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Week 2 Fantasy WR Rankings

Sporting News — (Matt Lutovsky)

Chances are, at least a couple of your wide receivers did well last week. Even more likely, you had one or two (or three) guys who did next to nothing. If it was a bench receiver like Anthony Miller or Donte Moncrief, no big deal, right? But when it's Mike Evans or Brandin Cooks or Antonio Brown (forcing your release, changing teams, and not playing counts as doing nothing), it certainly feels like a much bigger worry. Overreaction is easy this time of year -- in both directions -- so we did our best to keep a level head with our Week 2 fantasy WR rankings.

We have to keep telling ourselves the top guys were/are the top guys for a reason. Unless there was an injury (Tyreek Hill), you have to stick with your studs and only adjust for the Week 1 craziness so much. Sammy Watkins is now the top wide receiver for the best QB in football, so, yes, he moves way up, and it's tough to ignore Jamison Crowder's heavy usage, so he also moves up considerably in his seemingly favorable matchup against Cleveland. Week 1 breakouts like Hollywood Brown and John Ross, among others, are a little tougher to assess. While they certainly merit WR3 consideration, you can't simply expect a repeat of Week 1. It's likely both just had their best games of the season, so disappointment is bound to follow if you get too excited.

WEEK 2 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

As always, target share is important (Crowder, Ross, Danny Amendola), as is what we saw in terms of separation and run-after-the-catch ability (Terry McLaurin, Michael Gallup). Some situations remain confusing (Washington, Seattle), while others are about to get a whole lot more interesting (New England, Kansas City). Either way, expect to see the exact opposite of what happened in Week 1 happen in Week 2 for a few of last week's breakouts, and expect to see a return to normalcy for some preseason top-25 WRs. 

WEEK 2 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiverTight end

Reminder: These rankings will be adjusted and updated throughout week, so check back often for the latest player movement and analysis! 

Week 2 DFS: FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPPY! Cash | Y! GPP

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Week 2 Fantasy WR Rankings

These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.

1DeAndre Hopkins, HOU vs. JAX.
2Julio Jones, ATL vs. PHI.
3Odell Beckham Jr., CLE @ NYJ.
4Michael Thomas, NO @ LAR.
5JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT vs. SEA.
6Mike Evans, TB @ CAR.
7Davante Adams, GB vs. MIN.
8Sammy Watkins, KC @ OAK.
9Keenan Allen, LAC @ DET.
10Amari Cooper, DAL @ WAS.
11Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. NO.
12Alshon Jeffery, PHI @ ATL.
13Brandin Cooks, LAR vs. NO.
14Julian Edelman, NE @ MIA.
15Robert Woods, LAR vs NO.
16Adam Thielen, MIN @ GB.
17Tyler Boyd, CIN vs. SF.
18Antonio Brown, NE @ MIA.
19Stefon Diggs, MIN @ GB.
20Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. PHI.
21Kenny Golladay, DET vs. LAC.
22T.Y. Hilton, IND @ TEN.
23Josh Gordon, NE @ MIA
24John Brown, BUF @ NYG.
25DeSean Jackson, PHI @ ATL.
26Tyrell Williams, OAK vs. KC.
27Tyler Lockett, SEA @ PIT.
28Chris Godwin, TB @ CAR.
29Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. CLE.
30D.J. Moore, CAR vs. TB.
31Allen Robinson, CHI @ DEN.
32Jarvis Landry, CLE @ NYJ.
33Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ @ BAL.
34Marquise Brown, BAL vs. ARZ
35John Ross, CIN vs. SF
36Will Fuller V, HOU vs. JAX.
37Courtland Sutton, DEN vs. CHI.
38Willie Snead, BAL vs. ARZ.
39Michael Gallup, DAL @ WAS.
40DK Metcalf, SEA @ PIT.
41Robby Anderson, NYJ vs. CLE.
42Mike Williams, LAC @ DET.
43Corey Davis, TEN vs. IND.
44Curtis Samuel, CAR vs. TB.
45Danny Amendola, DET vs. LAC
46Emmanuel Sanders, DEN vs. CHI.
47Cody Latimer, NYG vs. BUF
48Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. MIN.
49Dede Westbrook, JAX @ HOU.
50Ted Ginn Jr., NO @ LAR.
51Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. DAL
52Paul Richardson, WAS vs. DAL.
53Tre'Quan Smith, NO @ LAR.
54Preston Williams, MIA vs. NE
55A.J. Brown, TEN vs. IND
56Marvin Jones, DET vs. LAC.
57Donte Moncrief, PIT vs. SEA.
58James Washington, PIT vs. SEA.
59Mecole Hardman, KC @ OAK
60Phillip Dorsett, NE @ MIA
61Demarcus Robinson, KC @ OAK.
62Geronimo Allison, GB vs. MIN.
63Keke Coutee, HOU vs. JAX
64Anthony Miller, CHI @ DEN.
65Trey Quinn, WAS vs. DAL
66Christian Kirk, ARZ @ BAL.
67Bennie Fowler, NYG vs. BUF
68DaeSean Hamilton, DEN vs. CHI.
69Dante Pettis, SF @ CIN.
70Chris Conley, JAX @ HOU
71Zay Jones, BUF @ NYG.
72DeVante Parker, MIA vs. NE.
73DJ Chark Jr., JAX @ HOU
74Taylor Gabriel, CHI @ DEN
75Mohamed Sanu, ATL vs. PHI.
76Randall Cobb, DAL @ WAS
77KeeSean Johnson, ARZ @ BAL