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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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11 Texans training camp observations from August 7th

Houston Texans insider dishes on why Derek Stingley Jr was the right pick

The Houston Texans had a “vanilla” day of light work. Here are 11observations from the workout.

1. It was a light day for the Texans. Some would say sluggish, I wouldn’t agree with that. Did it look like a day off was in order? Yes. Did anyone make mental mistakes because of their energy level? Not that I could see. With it being a lighter day, it might be worthwhile to focus on some of the depth on the roster.

2. Isaac Yiadom (pronounced YEAH-dum) has had some moments in training camp. With rookie Derek Stingley having a light day, Yiadom played opposite Steven Nelson. Yiadom has had a few pass breakups and seems to be physical in coverage. He has a little speed to him, or he’s shown the ability to stick with wideouts. He is a top preseason game target to watch.

3. Phillip Dorset had a very nice back-of-the-end zone catch. It might have, likely even, been a sack for the defense in a live rep or team rep, but Davis Mills ripped the ball out as the whistle was starting to sound. Dorset with two feet in the back after juking a defender. He is squarely behind other wideouts having missed time but being a veteran should catch up quickly.

4. Wideout Connor Wedington had a few nice plays on Sunday. He has an uphill battle to make the roster, but Davis Mills’ former teammate might squeeze his way into the conversation. There are opportunities for him with a few other wideouts banged up.

5. Rookie tight end Tegan Quitoriano bodied his way for a touchdown. The rookie hasn’t done much in camp, but his size is clearly an advantage. Game reps and more padded practice will be important for him this preseason.

6. Chris Moore is a veteran taking yet another swing at making this team. If the Texans played tomorrow, I would have him on the roster. Probably even starting at slot wideout. He had a very nice leaping grab today.

7. Versatility for a couple of backup offensive linemen may lead to them making the team. Well, it certainly won’t hurt their case. Justin McCray has played all three interior offensive line spots. The veteran could start if needed, but I have to imagine he is a key backup inside. Scott Quessenberry (yes related to former Texans lineman David and current fullback Paul) played guard on Sunday. He is a factor to be Justin Britt’s backup at center.

8. Charlie Heck was not a pick I was in love with when Bill O’Brien selected him a couple of seasons ago. Heck has grown a lot in his game and physically and is surely the backup tackle for this team. He can play left and right tackle.

9. Tae Davis plays linebacker and wears 19. It is the strangest thing to see a linebacker in that number. It has not been strange to see Davis make a play here or there in practice. The linebacker room is loaded but Davis is making the most of his chances.

10. Ka’imi Fairbairn HAMMERED a ball right down the uprights after Davis Mills had led the team into field goal range on a last-minute drill. Mills easily moved the team down the field without the normal group of linemen or weapons. Good finish to practice.

11. Jonathan Greenard did some pushups after he couldn’t replicate history. Greenard almost had his second interception of Davis Mills, but the ball fell incomplete. Greenard has been a force in training camp.

Bonus Quote of the Day: “I was a fat guy last year” said Pharaoh Brown as he talked about his leaner and quicker frame compared to last year.

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