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Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 30 Players

Jason Schandl
New York Giants v Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants v Dallas Cowboys / Tom Pennington/Getty Images
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On Sunday, we were treated to all of the drama and uncertainty that we've become accustomed to from Week 1 of the NFL season.

The fantasy football landscape has been shaken up, and the top-30 players for Week 2 look quite a bit different than we saw in Week 1.

30. James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers vs Seattle Seahawks

29. Antonio Brown, WR, New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins

28. Sony Michel, RB, New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins

Sony Michel had a terrible start to 2019, with only 14 yards on 15 carries in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Inefficient or not, that volume is hard to ignore, especially with no other New England Patriots player running more than eight times in the blowout win. Week 2 should call for another run-heavy game flow, with the Patriots traveling to take on a Miami Dolphins team that just got obliterated by 49 points, while giving up 265 rushing yards to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1.

27. Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns @ New York Jets

26. Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers

25. Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams vs New Orleans Saints

24. Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals vs San Francisco 49ers

Joe Mixon is here if he's active after suffering an ankle injury in Week 1. He's day-to-day, so keep an eye on his status.

23. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles @ Atlanta Falcons

22. Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers @ Detroit Lions

21. Sammy Watkins, WR, Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders

20. Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers

19. David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals @ Baltimore Ravens

18. Amari Cooper, WR, Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Redskins

17. Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings

16. Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks @ Pittsburgh Steelers

15. Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans

14. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers

13. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders

Travis Kelce's 8.8 fantasy points against the Jacksonville Jaguars were a bit of a letdown, finishing only ninth among tight ends. Worry not, though. He finished sixth at the position with eight targets, and his four red zone targets were the most in the NFL. He's still tied to the most productive QB in the league, and he's not going to remain this inefficient for long.

12. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Cleveland Browns @ New York Jets

11. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers vs Seattle Seahawks

10. Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints @ Los Angeles Rams

9. Mark Ingram, RB, Baltimore Ravens vs Arizona Cardinals

The Ravens' Week 1 backfield split wasn't as even as it may have looked, since they pulled their starters in a blowout. Thirteen of Ingram's 14 carries came in the first three quarters, while Edwards had only eight before the fourth quarter. We can expect a ton of rushing from the Ravens again, as they sit as massive 13.5-point home favorites against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2, per FanDuel Sportsbook.

8. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans vs Jacksonville Jaguars

7. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders

6. Le'Veon Bell, RB, New York Jets vs Cleveland Browns

5. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles

4. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Redskins

While he exceeded the pre-game reports about his potential snap count, Ezekiel Elliott was still on the field for only 54 percent of the Dallas Cowboys' snaps in Week 1. He didn't play fewer than 75 percent in any game in the 2018 regular season, so with another week of practice under his belt, we can expect him to fully reclaim his workhorse role in Week 2. The NFL's leading rusher in two of the last three seasons, that puts him right back where he belongs among fantasy football's elite, especially against a Washington Redskins defense that gave up at least 40 rushing yards to three different Philadelphia Eagles RBs in Week 1.

3. Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints @ Los Angeles Rams

2. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants vs Buffalo Bills

Saquon Barkley didn't find the end zone in Week 1, but he still racked up 139 yards on his 15 touches. His matchup in Week 2 is softer, taking on a Buffalo Bills team that allowed Le'Veon Bell to finish as a top-12 fantasy RB last week. The top player for the 2019 fantasy football season, Barkley still holds that crown heading into Week 2.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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