Weekly Rankings: Rest of Season Rankings for Week 2

Rank Change Player Position Labels
1 T1 - Saquon Barkley RB
Stud
High Floor
2 - Christian McCaffrey RB
Stud
High Floor
3 - Alvin Kamara RB
Stud
High Floor
4 - Ezekiel Elliott RB
Stud
High Floor
5 - David Johnson RB
Stud
High Floor
6 - DeAndre Hopkins WR
Stud
High Floor
7 - Davante Adams WR
Stud
High Floor
8 - Julio Jones WR
Stud
High Floor
9 +1 Michael Thomas WR
Stud
High Floor
10 T2 -1 James Conner RB
Stud
High Floor
11 +1 Odell Beckham Jr. WR
Stud
High Floor
12 +1 JuJu Smith-Schuster WR
Stud
High Floor
13 +1 Nick Chubb RB
Stud
High Floor
14 +2 Le’Veon Bell RB
Stud
High Floor
15 - Travis Kelce TE
Stud
High Floor
16 +5 Dalvin Cook RB
Stud
High Floor
17 - Todd Gurley RB
Stud
18 - Mike Evans WR
Stud
19 T3 +13 Josh Jacobs RB
Stud
20 -1 Joe Mixon RB
Stud
Injured
21 -1 Aaron Jones RB
Stud
22 - Keenan Allen WR
Stud
High Floor
23 - Amari Cooper WR
Stud
Boom Bust
24 - Damien Williams RB
Stud
Boom Bust
25 - Kerryon Johnson RB
Stud
26 - Adam Thielen WR
Stud
High Floor
27 +3 Leonard Fournette RB
Stud
28 -1 Stefon Diggs WR
Stud
29 - George Kittle TE
Stud
High Floor
30 -2 Brandin Cooks WR
Stud
Boom Bust
31 - Julian Edelman WR
Stud
High Floor
32 +2 Robert Woods WR
Stud
33 +3 Patrick Mahomes QB
Stud
High Floor
34 +1 Zach Ertz TE
Stud
High Floor
35 +5 Chris Carson RB
Stud
36 T4 +1 Kenny Golladay WR
Stud
37 +1 Tyler Lockett WR
Stud
Boom Bust
38 +6 Mark Ingram RB
Stud
39 - Devonta Freeman RB
Stud
40 +1 Chris Godwin WR
Stud
41 +1 T.Y. Hilton WR
Stud
Boom Bust
42 -31 Tyreek Hill WR
Stud
Injured
43 +21 Austin Ekeler RB
Stud
Injury Fill In
44 -1 Alshon Jeffery WR
Non Ppr Option
45 - Sony Michel RB
Boom Bust
Non Ppr Option
46 - Cooper Kupp WR
High Floor
47 - Calvin Ridley WR
Boom Bust
48 - D.J. Moore WR
High Floor
49 +1 Marlon Mack RB
Boom Bust
Non Ppr Option
50 +34 Sammy Watkins WR
Stud
Injury Fill In
51 +1 Tyler Boyd WR
High Floor
Injury Fill In
52 +1 Allen Robinson WR
Boom Bust
53 -20 Antonio Brown WR
Stud
High Floor
54 - Mike Williams WR
Injured
Non Ppr Option
55 +14 Josh Gordon WR
Boom Bust
Non Ppr Option
56 +18 Deshaun Watson QB
Stud
High Floor
57 T5 -6 David Montgomery RB
Boom Bust
58 -3 Phillip Lindsay RB
High Floor
59 -2 Duke Johnson RB
High Floor
60 -4 James White RB
High Floor
61 -3 Derrick Henry RB
Boom Bust
Non Ppr Option
62 -2 Jarvis Landry WR
High Floor
Low Ceiling
63 +12 Matt Breida RB
Boom Bust
64 -3 Tarik Cohen RB
High Floor
65 -2 Miles Sanders RB
Boom Bust
66 +19 Larry Fitzgerald WR
High Floor
67 -2 Will Fuller WR
Boom Bust
68 +3 Evan Engram TE
Stud
69 -7 Marvin Jones WR
Boom Bust
70 -3 Latavius Murray RB
Non Ppr Option
71 -1 O.J. Howard TE
Stud
Boom Bust
72 -4 Curtis Samuel WR
Boom Bust
73 -1 Hunter Henry TE
Stud
74 T6 +18 LeSean McCoy RB
Non Ppr Option
75 -9 Christian Kirk WR
Boom Bust
76 +30 Michael Gallup WR
Boom Bust
77 +30 DeSean Jackson WR
Boom Bust
78 -1 Dede Westbrook WR
High Floor
79 -6 Aaron Rodgers QB
Stud
80 -4 Matt Ryan QB
Stud
High Floor
81 +50 Adrian Peterson RB
Injury Fill In
Non Ppr Option
82 +56 Carlos Hyde RB
Low Ceiling
83 +61 Malcolm Brown RB
Boom Bust
Non Ppr Option
84 +26 Jamison Crowder WR
High Floor
Low Ceiling
Regression Candidate
85 +9 Royce Freeman RB
Low Ceiling
Non Ppr Option
86 +10 Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR
Boom Bust
87 +4 Baker Mayfield QB
Stud
88 +16 Carson Wentz QB
Stud
89 +39 Lamar Jackson QB
Stud
Regression Candidate
90 -9 A.J. Green WR
Stud
Injured
91 -11 Rashaad Penny RB
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
92 +38 Tyrell Williams WR
Boom Bust
93 T7 -11 Robby Anderson WR
Boom Bust
94 +18 Courtland Sutton WR
Boom Bust
95 +70 Mark Andrews TE
Boom Bust
96 +92 T.J. Hockenson TE
Boom Bust
97 -38 Tevin Coleman RB
Injured
98 +27 John Brown WR
Boom Bust
99 UR John Ross WR
Boom Bust
Regression Candidate
100 +26 D.K. Metcalf WR
Boom Bust
Regression Candidate
101 +53 Marquise Brown WR
Boom Bust
Regression Candidate
102 -19 Sterling Shepard WR
High Floor
Low Ceiling
Injured
103 -16 Keke Coutee WR
High Floor
Injured
Bench Stash
104 -14 Darrell Henderson RB
Bench Stash
105 -56 Melvin Gordon RB
Stud
Bench Stash
106 +71 Tom Brady QB
High Floor
107 +20 Jared Goff QB
High Floor
108 -10 Cam Newton QB
Boom Bust
109 +7 David Njoku TE
Non Ppr Option
110 +4 Jared Cook TE
Boom Bust
111 T8 -25 Corey Davis WR
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
112 -24 Geronimo Allison WR
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
113 -20 Jordan Howard RB
Low Ceiling
Non Ppr Option
114 +23 Dak Prescott QB
High Floor
Regression Candidate
115 -14 Kyler Murray QB
Boom Bust
116 -38 Dante Pettis WR
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
117 -8 Kenny Stills WR
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
118 +11 Emmanuel Sanders WR
High Floor
119 -30 Anthony Miller WR
Bench Stash
120 -25 Kenyan Drake RB
Low Ceiling
121 T9 -22 Justice Hill RB
Bench Stash
122 +2 Ronald Jones II RB
Low Ceiling
Regression Candidate
123 +9 Devin Singletary RB
Bench Stash
124 UR Raheem Mostert RB
Injury Fill In
Streamer
125 -10 Vance McDonald TE
Boom Bust
126 -8 Austin Hooper TE
High Floor
127 +65 Darren Waller TE
High Floor
Regression Candidate
128 -31 Russell Wilson QB
Boom Bust
129 -8 Drew Brees QB
High Floor
130 -28 Ito Smith RB
Bench Stash
131 -26 Donte Moncrief WR
Non Ppr Option
Bench Stash
132 -24 James Washington WR
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
133 -13 Ben Roethlisberger QB
Boom Bust
134 -23 Albert Wilson WR
High Floor
Injured
135 +8 Alexander Mattison RB
Bench Stash
136 +42 Philip Rivers QB
High Floor
137 -37 Darwin Thompson RB
Bench Stash
138 -21 Justin Jackson RB
Bench Stash
139 +22 Chris Thompson RB
High Floor
Streamer
140 +27 Giovani Bernard RB
Low Ceiling
Injury Fill In
141 T10 +21 Delanie Walker TE
Non Ppr Option
142 -8 Jameis Winston QB
Boom Bust
Streamer
143 -40 Damien Harris RB
Bench Stash
144 -21 Kalen Ballage RB
Low Ceiling
145 -10 Mohamed Sanu WR
High Floor
Low Ceiling
146 -10 Golden Tate WR
Bench Stash
147 +32 A.J. Brown WR
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
148 -9 Peyton Barber RB
Low Ceiling
149 +1 Deebo Samuel WR
Bench Stash
150 +6 Devante Parker WR
Boom Bust
151 UR Danny Amendola WR
High Floor
Regression Candidate
152 +16 Mecole Hardman WR
Injury Fill In
Bench Stash
153 -4 Marquise Goodwin WR
Boom Bust
154 -32 Eric Ebron TE
Boom Bust
Non Ppr Option
155 -15 Frank Gore RB
Low Ceiling
156 -77 Derrius Guice RB
Injured
Bench Stash
157 -16 Tony Pollard RB
Bench Stash
158 UR Terry McLaurin WR
Boom Bust
Regression Candidate
159 -17 Jaylen Samuels RB
Bench Stash
160 -2 Ryquell Armstead RB
Bench Stash
161 -16 Jamaal Williams RB
Low Ceiling
Bench Stash
162 -16 Nyheim Hines RB
Low Ceiling
163 -16 Dion Lewis RB
Low Ceiling
164 -4 Mike Davis RB
Low Ceiling
165 T11 +1 Gus Edwards RB
Non Ppr Option
Streamer
166 +3 C.J. Anderson RB
Low Ceiling
Non Ppr Option
167 -16 Parris Campbell WR
Bench Stash
168 -35 Mitch Trubisky QB
Boom Bust
Streamer
169 UR Ted Ginn WR
Boom Bust
170 -17 Adam Humphries WR
Low Ceiling
171 -52 DaeSean Hamilton WR
Low Ceiling
Bench Stash
172 -15 Quincy Enunwa WR
Low Ceiling
173 -9 Greg Olsen TE
Streamer
174 +1 Josh Allen QB
Boom Bust
Streamer
175 -12 Kyle Rudolph TE
Non Ppr Option
Streamer
176 +8 Jimmy Graham TE
Non Ppr Option
Streamer
177 +10 Dare Ogunbowale RB
Low Ceiling
178 UR Rex Burkhead RB
Low Ceiling
179 -20 Chase Edmonds RB
Bench Stash
180 -4 Kirk Cousins QB
Streamer
181 +4 Noah Fant TE
Bench Stash
182 -12 Ty Montgomery RB
Bench Stash
183 -11 Taylor Gabriel WR
Boom Bust
184 T12 -3 Darrel Williams RB
Bench Stash
185 -33 Andy Isabella WR
Bench Stash
186 -6 Zay Jones WR
Low Ceiling
187 -5 Kareem Hunt RB
Bench Stash
188 -5 Dexter Williams RB
Bench Stash
189 -41 Trey Burton TE
Injured
Streamer
190 -1 Chris Herndon IV TE
Bench Stash
191 UR Matthew Stafford QB
High Floor
Streamer
192 -1 Dallas Goedert TE
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
193 +1 Diontae Johnson WR
Bench Stash
194 +1 Rashard Higgins WR
Low Ceiling
195 +1 J.J. Arcega-Whiteside WR
Bench Stash
196 +4 Randall Cobb WR
Low Ceiling
197 UR KeeSean Johnson WR
Bench Stash
198 UR D.J. Chark WR
Boom Bust
Bench Stash
199 -28 Tre’Quan Smith WR
Boom Bust
200 -3 Nelson Agholor WR
Low Ceiling

Labels Legend

Stud
High Floor
Low Ceiling
Boom / Bust
Injured / Suspended / Holdout
Injury Fill-In
Non-PPR Option
Bench Stash
Streamer
Regression Candidate

 

 

Every Wednesday of the regular season, I will be updating my rest of season rankings for PPR leagues, in hopes of helping you with roster construction and trade negotiations. These are not Week 2 matchup rankings, which can be found here. These rankings are with the rest of the season in mind.

 

Player Notes

 

  • I’m getting awfully close to moving Christian McCaffrey to number one overall. He was on the field for every play in Week 1, and consistently tops all running backs in touches. Saquon Barkley‘s pure athleticism keeps him at number one for another week.
  • I was lower on Dalvin Cook than many coming into the season, and I have corrected that mistake after his explosive Week 1 performance. Cook took over entire drives as a part of the Vikings’ renewed commitment to the running game, and I’ve moved him up five spots to 16 overall. With his past injury concerns, however, rostering Alexander Mattison would be wise, as he looked good in the opener as well, and is the clear backup that could handle a full role in the event of an injury to Cook.
  • Todd Gurley needs his red zone role back to maintain his spot at number 17 overall. Gurley looked healthy against the Panthers, but was barely used in the passing game and gave up red zone work to both Malcolm Brown and Darrel Henderson. Part of the deal for Gurley to remain an elite fantasy option on a reduced workload is his potential touchdown total. Without that part of his game, Gurley looks very mortal.
  • I’ll generally give wide receivers a pass, as their games can be volatile in a one-week sample size. I remain confident in Mike Evans, Stefon Diggs, Brandin Cooks, and others despite disappointing stat lines last week.
  • I’m in on Josh Jacobs after an impressive Monday Night opener against Denver where he saw 75% of Oakland’s snaps. His goalline role provided two touchdowns, and he should see a passing role develop in games where the Raiders trail. Not every week will be this smooth for the Raiders, but they seem to have survived the Antonio Brown debacle for now, and I’ve jumped Jacobs up 13 spots to make him the RB10 rest of season.
  • Speaking of Antonio Brown, the rollercoaster continues as Brown was accused of rape and sexual assault on Tuesday night, shedding doubt onto his status going forward. I have him ranked 53 pending further developments, but I’ve given up trying to project Brown for the long term. If he plays, he likely should be in your lineup. But counting on him for more than a week or two at a time seems foolish at this point.
  • Tyreek Hill drops 31 spots due to his broken collarbone that won’t require surgery. We don’t know the timetable yet – three to six weeks seems like a decent range – so finding the right spot in the rankings for him is hard. He’s so explosive, however, that I certainly wouldn’t sell low, and would stash him in an attempt to weather the storm while he is out.
  • In the wake of the Hill injury, Sammy Watkins lit the Jaguars on fire to the tune of 9 receptions on 11 targets for 198 yards and three touchdowns. Mostly forgotten about in the offseason, Watkins jumps 34 spots in my rankings to number 50 overall. Normally I wouldn’t jump a receiver this high based on one big performance, but Watkins now inherits the number one wide receiver role while Hill misses time. In the leagues best offense, this is an ideal situation for Watkins. An interesting discussion can be had on who you would rather have rest of season; Watkins or Hill. Much will depend on the length of Hill’s absence.
  • Deshaun Watson looks to be surrounded by weapons with the additions of Duke Johnson and Kenny Stills, and Laremy Tunsil solidifies the offensive line to a degree. Coupled with the lackluster start from the Packers offense, and I’ve moved Watson up to my number two quarterback behind Patrick Mahomes.
  • Surprise, surprise, but Larry Fitzgerald looks to be the number one option in a high volume passing offense, and I like his role moving forward.
  • Whether or not LeSean McCoy and Carlos Hyde are explosive at this stage of their careers, they both find themselves in potent offenses as the between the tackles option. I have more faith in McCoy finding the fountain of youth than Hyde, but both are playable options with room for growth as they learn their offenses.
  • DeSean Jackson looked like a number one receiver for the Eagles in Week 1, and Michael Gallup blew up in an improved Cowboys offense. Both may have some boom/bust weeks, but their big-play potential is undeniable.
  • There’s a whole group of disappointing receivers like Corey Davis, Geronimo Allison, Dante Pettis, and Anthony Miller that plummet in the rankings after one week. They should still be stashed in most leagues, but I wouldn’t trust any of them with a start in Week 2.
  • Mark Andrews, T.J. Hockenson, and Darren Waller look legit, and I’ve moved them up my tight end ranks as a result. Suddenly the tight end position looks a lot deeper.

 

 

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Erik Smith

Head of QB List. Writer at numberFire and Pitcher List. Ohio University graduate. Now lives in Asheville, NC, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Comments


SJ

I am a big fan of everything you guys are doing here. I’ve come over from PL and I am not at all disappointed. Awesome work.

Question/suggestion for you. Why not publish the ROS ranks on Tuesdays before waivers clear on Wednesday? This ROS would have been immensely helpful to me last night while putting in my waiver claims. Looking at this ROS list now, I think I may have made some grievous mistakes with my waiver claims. Weekly waiver target lists are great, but I think they can be most helpful only when you can compare to ROS expectations/hopes/schedules.

Erik Smith

Thanks for the kind words. My thinking was I publish my weekly rankings on Tuesdays so you have that before waivers, then my rest of season Wednesday so you can take stock of your team going forward. But maybe this early in the season, it would be better to have rest of season Tuesday, and weekly Wednesday. I’ll consider that, thank you for the input!

Leo

I’m confused why Kyler Murray dropped 14 spots on your list? He was the 11th best QB this week and showed some great potential in the later parts of the game. How does a fantasy performance like that lower his rankings?

Erik Smith

I’m still in on Kyler, though I would note that it took him an entire extra overtime period to get to QB11 last week. And I would like to see him run more from a fantasy perspective. But his dropping has more to do with the depth of the quarterback position. I moved Dak, Brady, and Lamar ahead of him, and there were some breakout RBs and WRs that I felt I should move up. But I am not down on Kyler at all, the drop was just more a product of positional scarcity.

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