Fantasy Football Week 2 Rankings

If week one over reactions are your thing, then you might not like my rankings for week two of the NFL season.  I’m not ready to throw in the towel on some of my projected fantasy stars, but I have to admit week one wasn’t encouraging for a quite a few of them.

Guys who fell in my rankings. (not due to injury)

Jamaal Charles – Charles was hit in the backfield quite a bit this past Sunday and Andy Reid quickly abandoned the running game.  Reid promises he will be more diligent getting Charles his touches, but I’ve heard that before from Andy in Philly.  Charles takes a slide from the elite of the elite, but is still an RB 1.

Maurice Jones-Drew – Jones-Drew and the Raiders offense could not even sniff yardage in the running game against the Jets.  The Jets front seven are a very good unit, but I’m not sure the Raiders would have done much better against anyone else.  I think Jones-Drew is a case of a starting running back that you might not even want to consider playing.  He also had a hand procedure during the week and may be out this Sunday.

Victor Cruz– Cruz slides down the rankings to wide receiver three territory after all the Giants’ fans fears were confirmed in a terrible week one against the Lions.  Eli is going to struggle to be consistent this year and in turn Cruz won’t have as many opportunities to break out.

Guys who rose in my rankings. (not due to injuries to the starter)

Kelvin Benjamin

Kelvin Benjamin– When Benjamin was coming out I compared him to Plaxico Burress.  That comparison looked dead on in week one as he provided a huge down field target to Derek Anderson.  His catch radius and big body are going to be fantasy gold and he got an immediate bump up my rankings.

Andrew Hawkins– Hawkins proved to be the Browns go to receiver when Jordan Cameron left the game with a shoulder injury.  Hawkins should continue to be a nice PPR flex play going forward and deserved a jump up the rankings.

Brian Quick– Quick is guy that a lot of people have been waiting patiently to blossom.  In week one he showed he is the Rams clear cut wide receiver one, eve if the Rams are a very bad team.  The situation in St. Louis dictates that Quick shouldn’t be considered more than a wide receiver four for now,  but he could move up the rankings further if Shaun Hill gets healthy and they develop a connection.

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