Week 2 Positional Rankings for 2022 Fantasy Football

Sep 14- 14 min read
  • Week 2 of fantasy football starts Thursday night with Chargers vs Chiefs
  • It’s time to make start/sit decisions and set your DFS lineups
  • Read below for our week 2 positional rankings

We’ve got plenty of information to work with as we head into the second week of the NFL season. The key here is identifying which of these performances are repeatable and which ones won’t be able to be maintained. Let’s get into our week 2 positional rankings to help you set your fantasy football lineups heading into Thursday night’s Chargers vs Chiefs game.

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Running Back Rankings

RANK PLAYER TEAM OPP SALARY
1 Jonathan Taylor IND JAX $7,500
2 Christian McCaffrey CAR NYG $7,100
3 Joe Mixon CIN DAL $6,500
4 Austin Ekeler LAC KC $6,900
5 D’Andre Swift DET WAS $6,200
6 Saquon Barkley NYG CAR $6,600
7 Nick Chubb CLE NYJ $6,400
8 Derrick Henry TEN BUF N/A
9 Leonard Fournette TB NO $6,200
10 Dalvin Cook MIN PHI N/A
11 AJ Dillon GB CHI N/A
12 Alvin Kamara NO TB $6,500
13 Antonio Gibson WAS DET $5,800
14 Javonte Williams DEN HOU $6,300
15 Josh Jacobs LVR ARI $5,900
16 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC LAC $6,100
17 James Conner ARI LVR $6,200
18 Miles Sanders PHI MIN N/A
19 Aaron Jones GB CHI N/A
20 Najee Harris PIT NE $6,100
21 Darrell Henderson LAR ATL $5,200
22 Chase Edmonds MIA BAL $5,200
23 Devin Singletary BUF TEN N/A
24 Ezekiel Elliott DAL CIN $5,900
25 Cordarelle Patterson ATL LAR $5,500
26 Damien Harris NE PIT $4,800
27 Kareem Hunt CLE NYJ $5,400
28 Jeff Wilson SF SEA $4,600
29 Rhamondre Stevenson NE PIT $4,500
30 Michael Carter NYJ CLE $4,800
31 Rashaad Penny SEA SF $5,800
32 Travis Etienne JAX IND $5,000
33 David Montgomery CHI GB N/A
34 Melvin Gordon DEN HOU $5,500
35 Kenyan Drake BAL MIA $4,900
36 Jerick McKinnon KC LAC $5,100
37 James Robinson JAX IND $5,700
38 Nyheim Hines IND JAX $4,700
39 Tony Pollard DAL CIN $5,000
40 Cam Akers LAR ATL $5,900

 

  • Packers running back AJ Dillon led the team in targets and doubled Aaron Jones in carries in week 1, matching up with Chicago provides excellent upside with them having the worst run defense grade in week 1 and second worst in 2021.
  • It may not be the best idea to immediately fire away on Jeff Wilson after claiming him off the waiver wire, the Seahawks boast an elite run defense.

Wide Receiver Rankings

RANK PLAYER TEAM OPP SALARY
1 Justin Jefferson MIN PHI N/A
2 Cooper Kupp LAR ATL $7,400
3 Davante Adams LVR ARI $7,300
4 AJ Brown PHI MIN N/A
5 Deebo Samuel SF SEA $6,700
6 Ja’Marr Chase CIN DAL $6,900
7 Stefon Diggs BUF TEN N/A
8 Michael Pittman IND JAX $6,100
9 Mike Evans TB NO $6,100
10 Mike Williams LAC KC $5,800
11 Tyreek Hill MIA BAL $6,500
12 Marquise Brown ARI LVR $5,800
13 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET WAS $5,800
14 DK Metcalf SEA SF $5,900
15 Courtland Sutton DEN HOU $6,100
16 JuJu Smith-Schuster KC LAC $6,000
17 Jerry Jeudy DEN HOU $5,800
18 Michael Thomas NO TB $5,600
19 Brandin Cooks HOU DEN $6,000
20 DJ Moore CAR NYG $5,600
21 Terry McLaurin WAS DET $5,900
22 CeeDee Lamb DAL CIN $6,200
23 Rashod Bateman BAL MIA $5,600
24 Diontae Johnson PIT NE $5,500
25 Christian Kirk JAX IND $5,700
26 Elijah Moore NYJ CLE $5,200
27 Jaylen Waddle MIA BAL $6,000
28 Drake London ATL LAR $5,000
29 Darnell Mooney CHI GB N/A
30 Tyler Boyd CIN DAL $5,400
31 Julio Jones TB NO $5,400
32 Gabriel Davis BUF TEN N/A
33 Curtis Samuel WAS DET $5,000
34 Marquez Valdes-Scantling KC LAC $5,100
35 Joshua Palmer LAC KC $4,900
36 Adam Thielen MIN PHI N/A
37 Brandon Aiyuk SF SEA $5,000
38 Amari Cooper CLE NYJ $5,500
39 Chris Olave NO TB $4,500
40 Allen Robinson LAR ATL $5,300
41 Tyler Lockett SEA SF $5,400
42 Hunter Renfrow LVR ARI $5,700
43 Jahan Dotson WAS DET $4,900
44 Treylon Burks TEN BUF N/A
45 Christian Watson GB CHI N/A
46 Kyle Phillips TEN BUF N/A
47 Parris Campbell IND JAX $4,100
48 Jakobi Meyers NE PIT $4,700

 

  • The potential absence of Tee Higgins in week 2 for Cincinnati makes Boyd an instant impact must start player against the Cowboys. He totaled 7 targets last week with Higgins leaving early on.
  • The injury to Dak Prescott is a major problem for fantasy managers that draft CeeDee Lamb, for as long as Cooper Rush is at QB the Cowboys WR1 becomes a borderline FLEX play this week.

Tight End Rankings

RANK PLAYER TEAM OPP SALARY
1 Travis Kelce KC LAC $6,800
2 Mark Andrews BAL MIA $5,800
3 TJ Hockenson DET WAS $5,000
4 Kyle Pitts ATL LAR $5,500
5 Darren Waller LVR ARI $5,600
6 Zach Ertz ARI LVR $5,000
7 Gerald Everett LAC KC $5,000
8 Cole Kmet CHI GB N/A
9 Hayden Hurst CIN DAL $4,600
10 Austin Hooper TEN BUF N/A
11 Dallas Goedert PHI MIN N/A
12 Albert Okwuegbunam DEN HOU $5,200
13 Tyler Higbee LAR ATL $4,700
14 Dalton Schultz DAL CIN $5,300
15 Mo Alie-Cox IND JAX $4,500
16 Robert Tonyan GB CHI N/A
17 Dawson Knox BUF TEN N/A
18 Pat Freiermuth PIT NE $4,700
19 Hunter Henry NE PIT $4,800
20 Cameron Brate TB NO $4,500

 

  • Don’t put too much stock into Cole Kmet’s rest of season projection based on week 1, the weather was as bad as it gets for a passing game. Trot him out with confidence this week as the Bears should be forced to throw plenty vs Green Bay.
  • Your expectations for Dallas Goedert should be significantly lowered if you drafted him this season, this is AJ Brown’s offense when it comes to the passing game. Goedert is going to rely on scoring a TD each week to return his price in DFS as well as ADP.

Quarterback Rankings

RANK PLAYER TEAM OPP SALARY
1 Justin Herbert LAC KC $7,700
2 Patrick Mahomes KC LAC $7,800
3 Josh Allen BUF TEN N/A
4 Kyler Murray ARI LVR $7,500
5 Jalen Hurts PHI MIN N/A
6 Lamar Jackson BAL MIA $7,400
7 Russell Wilson DEN DEN $7,200
8 Derek Carr LVR ARI $6,700
9 Joe Burrow CIN DAL $7,000
10 Trey Lance SF SEA $6,600
11 Aaron Rodgers GB CHI N/A
12 Matthew Stafford LAR ATL $7,100
13 Kirk Cousins MIN PHI N/A
14 Carson Wentz WAS DET $6,800
15 Tom Brady TB NO $7,200
16 Matt Ryan IND JAX $6,600
17 Jared Goff DET WAS $6,400
18 Jameis Winston NO TB $6,400
19 Justin Fields CHI GB N/A
20 Marcus Mariota ATL LAR $6,300
21 Daniel Jones NYG CAR $6,600
22 Tua Tagovailoa MIA BAL $6,200
23 Trevor Lawrence JAX IND $6,600
24 Ryan Tannehill TEN BUF N/A

 

  • The Cardinals had PFF’s worst coverage grade last week against the Chiefs, they were in the bottom-10 last season as well. Derek Carr could finally have some time in the pocket with Arizona losing their best pass rusher in Hassan Reddick his offseason.
  • Tom Brady was pressured on more than 30% of his attempts in week 1, last season he was pressured the least in the NFL, considering his struggles against the Saints I’m looking to avoid him in week 2.
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