Fantasy Football Week 2 Rankings: Top pickups after last injuries - Bleacher report

Denver Broncos, at the back of Phillip Lindsay, middle, reacts after he scored a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, September 9, 2018 in Denver. (AP Photo / David Zalubowski)

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Some fantasy football players were thrown out of action during NFL Week 1, with a few major injuries that destroyed their rosters.

With a handful of fantastic top contributors for week 2, or in question to play on Sunday, the release wire has seen a lot of action.

At each of the most important attack positions, there are a handful of players available that could offer a boost after a disappointing week 1.

Some of the best players on the waiver-wire have to deal with favorable matchups in week 2, but you have to be on guard against others who are in trouble.


Position Rankings

1. Drew Brees (New Orleans, vs. Cleveland)

2. Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh, vs. Kansas City)

3. Cam Newton (Carolina, in Atlanta)

4. Philip Rivers (Los Angeles Chargers, near Buffalo)

5. Deshaun Watson (Houston, in Tennessee)

6. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay, on Minnesota)

7. Jimmy Garoppolo (San Francisco, vs. Detroit)

8. Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City, in Pittsburgh)

9. Kirk Cousins ​​(Minnesota, vs. Green Bay)

10. Russell Wilson (Seattle, in Chicago)

Injury report

Aaron Rodgers' knee injury led to all sorts of worries throughout the week, although he closed the week 1 game against the Chicago Bears.

Rodgers is officially listed as dubious for the 2-week collision with the Minnesota Vikings, and head coach Mike McCarthy will use Saturday's walkthrough as a big indicator of the quarterback's status on the team's official website.

"Nothing has changed," said head coach Mike McCarthy Friday. "He is clear from day to day, hopefully he will work tomorrow, but I can not answer that question He feels better than at the beginning of the week. Tomorrow's practice will be a big indicator. "

Ben Roethlisberger's status for Sunday is more promising than Rodgers, as he was a full participant in the Friday practice, by ESPN & # 39; s Adam Schefter:

Waiver-Wire Option: Tyrod Taylor, Cleveland (Owned by 12 percent of Yahoo leagues)

There are a few waiver-wire options to consider at quarterback, but Tyrod Taylor is most available if you need to make a quick addition on Sunday morning.

Taking a risk with a Browns quarterback on the road is not ideal, but it is better than the available options.

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Taylor goes into a New Orleans defense that showed 48 points to Ryan Fitzpatrick in week 1.

Taylor also had a solid opening performance for the Browns, as he produced 274 total yards in the 21-21 draw with the Steelers.

Fitzpatrick would be a solid pick-up if he were not confronted with the defense of Philadelphia, while Case Keenum is not a terrible option, but the Denver signal caller is owned in a quarter of Yahoo's leagues compared to the small percentage of Taylor owners.


Position Rankings

1. Todd Gurley (Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona)

2. Alvin Kamara (New Orleans, vs. Cleveland)

3. Melvin Gordon (Los Angeles Chargers, near Buffalo)

4. James Conner (Pittsburgh, vs. Kansas City)

5. Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas, against New York Giants)

6. David Johnson (Arizona; at Los Angeles Rams)

7. Dalvin Cook (Minnesota, in Green Bay)

8. Saquon Barkley (New York Giants, Dallas)

9. Jordan Howard (Chicago vs. Seattle)

10. Kareem Hunt (Kansas City vs. Pittsburgh)

Injury report

Most of the attention that is paid to racing is on the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Leonard Fournette has a hamstring injury and is doubtful about the confrontation with the New England Patriots of the Jaguars Week 2 at home.

The decision about the status of Fournette only comes on Sunday afternoon, according to John Oehser of the official website of the team.

Although Fournette might play a role in the match of his team on Sunday, Darren Sproles and Devonta Freeman will not.

Sproles was excluded from the Eagles' trip to Tampa with a hamstring injury, and Freeman will miss the Atlanta collision with Carolina due to a knee injury.

Waiver-Wire Option: Phillip Lindsay (Denver, owned by 5 percent of Yahoo leagues)

We can not guarantee that we have come up with the return situation of the Denver Broncos, but if week 1 is an indicator of what we will see progress, it is worth following Phillip Lindsay.

Lindsay received the same number of scholarships and ran for the same number of yards as Royce Freeman, but the Colorado product was more used in the passing game, as he caught two balls for 31 yards and a touchdown.

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 9: Rewind of Phillip Lindsay # 30 of the Denver Broncos of the Denver Broncos scores a first quarter touchdown at a reception as cornerback Tre Flowers # 37 of the Seattle Seahawks falls to the ground during a game at Broncos City

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The first year of walking back may not be the first to go back to your line-up Sunday, but it is a solid option for the Oakland Raiders.

Jacksonville & # 39; s T.J. Yeldon is another player to look at seriously, but Fournette's health can affect his use, and even if Fournette is not available, it's a quarter to four. ET-kick-off in Jacksonville means that you might have to reconfigure your setup with just a few options left.

Wide Receiver

Position Rankings

1. Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh, vs. Kansas City)

2. DeAndre Hopkins (Houston, in Tennessee)

3. Keenan Allen (Los Angeles Chargers, near Buffalo)

4. Odell Beckham Jr. (New York Giants, in Dallas)

5. Michael Thomas (New Orleans, vs. Cleveland)

6. Stefon Diggs (Minnesota, on Green Bay)

7. Tyreek Hill (Kansas City, in Pittsburgh)

8. T.Y. Hilton (Indianapolis, in Washington)

9. Julio Jones (Atlanta, vs. Carolina)

10. Emmanuel Sanders (Denver, vs. Oakland)

Injury report

DeSean Jackson caught five balls for 148 yards and two touchdowns in week 1, but he might not have the same impact for the Buccaneers in week 2.

Jackson is doubtful because of a concussion, although he participated in the Friday practice of Tampa Bay, per Carmen Vitali of the official website of the team.

The status of Travis Benjamin's Week 2 is more up and running, as he was a limited participant in the Los Angeles trainers due to a foot injury, according to the official injury report of the team.

Waiver-Wire Option: Quincy Enunwa (New York Jets, owned by 5 percent of Yahoo leagues)

Six of 16 completions from Sam Darnold on Monday night when to Quincy Enunwa, which had a total of 63 receiving yards and a touchdown in the route of the Detroit Lions.

The production of Enunwa in week 1 is a promising signal for owners who are looking for a bargain on the position.

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But the same warning that could be circulated about Darnold can also apply to Enunwa, because the victory over the lions was a single achievement and not a large sample size that could serve as an indicator for the production of the season.

Enunwa, who was hurt all season 2017, proved that in 2016 he could be a top target for the Jets with 857 reception areas, but he found the end zone only four times.

The home opener of week 2 against Miami is a great opportunity for Enunwa to prove that he is a consistent fantasy option, but given Sunday's availability, Sunday is a good risk, because of how good Week 1 went for the Jets.

Tight end

Position Rankings

1. Zach Ertz (Philadelphia, near Tampa Bay)

2. Rob Gronkowski (New England, in Jacksonville)

3. George Kittle (San Francisco, vs. Detroit)

4. Travis Kelce (Kansas City, in Pittsburgh)

5. Jimmy Graham (Green Bay, vs. Minnesota)

6. Jordan Reed (Washington, vs. Indianapolis)

7. Trey Burton (Chicago vs. Seattle)

8. Evan Engram (New York Giants, in Dallas)

9. Jared Cook (Oakland, in Denver)

10. Kyle Rudolph (Minnesota, at Green Bay)

Injury report

Greg Olsen, who is normally one of the most reliable tight end options in the fantasy, broke his right foot in week 1 versus the Dallas Cowboys.

It is expected that Olsen will be out for some time, with his progress followed on a monthly basis, on the official website of the team.

With Olsen sidelined, owners of the tight-end Carolina are on the market for a new player on the spot and there are a few value variants on the free market.

Waiver-Wire Option: Ricky Seals-Jones (Arizona, owned 29 percent in Yahoo leagues)

At first glance, it may be difficult to convince yourself that it's a good idea to choose a tight stop in Arizona against the Los Angeles Rams defense.

However, the Rams gave up 180 receiving yards to Oakland, tight Jared Cook Monday evening football.

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Ricky Seals-Jones caught only three passes for 19 yards against Washington, but he was on six occasions, which was the third highest number behind Larry Fitzgerland and David Johnson.

If the Rams focus on stopping Fitzgerald, Seals-Jones may be the beneficiary and receive more goals from quarterback Sam Bradford.

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