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McFarland: Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings & Tiers

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It's time to set our Week 2 fantasy football lineups and identify our favorite DFS plays and fades. 

Below you'll find tiers and rankings for every position, including analysis, implied point totals, betting spreads and more.

For adjustments after the timestamp below, please see PFF's weekly rankings and projections.

Last updated: 12 p.m. Sept. 19
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Key: 

  • SOS: PFF's Fantasy Strength of Schedule (SoS) metric provides a league-wide, season-long view of opponent matchups for each fantasy position.
  • OL Pass Block Advantage (OL PBA): offensive-line pass blocking matchup; derived from the OL/DL Matchup tool (pass blocking advantage — the higher the number, the better the matchup for the offensive line, and vice versa).
  • OL Run Block Advantage (OL RBA): offensive-line pass blocking matchup; derived from the OL/DL Matchup tool (run blocking advantage – the higher the number, the better the matchup for the offensive line, and vice versa).
  • WR/CB Matchup Advantage (WR MU): wide receiver versus cornerback matchup; derived from the WR/CB Matchup tool (matchup advantage grade – the higher the grade, the better the matchup for the receiver, and vice versa).
  • TE Matchup Advantage (TE MU): tight end versus linebackers and safeties; derived from the TE Matchup tool (matchup advantage — the higher the number, the better the matchup for the tight end, and vice versa.
    Projections: from PFF projections tool.

Jump to a Position Ranking:

QB | RB | WR | TE


QUARTERBACK

Tier Rank Player Opponent Total Spread Implied Points QB SOS OL PBA PPR
1 QB1 Patrick Mahomes @BLT 54.5 -3.5 29.00 2.5 9 23.1
1 QB2 Russell Wilson TEN 54.0 -6.5 30.25 6.1 13 22.8
1 QB3 Kyler Murray MIN 50.5 -3.5 27.00 1.8 35 22.0
1 QB4 Tom Brady ATL 51.5 -12.5 32.00 4.9 18 24.1
2 QB5 Josh Allen @MIA 47.5 -3.5 25.50 7.7 16 22.7
2 QB6 Lamar Jackson KC 54.5 3.5 25.50 3.9 -5 21.8
2 QB7 Aaron Rodgers DET 48.0 -11.5 29.75 10.0 -8 24.7
2 QB8 Dak Prescott @LAC 55.0 3.0 26.00 5.4 3 19.6
3 QB9 Justin Herbert DAL 55.0 -3.0 29.00 5.1 19 20.8
3 QB10 Jalen Hurts SF 49.0 3.0 23.00 2.5 -13 18.0
3 QB11 Matthew Stafford @IND 48.0 -3.5 25.75 3.5 2 18.4
4 QB12 Ryan Tannehill @SEA 54.0 6.5 23.75 4.0 2 15.1
4 QB13 Joe Burrow @CHI 45.0 2.5 21.25 6.5 -23 17.8
4 QB14 Baker Mayfield HST 48.0 -13.0 30.50 6.6 43 20.8
4 QB15 Kirk Cousins @ARZ 50.5 3.5 23.50 3.2 -34 16.4
5 QB16 Tua Tagovailoa BUF 47.5 3.5 22.00 4.6 -2 17.5
5 QB17 Teddy Bridgewater @JAX 45.0 -6.0 25.50 6.5 16 17.3
5 QB18 Matt Ryan @TB 51.5 12.5 19.50 1.2 -31 16.3
6 QB19 Ben Roethlisberger LV 47.0 -6.5 26.75 5.5 -18 16.5
6 QB20 Jameis Winston @CAR 44.5 -3.0 23.75 4.4 -15 15.0
7 QB21 Daniel Jones @WAS 40.5 3.5 18.50 6.1 -44 17.2
7 QB22 Tyrod Taylor @CLV 48.0 13.0 17.50 3.0 -13 16.8
7 QB23 Mac Jones @NYJ 43.0 -6.0 24.50 5.3 -1 16.1
7 QB24 Trevor Lawrence DEN 45.0 6.0 19.50 0.0 -20 15.6
7 QB25 Zach Wilson NE 43.0 6.0 18.50 6.1 3 15.6
7 QB26 Sam Darnold NO 44.5 3.0 20.75 0.7 -4 14.9
7 QB27 Carson Wentz LA 48.0 3.5 22.25 0.9 -37 14.3
8 QB28 Derek Carr @PIT 47.0 6.5 20.25 2.0 -77 15.8
8 QB29 Jared Goff @GB 48.0 11.5 18.25 3.2 -12 15.0
8 QB30 Jimmy Garoppolo @PHI 49.0 -3.0 26.00 3.4 -23 14.3
8 QB31 Andy Dalton CIN 45.0 -2.5 23.75 2.8 -2 15.5
8 QB32 Taylor Heinicke NYG 40.5 -3.5 22.00 5.3 0 16.3
10 QB33 Taysom Hill @CAR 44.5 -3.0 23.75 4.4 -15 6.0
10 QB34 Trey Lance @PHI 49.0 -3.0 26.00 3.4 -23 2.8
10 QB35 Jacoby Brissett BUF 47.5 3.5 22.00 4.6 -2 0.6

Wilson lands a huge point total and a juicy matchup, launching him into the top tier of quarterbacks for Week 2. We didn't see the up-tempo pace promised this preseason, but efficiency was top notch and Wilson handled 12% of designed rushing attempts and scrambled on 7% of passing attempts.

Rodgers picks up a great matchup and implied point total but misses the top tier due to the big line. The Packers may not need to keep the passing accelerator floored.

Herbert gets an upgrade versus last week in a potential shootout with Dallas. The total, spread and implied points all look great.

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