Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings 2020

Welcome to week 2 of the 2020 fantasy football season! We had a wild week of games to kick off 2020 which included many new names like Clyde Edwards-Helaire and injuries to some well established player like Michael Thomas and Le’veon Bell. We will need all the help we can get to sort through the results from week 1 and decide who we are starting in week 2 and thats exactly the intention of this article. The below are fantasy football rankings for week 2 specifically for .5 PPR leagues and will help you make all of your start-sit decisions. These rankings are backed by a full model of statistics that not only analyzes past performance, but defensive match ups to calculate the projected points for each player. Trust that these are the rankings you need to win in week 2!

Quarterbacks

RankNameProjected Points
1Lamar Jackson BAL at HOU 25.5 
2Patrick Mahomes KC at LAC 21.7 
3Dak Prescott DAL vs. ATL 21.7 
4Josh Allen BUF at MIA 21.2 
5Kyler Murray ARI vs. WAS 19.7 
6Russell Wilson SEA vs. NE 19.7 
7Aaron Rodgers GB vs. DET 19.3 
8Drew Brees NO at LVR 19.2 
9Deshaun Watson HOU vs. BAL 18.7 
10Matt Ryan ATL at DAL 18.6 
11Cam Newton NE at SEA 18.6 
12Tom Brady TB vs. CAR 18.4 
13Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. DEN 18.1 
14Matthew Stafford DET at GB 17.7 
15Carson Wentz PHI vs. LAR 17.6 
16Jared Goff LAR at PHI 17.2 
17Jimmy Garoppolo SF at NYJ 17.2 
18Ryan Tannehill TEN vs. JAX 17.1 
19Gardner Minshew II JAX at TEN 17.1 
20Derek Carr LVR vs. NO 17.0 

Josh Allen

Josh Allen proved that he can be a weekly starting QB for Fantasy owners when he made everything of his ideal matchup against the New York Jets in week 1. Allen roasted the Jets defense when he threw for 312 yards and 2 TDs while adding another 57 yards on the ground a 1 TD. This again was an ideal matchup for Allen, but i believe in his talent and he will continue to be a QB 1, if not a top 5 option, in good matchups. The season just keeps getting better Allen as he faces the Miami Dolphins in week 2 who were the 31st defense against QBs in 2019 and haven’t show any signs of improvement early in the season. Allen will absolutely be a top option in week 2 especially after Cam Newton just rushed for 75 yards and 2 TDs against the Dolphins in week 1 after a year long hiatus. Fantasy Projection: 253 yards passing 1.4 TDs 52 yards rushing and 0.3 TDs

Aaron Rodgers

Is Aaron Rodgers back to his MVP form or was week one just a mirage for fantasy owners? Rodgers face the Minnesota Vikings in week 1 and posted an insane stat line, 264 yards and 4 TDs, this is exactly the type of performance Rodgers-truthers have been looking for and it could be asign he is on his way back to the top. I am not ready to declare the Rodgers is back to his fantasy glory day form, but I am ready to watch his performance closely next week. Rodgers will take on the Detroit Lions in week 2 which is a lack luster defense that was the 26th worst against the QB position in 2019 and just allowed Mitchell Trubisky to throw for 242 yards and 3 TDs against them in week 1. Rodgers is obviously MUCH better than Trubisky which leads me to believing anothe strong performance is ahead for Rodgers in week 2. FantasyProjection: 273 yards 1.8 TDs

Running Backs

RankNameProjected Points
1Christian McCaffrey CAR at TB 23.6 
2Derrick Henry TEN vs. JAX 18.3 
3Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. ATL 17.9 
4Alvin Kamara NO at LVR 17.7 
5Dalvin Cook MIN at IND 17.4 
6Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC at LAC 17.2 
7Saquon Barkley NYG at CHI 17.1 
8Josh Jacobs LVR vs. NO 17.0 
9Joe Mixon CIN at CLE 16.7 
10Aaron Jones GB vs. DET 16.3 
11Austin Ekeler LAC vs. KC 16.2 
12Nick Chubb CLE vs. CIN 16.0 
13Kenyan Drake ARI vs. WAS 15.8 
14Jonathan Taylor IND vs. MIN 14.7 
15Todd Gurley II ATL at DAL 14.6 
16Raheem Mostert SF at NYJ 14.2 
17David Johnson HOU vs. BAL 13.9 
18Chris Carson SEA vs. NE 13.3 
19Kareem Hunt CLE vs. CIN 12.7 
20Melvin Gordon DEN at PIT 12.7 

Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Wow what a first game rookie performance by Clyde Edwards-Helaire (CEH) against the Houston Texans. CEH rushed for 138 yards and 1 TD and did not have any receptions in the game. CEH rushed with some serious power for a smaller back and howed agility and burst in cuts that had him picking up yards after contact. It was very assuring to see CEH get the ball 25 times in his first appearance and I don’t mean to complain, but no receptions was an outlier that I imagine is corrected in the future. CEH will take on the Chargers in week 2 who were in the second half of the league against opposing RBs in 2019. CEH will continue to be an RB1 especially against bottom teir rushing defenses. I expect CEH to continue his stellar rookie debut in week 2. FantasyProjection: 82 yards 0.8 TDs rushing 2 receptions 20 yards 0.2 TDs receiving

David Johnson

David Johnson came out of the gate last week against the Kansas City Chiefs and showed why he wa worthy of being traded for Deandre Hopkins…although Hopkins ended up looking spectactular. Johnson rushed 11 times for 77 yards and 1 TD while adding 3 receptions for 32 yards. Johnson had a TD run that really showcased his burst and reminded everyone that he is a physical specmien at the RB position. Johnson only rushed 11 times, but I do expect that number to ony increase as the Texans were trailing for the majority of this game and were forced to throw deep. Johnson does not have a favorable matchup in week 2 on paper as he will take on the Baltimore Ravens who had the 7th best rush D in 2019, but if you take last week as an indication of defensive strength the Ravens allowed 6 yards per rush to Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. I expect Johnson will be able to rack up yards and get in the end zone in week 2 even agaisnt the Ravens. FantasyPorjection: 65 yards 0.4 TDs 3 receptions 29 yards 0.1 TDs

Wide Receivers

RankNameProjected Points
1Davante Adams GB vs. DET16.2
2Julio Jones ATL at DAL14.9
3DeAndre Hopkins ARI vs. WAS14.8
4Tyreek Hill KC at LAC14.6
5Chris Godwin TB vs. CAR14.5
6Allen Robinson CHI vs. NYG14.3
7Adam Thielen MIN at IND14.1
8Calvin Ridley ATL at DAL13.6
9Amari Cooper DAL vs. ATL13.5
10Robert Woods LAR at PHI13.5
11JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT vs. DEN13.4
12DJ Moore CAR at TB13.3
13A.J. Brown TEN vs. JAX12.9
14Mike Evans TB vs. CAR12.6
15Terry McLaurin WAS at ARI12.4
16D.J. Chark JAX at TEN12.0
17Tyler Lockett SEA vs. NE12.0
18Cooper Kupp LAR at PHI11.8
19Odell Beckham Jr. CLE vs. CIN11.8
20T.Y. Hilton IND vs. MIN11.7
21Keenan Allen LAC vs. KC11.7
22Stefon Diggs BUF at MIA11.4
23DK Metcalf SEA vs. NE11.3
24Michael Gallup DAL vs. ATL11.3
25Will Fuller V HOU vs. BAL11.2

DeAndre Hopkins

Welp it’s fairly early in the season, but it sure looks as if the Arizona Cardinals got everything they wanted in their new star receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins absolutely torched the 49ers defense for 14 receptions and 151 yards. Hopkins actually set his own personal record, which by itself is quite a daunting task, with the 14 receptions in one game. There were plenty of questions in the off-season about Hopkins fantasy value on a new team, but it definitely seems that he will be a top 5 receiver moving forward. This week Hopkins will face the Washington Football Team who were 20th in the league agaisnt opposing WRs in 2019 and looked better against Carson Wentz, but nothing that would shy me away from a stud like Hopkins. FantasyProjection: 7 receptions 82 yards 0.5 TDs

JuJu Smith-Schuster

Is there anyone in the world happier to have Ben Roethlisberger back at QB than JuJu Smith-Schuster. JuJu and Ben were immdeiately back on the same page as they were in 2018 and fantasy owners are relieved to see JuJu performing at a WR1 level again. Smith-Schuster put up 6 receptions for 69 yards and 2 TDs in his season premiere against the New York Giants. Now the Giants defense is not a formidable force, but it was still a great sign that JuJu was able to take advantage of a good matchup. JuJu will face the Broncos in week 2 who are a strong defense and ranked in the top 10 against opposing receivers. Although he has a tough matchup I belive JuJu will continue to see that volume to keep him in the WR1 conversations. FantasyProjection: 6 receptions 67 yards 0.6 TDs

Tight Ends

RankNameProjected Points
1Mark Andrews BAL at HOU12.3
2Travis Kelce KC at LAC12.0
3George Kittle SF at NYJ11.7
4Zach Ertz PHI vs. LAR11.6
5Hunter Henry LAC vs. KC11.4
6Darren Waller LVR vs. NO11.0
7Evan Engram NYG at CHI10.6
8Jared Cook NO at LVR9.8
9Tyler Higbee LAR at PHI9.6
10Dallas Goedert PHI vs. LAR9.3
11Hayden Hurst ATL at DAL9.2
12Noah Fant DEN at PIT9.1

Dallas Goedert

Dallas Goedert had an incredible game in week 1 of the fantasy football season putting up 8 receptions for 101 yards and 1 TD against the Washington Football Team. Goedert does share the TE position for the Eagles with Ertz who also had a decent game in week 1, but I think these two Eagles will continue to be ranked in the top 10 TEs for the foreseeable future. Goedert will face Rams in week 2 who were in the bottom half of the league against opposing TEs in 2019 and have not had a great test yet in 2020. I expect Goedert will continue to see plenty of volume from Wentz to keep him in the top TE conversation for week 2. FantasyProjection: 4 receptions 49 yards 0.4 TDs

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