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Week 2 PPR Rankings: WR

Sporting News — (Matt Lutovsky)

Jamison Crowder and Danny Amendola were among the opening-week breakout PPR fantasy stars (and likely popular waiver pickups), but given their possession-receiver reputations, that wasn't a huge surprise. Big-play guys like John Ross III and DeSean Jackson seeing double-digit targets...now that's intriguing. And that's why both are among the biggest risers in our Week 2 WR PPR rankings and likely easy "start" calls when making this week's start 'em, sit 'em decisions.

Some other surprise target-getters were Christian Kirk (12), KeeSean Johnson (10), Donte Moncrief (10), and Cody Latimer (8). Washington's Terry McLaurin and Paul Richardson both had seven, while projected PPR ace Trey Quinn had six. One thing all those players have in common is their respective teams were trailing by two scores for much of the last quarter-plus, and in the case of the two Arizona receivers, both received an extra 10 minutes in which to pad their stats. There's only so much we can take from these numbers, but these guys should at least be on your radars. The outlooks for preseason WR3s Allen Robinson II (13 targets), D.J. Moore (10), and John Brown (10) also got a little brighter after Week 1.

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

Mike Evans (five targets), Adam Thielen (3), and Stefon Diggs (2) were the biggest disappointments. Apparently, the Vikings were serious about their plan to run the ball more, and Thielen and Diggs could continue to see declines in overall production as a result. It will be something to watch going forward, especially this week in what looks like an even more difficult matchup in Green Bay.

The biggest thing to pay attention to this week is how the Patriots will divvy up targets among Antonio Brown, Julian Edelman, and Josh Gordon. Given the opponent (@ Dolphins), we expect all three to be fantasy relevant, but be prepared for anything to happen.

Week 2 DFS: FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPPY! Cash | Y! GPPReminder: Check back for updates during the week, and check out our standard wide receiver rankings for player analysis.

WEEK 2 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Tight end

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Week 2 PPR Rankings: WRs

These rankings are for full-point 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.
6Davante Adams, GB vs. MIN.
7Mike Evans, TB @ CAR.
8Sammy Watkins, KC @ OAK.
9Keenan Allen, LAC @ DET.
10Amari Cooper, DAL @ WAS.
11Julian Edelman, NE @ MIA.
12Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. NO.
13Tyler Boyd, CIN vs. SF.
14Robert Woods, LAR vs NO.
15Adam Thielen, MIN @ GB.
16Alshon Jeffery, PHI @ ATL.
17Stefon Diggs, MIN @ GB.
18Antonio Brown, NE @ MIA
19Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. CLE.
20T.Y. Hilton, IND @ TEN.
21Brandin Cooks, LAR vs. NO.
22Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. PHI.
23Kenny Golladay, DET vs. LAC.
24DeSean Jackson, PHI @ ATL.
25Tyrell Williams, OAK vs. KC.
26John Brown, BUF @ NYG.
27Chris Godwin, TB @ CAR.
28Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ @ BAL.
29Jarvis Landry, CLE @ NYJ.
30Allen Robinson, CHI @ DEN.
31Tyler Lockett, SEA @ PIT.
32D.J. Moore, CAR vs. TB.
33Josh Gordon, NE @ MIA.
34John Ross, CIN vs. SF
35Danny Amendola, DET vs. LAC
36Courtland Sutton, DEN vs. CHI.
37Marquise Brown, BAL vs. ARZ
38Cody Latimer, NYG vs. BUF.
39Dede Westbrook, JAX @ HOU.
40Emmanuel Sanders, DEN vs. CHI.
41Will Fuller V, HOU vs. JAX.
42Willie Snead, BAL vs. ARZ.
43Michael Gallup, DAL @ WAS.
44DK Metcalf, SEA @ PIT.
45Robby Anderson, NYJ vs. CLE.
46Mike Williams, LAC @ DET.
47Corey Davis, TEN vs. IND.
48Christian Kirk, ARZ @ BAL.
49Trey Quinn, WAS vs. DAL
50Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. MIN.
51Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. DAL
52Curtis Samuel, CAR vs. TB.
53Paul Richardson, WAS vs. DAL.
54Ted Ginn Jr., NO @ LAR.
55Preston Williams, MIA vs. NE
56Donte Moncrief, PIT vs. SEA.
57Taylor Gabriel, CHI @ DEN
58Ryan Switzer, PIT vs. SEA.
59Phillip Dorsett, NE @ MIA.
60Keke Coutee, HOU vs. JAX
61Chris Conley, JAX @ HOU
62Randall Cobb, DAL @ WAS
63Marvin Jones, DET vs. LAC.
64A.J. Brown, TEN vs. IND
65Tre'Quan Smith, NO @ LAR.
66Deebo Samuel, SF @ CIN.
67Geronimo Allison, GB vs. MIN.
68Demarcus Robinson, KC @ OAK.
69James Washington, PIT vs. SEA
70Mecole Hardman, KC @ OAK
71Bennie Fowler, NYG vs. BUF
72Anthony Miller, CHI @ DEN.
73DaeSean Hamilton, DEN vs. CHI.
74Zay Jones, BUF @ NYG.
75DeVante Parker, MIA vs. NE.
76KeeSean Johnson, ARZ @ BAL
77Cole Beasley, BUF @ NYG
78DJ Chark Jr., JAX @ HOU
79Mohamed Sanu, ATL vs. PHI.