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NFL Rankings

Week 2 Rankings

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

Week 2 Tight Ends

RK

Player

Pos

TM

Opp

1

Travis Kelce

TE

KC

@OAK

2

George Kittle

TE

SF

@CIN

3

Evan Engram

TE

NYG

BUF

4

Zach Ertz

TE

PHI

@ATL

5

O.J. Howard

TE

TB

@CAR

6

Mark Andrews

TE

BAL

ARI

7

Delanie Walker

TE

TEN

IND

8

T.J. Hockenson

TE

DET

LAC

9

Vance McDonald

TE

PIT

SEA

10

Jared Cook

TE

NO

@LA

11

Darren Waller

TE

OAK

KC

12

Austin Hooper

TE

ATL

PHI

13

David Njoku

TE

CLE

@NYJ

14

Greg Olsen

TE

CAR

TB

15

Tyler Eifert

TE

CIN

SF

16

Jimmy Graham

TE

GB

MIN

17

Trey Burton

TE

CHI

@DEN

18

Vernon Davis

TE

WAS

DAL

19

Eric Ebron

TE

IND

@TEN

20

Jason Witten

TE

DAL

@WAS

21

Dallas Goedert

TE

PHI

@ATL

22

Kyle Rudolph

TE

MIN

@GB

23

Tyler Higbee

TE

LA

NO

24

Jack Doyle

TE

IND

@TEN

25

C.J. Uzomah

TE

CIN

SF

26

Mike Gesicki

TE

MIA

NE

27

Noah Fant

TE

DEN

CHI

28

Geoff Swaim

TE

JAC

@HOU

29

Gerald Everett

TE

LA

NO

 

TE Notes: It was a day of near misses for Travis Kelce in Week 1, who still finished with three catches for 88 yards. Kelce was overshot for a wide-open touchdown by Patrick Mahomes before being forced out of bounds and interfered with on another potential score. With Tyreek Hill (collarbone) sidelined, Kelce’s stage is set for a patented 6/100/1 day vs. the Raiders. … George Kittle can empathize with his top-two compatriot. Kittle had a pair of touchdowns called back by penalty in Tampa Bay. With Dante Pettis in Kyle Shanahan’s doghouse, Kittle is the 49ers’ No. 1, 2 and 3 passing option. … No tight end drew more Week 1 targets than Evan Engram. With Sterling Shepard in the concussion protocol, Engram’s 14 looks from the opener might as well be his over/under against the Bills. It is worth noting that Sean McDermott’s defense was extremely stingy up the seam in 2018. … At least for one week, Zach Ertz’s summer concerns came true, as Carson Wentz locked onto new No. 2 receiver DeSean Jackson. Ertz’s seven targets, though a decent total, would have been tied for his fourth fewest of 2018.

O.J. Howard was quiet in the Bucs’ 49ers dumpster fire but gets an immediate opportunity to bounce back vs. a Panthers Defense that was permissive up the middle in 2018. … Third in Week 1 tight end yardage (108), Mark Andrews was also third in tight end air yardage (74). (Thank you for this resource, Josh.) This is an explosive player the Ravens are going to give chances to make plays down the field. While it’s true that Andrews was ripping a weak defense in the opener, he has another one for Week 2 in the Cardinals. Kliff Kingsbury’s unit allowed 6/131/1 to T.J. Hockenson in his NFL debut. … Which brings us to Hockenson. He was the player of the week at his position in his first ever game. His 142 air yards were 25 more than any other tight end. Talk about someone who is going to get the opportunity to do damage deep. The obvious caveat is that Week 1 might end up the Lions’ most favorable passing environment of the entire season, but considering Hockenson’s draft pedigree and opening-week performance, he is impossible to leave out of the top 12.

Marcus Mariota’s favorite target, Delanie Walker, did not miss a beat (5/55/2) in his return from a lengthy absence. They checked Hunter Henry in Week 1, but the Colts hemorrhaged tight end production a year ago. … It was a disappointing Saints debut for Jared Cook, who drew only three of Drew Brees’ 43 pass attempts. It’s a mild concern, as that kind of volume won’t be the norm in the Saints’ offense. Brees cleared 40 attempts only twice in 2018. ...Vance McDonald’s Week 1 was particularly pathetic since all four of his targets came on the Steelers’ truly meaningless final drive. Like the Steelers on the whole, fantasy owners have no choice but to burn the tape. … Darren Waller played 100 percent of the Raiders’ snaps on Monday night, earning a “special player” superlative from coach Jon Gruden. The Raiders’ No. 2 target, Waller is looking like a TE1 in fantasy. … Greg Olsen (back) sounds less than 50-50 to suit up on TNF. Ian Thomas would have dart throw appeal against the Bucs’ barely-there defense. … If Jordan Reed (concussion) remains sidelined, Vernon Davis will be an option to cost next-to-nothing at the bottom of DFS lineups.

Week 2 Kickers

RK

Player

Pos

TM

Opp

1

Justin Tucker

K

BAL

ARI

2

Greg Zuerlein

K

LA

NO

3

Harrison Butker

K

KC

@OAK

4

Wil Lutz

K

NO

@LA

5

Stephen Gostkowski

K

NE

@MIA

6

Brett Maher

K

DAL

@WAS

7

Ka'imi Fairbairn

K

HOU

JAC

8

Jake Elliott

K

PHI

@ATL

9

Matt Bryant

K

ATL

PHI

10

Robbie Gould

K

SF

@CIN

11

Jason Myers

K

SEA

@PIT

12

Matt Prater

K

DET

LAC

13

Mason Crosby

K

GB

MIN

14

Chris Boswell

K

PIT

SEA

15

Dan Bailey

K

MIN

@GB

16

Cairo Santos

K

TEN

IND

17

Zane Gonzalez

K

ARI

@BAL

18

Stephen Hauschka

K

BUF

@NYG

19

Austin Seibert

K

CLE

@NYJ

20

Joey Slye

K

CAR

TB

21

Daniel Carlson

K

OAK

KC

22

Matt Gay

K

TB

@CAR

23

Brandon McManus

K

DEN

CHI

24

Josh Lambo

K

JAC

@HOU

25

Dustin Hopkins

K

WAS

DAL

26

Eddy Pineiro

K

CHI

@DEN

27

Randy Bullock

K

CIN

SF

28

Aldrick Rosas

K

NYG

BUF

29

Adam Vinatieri

K

IND

@TEN

30

Sam Ficken

K

NYJ

CLE

31

Jason Sanders

K

MIA

NE

32

Ty Long

P

LAC

@DET

 

Week 2 Defense/Special Teams 

RK

Player

Pos

TM

Opp

1

New England Patriots

DST

NE

@MIA

2

Buffalo Bills

DST

BUF

@NYG

3

Chicago Bears

DST

CHI

@DEN

4

Houston Texans

DST

HOU

JAC

5

Baltimore Ravens

DST

BAL

ARI

6

Dallas Cowboys

DST

DAL

@WAS

7

Cleveland Browns

DST

CLE

@NYJ

8

Denver Broncos

DST

DEN

CHI

9

Kansas City Chiefs

DST

KC

@OAK

10

Carolina Panthers

DST

CAR

TB

11

Tennessee Titans

DST

TEN

IND

12

Minnesota Vikings

DST

MIN

@GB

13

Green Bay Packers

DST

GB

MIN

14

San Francisco 49ers

DST

SF

@CIN

15

New York Giants

DST

NYG

BUF

16

Jacksonville Jaguars

DST

JAC

@HOU

17

New York Jets

DST

NYJ

CLE

18

Indianapolis Colts

DST

IND

@TEN

19

Los Angeles Chargers

DST

LAC

@DET

20

Philadelphia Eagles

DST

PHI

@ATL

21

New Orleans Saints

DST

NO

@LA

22

Seattle Seahawks

DST

SEA

@PIT

23

Los Angeles Rams

DST

LA

NO

24

Pittsburgh Steelers

DST

PIT

SEA

25

Cincinnati Bengals

DST

CIN

SF

26

Detroit Lions

DST

DET

LAC

27

Atlanta Falcons

DST

ATL

PHI

28

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

DST

TB

@CAR

29

Washington Redskins

DST

WAS

DAL

30

Arizona Cardinals

DST

ARI

@BAL

31

Oakland Raiders

DST

OAK

KC

32

Miami Dolphins

DST

MIA

NE

    

Patrick Daugherty

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