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Fantasy Football Week 2 Quarterback and Top 100 Flex Rankings

Todd Gurley and Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams
Todd Gurley was the RB5 in Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season. But look for him to go off in Week 2 against the Cardinals. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire)
  • With Bell still out, Kamara will continue to challenge Gurley for the top fantasy RB
  • Drew Brees owns the top QB spot 2 weeks straight
  • Which Week 2 Daily Fantasy bargains to take advantage of

With Week 1 of the NFL season now in the rear view mirror the picture becomes a little clearer as we start to understand how teams view themselves and their players. Try not to overreact but don’t get left out in the cold, stubbornly missing out on early season surprises.

Read on to find my Top 20 QBs and Top 100 PPR Flex plays heading into Week 2. And no, Ryan Fitzpatrick or Jared Cook didn’t make the cut.

Top 20 QBs Week 2

Rank Player (Team) Opponent Last Weeks Points Current 2018 Position Rank DFS Price
1 Drew Brees (NO) CLE 31.6 QB 2 $7,200
2 Cam Newton (CAR) @ATL 18.2 QB 14 $6,600
3 Russell Wilson (SEA) @CHI 20.4 QB 9 $6,000
4 Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) KC 9 QB 22 $6,900
5 Jimmy Garoppolo DET 9 QB 22 $6,000
6 Andrew Luck (IND) @WAS 19.5 QB 12 $6,200
7 Kirk Cousins (MIN) @GB 20.4 QB 10 $6,400
8 Pat Mahomes (KC) @PIT 28.3 QB 4 $6,100
9 Deshaun Watson (HOU) @TEN 11 QB 21 $6,300
10 Aaron Rodgers (GB) MIN 24.9 QB 5 $6,800
11 Matt Stafford (DET) @SF 8 QB 26 $6,100
12 Alex Smith (WAS) IND 19.6 QB 11 $6,000
13 Jared Goff (LAR) ARI 17.2 QB 15 $6,300
14 Tom Brady (NE) @JAX 21.3 QB 8 $6,500
15 Philip Rivers (LAC) @BUF 29 QB 3 $6,700
16 Tyrod Taylor (CLE) @NO 23.6 QB 6 $5,900
17 Matt Ryan (ATL) CAR 8.8 QB 24 $5,700
18 Blake Bortles (JAX) NE 13.2 QB 20 $5,400
19 Case Keenum (DEN) OAK 19.2 QB 13 $5,800
20 Ryan Tannehill (MIA) @JETS 13.6 QB 19 $5,300

So Drew Brees is getting old? Check out the laser in the video if you were buying the Brees on the decline talk before the season.

If you were smart enough to ignore all the trash talked about Brees after a modest 2017, it paid off large in Week 1 and will continue with the Saints hosting the undefeated Cleveland Browns in Week 2.

Sorry Browns fans, you may be undefeated after one week, but you’ll be winless after two.

Top 100 PPR Flex Rankings Week 2

Rank Player (Team)(Pos Rank) Opponent Last Weeks Points Current 2018 Position Rank DFS Price
1 Todd Gurley (LAR)(RB1) ARI 23.7 RB 6 $9,200
2 Alvin Kamara (NO)(RB2) CLE 43.1 RB 1 $9,500
3 Antonio Brown (PIT)(WR1) KC 24.3 WR 10 $8,800
4 Odell Beckham (NYG)(WR2) @DAL 22 WR 11 $8,500
5 Saquon Barkley (NYG)(RB3) @DAL 20.8 RB 11 $7,300
6 Ezekiel Elliot (DAL)(RB4) NYG 17.6 RB 15 $7,600
7 Michael Thomas (NO)(WR3) CLE 38 WR 2 $8,600
8 Melvin Gordon (LAC)(RB5) @BUF 27.6 RB 3 $7,400
9 Julio Jones (ATL)(WR4) CAR 28 WR 6 $8,400
10 Tyreek Hill (KC)(WR5) @PIT 42.3 WR 1 $7,600
11 Rob Gronkowski (NE)(TE1) @JAX 23.3 TE 2 $7,000
12 Christian McCaffrey (CAR)(RB6) @ATL 13.5 RB 23 $7,000
13 David Johnson (ARI)(RB7) @LAR 17.7 RB 14 $8,200
14 Dalvin Cook (MIN)(RB8) @GB 13.5 RB 22 $6,500
15 DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)(WR6) @BUF 15.1 WR 26 $8,000
16 AJ Green (CIN)(WR7) BALT 19.2 WR 16 $6,800
17 Keenan Allen (LAC)(WR8) @BUF 24.8 WR 9 $7,800
18 Stefon Diggs (MIN)(WR9) @GB 14.1 WR 34 $6,900
19 Kareem Hunt (KC)(RB9) @PIT 4.9 RB 53 $6,200
20 Travis Kelce (KC)(TE2) @PIT 1.6 TE 53 $5,900
21 Jordan Howard (CHI)(RB10) SEA 15.7 RB 18 $5,900
22 James Conner (PIT)(RB11) KC 34.2 RB 2 $6,700
23 Leonard Fournette (JAX)(RB12) NE 8.5 RB 36 $6,800
24 Lamar Miller (HOU)(RB13) @TEN 11.9 RB 26 $5,400
25 Joe Mixon (CIN)(RB14) BALT 25.9 RB 4 $6,400

Todd Gurley is a man among boys and sits firmly in the top spot after a solid Week 1 outing.

If Alvin Kamara keeps putting up insane numbers Gurley’s seat may not be firm for long. If you don’t want to pay the price for either of these studs, there are plenty of undervalued backs to build around heading into Week 2.

Saquon Barkley, Dalvin Cook, Kareem Hunt, and Lamar Miller should return significant value on their required investments.

Tyreek Hill and Michael Thomas headed the receiver group in Week 1, and with promising matchups in Week 2, will continue to do so.

Of the top flight wide outs AJ Green stands out to me at his price. Sure, he has a tough matchup with division-rival Baltimore Ravens coming to town, but they are minus starting corner Jimmy Smith and Green has the talent to go off in any situation.

Rank Player (Team)(Pos Rank) Opponent Last Weeks Points Current 2018 Position Rank DFS Price
26 Kenyon Drake (MIA)(RB15) @NYJ 9.6 RB 30 $5,800
27 Davante Adams (GB)(WR10) MIN 19.8 WR 14 $6,800
28 TY Hilton (IND)(WR11) @WAS 15.6 WR 25 $6,700
29 Mike Evans (TB)(WR12) PHIL 27.7 WR 7 $7,300
30 Zach Ertz (PHIL)(TE3) @TB 9.8 TE 8 $6,100
31 Adrian Peterson (WAS)(RB16) INDY 22.6 RB 8 $5,500
32 Brandin Cooks (LAR)(WR13) ARI 14.3 WR 32 $6,100
33 Adam Theilen (MIN)(WR14) @GB 16.2 WR 24 $7,100
34 Devonta Freeman (ATL)(RB17) CAR 8 RB 38 $6,000
35 Jay Ajayi (PHIL)(RB18) @TB 20.2 RB 12 $6,300
36 Carlos Hyde (CLE)(RB19) @NO 13.5 RB 21 $4,900
37 Alex Collins (BALT)(RB20) @CIN 6.9 RB 44 $5,800
38 Marshawn Lynch (OAK)(RB21) @DEN 12.9 RB 24 $5,100
39 Jordan Reed (WAS)(TE4) INDY 14.8 TE 5 $5,000
40 Jarvis Landry (CLE)(WR15) @NO 17.6 WR 22 $6,300
41 Juju Smith-Schuster (PIT)(WR16) KC 16.9 WR 23 $6,400
42 Josh Gordon (CLE)(WR17) @NO 8.7 WR 50 $5,800
43 Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)(WR18) OAK 29.5 WR 4 $6,200
44 Golden Tate (DET)(WR19) @SF 20.9 WR 12 $6,500
45 Cooper Kupp (WR20) ARI 17.8 WR 21 $5,500
46 Demaryius Thomas (DEN)(WR21) OAK 18.3 WR 18 $5,600
47 Allen Robinson (CHI)(WR22) SEA 10.1 WR 45 $5,600
48 Kenny Stills (MIA)(WR23) @NYJ 26.6 WR 8 $5,700
49 Dion Lewis (TEN)(RB22) HOU 22 RB 10 $5,000
50 Rex Burkhead (NE)(RB23) @JAX 7.9 RB 39 $4,400

So Adrian Peterson is washed up? Checked out the third carry in the video then call Patrick Peterson and ask what he thinks. As long as “All Day” is juking and trucking like that he has a firm place in fantasy line ups.

Kenyon Drake, Jordan Reed, and Dion Lewis all have prices lower then their talent level would suggest. Take advantage of players who had solid 2018 debuts and carry a modest price tag.

Rank Player (Team)(Pos Rank) Opponent Last Weeks Points Current 2018 Position Rank DFS Price
51 LeSean McCoy (BUF)(RB24) @LAC 3.1 RB 64 $5,700
52 Chris Thompson (WAS)(RB25) INDY 24.8 RB 5 $5,900
53 James White (NE)(RB26) @JAX 15.6 RB 19 $4,500
54 Alfred Morris (SF)(RB27) DET 1.8 RB 71 $3,600
55 Theo Riddick (DET)(RB28) @SF 8.5 RB 35 $4,000
56 Jamaal Williams (GB)(RB29) MIN 4.7 RB 55 $5,200
57 Bilal Powell (NYJ)(RB30) MIA 7.5 RB 40 $5,100
58 Devin Funchess (CAR)(WR24) @ATL 7.1 WR 56 $4,700
59 Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)(WR25) @TEN 14.6 WR 30 $6,000
60 Amari Cooper (OAK)(WR26) @DEN 2.8 WR 83 $6,600
61 Chris Carson (SEA)(RB31) @CHI 8.9 RB 33 $4,100
62 Tevin Coleman (ATL)(RB32) CAR 11.5 RB 27 $5,300
63 Isaiah Crowell (NYJ)(RB33) MIA 22.2 RB 9 $4,600
64 Phillip Lindsay (DEN)(RB34) OAK 18.2 RB13 $4,400
65 Peyton Barber (TB)(RB35) PHIL 6.9 RB 45 $4,000
66 Marlon Mack (INDY)(RB36) @NO INJ NA $4,500
67 Kerryon Johnson (DET)(RB37) CAR 6.7 RB 46 $4,200
68 Kyle Rudolph (MIN)(TE5) @GB 8.1 TE 12 $4,200
69 Chris Hogan (NE)(WR27) @JAX 2.1 WR 92 $5,400
70 Marvin Jones (DET)(WR28) @SF 9.4 WR 48 $6,200
71 Jack Doyle (INDY)(TE6) @NO 11 TE 7 $4,000
72 George Kittle (SF)(TE7) DET 14 TE 6 $3,800
73 Matt Breida (SF)(RB38) DET 6.1 RB 50 $4,800
74 Royce Freeman (DEN)(RB39) OAK 7.1 RB 42 $4,300
75 Ty Montgomery (GB)(RB40) MIN 4.8 RB 54 $3,700

I have been a little slow to jump on the Chris Thompson bandwagon. I missed his run in 2017 before he got hurt, and I will miss it again in 2018 until he gets hurt.

I don’t doubt how electric he is when healthy, just check out his Week 1 highlights in the video. I do, however, doubt his ability to stay on the field. He requires a decent sized investment for someone who could so easily put up a number that could ruin your day.

Give me a little less ceiling with a little higher floor. Sorry Thompson supporters, I just can’t do it.

Two guys to keep an eye out for in Week 2 are George Kittle and Marlon Mack.

Kittle seems to have earned the trust of the coaching staff and Jimmy G, and was inches away from making a solid Week 1 effort into one everyone had to notice.

Mack is the best back in Indy. He’s not great, but if he is healthy, he will be on the field with one of the games best QBs, which is never a bad situation.

Rank Player (Team)(Pos Rank) Opponent Last Weeks Points Current 2018 Position Rank DFS Price
76 Michael Crabtree (BALT)(WR29) @CIN 12.8 WR 42 $5,500
77 Jamison Crowder (WAS)(WR30) INDY 6.2 WR 64 $4,900
78 Corey Davis (TEN)(WR31) HOU 12.2 WR 43 $5,100
79 Sammy Watkins (KC)(WR32) @PIT 5.1 WR 73 $4,600
80 Nelson Agholor (PHIL)(WR33) DET 13.5 WR 39 $6,100
81 Pierre Garcon (SF)(WR34) @WAS 4.1 WR 76 $5,000
82 Quincy Enunwa(NYJ)(WR35) MIA 18.3 WR 19 $4,700
83 Kenny Golladay (DET)(WR36) @SF 18.4 WR 17 $4,800
84 Randall Cobb (GB)(WR37) MIN 29.2 WR 5 $4,600
85 Austin Ekeler (SD)(RB41) @BUF 23.6 RB 7 $4,400
86 Jordan Wilkins (INDY)(RB42) @WAS 9.1 RB 32 $4,400
87 Trey Burton (CHI)(TE8) SEA 2.5 TE 39 $4,100
88 Keelan Cole (JAX)(WR38) NE 8.4 WR 51 $4,900
89 Robby Anderson (NYJ)(WR39) MIA 10.2 WR 44 $5,400
90 Danny Amendola (MIA)(WR40) @NYJ 6.6 WR 60 $4,600
91 Tyler Lockett (SEA)(WR41) @CHI 14.9 WR 28 $4,800
92 Geronimo Allison (GB)(WR42) MIN 17.9 WR 20 $3,800
93 TJ Yeldon (JAX)(RB43) NE 15.9 RB17 $5,600
94 Javorius Allen (BALT)(RB44) @CIN 14.2 RB 20 $4,300
95 Jimmy Graham (GB)(TE9) MIN 2.8 TE 36 $4,800
96 David Njoku (CLE)(TE 10) @NO 4.3 TE 27 $3,000
97 Evan Engram (NYG)(TE11) @DAL 3.8 TE 30 $4,600
98 Sterling Shepard (NYG)(WR43) @DAL 9.8 WR 47 $4,700
99 DeSean Jackson (TB)(WR44) PHIL 31.6 WR 3 $4,900
100 Dante Pettis (SF)(WR45) DET 14.1 WR 33 $4,000

Quincy Enunwa, Randall Cobb, Kenny Golladay, and DeSean Jackson all put up Top 20 WR performances in Week 1.

While Cobb, Golladay and Jackson will have their moments in 2018, Enunwa is my bet for weekly relevance.

The Jeremy Bates offense paired with a rookie QB is a perfect recipe for Enunwa to put up weekly fantasy-relevant numbers. He won’t offer as high a ceiling as some of his peers, but check out the video above to witness his talent and physical style that will hold his floor above similar ranked receivers.

Good luck in Week 2!

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Nick Ferris is a seasoned fantasy football vet of over 20 years. He's an expert in everything from best ball to daily fantasy sports. Although arm chair quarterback is as close he ever got to the field - or are we counting 7v7 touch? - he has been fortunate enough to coach some youth football. With the rest of his "free time" being devoted to fishing with the family, he wishes to assure you that his lake does have cellular service.