2019 Fantasy Football: Week 2 PPR Rankings

Frank Ammirante | September 11th, 2019

The first week of the NFL season featured several impressive debuts from rookie receivers, along with dominance from the elite RB1s and a breakout performance by a certain running quarterback that plays for the Baltimore Ravens. While we can draw insights from week one, it’s important not to overreact, since it’s only one game. On to week two!

Quarterbacks

RankNameOpponent
   
1Patrick Mahomesat Raiders
2Lamar Jacksonvs Cardinals
3Deshaun Watsonvs Jaguars
4Matt Ryanvs Eagles
5Carson Wentzat Falcons
6Dak Prescottat Redskins
7Ben Roethlisbergervs Seahawks
8Jared Goffvs Saints
9Drew Breesat Rams 
10Russell Wilsonat Steelers
11Cam Newtonvs Buccaneers
12Josh Allenat Giants  
13Tom Bradyat Dolphins
14Aaron Rodgersvs Vikings
15Baker Mayfieldat Jets
16Andy Daltonvs 49ers
17Philip Riversat Lions
18Sam Darnoldvs Browns
19Kyler Murrayat Ravens
20Jimmy Garoppoloat Bengals
21Marcus Mariotavs Colts
22Kirk Cousinsat Packers
23Derek Carrvs Chiefs
24Mitchell Trubiskyat Broncos 

Coming off a 25/33, 378 Yards, 3 TD game vs a tough Jaguars’ defense, Mahomes should have no issues shredding a weak Raiders’ secondary, making him the clear-cut QB1 for Week 2. The dark horse for QB1 is Ryan, who is in a major bounce-back spot at home vs. an Eagles defense that just gave up 380 yards and 3 TDs to Case Keenum.

Running Backs

RankNameOpponent
   
1Christian McCaffreyvs Buccaneers
2Alvin Kamaraat Rams
3Ezekiel Elliottat Redskins
4Le’Veon Bellvs Browns
5Saquon Barkleyvs Bills
6James Connervs Steelers
7Derrick Henryvs Colts
8Todd Gurleyvs Saints
9Dalvin Cookat Packers 
10Joe Mixonvs 49ers
11Leonard Fournetteat Texans
12Mark Ingramvs Cardinals
13Josh Jacobsvs Chiefs
14David Johnsonat Ravens
15Chris Carsonat Steelers
16Nick Chubbat Jets
17Devonta Freemanvs Eagles
18Marlon Mackat Titans
19Austin Ekelerat Lions
20Miles Sandersat Falcons
21Sony Michelat Dolphins
22Matt Breidaat Bengals
23Kerryon Johnsonvs Chargers
24Aaron Jonesvs Vikings 
25Devin Singletaryat Giants
26Duke Johnsonvs Jaguars
27Tarik Cohenat Broncos
28Damien Williamsat Raiders
29Adrian Petersonvs Cowboys
30LeSean McCoyat Raiders
31Phillip Lindsayvs Bears
32David Montgomeryat Broncos
33Latavius Murrayat Rams
34Royce Freemanvs Bears
35Kenyan Drakevs Patriots
36James Whiteat Dolphins

McCaffrey is the clear choice for RB1 this week against an improved, but still weak Bucs’ defense. Coming off a game where he put up over 200 yards from scrimmage with 2 TDs, CMC should go off once again. The dark horse for RB1 is Joe Mixon, who should have a positive game-script against the 49ers, as the Bengals should be able to take care of business against a west-coast team playing it’s second straight game on the east coast. Mixon is banged-up but should be ready to go for Sunday.

Wide Receivers

RankNameOpponent
   
1Michael Thomasat Rams
2Julio Jonesvs Eagles
3Odell Beckham Jr.at Jets
4Davante Adamsvs Vikings
5DeAndre Hopkinsvs Jaguars
6Amari Cooperat Redskins
7Mike Evansat Panthers
8JuJu Smith-Schustervs Steelers
9Keenan Allenat Lions
10Adam Thielenat Packers
11Sammy Watkinsat Raiders
12Brandin Cooksvs Rams
13T.Y. Hiltonat Titans
14Chris Godwinat Panthers
15Robert Woodsvs Saints
16Tyler Boydvs 49ers
17Cooper Kuppvs Saints
18Alshon Jefferyat Falcons
19Allen Robinsonat Broncos
20Tyler Lockettat Steelers
21D.J. Moorevs Buccaneers
22DeSean Jacksonat Falcons
23Stefon Diggsat Packers
24Josh Gordonat Dolphins
25Calvin Ridleyvs Eagles
26Dede Westbrookat Texans
27Kenny Golladayvs Chargers
28Julian Edelmanat Dolphins
29Tyrell Williamsvs Chiefs
30Jarvis Landryat Jets
31Michael Gallupat Redskins
32Curtis Samuelvs Buccaneers
33Mike Williamsat Lions
34Terry McLaurinvs Cowboys
35Jamison Crowdervs Browns
36Larry Fitzgeraldat Ravens
37Robby Andersonvs Browns
38Marquise Brownvs Cardinals
39John Brownat Giants
40Will Fuller Vvs Jaguars
41Marquez Valdes-Scantlingvs Vikings
42A.J. Brownvs Colts
43John Rossvs 49ers
44Corey Davisvs Colts
45Emmanuel Sandersvs Bears
46Deebo Samuelat Bengals
47Anthony Millerat Broncos
48Christian Kirkat Ravens

Thomas has the best chance to finish as WR1 in a likely shootout with the Los Angeles Rams. Coming off a 13 target, 10 catch game with 123 yards, Thomas combines a high floor with significant upside in this game. The dark horse for WR1 is Brandin Cooks, who has a great opportunity to get loose deep in a high-scoring game against his former team.

Tight Ends

RankNameOpponent
   
1Travis Kelceat Raiders
2George Kittleat Bengals
3Zach Ertzat Falcons
4Evan Engramvs Bills
5O.J. Howardat Panthers
6Hunter Henryat Lions
7Jared Cookat Rams
8Vance McDonaldvs Seahawks
9T.J. Hockensonvs Chargers
10Delanie Walkervs Colts
11Darren Wallervs Chiefs
12Mark Andrewsvs Cardinals
13Austin Hoopervs Eagles
14David Njokuat Jets
15Tyler Eifertvs 49ers
16Jimmy Grahamvs Vikings
17Kyle Rudolphat Packers
18Eric Ebronat Titans
19Vernon Davisvs Cowboys
20Jack Doyleat Titans
21Jason Wittenat Redskins
22Gerald Everettvs Saints
23Noah Fantvs Bears
24Ian Thomasvs Buccaneers

Kelce is the clear-cut TE1, with the perfect combination of floor and upside. He should be able to dominate a weak Raiders’ defense. The dark horse for TE1 is Cook, who will be playing in a high-scoring game against his former team. Cook adds a vertical dimension to the tight end position that the Saints have been missing since Graham’s departure. He should thrive in this spot.

D/STs

RankTeamOpponent
   
1New England Patriotsat Dolphins
2Baltimore Ravensvs Cardinals
3Houston Texansvs Jaguars
4Buffalo Billsat Giants
5Carolina Panthersvs Buccaneers
6Chicago Bearsat Broncos
7Tennessee Titansvs Colts
8Denver Broncos vs Bears
9Kansas City Chiefsat Raiders
10Dallas Cowboysat Redskins
11New York Jetsvs Browns
12Cleveland Brownsat Jets

The Patriots have the best chance to finish as D/ST1 this week against a Dolphins’ team that is easily the worst in football. They are favored by 18.5 points on the road in a game where they should dominate. The dark horse for D/ST1 is the Panthers, who take on a Bucs’ team with a weak offensive line a turnover-prone quarterback. Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will look to get revenge on his former teammates.

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