Fantasy Football: Week 2 WR Rankings

Kevin Hanson
Sports Illustrated

Kevin Hanson joins SI for the 2019 season. His fantasy rankings have placed him in the Top 20 in each of the past two seasons among all the industry experts tracked by FantasyPros.com, and he has been in the Top 25 in six of the past eight years.

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WR Start of the Week: Tyrell Williams, Oakland Raiders

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With Tyreek Hill injured, Sammy Watkins, who went off for 9/198/3 last week, is an obvious start and inside my top-10 wide receivers for the week.

Less obvious than Watkins, Oakland’s Tyrell Williams is worthy of a start as a top-24 receiver for Week 2. Williams caught 6 of 7 targets for 105 yards and a score against the Broncos on Monday Night Football.

When he has had more of a primary role, Williams has been highly productive. For example, when Keenan Allen was injured in 2016, Williams broke out for 69/1,059/7. Now that Antonio Brown is no longer on the roster, Williams is set up for a consistent weekly target share.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has been productive against the Chiefs. As Rotoworld’s John Daigle noted, Carr has thrown for 702 yards and six touchdowns on 90 pass attempts in his past two home matchups against the Chiefs.

If Carr throws it 45-plus times against the Chiefs, Williams has an opportunity to perform much better than my current ranking for him.

WR Sit of the Week: Robby Anderson, New York Jets

In last week’s rankings, Robby Anderson earned this spot due to the difficult matchup against Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White. In that game, Anderson converted 3 of 7 targets into 23 scoreless yards.

The matchup this week isn’t much better, as Anderson will face the Cleveland Browns and cornerback Denzel Ward on Monday Night Football. While I have a better full-season outlook for Anderson than I’ve had to begin the year, this gives me another opportunity a highlight a teammate that I prefer over Anderson this week.

No player was targeted more than Jamison Crowder (17) in Week 1. No player was targeted more than Jamison Crowder (17) in Week 1. Second-year quarterback Sam Darnold will miss Week 2 (and more) with mono, but I expect Trevor Siemian to pepper Crowder with targets in this matchup as well. Crowder, who had a league-high 14 catches for 99 yards last week, is still a solid WR3 in Week 2 and a fringe WR2 in full PPR formats with Siemian under center.Crowder, who had a league-high 14 catches for 99 yards last week, is a solid WR3 in Week 2 and a fringe WR2 in full PPR formats.

Below are my Week 2 fantasy football wide receiver rankings (half-PPR scoring):

• WR1: Julio Jones, ATL vs. PHI
• WR2: DeAndre Hopkins, HOU vs. JAC
• WR3: Michael Thomas, NO @ LAR
• WR4: Davante Adams, GB vs. MIN
• WR5: Odell Beckham Jr., CLE @ NYJ
• WR6: Sammy Watkins, KC @ OAK
• WR7: JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT vs. SEA
• WR8: Keenan Allen, LAC @ DET
• WR9: Mike Evans, TB @ CAR
• WR10: Amari Cooper, DAL @ WAS
• WR11: Brandin Cooks, LAR vs. NO
• WR12: Adam Thielen, MIN @ GB
• WR13: Robert Woods, LAR vs. NO
• WR14: Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. NO
• WR15: T.Y. Hilton, IND @ TEN
• WR16: Julian Edelman, NE @ MIA
• WR17: Chris Godwin, TB @ CAR
• WR18: Tyler Lockett, SEA @ PIT
• WR19: Stefon Diggs, MIN @ GB
• WR20: Tyler Boyd, CIN vs. SF
• WR21: D.J. Moore, CAR vs. TB
• WR22: Kenny Golladay, DET vs. LAC
• WR23: Tyrell Williams, OAK vs. KC
• WR24: Alshon Jeffery, PHI @ ATL
• WR25: DeSean Jackson, PHI @ ATL
• WR26: Antonio Brown, NE @ MIA
• WR27: Allen Robinson, CHI @ DEN
• WR28: Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. PHI
• WR29: Josh Gordon, NE @ MIA
• WR30: John Brown, BUF @ NYG
• WR31: Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. CLE
• WR32: Curtis Samuel, CAR vs. TB
• WR33: Michael Gallup, DAL @ WAS
• WR34: Christian Kirk, ARI @ BAL
• WR35: D.K. Metcalf, SEA @ PIT
• WR36: Larry Fitzgerald, ARI @ BAL
• WR37: Will Fuller, HOU vs. JAC
• WR38: Dede Westbrook, JAC @ HOU
• WR39: Jarvis Landry, CLE @ NYJ
• WR40: Robby Anderson, NYJ vs. CLE
• WR41: John Ross, CIN vs. SF
• WR42: Marvin Jones, DET vs. LAC
• WR43: Emmanuel Sanders, DEN vs. CHI
Sterling Shepard, NYG vs. BUF
• WR44: Courtland Sutton, DEN vs. CHI
• WR45: Marquise Brown, BAL vs. ARI
• WR46: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. MIN
• WR47: Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. DAL
• WR48: Corey Davis, TEN vs. IND
• WR49: Mecole Hardman, KC @ OAK
• WR50: Mohamed Sanu, ATL vs. PHI
• WR51: Donte Moncrief, PIT vs. SEA
• WR52: James Washington, PIT vs. SEA
• WR53: A.J. Brown, TEN vs. IND
• WR54: Marquise Goodwin, SF @ CIN
• WR55: Devante Parker, MIA vs. NE
• WR56: Cody Latimer, NYG vs. BUF
• WR57: Travis Benjamin, LAC @ DET
• WR58: Mike Williams, LAC @ DET
• WR59: Geronimo Allison, GB vs. MIN
• WR60: Ted Ginn, NO @ LAR
• WR61: D.J. Chark, JAC @ HOU
• WR62: Randall Cobb, DAL @ WAS
• WR63: Preston Williams, MIA vs. NE
• WR64: KeeSean Johnson, ARI @ BAL
• WR65: Dante Pettis, SF @ CIN
• WR66: Trey Quinn, WAS vs. DAL
• WR67: Deebo Samuel, SF @ CIN
• WR68: Danny Amendola, DET vs. LAC
• WR69: Paul Richardson, WAS vs. DAL
• WR70: Anthony Miller, CHI @ DEN
• WR71: Dontrelle Inman, LAC @ DET
• WR72: Tre'Quan Smith, NO @ LAR
• WR73: Willie Snead, BAL vs. ARI








































































• WR74: DaeSean Hamilton, DEN vs. CHI
• WR75: Chris Conley, JAC @ HOU

Below are my Week 2 fantasy football wide receiver rankings (non-PPR scoring):

• WR1: Julio Jones, ATL vs. PHI
• WR2: DeAndre Hopkins, HOU vs. JAC
• WR3: Michael Thomas, NO @ LAR
• WR4: Odell Beckham Jr., CLE @ NYJ
• WR5: Sammy Watkins, KC @ OAK
• WR6: Davante Adams, GB vs. MIN
• WR7: JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT vs. SEA
• WR8: Keenan Allen, LAC @ DET
• WR9: Mike Evans, TB @ CAR
• WR10: Amari Cooper, DAL @ WAS
• WR11: Brandin Cooks, LAR vs. NO
• WR12: Adam Thielen, MIN @ GB
• WR13: Robert Woods, LAR vs. NO
• WR14: T.Y. Hilton, IND @ TEN
• WR15: Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. NO
• WR16: Tyler Lockett, SEA @ PIT
• WR17: Julian Edelman, NE @ MIA
• WR18: Chris Godwin, TB @ CAR
• WR19: Stefon Diggs, MIN @ GB
• WR20: D.J. Moore, CAR vs. TB
• WR21: Tyler Boyd, CIN vs. SF
• WR22: Kenny Golladay, DET vs. LAC
• WR23: Tyrell Williams, OAK vs. KC
• WR24: DeSean Jackson, PHI @ ATL
• WR25: Alshon Jeffery, PHI @ ATL
• WR26: Josh Gordon, NE @ MIA
• WR27: Allen Robinson, CHI @ DEN
• WR28: Antonio Brown, NE @ MIA
• WR29: Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. PHI
• WR30: John Brown, BUF @ NYG
• WR31: Curtis Samuel, CAR vs. TB
• WR32: Michael Gallup, DAL @ WAS
• WR33: Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. CLE
• WR34: D.K. Metcalf, SEA @ PIT
• WR35: Will Fuller, HOU vs. JAC
• WR36: Christian Kirk, ARI @ BAL
• WR37: Robby Anderson, NYJ vs. CLE
• WR38: Larry Fitzgerald, ARI @ BAL
• WR39: Marvin Jones, DET vs. LAC
• WR40: Jarvis Landry, CLE @ NYJ
• WR41: Dede Westbrook, JAC @ HOU
• WR42: John Ross, CIN vs. SF
• WR43: Courtland Sutton, DEN vs. CHI
• WR44: Mecole Hardman, KC @ OAK
• WR45: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. MIN
• WR46: Emmanuel Sanders, DEN vs. CHI
• WR47: Marquise Brown, BAL vs. ARI
• WR48: Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. DAL
• WR49: Corey Davis, TEN vs. IND
• WR50: James Washington, PIT vs. SEA
• WR51: Donte Moncrief, PIT vs. SEA
• WR52: Mohamed Sanu, ATL vs. PHI
• WR53: Marquise Goodwin, SF @ CIN
• WR54: Travis Benjamin, LAC @ DET
• WR55: Cody Latimer, NYG vs. BUF
• WR56: A.J. Brown, TEN vs. IND
• WR57: Mike Williams, LAC @ DET
• WR58: Devante Parker, MIA vs. NE
• WR59: Ted Ginn, NO @ LAR
• WR60: Geronimo Allison, GB vs. MIN
• WR61: D.J. Chark, JAC @ HOU
• WR62: Dante Pettis, SF @ CIN
• WR63: KeeSean Johnson, ARI @ BAL
• WR64: Preston Williams, MIA vs. NE
• WR65: Paul Richardson, WAS vs. DAL
• WR66: Randall Cobb, DAL @ WAS
• WR67: Anthony Miller, CHI @ DEN
• WR68: Deebo Samuel, SF @ CIN
• WR69: Trey Quinn, WAS vs. DAL
• WR70: Tre'Quan Smith, NO @ LAR
• WR71: Dontrelle Inman, LAC @ DET
• WR72: Danny Amendola, DET vs. LAC
• WR73: Chris Conley, JAC @ HOU
• WR74: Willie Snead, BAL vs. ARI
• WR75: DaeSean Hamilton, DEN vs. CHI









































































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