With Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season officially in the books, we have new and exciting information to react to going forward. Still, it’s best not to overreact to the early part of the season, but it is definitely actionable.
As usual, these are my weekly .5-PPR superflex rankings to assist with start/sit decisions in what can often be complicated league formats. The key to winning superflex matchups is to understand the range of outcomes with weekly projections.
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We will examine these players using tiers. For example, any player in Tier 2 should be started over a player in Tier 3. Within any tier, these choices are going to be a matter of preference.
Since the quarterback pool is limited to essentially 32 starters per week, we will be breaking down the top-100 superflex options each week.
Let’s get to it!
TIER 1: THE BONAFIDE QB1S & RB1S
|1||Kyler Murray||ARI||QB||@ JAC||22.2|
|2||Patrick Mahomes||KC||QB||vs LAC||24.9|
|3||Russell Wilson||SEA||QB||@ MIN||24|
|4||Dak Prescott||DAL||QB||vs PHI||20.7|
|5||Lamar Jackson||BAL||QB||@ DET||27.1|
|6||Jalen Hurts||PHI||QB||@ DAL||20.1|
|7||Tom Brady||TB||QB||@ LAR||21.4|
|8||Josh Allen||BUF||QB||vs WAS||24.3|
|9||Justin Herbert||LAC||QB||@ KC||19.3|
|10||Aaron Rodgers||GB||QB||@ SF||20.2|
|11||Matthew Stafford||LAR||QB||vs TB||18.1|
|12||Kirk Cousins||MIN||QB||vs SEA||18.4|
|13||Christian McCaffrey||CAR||RB||@ HOU||20.2|
|14||Dalvin Cook||MIN||RB||vs SEA||16.8|
|15||Derrick Henry||TEN||RB||vs IND||14.1|
|16||Baker Mayfield||CLE||QB||vs CHI||20.2|
The only quarterback from this group who can’t be reliably ranked above the big three running backs is Baker Mayfield. His 21 pass attempts in Week 2 were his second-fewest since Week 9 last season. Mayfield is still playing fairly well, but with low volume, the floor becomes worrisome.
Dak Prescott had a down week for fantasy purposes, but there is a strong case for a bounceback game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football. He completed 85.2% of his 27 passing attempts against the Los Angeles Chargers last week. The Dallas Cowboys run game was working well between Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard, so Prescott never needed to air the ball out.
TIER 2: THE ELITE OPTIONS