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NFL fantasy football rankings for Week 2

Drew Brees was spectacular for fantasy in Week 1. Photo by Saints/Facebook

With Week 1 behind us, let's take a look at the positional rankings for Week 2:


  1. Drew Brees vs. CLE
  2. Cam Newton @ ATL
  3. Tom Brady @ JAX
  4. Russell Wilson @ CHI
  5. Patrick Mahomes @ PIT
  6. Kirk Cousins @ GB
  7. Matt Stafford @ SF
  8. Alex Smith vs. IND
  9. Ben Roethlisberger vs. KC
  10. Matt Ryan vs. CAR
  11. Aaron Rodgers vs. MIN (If healthy)
  12. Dak Prescott vs. NYG
  13. Deshaun Watson @ TEN
  14. Andrew Luck @ WAS
  15. Philip Rivers @ BUF
  16. Marcus Mariota vs. HOU
  17. Tyrod Taylor @ NO
  18. Ryan Tannehill @ NYJ
  19. Joe Flacco @ CIN
  20. Sam Darnold vs. MIA

RB (standard scoring)

  1. Todd Gurley vs. ARI
  2. Ezekiel Elliott vs. NYG
  3. Alvin Kamara vs. CLE
  4. Melvin Gordon @ BUF
  5. Kareem Hunt @ PIT
  6. David Johnson @ LAR
  7. James Conner vs. KC
  8. Dalvin Cook @ GB
  9. Saquon Barkely @ DAL
  10. Joe Mixon vs. BAL
  11. Jordan Howard vs. SEA
  12. Christian McCaffrey @ ATL
  13. Adrian Peterson vs. IND
  14. Alex Collins @ CIN
  15. Lamar Miller @ TEN
  16. Jay Ajayi @ TB
  17. Kenyan Drake @ NYJ
  18. Devonta Freeman vs. CAR
  19. Carlos Hyde @ NO
  20. Leonard Fournette vs. NE (If healthy)
  21. LeSean McCoy vs. LAC
  22. Dion Lewis vs. HOU
  23. Royce Freeman vs. OAK
  24. Marshawn Lynch @ DEN
  25. Peyton Barber vs. PHI
  26. Rex Burkhead @ JAX (If healthy)
  27. Jamaal Williams vs. MIN
  28. Derrick Henry vs. HOU
  29. Tevin Coleman vs. CAR
  30. Chris Thompson vs. IND
  31. Alfred Morris vs. DET
  32. Isaiah Crowell vs. MIA
  33. Chris Carson @ CHI
  34. Phillip Lindsay vs. OAK
  35. James White @ JAX
  36. Kerryon Johnson @ SF

WR (standard scoring)

  1. Antonio Brown vs. KC
  2. Michael Thomas vs. CLE
  3. DeAndre Hopkins @ TEN
  4. Julio Jones vs. CAR
  5. Odell Beckham Jr. @ DAL
  6. AJ Green vs. BAL
  7. Tyreek Hill @ PIT
  8. Keenan Allen @ BUF
  9. Stefan Diggs @ GB
  10. Mike Evans vs. PHI
  11. Adam Thielen @ GB
  12. Davante Adams vs. MIN
  13. TY Hilton @ WAS
  14. Emmanuel Sanders vs. OAK
  15. JuJu Smith-Schuster vs. KC
  16. Golden Tate @ SF
  17. Allen Robinson vs. SEA
  18. Jarvis Landry @ NO
  19. Demaryius Thomas vs. OAK
  20. Larry Fitzgerald @ LAR
  21. Brandin Cooks vs. ARI
  22. Marvin Jones @ SF
  23. Corey Davis vs. HOU
  24. Nelson Agholor @ TB
  25. Robby Anderson vs. MIA
  26. Kenny Stills @ NYJ
  27. Chris Hogan @ JAX
  28. Josh Gordon @ NO
  29. Devin Funchess @ ATL
  30. Amari Cooper @ DEN
  31. Randall Cobb vs. MIN
  32. Robert Woods vs. ARI
  33. Cooper Kupp vs. ARI
  34. Michael Crabtree @ CIN
  35. Kenny Golladay @ SF
  36. Tyler Lockett @ CHI
  37. Jamison Crowder vs. IND
  38. Quincy Enunwa vs. MIA
  39. Keelan Cole vs. NE
  40. Sterling Shepard @ DAL
  41. Pierre Garcon vs. DET
  42. Marquise Goodwin vs. DET (If healthy)
  43. John Brown @ CIN
  44. Brandon Marshall @ CHI
  45. Kelvin Benjamin vs. LAC

TE (standard scoring)

  1. Rob Gronkowski @ JAX
  2. Travis Kelce @ PIT
  3. Zach Ertz @ TB
  4. Jordan Reed vs. IND
  5. Trey Burton vs. SEA
  6. George Kittle vs. DET
  7. Kyle Rudolph @ GB
  8. Jimmy Graham vs. MIN
  9. Jared Cook @ DEN
  10. Jack Doyle @ WAS
  11. Evan Engram @ DAL
  12. David Njoku @ NO
  13. Tyler Eifert vs. BAL
  14. Eric Ebron @ WAS
  15. Benjamin Watson vs. CLE


  1. Rams vs. ARI
  2. Chargers @ BUF
  3. Broncos vs. OAK
  4. Bears vs. SEA
  5. Ravens @ CIN
  6. Eagles @ TB
  7. Texans @ TEN
  8. Jaguars vs. NE
  9. Vikings @ GB
  10. Saints vs. CLE
  11. Patriots @ JAX
  12. Jets vs. MIA
  13. Bengals vs. BAL
  14. Titans vs. HOU
  15. Giants @ DAL

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The Texans didn't have an answer for Derrick Henry. Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Romeo Crennel made a valorous call that might have costed the Houston Texans from winning their second consecutive game on Sunday. Up by seven with 1:50 left in the fourth quarter, Crennel decided to call a two-point conversion following Deshaun Watson's one-yard touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks.

During the two-point conversion, Watson had a look at an open Randall Cobb, but Titans' defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons got a hand on the ball to deflect the pass. The failed conversion allowed the Titans to take a 42-36 victory over the Texans inside Nissan Stadium. Tennessee scored 13 unanswered points, which included a seven-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to A.J. Brown to send the game into overtime.

"I think I would do it again," Crennel said during his media availability on Monday. "You are on the road against a divisional opponent who is undefeated, and if you could get that two-point conversion — you shut the door on them. We had a guy open, but unfortunately, the ball got tipped and we did not make it. I would do it again because it was a good choice."

The decision to not kick the field goal caused somewhat of an uproar, but it is understandable why Crennel made the call. Crennel had faith in Watson to put the Texans in a position to close the game, similar to his 4th-and-4 call during last week's victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In the end, Crennel's risky decisions could stem from the lack of faith he has in the Texans' depleted defense.

Houston's defense hit an all-time low against the Titans. They gave up a franchise-worst 601 total yards — with Derrick Henry accounting for 212 yards on 22 carries. But despite their struggles against the run, the Texans' secondary were just as faulty. They gave up a total of 338 yards through the air and allowed Tannehill to go 8-for-9 down the field during the Titans' final drive of regulation.

Had Houston's defense made a stop during the closing seconds of the fourth quarter, the Texans could have ended the game 2-0 under their interim head coach.

"I wanted to go ahead and get the two points — I felt like that would have put the game out of reach for them," Crennel said. "If we had gotten it, we would have been in much better shape. But we did not get it. We did not perform well in overtime, and they [Titans] won the game."

Following Sunday's heartbreaking loss, Texans safety Justin Reid said it best, "Had we converted on the two-point conversion, this would be a totally different conversation. So it is what it is."

Up next, the 1-5 Texans will look to bounce back from defeat against the 4-1 Green Bay Packers, inside NRG Stadium on Sunday. Kick-off is at 12:00 PM CT.

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