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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

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ROCKETS BEAT THUNDER

Rockets blast Thunder in home opener, 124-91

Rockets take care of business in home opener. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images.

The Houston Rockets had an impressive outing versus the Oklahoma City Thunder after an embarrassing loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night. They took care of business at home on Friday night, which was a surprising blowout. The Rockets didn't have to worry about Karl-Anthony Towns screaming at Alperen Sengun or Anthony Edwards telling Coach Silas to call a timeout. Instead, they took their frustrations out on the Thunder (another younger core).

"We responded and bounced back from that game 1," Silas said. "I wouldn't say it was taking anything out. It was just learning and applying to what you learn and that's going to be us this year. Applying to what you learn and getting better and having some games like we had the other day. Veteran teams have some games when they don't play as well they want."

Christian Wood led the way, as he controlled the paint on all aspects with rebounding and putbacks. He played an incredible game after having a poor performance versus the Timberwolves. Silas showed complete trust in allowing Wood to open sets, as he walked the ball down the court several times, and in transition too. Wood became aggressive on the perimeter with open shooting and tough shots, and long strides towards the rim. He finished the night with 31 points and 13 rebounds off 66 percent shooting from the field.

The young core for the Thunder had a tough night defending Wood from every aspect. Hopefully, he keeps this play up. Silas loved the space that was created throughout the game for Wood, which included the help from Eric Gordon, as he continued to play better. Wood continues to develop underneath the Silas umbrella. He had a great feel for off-the-dribble shooting a few times. Wood becomes more dangerous when space is created on the court.

"It allows me to show what I can do. It allows the floor to be open and I can create for other guys and create for myself," Wood said.

As Gordon continues to impress, his teammate Kevin Porter Jr was amazed with his performance.

Gordon looked marvelous inside and outside of the paint, as it looked like a time ripple. The younger guards of the Thunder had a tough time staying in front of Gordon. His size and strength gave the Thunder a huge problem. Gordon is shooting the ball better too, as he is shooting the three-ball at 70 percent this season. Although it's a small sample size, Gordon is trying to overcome his shooting struggles from last year. Gordon finished with 22 points on 66 percent shooting versus the Thunder.

"EG is the biggest part of this squad," Porter said. He comes in and just scores. We need somebody off the bench to do that. He is our guy when me and J come out, it's EG time and he knows that, and comes in aggressive. So much energy on the bench, and we need that every night from him if we want a chance to win."

As I recently mentioned Porter, his facilitation did look better versus the Thunder than the Timberwolves. Porter had nine turnovers in his first game but managed to have two Friday night. He made great slip passes and found open teammates in the open corner. Porter forced a good number of passes versus the Timberwolves but looked more relaxed Friday night. The hardest position in the NBA is the point guard position, but Silas will not allow Porter to fail. Instead of nine turnovers, Porter dished out nine assists. Silas said:

"Bounce back right, going from nine turnovers to nine assists… I think he had two turnovers tonight, which is great. He is making plays for his teammates, and he was really focused."

Porter's shiftiness and creative ability allowed his teammates to get open looks near the rim. He had 18 points because of his step-back threes and first step going towards the basket. Thankfully, Porter is a great ball handler, which confuses defenders on different spots on the court. It's almost like watching a ballerina skate on ice in the Olympics. Hopefully, his confidence continues to get better throughout the year. Porter shot the three-ball at 50 percent tonight. Efficiency is key for Porter this year.

"I'm just trying to let the game slow down," Porter said. "I had a lot of turnovers last game and I just wanted to piggyback and learn from them and learn from some of my forced passes and reads. And sometimes I still force it a little bit. My guys hate that, and sometimes I'm still passive and I'm working on that. When to pass and score and bounce it out, and tonight I felt like I did a good job of that."

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