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Week 2 Rankings

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Week 2 Receivers

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Antonio Brown vs. KC -
2 Julio Jones vs. CAR -
3 Odell Beckham at DAL -
4 Michael Thomas vs. CLE -
5 DeAndre Hopkins at TEN -
6 Keenan Allen at BUF -
7 Tyreek Hill at PIT -
8 A.J. Green vs. BAL -
9 Adam Thielen at GB -
10 JuJu Smith-Schuster vs. KC -
11 Mike Evans vs. PHI -
12 Jarvis Landry at NO -
13 Emmanuel Sanders vs. OAK -
14 Stefon Diggs at GB -
15 Davante Adams vs. MIN -
16 Larry Fitzgerald at LAR -
17 Demaryius Thomas vs. OAK -
18 Brandin Cooks vs. ARZ -
19 T.Y. Hilton at WAS -
20 Nelson Agholor at TB -
21 Golden Tate at SF -
22 Corey Davis vs. HOU -
23 Allen Robinson vs. SEA -
24 Kenny Stills at NYJ -
25 Cooper Kupp vs. ARZ -
26 Chris Hogan at JAC -
27 Marvin Jones at SF -
28 Devin Funchess at ATL -
29 Robby Anderson vs. MIA -
30 Tyler Lockett at CHI -
31 Randall Cobb vs. MIN -
32 Robert Woods vs. ARZ -
33 Michael Crabtree at CIN -
34 Quincy Enunwa vs. MIA -
35 Amari Cooper at DEN -
36 Pierre Garcon vs. DET -
37 Kenny Golladay at SF -
38 Jamison Crowder vs. IND -
39 Ted Ginn vs. CLE -
40 Will Fuller at TEN -
41 Keelan Cole vs. NE -
42 Chris Godwin vs. PHI -
43 Mike Williams at BUF -
44 Brandon Marshall at CHI -
45 Sterling Shepard at DAL -
46 John Brown at CIN -
47 Geronimo Allison vs. MIN -
48 Dante Pettis vs. DET -
49 Sammy Watkins at PIT -
50 Rishard Matthews vs. HOU -
51 Dede Westbrook vs. NE -
52 DeSean Jackson vs. PHI -
53 Ryan Grant at WAS -
54 Jordy Nelson at DEN -
55 Kelvin Benjamin vs. LAC -
56 John Ross vs. BAL -
57 Mohamed Sanu vs. CAR -
58 Cole Beasley vs. NYG -
59 Phillip Dorsett at JAC -
60 Danny Amendola at NYJ -
61 Mike Wallace at TB -
62 Paul Richardson vs. IND -
63 Allen Hurns vs. NYG -
64 Tyrell Williams at BUF -
65 Josh Doctson vs. IND -
66 Donte Moncrief vs. NE -
67 Antonio Callaway at NO -
68 Courtland Sutton vs. OAK -
69 Willie Snead at CIN -
70 Albert Wilson at NYJ -
71 Jermaine Kearse vs. MIA -
72 Bruce Ellington at TEN -

WR Notes: Keenan Allen torched the Chiefs for 8/108/1. It will be interesting to see what rich man’s Keenan Allen Antonio Brown can do. … Julio Jones has 824 yards over his past six games against Ron Rivera’s zone-based defense. … Odell Beckham went 11/111 against the Jaguars’ league-best secondary. Prayers up for the Cowboys. … Coming off one of the best games ever for a Drew Brees wideout, Michael Thomas gets a Browns defense that allowed 212 combined yards to Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster. Brees and Thomas will find the same holes the Steelers did. … DeAndre Hopkins is nursing a foot injury. It doesn’t sound like it will be a concern against the Titans’ soft secondary. … The following Ravens had at least one 20-yard reception against the Bills: John Brown, Michael Crabtree, Willie Snead, Nick Boyle and Maxx Williams. Keenan Allen is licking his chops. … Five of Tyreek Hill’s seven Week 1 receptions gained at least 20 yards. This was against an elite Chargers secondary. He’s one of the most unique talents in the league.  

A.J. Green rarely hits his ceiling against the Ravens. … Adam Thielen ate the 49ers up out of the slot. He’s going to pose all sorts of problems for rookie Packers nickel CB Jaire Alexander. … The Steelers’ narrow offense gives JuJu Smith-Schuster both an unusually high floor and ceiling for a No. 2 receiver. … Mike Evans took out his 2017 frustrations on Marshon Lattimore in Week 1, dismantling one of the league’s top corners in their 1-on-1 matchups. The Eagles don’t have anyone quite that imposing, but their overall unit is so much better. The FitzMagic will be in much shorter supply. … Emmanuel Sanders’ preseason chemistry with Case Keenum carried over to the opener. At least for one game, the Broncos nearly doubled Sanders’ slot usage. Sanders appears back to being a high-upside, every-week WR2. … Stefon Diggs had a quiet Kirk Cousins debut. An expected heavy dose of Tramon Williams should help change that against the Packers. ... Davante Adams will do frequent battle with lockdown CB Xavier Rhodes as Aaron Rodgers tries to beat the Vikings on one leg.

Via FantasyInsiders’ Ben Gretch: Jarvis Landry’s Week 1 average depth of target was 13.9. He never averaged more than 7.7 for a season in Miami. One game is one game, but the Browns seem like maybe they were telling the truth when they said they wanted to expand Landry’s horizons beyond the shortest area of the field. … Sam Bradford is the latest bad quarterback Larry Fitzgerald has had to endure. Bradford’s Week 1 performance was a sad spectacle. Start the Josh Rosen countdown clock. … It looks like Emmanuel Sanders might finally have the upper hand on Demaryius Thomas, but Thomas still caught 6-of-10 Week 1 targets for 63 yards and a score. With little in the way of target competition, Sanders and Thomas will both get their numbers. … The Cardinals are leaving Patrick Peterson stationary this season. That’s excellent news for Brandin Cooks. Matchups wiz Sean McVay should have little trouble freeing Cooks up for good looks after he went 5/87 in the opener. … T.Y. Hilton should avoid Josh Norman’s shadow, but we know all about his home/road splits. That, coupled with Andrew Luck’s checkdown bonanza in Week 1 make Hilton a pure WR2.

The Bucs got annihilated by the Saints’ receivers last week and have now lost nickel CB Vernon Hargreaves for the season. That’s good news for Eagles slot man and current No. 1 wideout Nelson Agholor. … Golden Tate’s Week 1 usage was about what we expected. Outside was where the intrigue was for the Lions. Is Kenny Golladay already forcing his way past Marvin Jones on the depth chart? I’m obviously not making the switch after one game, but it is something that will remain on the brain. … Corey Davis’ 13 targets against the Dolphins were easily a new career high. Now Marcus Mariota has lost No. 1 weapon Delanie Walker. That’s good news for Davis and even better news for Rishard Matthews, who was invisible in the opener after a summer lost to injury. Matthews will be badly needed over the middle of the field. 65.4 percent of his Week 1 routes originated from the slot, compared to just 33.1 in 2017. … Kenny Stills: Good at football. … The Browns accidentally started Josh Gordon in Week 1. He then quite purposefully played 69-of-89 snaps, flukily drawing only three targets. Marshon Lattimore is not going to get embarrassed in back-to-back weeks, but Gordon should do enough for a WR3 day.        


Devin Funchess was far more productive whenever Greg Olsen was sidelined last season. Olsen is out indefinitely. … Tyler Lockett is kicking inside in Doug Baldwin’s (knee) absence. The Bears could not contain Randall Cobb out of the slot in Week 1. … If Marquise Goodwin (bruised thigh) can get cleared, he will have an appetizing matchup in a Lions secondary that got torn apart by the Jets. … The Quincy Enunwa summer prophecy came true. He is going to be a major factor over the middle of the field for a team without a preferred pass-catching tight end. … DeSean Jackson (concussion, shoulder) appears poised to sit. Chris Godwin would almost be guaranteed to go bonkers if the Bucs were facing a softer defense than Philadelphia. As it is, he is still set up for a volume-based WR3 day. … Coach Jon Gruden has basically already admitted that Amari Cooper won’t be able to bust his slump against the Broncos’ tough secondary. He also not so subtly suggested Derek Carr needs to do a better job finding his No. 1 wideout. … Brandon Marshall for cheap floor. Geronimo Allison for cheap upside. Kelvin Benjamin for delete your account.   

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