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Week 2 Rankings

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: September 15, 2019, 12:05 pm ET

Week 2 Receivers 

RK

Player

Pos

TM

Opp

1

Julio Jones

WR

ATL

PHI

2

DeAndre Hopkins

WR

HOU

JAC

3

Michael Thomas

WR

NO

@LA

4

Odell Beckham

WR

CLE

@NYJ

5

Amari Cooper

WR

DAL

@WAS

6

Davante Adams

WR

GB

MIN

7

JuJu Smith-Schuster

WR

PIT

SEA

8

Sammy Watkins

WR

KC

@OAK

9

Mike Evans

WR

TB

@CAR

10

Keenan Allen

WR

LAC

@DET

11

Robert Woods

WR

LA

NO

12

T.Y. Hilton

WR

IND

@TEN

13

D.J. Moore

WR

CAR

TB

14

Adam Thielen

WR

MIN

@GB

15

Tyler Lockett

WR

SEA

@PIT

16

Brandin Cooks

WR

LA

NO

17

Julian Edelman

WR

NE

@MIA

18

Tyler Boyd

WR

CIN

SF

19

Chris Godwin

WR

TB

@CAR

20

Cooper Kupp

WR

LA

NO

21

Allen Robinson

WR

CHI

@DEN

22

Alshon Jeffery

WR

PHI

@ATL

23

Stefon Diggs

WR

MIN

@GB

24

Tyrell Williams

WR

OAK

KC

25

Larry Fitzgerald

WR

ARI

@BAL

26

Antonio Brown

WR

NE

@MIA

27

Kenny Golladay

WR

DET

LAC

28

Calvin Ridley

WR

ATL

PHI

29

Michael Gallup

WR

DAL

@WAS

30

John Brown

WR

BUF

@NYG

31

Will Fuller

WR

HOU

JAC

32

Josh Gordon

WR

NE

@MIA

33

DeSean Jackson

WR

PHI

@ATL

34

Courtland Sutton

WR

DEN

CHI

35

Jamison Crowder

WR

NYJ

CLE

36

Curtis Samuel

WR

CAR

TB

37

Christian Kirk

WR

ARI

@BAL

38

Jarvis Landry

WR

CLE

@NYJ

39

Dede Westbrook

WR

JAC

@HOU

40

Robby Anderson

WR

NYJ

CLE

41

Marvin Jones

WR

DET

LAC

42

Marquise Brown

WR

BAL

ARI

43

Mike Williams

WR

LAC

@DET

44

Corey Davis

WR

TEN

IND

45

Emmanuel Sanders

WR

DEN

CHI

46

Terry McLaurin

WR

WAS

DAL

47

John Ross

WR

CIN

SF

48

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

WR

GB

MIN

49

D.K. Metcalf

WR

SEA

@PIT

50

Ted Ginn

WR

NO

@LA

51

Donte Moncrief

WR

PIT

SEA

52

Mohamed Sanu

WR

ATL

PHI

53

Geronimo Allison

WR

GB

MIN

54

D.J. Chark

WR

JAC

@HOU

55

Kenny Stills

WR

HOU

JAC

56

DeVante Parker

WR

MIA

NE

57

James Washington

WR

PIT

SEA

58

A.J. Brown

WR

TEN

IND

59

Mecole Hardman

WR

KC

@OAK

60

Deebo Samuel

WR

SF

@CIN

61

Danny Amendola

WR

DET

LAC

62

Dante Pettis

WR

SF

@CIN

63

Trey Quinn

WR

WAS

DAL

64

Preston Williams

WR

MIA

NE

65

Cody Latimer

WR

NYG

BUF

66

Chris Conley

WR

JAC

@HOU

67

KeeSean Johnson

WR

ARI

@BAL

68

Tre'Quan Smith

WR

NO

@LA

69

DaeSean Hamilton

WR

DEN

CHI

70

Willie Snead

WR

BAL

ARI

71

Marquise Goodwin

WR

SF

@CIN

72

Rashard Higgins

WR

CLE

@NYJ

 

WR Notes: Julio Jones had a predictably quiet Week 1 in a tough road spot. Not so predictably, he who rarely visits the end zone did just that, saving his fantasy day. Now he gets a gorgeous home draw in the Eagles to really get his 2019 going. … DeAndre Hopkins did what DeAndre Hopkins does in Week 1. His reward is a showdown with Jalen Ramsey. Nuk scored in both 2018 matchups with his AFC South foil, and went totally nuts for 12/147/0 in Week 17. … Michael Thomas picked up where he left off on 2018 against the Texans, corralling 10-of-13 targets for 123 yards. Like his quarterback, Thomas is usually quieter away from home, but he did have two 10-catch performances on the road last year. At the Superdome, he went a season-best 12/211/1 vs. the Rams. Hopefully he can at least split the difference in L.A. … Odell Beckham posted a very Eli statline in his Browns debut, catching 7-of-11 balls for 71 yards. If he fails to get going this week, it won’t be because of the opponent. (Obviously it’s the watch.)

Via Ian Hartitz’s excellent WR/CB matchups article: Amari Cooper has yet to have a 75-yard day on the road as a Cowboy. This, of course, will be his first road game with Kellen Moore at the controls. I like his odds. … Davante Adams rarely reaches his ceiling against the Vikings but typically hits his floor. … The Steelers sent JuJu Smith-Schuster out for one of the most pointless drives you will ever see in Sunday night’s beatdown loss to the Patriots and paid a heavy price. Smith-Schuster’s toe issue seems unlikely to hold him out against the Seahawks, but toe problems are the sort of thing that can limit a player for weeks, if not months. … Obviously Sammy Watkins has already had his best game of the season. He is still a clear-cut WR1 during Tyreek Hill’s absence. It’s typically just a matter of time before Watkins’ next nagging injury, but it is accurate to say he looked as healthy as he has in years in Jacksonville. The Raiders don’t have the horses to keep up. … Mike Evans was limited by illness in the Bucs’ debacle loss to the 49ers. His slow start could continue for another week against a Panthers secondary that limited him to 5-of-16 for 64 yards in 2018.

Keenan Allen has a tough matchup in Darius Slay, but the likely joining of Hunter Henry on the shelf by Mike Williams means Allen is assured of one of his monster volume games. … The Frank Reich effect? T.Y. Hilton’s 87 yards from Week 1 would have been the fifth most from his first Luck-less season of 2017. … Disturbing sexual assault and rape allegations emerged against Antonio Brown on Tuesday, but the Patriots plan on playing him. … After a summer of Curtis Samuel hype, D.J. Moore out-targeted him 10-4 against the Rams. Moore is the Panthers’ No. 1 receiver. Samuel still has an intriguing WR3 outlook for Week 2. Greg Olsen (back) is once again hobbled and the Bucs have one of the worst defenses in the league. … Even in the Vikings’ run-heavy offense, 10 attempts is an anomaly. It could still be another slow week for Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs vs. the Packers’ seemingly improved defense. Mitchell Trubisky means you should put the emphasis on “seemingly.” … Truly, I thought there was no way Tyler Lockett would be held below 100 targets in 2019. Then he drew two in a Week 1 game where the Seahawks were trailing throughout. Lockett is uncertain for Week 2 with a back issue.

Tyler Boyd was looking awful Robert Woods-y in Zac Taylor’s Ramscentric Bengals attack. John Ross, meanwhile, was second amongst all receivers with 172 air yards. I truth’d Taylor’s hiring all offseason. In Week 1, he brought some truth. Ross did benefit from some luck and defensive breakdowns. He’s a boom/bust WR4. That’s still (a lot) more than he was a week ago. … Allen Robinson is learning to live with Mitchell Trubisky. The Broncos’ secondary did not look like anything special in Week 1 in Oakland. … Alshon Jeffery has become Michael Crabtree 2.0 in fantasy. It doesn’t matter if you don’t want to start that. You have to. … Thanks in part to Danny Amendola and T.J. Hockenson’s explosions, Kenny Golladay exited a mouthwatering Week 1 matchup with a modest 4/42/1. The Chargers have an exponentially better secondary. … Without a 40-yard catch since 2015, Larry Fitzgerald notched two of them vs. the Lions. Kyler Murray was willing to play pitch and catch with his Hall-of-Famer in tight windows. Murray and Kliff Kingsbury’s aggressive mindset means Fitz might have one more revival in him. As for No. 2 Christian Kirk, the volume is going to be there even with Nos. 3 and 4 Damiere Byrd/KeeSean Johnson/Michael Crabtree playing almost every snap. Jimmy Smith (knee) is sidelined for Baltimore.

The reason for Tyrell Williams optimism is “look no further than what D.J. Chark and Chris Conley just did to the Chiefs’ secondary.” … Michael Gallup had no problem getting behind the Giants’ secondary. Washington is similarly unimposing. … Courtland Sutton looked like a player who had arrived against the Raiders. The problem for Week 2 is that the Bears’ defense will be arriving early and often to Joe Flacco. … Coming off a game of missed opportunities against the Bills, Robby Anderson must contend with shutdown CB Denzel Ward on Monday Night Football. That sets up for another Jamison Crowder target bonanza. That’s if Trevor Siemian can get anyone the ball. … The Jaguars’ Week 1 receiver performances, though encouraging, basically need to be thrown out the window. Nick Foles is gone, as is the Chiefs’ sieve-like secondary. Dede Westbrook is still the targets favorite. Big-play threat Chark offers more upside than Conley. … At least judging from the Packers’ Week 1 offensive groupings, there’s not much reason for Week 2 optimism with Geronimo Allison. … Marquise Brown figures to be matchup dependent early on. Arizona is an excellent matchup. … Mecole Hardman is the favorite for Tyreek Hill’s lost role, but he out-snapped Demarcus Robinson by a slim margin in Jacksonville. … Stefon Diggs did show up in Week 1, only under his alias, Terry McLaurin. … A.J. Brown, frankly, already looks better than Corey Davis. It’s obviously too early to make the switch.                      

Patrick Daugherty

Patrick Daugherty is the Senior Fantasy Football content creator for NBC Sports EDGE. You can find him on Twitter @RotoPat.