• 32 Slides

Week 2 Fantasy QB Rankings

Bench Josh Allen and Aaron Rodgers for Teddy Bridgewater and Kirk Cousins? Those are the types of start 'em, sit 'em questions you get after opening-week quarterback surprises. We try to help antsy fantasy football owners with our Week 2 fantasy QB rankings.

As expected, the opening week saw a lot of firepower from the quarterback position. Many, but not all, of the studs performed as we expected, and some sleepers with nice matchups outdid expectations. Since we only have a one-game sample size, it's important not to overreact to what we saw last week, but it's inevitably going to happen. Moving forward, we'll have more stats that will help up with our projections, both for QBs and, more important, for defenses. For now, we have to combine impressions from last week with some of the stuff we knew (or thought we knew) coming into the year. As always this early, we use a mix of everything when putting together our Week 2 fantasy QB rankings.

Studs like Justin Herbert (vs. Cowboys), Russell Wilson (vs. Titans), Aaron Rodgers (vs. Lions), and Tom Brady (vs. Falcons) are always going to start, and it looks like they all could be in for explosive weeks against defenses that once again look susceptible to the passing game. Rodgers was really the only one of the four who really struggled last week, but he gets as good of a "get-right" matchup as he could hope for on Monday, so there's no need to consider benching him.

WEEK 2 PPR RANKINGS:
Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker

Lower down in our rankings, Mac Jones (@ Jets) has a nice matchup, but he's still just for the superflex/two-QB crowd. Jameis Winston (@ Panthers) might have graduated to the starting tier after his five-TD game. He faces the Panthers in Carolina, and although the Panthers' defense looked decent last week, it was against a rookie QB with a lot of young players around him. The Saints looked crisp despite Winston not needing to throw for many yards. The Jaguars defense looked atrocious against the Texans' bland offense, so perhaps Teddy Bridgewater (vs. Jaguars) is also a viable play despite losing Jerry Jeudy (ankle) for a few weeks. 

WEEK 2 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker

One of our favorite preseason sleeper QBs, Tua Tagovailoa, faces another tough matchup. It might be tough to start him this week once again, but brighter days are ahead. The same goes for Trevor Lawrence (vs. Broncos), who might have a decent day thanks to volume but is far too risky to really consider. On the flip side Joe Burrow (@ Bears) showed no signs of rust against Minnesota, and the Bears looked especially vulnerable against the pass. Burrow is on the start-sit bubble as a result. 

WEEK 2 FANTASY: Sleepers | Busts | Start 'em, sit 'em

Again, let's remember we still don't have a ton of information to go off of, as we've only seen one game from each team. The best you can do is take all available factors at your disposal and view Week 1 with a grain of salt to make your start/sit decisions.

WEEK 2 DFS LINEUPS: DraftKings | FanDuel | Yahoo

Note:  We'll be updating these QB rankings as needed throughout the week, so check back for the latest changes and analysis. For individual analysis of key QBs, click here.

MORE WEEK 2 DFS: Best values | Best values | Lineup Builder

Fantasy QB Rankings Week 2: Who to start at quarterback

Rankings are based on standard, four-point passing TD scoring formats.

  • Cardinals vs. Vikings

  • Ravens vs. Chiefs

  • Chiefs @ Ravens

  • Buccaneers vs. Falcons

  • Seahawks vs. Titans

  • Packers vs. Lions

  • Eagles vs. 49ers

  • Chargers vs. Cowboys

  • Cowboys @ Chargers

  • Browns vs. Texans

  • Bills @ Dolphins

  • Vikings @ Cardinals

  • Broncos @ Jaguars

  • Rams @ Colts

  • Bengals @ Bears

  • Saints @ Panthers

  • Titans @ Seahawks

  • Steelers vs. Raiders

  • Jaguars vs. Broncos

  • Falcons @ Buccaneers

  • 49ers @ Eagles

  • Texans @ Browns

  • Bears vs. Bengals

  • Colts vs. Rams

  • Dolphins vs. Bills

  • Raiders @ Steelers

  • Lions @ Packers

  • Washington vs. Giants

  • Panthers vs. Saints

  • Giants @ Washington

  • Patriots @ Jets

  • Jets vs. Patriots

Latest News

Week-4-Waivers-Watchlist2-GETTY-FTR
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Watchlist for Week 4: Streaming targets, free agent sleepers include Sam Darnold, Alexander Mattison, Austin Hooper
Week 4 Waivers Watchlist
Beckham-Johnson-Cooper-Getty-FTR
Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest news on Odell Beckham Jr., Diontae Johnson, Amari Cooper affecting Week 3 start-or-sit calls
WR Injury Roundup
Cook-Jacobs-Henderson-Getty-FTR
Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest news on Dalvin Cook, Josh Jacobs, Darrell Henderson, more RBs affecting Week 3 rankings
RB Injury Roundup
Week-3-Fantasy-Sleepers-Getty-FTR
Week 3 Fantasy Sleepers: Rondale Moore, Quintez Cephus among players on the start 'em, sit 'em bubble
Week 3 Fantasy Sleepers
Week-3-Fantasy-Busts-FTR
Week 3 Fantasy Busts: Elijah Mitchell, Justin Fields among injury, matchup worries
Week 3 Fantasy Busts