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NFL Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings

Sep 12, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes the ball in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Every fantasy football manager who lost their first matchup is probably muttering, “We’re on to Week 2.” But in reality, that’s the exact mindset everybody should have heading into Week 2 of the fantasy football season. 

The flurry of fantasy points scored by Tyreek Hill, Patrick Mahomes, Amari Cooper and Kyler Murray doesn’t carry over into this week, and like any given Sunday, almost any fantasy team can emerge victoriously.

To ensure you continue to roll over success, consider my Week 2 waiver wire piece and the following Week 2 fantasy football rankings, which will have additional analysis broken down by position.

Remember, just because a player burned or boomed for you last week, it doesn’t mean those results will repeat this week. Remain fluid and evaluate your team solely based on the information and important takeaways from Week 1 for Week 2 matchups, as that is the optimal approach.


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2021 WEEK 2 QB FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS

Name Team Rank 
Kyler Murray ARI 1
Patrick Mahomes II KC 2
Josh Allen BUF 3
Russell Wilson SEA 4
Tom Brady TB 5
Dak Prescott DAL 6
Justin Herbert LAC 7
Jalen Hurts PHI 8
Lamar Jackson BAL 9
Aaron Rodgers GB 10
Ryan Tannehill TEN 11
Matthew Stafford LAR 12
Joe Burrow CIN 13
Baker Mayfield CLE 14
Kirk Cousins MIN 15
Matt Ryan ATL 16
Jameis Winston NO 17
Jimmy Garoppolo SF 18
Mac Jones NE 19
Tua Tagovailoa MIA 20
Ben Roethlisberger PIT 21
Teddy Bridgewater DEN 22
Sam Darnold CAR 23
Trevor Lawrence JAC 24
Derek Carr LV 25
Taylor Heinicke WAS 26
Zach Wilson NYJ 27
Daniel Jones NYG 28
Tyrod Taylor HOU 29
Jared Goff DET 30
Andy Dalton CHI 31
Carson Wentz IND 32
Trey Lance SF 33
Taysom Hill NO 34
Justin Fields CHI 35
Drew Lock DEN 36
Jacob Eason IND 37
Davis Mills HOU 38
Gardner Minshew II PHI 39

RUSSELL WILSON, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

People, set your ovens to 450 degrees because Russell Wilson is cooking up fantasy points against the Tennessee Titans this weekend. Not only did the Titans allow over 33 fantasy points to Kyler Murray in Week 1, but the defense also allowed the most catches of 20-plus air yards. 

Wilson is PFF’s highest-graded quarterback on throws of 20-plus air yards (99.9) since 2018. The Titans will have no answer for Seattle’s deep aerial assault because they cannot pressure the quarterback. Against the Arizona Cardinals, they generated pressure on just six of 37 dropbacks (16.2%) — the second-lowest mark in Week 1.

With Wilson operating cleanly from the pocket, he will dice the Titans secondary to shreds. When the Seahawks quarterback threw from pristine conditions versus the Indianapolis Colts, he finished Week 1 as PFF’s second-highest graded QB (91.3). Wilson averaged 14.1 yards per attempt and posted a perfect quarterback rating. 

2021 WEEK 2 RB FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS

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