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NFL Week 2 Positional Fantasy Football Rankings

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) with the ball as New York Jets cornerback Javelin Guidry (40) defends in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Each week, PFF's fantasy football analysts post rankings in PPR, non- PPR and 0.5 PPR formats for the league's offensive skill positions. IDP rankings are also folded into the mix, making the PFF rankings pages the go-to resource for all your fantasy football decisions ahead of the 2021 NFL season.

According to FantasyPros, my rankings placed second in accuracy among 149 experts in 2020 and third among 129 experts in 2019. Through one week of the 2021 season, I rank 15th out of 192.

Here are my fantasy football rankings for Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season, including some notes about players to help you make your weekly decisions.

Last Updated: Sunday, 12:00 P.M. EST


  • GM: Good matchup, using PFF's strength of schedule and matchup tools
  • BM: Bad matchup, using PFF's strength of schedule and matchup tools
  • DNP: Did not participate in team's most recent practice due to injury
  • LP: Limited participation in team's most recent practice due to injury
  • D: Player is doubtful to play due to injury
  • Q: Player is questionable to play due to injury
  • FA: Free agent available in at least 80% of ESPN leagues

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

A number of quarterbacks who put up disappointing numbers in Week 1 will have a chance to rebound in Week 2. Josh Allen and Aaron Rodgers were supposed to be top-six fantasy quarterbacks this year but finished outside the top half of fantasy quarterbacks last Sunday. Nevertheless, they should remain in starting lineups this week without hesitation.

It could also be tempting to start Joe Burrow or Baker Mayfield. The two young quarterbacks fell outside the top-20 fantasy quarterbacks in Week 1 but have two of the most favorable matchups of the week. Nevertheless, they are worth starting for any fantasy manager who didn’t draft a top-10 option.

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