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Week 2 fantasy football rankings

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Let's take a look at how the fantasy ranks are stacking up for Week 2. Keep in mind, these are PPR rankings, and don't forget to set your lineup for Thursday Night Football. If you have any questions feel free to hit me up on Twitter. Be sure to check out my show MoneyLine with Jerry Bo on ESPN 97.5FM. We're on every Sunday from 10-noon, and we'll talk a lot of fantasy football and NFL gambling getting you ready for kickoff every Sunday.

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QB

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1 Patrick Mahomes KC@OAK
2 Deshaun Watson HOUvsJAX
3 Carson Wentz PHI@ATL
4 Lamar Jackson BALvsARI
5 Tom Brady NE@MIA
6 Matt Ryan ATLvsPHI
7 Jared Goff LARvsNO
8 Dak Prescott DAL@WAS
9 Cam Newton CARvsTB
10 Baker Mayfield CLE@NYJ
11 Drew Brees NO@LAR
12 Aaron Rodgers GBvsMIN
13 Ben Roethlisberger PITvsSEA
14 Russell Wilson SEA@PIT
15 Derek Carr OAKvsKC
16 Josh Allen BUF@NYG
17 Philip Rivers LAC@DET
18 Matthew Stafford DETvsLAC
19 Jameis Winston TB@CAR
20 Andy Dalton CINvsSF

RB

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1 Christian McCaffrey CARvsTB
2 Alvin Kamara NO@LAR
3 Saquon Barkley NYGvsBUF
4 Ezekiel Elliott DAL@WAS
5 Dalvin Cook MIN@GB
6 Nick Chubb CLE@NYJ
7 James Conner PITvsSEA
8 Mark Ingram BALvsARI
9 Chris Carson SEA@PIT
10 David Johnson ARI@BAL
11 Le'Veon Bell NYJvsCLE
12 Austin Ekeler LAC@DET
13 Leonard Fournette JAX@HOU
14 Giovani Bernard CINvsSF (Make sure Mixon is inactive before starting Bernard)
15 Derrick Henry TENvsIND
16 Josh Jacobs OAK@KC
17 Todd Gurley LARvsNO
18 Kerryon Johnson DETvsLAC
19 Marlon Mack IND@TEN
20 Damien Williams KCvsOAK
21 Sony Michel NE@MIA
22 James White NE@MIA
23 Devonta Freeman ATLvsPHI
24 Duke Johnson HOUvsJAX
25 Matt Breida SF@CIN
26 Chris Thompson WASvsDAL
27 Aaron Jones GBvsMIN
28 LeSean McCoy KCvsOAK
29 Tarik Cohen CHI@DEN
30 David Montgomery CHI@DEN
31 Devin Singletary BUF@NYG
32 Mile Sanders PHIvsATL
33 Phillip Lindsay DENvsCHI
34 Carlos Hyde HOUvsJAX
35 Adrian Peterson WASvsDAL
36 Latavius Murray NO@LAR

WR

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1 Julio Jones ATLvsPHI
2 DeAndre Hopkins HOUvsJAX
3 JuJu Smith-Schuster PITvsSEA
4 Michael Thomas NO@LAR
5 Odell Beckham Jr CLE@NYJ
6 Keenan Allen LAC@DET
7 Amari Cooper DAL@WAS
8 Davante Adams GBvsMIN
9 Sammy Watkins KCvsOAK
10 Julian Edelman NE@MIA
11 Adam Thielen MIN@GB
12 Robert Woods LARvsNO
13 Mike Evans TB@CAR
14 Brandin Cooks LARvsNO
15 T.Y. Hilton IND@TEN
16 Tyrell Williams OAK@KC
17 Josh Gordon NE@MIA
18 D.J. Moore CARvsTB
19 Cooper Kupp LARvsNO
20 Chris Godwin TB@CAR
21 Calvin Ridley ATLvsPHI
22 Stefon Diggs MIN@GB
23 Allen Robinson CHI@DEN
24 Tyler Lockett SEA@PIT
25 DeSean Jackson PHI@ATL
26 John Brown BUF@NYG
27 Dede Westbrook JAX@HOU
28 Larry Fitzgerald ARI@BAL
29 Michael Gallup DAL@WAS
30 Kenny Golladay DETvsLAC
31 Alshon Jeffery PHI@ATL
32 Will Fuller HOUvsJAX
33 Tyler Boyd CINvsSF
34 Emmanuel Sanders DENvsCHI
35 Curtis Samuel CARvsTB
36 Jarvis Landry CLE@NYJ
37 Marquise Brown BALvsARI
38 Courtland Sutton DENvsCHI
39 DK Metcalf SEA@PIT
40John Ross CINvsSF

TE

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1 Travis Kelce KCvsOAK
2 George Kittle SF@CIN
3 Evan Engram NYGvsBUF
4 Zach Ertz PHI@ATL
5 T.J. Hockenson DETvsLAC
6 Mark Andrews BALvsARI
7 OJ Howard TB@CAR
8 Delanie Walker TENvsIND
9 Darren Waller OAK@KC
10 Austin Hooper ATLvsPHI
11 Vance McDonald PITvsSEA
12 Jared Cook NO@LAR
13 Greg Olsen CARvsTB
14 Jimmy Graham GBvsMIN
15 David Njoku CLE@NYJ

DEF

1 Patriots @MIA
2 Ravens ARI
3 Panthers TB
4 Bears @DEN
5 Cowboys @WAS
6 Texans JAX
7 Browns @NYJ
8 Bills @NYG
9 Broncos CHI
10 Titans IND
11 Packers MIN
12 Vikings @GB
13 Chargers @DET
14 Chiefs OAK
15 Jaguars @HOU

KICKER

1 Justin Tucker BALvsARI
2 Greg Zuerlein LARvsNO
3 Wil Lutz NO@LAR
4 Stephen Gostkowski NE@MIA
5 Harrison Butker KCvsOAK
6 Ka'imi Fairbairn HOUvsJAX
7 Jake Elliott PHI@ATL
8 Brett Maher DAL@WAS
9 Jason Myers SEA@PIT
10 Robbie Gould SF@CIN
11 Matt Bryant ATLvsPHI
12 Cairo Santos TENvsIND
13 Mason Crosby GBvsMIN
14 Matt Prater DETvsLAC
15 Dan Bailey MIN@GB

Saints 34, Bucs 17

Saints vs. Bucs 2: Good, bad and ugly

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The Saints got back in the win column by dominating a lesser talented division rival this week. Here's what I thought of the Saints' move to 8-2:

The Good

-Michael Thomas and Drew Brees are perhaps the most prolific quarterback-wide receiver duo in the league. Brees was 28/35 for 228 yards and three touchdowns, while Thomas had eight catches for 114 yards and a touchdown. Thomas is still leading the league in receptions and yards, despite Brees missing a chunk of the season.

-The defense came up big depite giving up over 300 yards. They had two sacks, four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), and limited the Bucs to only 36 yards rushing. After last week's performance against the Falcons, it was important for the defense to step up.

-Sean Payton made a concerted effort to get Alvin Kamara the ball. Whether it was rushing, receiving, or on returns, Kamara was heavily involved in the gameplan. 26 total touches for 155 yards altogether.

The Bad

-Giving up 313 yards passing to Jameis Winston and the Bucs was terrible. Sure Marson Lattimore was out this game, but this defense has too much talent to give up that many yards through the air.

-Speaking of giving up passing yards, Cameron Brate had 10 catches for 73 yards. Tight ends haven't really been a problem for the Saints, but it was today. Moving forward, they need to do better about giving up the easy stuff underneath, especially to tight ends.

-The longest run recorded was a 14-yarder by Kamara. The team only totaled 109 yards on the ground, which is uncharacteristic of them since they committed to the run more a few years ago. They are used to averaging upwards of 130 yards a game on the ground.

The Ugly

-I think it may be time to invest high picks on linebackers. The current linebackers on the roster are pretty good, but the only real playmaker is Demario Davis, who's already 30. Where's the young playmakers at linebacker? There are none. Hopefully Alex Anzalone can turn into something.

-As I mentioned earlier, Marshon Lattimore missed this game. Some of the guys that filled in lately, such as CJ Gardner-Johnson, have done an okay job at best. There's no replacing one of the better young cover corners in the game. Gardner-Johnson had a couple rookie mistakes, but looks like he'll be a player, just not yet.

-Speaking of young guys needing to step up, I sure hope Marcus Davenport removes himself from the back of the milk carton soon! When a team gives up the type of draft capital the Saints did to draft you, you have to produce. Far too often Davenport has been a no show in the stat column and on film. Two first round picks and a mid rounder were used to get him and he's so far playing like a fourth rounder.

Last week, the Saints were outplayed by a then 1-7 division rival. This week, they decided to dominate a 2-7 division rival. Brees and the gang returned to form against the Bucs and have a firm grip on the NFC South thanks to the Falcons dismantling of the Panthers, who the Saints play next week. If they win next week, they can wrap up the division crown and start taking aim at a first round bye in the playoffs. Here's to consistency and health down the stretch.

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