Prescott had a very tough outing versus the Los Angeles Rams in week one, after asking for historical contract numbers in the preseason. The Cowboys saw struggles all over the place on defense, coaching, and receiving. After having a controversial offensive pass interference call that could have cost them the game, they should correct their mistakes for week two against the Falcons. The Falcons’ poor defense will give Dak a great opportunity to put up the tier one fantasy numbers he is used to. Matt Ryan had a blistering 54 pass attempts in week one against versus the Seattle Seahawks. Even though the Falcons were down most of the game to the Seahawks, requiring the Falcons to pass, Ryan should consistently have many pass attempts. I project him to have strong numbers in week two against the Dallas Cowboys.

Other Notable Quarterbacks

While Tom Brady struggled week one against the New Orleans Saints, only having 19.46 points, he should see an increase in week two against a feeble Carolina Panthers defense. He still almost ranked in the top ten in week one for quarterback fantasy points, even after visibly expressing his frustration on his new Tampa Bay team. He has a great opportunity to lead his team to its first victory versus the Carolina Panthers. Deshaun Watson and the Houston Offense looked very different without Deandre Hopkins and Carlos Hyde in week one against the Kansas City Chiefs. He still managed to put up 20.82 points after looking like he was struggling. He should have a bounce-back week this week, but they face a tough defense when they play the Baltimore Ravens in week two. Cam Newton was left off my week two rankings, but he could put up top ten numbers in week two after posting at number six in week one with 25.7 against the Miami Dolphins. We finally got a glimpse of the Patriots’ offense with Cam Newton, which certainly allows him the ability to run the ball. After having two rushing touchdowns in week one, Newton could have an intriguing week two against the Seattle Seahawks. Kirk Cousins arguably should make the top ten list for week two after posting 21.76 fantasy points against the Green Bay Packers. Even though the Vikings got blown out in week one, Cousins still placed in the top ten for week one fantasy points. This week the Vikings head to play the Colts, who let up three passing touchdowns to Gardner Minshew and the terrible Jaguars offense. Philip Rivers could have a solid week two versus the Minnesota Vikings. His fantasy points were not phenomenal because of his two turnovers and a singular passing touchdown, but I could see him putting up better numbers in week two after throwing for over 350 yards in week one.

I have played football, baseball, hockey, golf, and basketball separately when I was young. Now I run cross country and track for DePaul University. My favorite part about sport is the mental strength. I am a big fan of all of the Chicago sports teams that don’t end in “Cubs.”

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