NFL Top Rank DFS players WEEK 2

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Quarterbacks

1.Lamar Jackson BAL at HOU 2.*Dak Prescott DAL vs. ATL Note: Dak struggled against the Rams' pass rush on Sunday night - that doesn't look to be as big an issue this week at home against the Falcons.3.Patrick Mahomes KC at LAC 4.*Matt Ryan ATL at DAL Note: Ryan picked up right where he left off - throwing a ton of passes in catchup mode, adding all sorts of Garbage Time Production.5.Russell Wilson SEA vs. NE 6.*Aaron Rodgers GB vs. DET Note: Rodgers was perhaps the best surprise of the first weekend, throwing downfield more frequently and effectively in the past. Have he and the Packers' offense been revitalized, or are the Vikings that exploitable?7.*Josh Allen BUF at MIA Note: It's hard to nitpick when Allen had a career-high 312 yards, two passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown, but he also left points on the field. He coughed up two fumbles in plus territory, and also missed a wide open John Brown in the end zone on a drive that resulted in a field goal. We'll see what happens when he faces a tougher defense - though that probably won't happen this week against Miami.8.*Kyler Murray ARZ vs. WAS Note: Showed a nice connection with DeAndre Hopkins, but struggled to get others in the passing game. But he more than made up for it with his legs, running for 91 yards and a touchdown.9.Cam Newton NE at SEA 10.Deshaun Watson HOU vs. BAL 11.*Tom Brady TB vs. CAR Note: Brady had a better fantasy performance than real life performance, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another. But his two interceptions were costly, particularly the pick-six in the third quarter that allowed the Saints to stretch out their lead. Great matchup, but he might not have Chris Godwin and Mike Evans still might not be at full capacity.12.*Teddy Bridgewater CAR at TB Note: Struggled a little throwing intermediate-to-deep routes, though he hit Robby Anderson nicely on a double-move in the fourth quarter that put the Panthers ahead.13.*Joe Burrow CIN at CLE Note: Burrow struggled at times, throwing a bad interception on an attempted shovel pass, but also led the Bengals on a two-minute drill that should have amounted to at least a game-tying field goal, but for Randy Bullock's calf cramp, or even a go-ahead touchdown, but for a shaky offensive pass interference call against A.J. Green. Better games are coming.14.Philip Rivers IND vs. MIN 15.*Carson Wentz PHI vs. LAR Note: The Eagles' offensive line was a mess in this one, allowing Wentz to get sacked eight times. He turned the ball over thrice on two interceptions and a fumble.16.*Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. DEN Note: Appeared very rusty early on, seemed to find his rhythm later and took advantage of good field position at times. Given a rest day on Wednesday, but back at it on Thursday.17.*Matthew Stafford DET at GB Note: Really missed Kenny Golladay as a deep option, but should have directed a game-winning drive late but for a drop by D'Andre Swift. Could be without Golladay again this week.18.*Daniel Jones NYG at CHI Note: Jones held up reasonably well under a rabid Steelers' pass rush, but his two INT's were both huge.19.*Drew Brees NO at LV Note: Just lost Michael Thomas for what appears to be multiple weeks. We might see a lot more Taysom Hill going forward.20.*Jimmy Garoppolo SF at NYJ Note: Missed on a couple of critical passes in the loss to the Cardinals. George Kittle will be a game-time decision.21.*Ryan Tannehill TEN vs. JAX Note: Missed an open A.J. Brown at the end of the game for a potential third touchdown, but otherwise played well on Monday night. A.J. Brown might not play this week, and Corey Davis is still monitoring a sore hamstring.22.*Jared Goff LA at PHI Note: We've secretly replaced Jared Goff with Sam Bradford - let's see if anyone notices!23.*Gardner Minshew JAC at TEN Note: Incredibly efficient against the Colts, connecting on 19 of 20 passes for 173 yards. The Jaguars struggled to protect him, though, which in part explains his low number of attempts.24.Kirk Cousins MIN at IND 25.Derek Carr LV vs. NO 26.Baker Mayfield CLE vs. CIN 27.*Dwayne Haskins WAS at ARI Note: If you were expecting Haskins to take a big step forward from Year 1 to Year 2, his 178 yards on 31 attempts had to be disappointing.28.Tyrod Taylor LAC vs. KC 29.Mitchell Trubisky CHI vs. NYG 30.*Drew Lock DEN at PIT Note: Lukewarm performance in his 2020 debut, but at least he'll have a stronger matchup against the Texans.31.*Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA vs. BUF Note: Fitzpatrick will continue to start ahead of Tua Tagovailoa after his Week 1 stinker, but it's concerning that the question is already being asked.32.Sam Darnold NYJ vs. SF 33.*Taysom Hill NO at LV Note: If you can start him at a position other than QB, he could be a sneaky option - with Michael Thomas likely out, I think he'll be pressed into action more often than usual.


Running Backs

1.*Christian McCaffrey CAR at TB Note: With the game on the line, of course the Panthers turned to their reliable workhorse ... Alex Amrah? Very confusing play call on 4th-and-1 for Carolina, but otherwise McCaffrey was fantastic.2.Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. ATL 3.*Alvin Kamara NO at LV Note: Kamara's workload is only going to increase with Michael Thomas out, at least in the passing game.4.Dalvin Cook MIN at IND 5.Derrick Henry TEN vs. JAX 6.*Saquon Barkley NYG at CHI Note: Barkley really struggled on the ground against the Steelers. Will he find the going easier against the Bears this week, or is this a function of the failures of the offensive line.7.Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC at LAC 8.Josh Jacobs LV vs. NO 9.Raheem Mostert SF at NYJ 10.Aaron Jones GB vs. DET 11.*Joe Mixon CIN at CLE Note: The lack of a role in the passing game (one catch on two targets) is a concern, but this was a weird game flow, with the Bengals struggling against a tough Chargers defense. I have a hunch that isn't necessarily evidence-based that he'll be involved more often going forward.12.*Austin Ekeler LAC vs. KC Note: Ekeler had only one target in the win over the Bengals, and ceded a goal line carry to Joshua Kelley as well. The receptions should pick up, but Kelley's prowess between the tackles is a concern.13.Kenyan Drake ARZ vs. WAS 14.*Nick Chubb CLE vs. CIN Note: Chubb suffered from an adverse game-flow against the Ravens, as the Browns fell way behind and used Kareem Hunt more often.15.Chris Carson SEA vs. NE 16.*Ronald Jones TB vs. CAR Note: Was the better back for the Bucs in Week 1, and should at least carry that over to Week 2.17.*Melvin Gordon DEN at PIT Note: Scored a touchdown and caught three short passes, but also lost a fumble. He could be very busy in Week 2 if Phillip Lindsay (turf toe) can't play.18.*Jonathan Taylor IND vs. MIN Note: Stepping into a starting role with Marlon Mack out for the season. He caught all six of his targets from Phillip Rivers in the loss, an encouraging sign for his future usage.19.David Johnson HOU vs. BAL 20.Todd Gurley ATL at DAL 21.*Miles Sanders PHI vs. LAR Note: (Hamstring) Workload will increase in practice this week.22.*Mark Ingram BAL at HOU Note: I'm less concerned about the low workload in a blowout win than Ingram losing goal line carries to J.K. Dobbinsearly on in the game.23.*Malcolm Brown LA at PHI Note: Brown had a strong debut, carrying 18 times for 79 yards and two scores, and added three catches for 31 yards.24.Kareem Hunt CLE vs. CIN 25.*Benny Snell PIT vs. DEN Note: Snell ran 19 times for 113 yards in relief of an injured James Conner on Monday night. He was only targeted once, however. Conner put in a full practice Thursday - it's possible that Conner could play this week.26.James Robinson JAC at TEN 27.Tarik Cohen CHI vs. NYG 28.James White NE at SEA 29.Devin Singletary BUF at MIA 30.*Latavius Murray NO at LV Note: Murray handled the tougher between the tackles duties for the Saints last week, carrying 15 times for 48 yards.31.*Nyheim Hines IND vs. MIN Note: Scored twice and was already active in the offense before Marlon Mack's injury. It wouldn't surprise me if he had a 40 percent snap share with Mack out.32.*Adrian Peterson DET at GB Note: Peterson was the Lions' most effective back and even had three catches.33.Sony Michel NE at SEA 34.Jordan Howard MIA vs. BUF 35.*Antonio Gibson WAS at ARI Note: Got 11 touches, but Peyton Barber got more work, along with the goal line carries.36.*Cam Akers LA at PHI Note: Started and had 14 carries, but played only 24 snaps and eventually played less than Malcolm Brown, who looked the part.37.*David Montgomery CHI vs. NYG Note: Looked pretty good (13 carries, 64 yards), though it's a clear time share with he and Cohen, with Cordarelle Patterson also present to steal some touches.38.J.K. Dobbins BAL at HOU 39.*Frank Gore NYJ vs. SF Note: Gore is expected to start this week with Le'Veon Bell placed on injured reserve for at least three weeks. Chances are he'll share carries with Kalen Ballage and maybe Josh Adams, who saw work in Week 1. Officially the starter, and Josh Adams was moved back to the practice squad.40.*D'Andre Swift DET at GB Note: Swift had a killer drop on the game's penultimate play, and another bad drop on a swing pass in the fourth quarter. On the bright side, he had a tough catch in traffic earlier and scored at the goal line.41.Jerick McKinnon SF at NYJ 42.*Boston Scott PHI vs. LAR Note: Struggled to get going against the Football Team front seven. We'll see if Miles Sanders will come back to reclaim his starting role this week. Miles Sanders has had full practices this week and thus will likely play in Week 2, plus Scott was hobbled a little bit in his own right in Week 1.43.*Leonard Fournette TB vs. CAR Note: Fournette's solid role turned into five carries and one catch, and Ronald Jones was clearly the better back for one week.44.*Myles Gaskin MIA vs. BUF Note: Was the primary pass-catching back for the Dolphins and looked the best among their three backs.45.Peyton Barber WAS at ARI 46.Zack Moss BUF at MIA 47.*Alexander Mattison MIN at IND Note: There was some concern that Mattison would lose some snaps to Mike Boone, but that wasn't the case last week, as Boone was limited to special teams duties.48.Tony Pollard DAL vs. ATL 49.Chase Edmonds ARZ vs. WAS 50.*Joshua Kelley LAC vs. KC Note: Kelley looked really good, carrying 12 times in the second half for 60 yards and a touchdown.51.*James Conner PIT vs. DEN Note: Injured his ankle in the win over the Giants. Initial reports said that Conner avoided a high-ankle injury and that the Steelers would 'leave the light on' for him this week, but I'm pessimistic that he'll be available against the Broncos. Conner missed practice Wednesday but put in a full practice Thursday. If he returns to action this week, that may suggest that the Steelers will use a timeshare this week rather than making either Conner or Snell a 'bell-cow' back.52.Tevin Coleman SF at NYJ 53.Corey Clement PHI vs. LAR 54.*Matt Breida MIA vs. BUF Note: Disturbingly wasn't targeted in the passing game.55.Darrel Williams KC at LAC 56.Carlos Hyde SEA vs. NE 57.Jamaal Williams GB vs. DET 58.*J.D. McKissic WAS at ARI Note: McKissic had just four touches despite a 44 percent snap share.59.Giovani Bernard CIN at CLE 60.*Chris Thompson JAC at TEN Note: Thompson's name was hardly called on Sunday, with James Robinson dominating the Jaguars' snaps.61.Rex Burkhead NE at SEA 62.*Kerryon Johnson DET at GB Note: Johnson started the game, but was really ineffective (seven carries for 14 yards) and was a ghost in the second half.63.Devontae Booker LV vs. NO 64.Brian Hill ATL at DAL 65.*Darrell Henderson LA at PHI Note: Played only five snaps in the opener, and Malcolm Brown was effective.66.*AJ Dillon GB vs. DET Note: Had just two carries in win over the Vikings.67.*Kalen Ballage NYJ vs. SF Note: Added back to the active lineup now that Lev Bell is on the IR list.68.*Duke Johnson HOU vs. BAL Note: Originally week-to-week with an ankle injury, now considered day-to-day. Limited practices Wednesday and Thursday.69.*La'Mical Perine NYJ vs. SF Note: (Ankle) Status uncertain for Week 2. Doing some individual work and team drills, but not yet up to limited practice status yet.70.*Anthony McFarland PIT vs. DEN Note: Healthy inactive on Monday night, but could be active this week if James Conner (ankle) can't go.71.*Darrynton Evans TEN vs. JAX Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday.72.*Justin Jackson LAC vs. KC Note: Day-to-day with a quad injury. More concerning for his long-term value, however, is that Joshua Kelley ran really well against the Bengals. Did not practice Wednesday.73.*Phillip Lindsay DEN at PIT Note: Lindsay suffered a 'mild turf toe injury' against the Titans and is awaiting the results of an MRI. He already had seven carries and a reception prior to the injury in the second quarter. Hasn't practiced yet this week - one report calls him to day-to-day, another suggests that he's out 'the next few weeks'.74.*Le'Veon Bell NYJ vs. SF Note: (Hamstring) Placed on IR for at least three weeks after aggravating a sore hamstring in the second half last week.75.*Marlon Mack IND vs. MIN Note: Ruptured his Achilles' Tendon and is out for the season.


Wide Receivers

1.Davante Adams GB vs. DET 2.DeAndre Hopkins ARZ vs. WAS 3.*Julio Jones ATL at DAL Note: (Hamstring) Limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but still is expected to play.4.Tyreek Hill KC at LAC 5.Adam Thielen MIN at IND 6.*Amari Cooper DAL vs. ATL Note: (Foot) Added to the injury report on Thursday and was limited in practice.7.Calvin Ridley ATL at DAL 8.*Allen Robinson CHI vs. NYG Note: Reportedly unhappy about his contract situation and asked for a trade.9.*JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT vs. DEN Note: (Knee) Given a maintenance day Wednesday, but returned to full action Thursday.10.Keenan Allen LAC vs. KC 11.DJ Chark JAC at TEN 12.Robert Woods LA at PHI 13.A.J. Green CIN at CLE 14.*Mike Evans TB vs. CAR Note: (Hamstring) Limited practices Wednesday and Thursday, but that tops last week's activity. Moreover, Chris Godwin is in the concussion protocol and hasn't practiced yet this week.15.Terry McLaurin WAS at ARI 16.DK Metcalf SEA vs. NE 17.Michael Gallup DAL vs. ATL 18.Will Fuller HOU vs. BAL 19.Darius Slayton NYG at CHI 20.D.J. Moore CAR at TB 21.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. MIN 22.Tyler Lockett SEA vs. NE 23.Marquise Brown BAL at HOU 24.*Odell Beckham CLE vs. CIN Note: Couldn't get going last week against the Ravens' excellent corners, and a bad drop on third down in the first half didn't help matters.25.Cooper Kupp LA at PHI 26.Tyler Boyd CIN at CLE 27.*Emmanuel Sanders NO at LV Note: Moves into the No. 1 role with Michael Thomas out.28.Anthony Miller CHI vs. NYG 29.*Marvin Jones DET at GB Note: The Lions look as if they'll be without Kenny Golladay again this week.30.*Jarvis Landry CLE vs. CIN Note: (Hip) Listed as a non-participant in Tuesday's practice. Here's your reminder that the Browns host the Bengals on Thursday. Landry is expected to suit up Thursday night, thus I'm bumping him up.31.*John Brown BUF at MIA Note: (Foot) Full practice Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday.32.*Corey Davis TEN vs. JAX Note: At one point Davis's status was in doubt for Week 1 due to a hamstring injury, but instead he caught seven passes for 101 yards, perhaps benefitting from the extra attention A.J. Brown drew from the Broncos' defensive backs. (Hamstring) Has been limited in practice, but that's more activity than teammate A.J. Brown, who might have to sit out due to a bone bruise in his knee.33.*Julian Edelman NE at SEA Note: (Knee) Limited at Wednesday's practice.34.*Henry Ruggs LV vs. NO Note: (Knee) Briefly left last week's game against the Panthers but later returned. Missed practice Thursday - but keep in mind that the Raiders play on Monday night, giving him an extra day to recover.35.Stefon Diggs BUF at MIA 36.Robby Anderson CAR at TB 37.CeeDee Lamb DAL vs. ATL 38.*Diontae Johnson PIT vs. DEN Note: (Toe) Sat out practice Wednesday, but practiced in full on Thursday.39.*Mike Williams LAC vs. KC Note: (Shoulder) Not only played but was very active in the Chargers' passing game, as they attempted to avoid William Jackson III in coverage. Full participant in Wednesday's practice and feels 'more explosive' after recovering from last year's knee injury.40.Parris Campbell IND vs. MIN 41.Russell Gage ATL at DAL 42.*Jerry Jeudy DEN at PIT Note: Jeudy showed his upside as well as his rookie jitters, fumbling once and dropping two passes along with four catches for 56 yards.43.Preston Williams MIA vs. BUF 44.*N'Keal Harry NE at SEA Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice on Wednesday.45.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. LAR 46.Sammy Watkins KC at LAC 47.Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB vs. DET 48.Sterling Shepard NYG at CHI 49.James Washington PIT vs. DEN 50.*Adam Humphries TEN vs. JAX Note: Could have a bigger role if A.J. Brown is out, or even if he's playing but limited.51.*Jalen Reagor PHI vs. LAR Note: Fully off the injury report.52.Laviska Shenault JAC at TEN 53.Brandin Cooks HOU vs. BAL 54.Trent Taylor SF at NYJ 55.Bryan Edwards LV vs. NO 56.Van Jefferson LA at PHI 57.Breshad Perriman NYJ vs. SF 58.*Tre'Quan Smith NO at LV Note: Should be in line for an expanded workload if Michael Thomas is out for multiple weeks.59.Christian Kirk ARZ vs. WAS 60.Hunter Renfrow LV vs. NO 61.Scotty Miller TB vs. CAR 62.Steven Sims WAS at ARI 63.Kendrick Bourne SF at NYJ 64.Mecole Hardman KC at LAC 65.Justin Jefferson MIN at IND 66.Allen Lazard GB vs. DET 67.*Chase Claypool PIT vs. DEN Note: Two catches in his season debut, including a slick ball along the sideline for a 28-yard gain.68.Quintez Cephus DET at GB 69.Kenny Stills HOU vs. BAL 70.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. WAS 71.Keelan Cole JAC at TEN 72.Cole Beasley BUF at MIA 73.Willie Snead BAL at HOU 74.Curtis Samuel CAR at TB 75.Miles Boykin BAL at HOU 76.Jakeem Grant MIA vs. BUF 77.Bisi Johnson MIN at IND 78.*Braxton Berrios NYJ vs. SF Note: Could start if Jamison Crowder's hamstring injury keeps him out.79.Randall Cobb HOU vs. BAL 80.Isaiah Ford MIA vs. BUF 81.*Courtland Sutton DEN at PIT Note: (Shoulder) Unlikely to practice Wednesday, but coach Vic Fangio hopes that he'll be able to do more by the end of the week. Logged limited practices Wednesday and Thursday - he held up well so far, but is still viewed as questionable for this week.82.*DeVante Parker MIA vs. BUF Note: Parker aggravated the hamstring injury that was bothering him in training camp and sat out the second half last week. He'll begin this week focusing on rehabbing the injury. Very limited work, almost all on individual drills.83.*Chris Godwin TB vs. CAR Note: There was some talk of a concussion after the game, but nothing else surfaced later. Added to the concussion protocol after all and missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday.84.*Jamison Crowder NYJ vs. SF Note: Crowder injured his hamstring in practice Wednesday and did not practice on Thursday.85.*A.J. Brown TEN vs. JAX Note: Brown has a bone bruise in his knee and did not practice Thursday. It's potentially going to cost him multiple weeks.86.*Kenny Golladay DET at GB Note: (Hamstring) Held out of practice both Wednesday and Thursday.87.*Brandon Aiyuk SF at NYJ Note: (Hamstring) Held out last week, but could make his debut this week against the Jets. Deebo Samuel remains out, which explains why they signed Mohamed Sanu. Taken off the Niners' injury report, which suggests that he'll make his debut this week.88.*Golden Tate NYG at CHI Note: (Hamstring) Held out in Week 1 - you can't start him reliably until he at least has full practices. Limited practice Thursday, doing 'very little' during the open portion of the practice session.89.*Michael Pittman IND vs. MIN Note: (Toe) Limited in practice on Thursday.90.*Alshon Jeffery PHI vs. LAR Note: (Foot) Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday.91.*Michael Thomas NO at LV Note: Thomas suffered a high-ankle injury sprain that now appears to be worse than expected. Held out of practice Thursday. The Saints haven't yet confirmed that he's expected to miss several weeks due to his high ankle sprain.92.*Deebo Samuel SF at NYJ Note: (Foot) On IR for at least two more weeks.


Tight Ends

1.Travis Kelce KC at LAC 2.Mark Andrews BAL at HOU 3.Darren Waller LV vs. NO 4.Zach Ertz PHI vs. LAR 5.*Jared Cook NO at LV Note: Could be a big beneficiary of Michael Thomas's absence.6.T.J. Hockenson DET at GB 7.*Jonnu Smith TEN vs. JAX Note: Should get more targets with A.J. Brown hampered, at best.8.*Austin Hooper CLE vs. CIN Note: Should get more targets with David Njoku (knee) going on IR.9.*Dallas Goedert PHI vs. LAR Note: Very busy in the opener, catching eight passes for 101 yards and a touchdown.10.*George Kittle SF at NYJ Note: Suffered a sprained left knee before halftime last week. While he gutted it out and played the second half, he didn't have any catches after the injury. Will not practice this week, but still could play if given medical clearance - normally I'd put him at the bottom of the position, but given the upside if he does play, I'm just moving him down a few slots - with the likelihood that your alternative at the position will still be available unless you have Hooper or Uzomah.11.*Noah Fant DEN at PIT Note: Looked superb in Week 1 with five catches for 81 yards and a touchdown.12.*Hunter Henry LAC vs. KC Note: Caught five passes on eight targets for 73 yards.13.Tyler Higbee LA at PHI 14.*Evan Engram NYG at CHI Note: Rough start with a clear deep and another ball that he might have been able to come up with, catching just two balls for nine yards.15.Mike Gesicki MIA vs. BUF 16.*Logan Thomas WAS at ARI Note: Led the Football Team in targets, with four catches on eight targets for 37 yards and a touchdown.17.*Rob Gronkowski TB vs. CAR Note: Had just two catches on three targets for 11 yards.18.*Jack Doyle IND vs. MIN Note: (Ankle/knee) Sat out practice both Wednesday and Thursday.19.Hayden Hurst ATL at DAL 20.Chris Herndon NYJ vs. SF 21.Irv Smith MIN at IND 22.*O.J. Howard TB vs. CAR Note: Post-hype sleeper? Had four catches on six targets and scored in the loss to the Saints.23.Ian Thomas CAR at TB 24.*Greg Olsen SEA vs. NE Note: Caught all four targets and scored.25.*C.J. Uzomah CIN at CLE Note: Four catches on five targets for 45 yards in Week 1.26.Jordan Akins HOU vs. BAL 27.*Jimmy Graham CHI vs. NYG Note: Had three catches for 25 yards and a touchdown and had the second-most targets for the Bears.28.Dan Arnold ARZ vs. WAS 29.Dawson Knox BUF at MIA 30.*Eric Ebron PIT vs. DEN Note: Only two targets in Week 1.31.*Gerald Everett LA at PHI Note: Suffered a back injury that was deemed to be not significant. Did not practice on Wednesday.32.Darren Fells HOU vs. BAL 33.Tyler Eifert JAC at TEN 34.Will Dissly SEA vs. NE 35.Robert Tonyan GB vs. DET 36.Jordan Reed SF at NYJ 37.Jace Sternberger GB vs. DET 38.Harrison Bryant CLE vs. CIN 39.*Blake Jarwin DAL vs. ATL Note: Out for the season with a torn ACL.


Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.*Christian McCaffrey CAR at TB Note: With the game on the line, of course the Panthers turned to their reliable workhorse ... Alex Amrah? Very confusing play call on 4th-and-1 for Carolina, but otherwise McCaffrey was fantastic.2.Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. ATL 3.Davante Adams GB vs. DET 4.DeAndre Hopkins ARZ vs. WAS 5.*Julio Jones ATL at DAL Note: (Hamstring) Limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but still is expected to play.6.*Alvin Kamara NO at LV Note: Kamara's workload is only going to increase with Michael Thomas out, at least in the passing game.7.Dalvin Cook MIN at IND 8.Derrick Henry TEN vs. JAX 9.Tyreek Hill KC at LAC 10.*Chris Godwin TB vs. CAR Note: There was some talk of a concussion after the game, but nothing else surfaced later. Added to the concussion protocol after all and missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday.11.Adam Thielen MIN at IND 12.*Amari Cooper DAL vs. ATL Note: (Foot) Added to the injury report on Thursday and was limited in practice.13.Calvin Ridley ATL at DAL 14.*Allen Robinson CHI vs. NYG Note: Reportedly unhappy about his contract situation and asked for a trade.15.*Saquon Barkley NYG at CHI Note: Barkley really struggled on the ground against the Steelers. Will he find the going easier against the Bears this week, or is this a function of the failures of the offensive line.16.Travis Kelce KC at LAC 17.Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC at LAC 18.*Joe Mixon CIN at CLE Note: The lack of a role in the passing game (one catch on two targets) is a concern, but this was a weird game flow, with the Bengals struggling against a tough Chargers defense. I have a hunch that isn't necessarily evidence-based that he'll be involved more often going forward.19.Josh Jacobs LV vs. NO 20.Raheem Mostert SF at NYJ 21.Aaron Jones GB vs. DET 22.*JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT vs. DEN Note: (Knee) Given a maintenance day Wednesday, but returned to full action Thursday.23.Keenan Allen LAC vs. KC 24.DJ Chark JAC at TEN 25.Mark Andrews BAL at HOU 26.*George Kittle SF at NYJ Note: Suffered a sprained left knee before halftime last week. While he gutted it out and played the second half, he didn't have any catches after the injury. Will not practice this week, but still could play if given medical clearance - normally I'd put him at the bottom of the position, but given the upside if he does play, I'm just moving him down a few slots - with the likelihood that your alternative at the position will still be available unless you have Hooper or Uzomah.27.Robert Woods LA at PHI 28.A.J. Green CIN at CLE 29.*Mike Evans TB vs. CAR Note: (Hamstring) Limited practices Wednesday and Thursday, but that tops last week's activity. Moreover, Chris Godwin is in the concussion protocol and hasn't practiced yet this week.30.Terry McLaurin WAS at ARI 31.Kenyan Drake ARZ vs. WAS 32.*Nick Chubb CLE vs. CIN Note: Chubb suffered from an adverse game-flow against the Ravens, as the Browns fell way behind and used Kareem Hunt more often.33.Chris Carson SEA vs. NE 34.*Ronald Jones TB vs. CAR Note: Was the better back for the Bucs in Week 1, and should at least carry that over to Week 2.35.DK Metcalf SEA vs. NE 36.Michael Gallup DAL vs. ATL 37.*A.J. Brown TEN vs. JAX Note: Brown has a bone bruise in his knee and did not practice Thursday. It's potentially going to cost him multiple weeks.38.*Melvin Gordon DEN at PIT Note: Scored a touchdown and caught three short passes, but also lost a fumble. He could be very busy in Week 2 if Phillip Lindsay (turf toe) can't play.39.*Jonathan Taylor IND vs. MIN Note: Stepping into a starting role with Marlon Mack out for the season. He caught all six of his targets from Phillip Rivers in the loss, an encouraging sign for his future usage.40.*Benny Snell PIT vs. DEN Note: Snell ran 19 times for 113 yards in relief of an injured James Conner on Monday night. He was only targeted once, however. Conner put in a full practice Thursday - it's possible that Conner could play this week.41.Will Fuller HOU vs. BAL 42.Darius Slayton NYG at CHI 43.D.J. Moore CAR at TB 44.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. MIN 45.*Austin Ekeler LAC vs. KC Note: Ekeler had only one target in the win over the Bengals, and ceded a goal line carry to Joshua Kelley as well. The receptions should pick up, but Kelley's prowess between the tackles is a concern.46.David Johnson HOU vs. BAL 47.Todd Gurley ATL at DAL 48.Tyler Lockett SEA vs. NE 49.Marquise Brown BAL at HOU 50.*Odell Beckham CLE vs. CIN Note: Couldn't get going last week against the Ravens' excellent corners, and a bad drop on third down in the first half didn't help matters.51.Cooper Kupp LA at PHI 52.Tyler Boyd CIN at CLE 53.Darren Waller LV vs. NO 54.*Mark Ingram BAL at HOU Note: I'm less concerned about the low workload in a blowout win than Ingram losing goal line carries to J.K. Dobbinsearly on in the game.55.*Malcolm Brown LA at PHI Note: Brown had a strong debut, carrying 18 times for 79 yards and two scores, and added three catches for 31 yards.56.*Boston Scott PHI vs. LAR Note: Struggled to get going against the Football Team front seven. We'll see if Miles Sanders will come back to reclaim his starting role this week. Miles Sanders has had full practices this week and thus will likely play in Week 2, plus Scott was hobbled a little bit in his own right in Week 1.57.James Robinson JAC at TEN 58.Zach Ertz PHI vs. LAR 59.Tyler Higbee LA at PHI 60.T.J. Hockenson DET at GB 61.Jordan Howard MIA vs. BUF 62.Devin Singletary BUF at MIA 63.*Latavius Murray NO at LV Note: Murray handled the tougher between the tackles duties for the Saints last week, carrying 15 times for 48 yards.64.Anthony Miller CHI vs. NYG 65.*Marvin Jones DET at GB Note: The Lions look as if they'll be without Kenny Golladay again this week.66.*Emmanuel Sanders NO at LV Note: Moves into the No. 1 role with Michael Thomas out.67.*John Brown BUF at MIA Note: (Foot) Full practice Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday.68.*Julian Edelman NE at SEA Note: (Knee) Limited at Wednesday's practice.69.*Henry Ruggs LV vs. NO Note: (Knee) Briefly left last week's game against the Panthers but later returned. Missed practice Thursday - but keep in mind that the Raiders play on Monday night, giving him an extra day to recover.70.Stefon Diggs BUF at MIA 71.Robby Anderson CAR at TB 72.CeeDee Lamb DAL vs. ATL 73.*Jamison Crowder NYJ vs. SF Note: Crowder injured his hamstring in practice Wednesday and did not practice on Thursday.74.Parris Campbell IND vs. MIN 75.*Austin Hooper CLE vs. CIN Note: Should get more targets with David Njoku (knee) going on IR.76.*Dallas Goedert PHI vs. LAR Note: Very busy in the opener, catching eight passes for 101 yards and a touchdown.77.*Noah Fant DEN at PIT Note: Looked superb in Week 1 with five catches for 81 yards and a touchdown.78.Tarik Cohen CHI vs. NYG 79.James White NE at SEA 80.Kareem Hunt CLE vs. CIN 81.*Nyheim Hines IND vs. MIN Note: Scored twice and was already active in the offense before Marlon Mack's injury. It wouldn't surprise me if he had a 40 percent snap share with Mack out.82.*Adrian Peterson DET at GB Note: Peterson was the Lions' most effective back and even had three catches.83.Sony Michel NE at SEA 84.Russell Gage ATL at DAL 85.*Jerry Jeudy DEN at PIT Note: Jeudy showed his upside as well as his rookie jitters, fumbling once and dropping two passes along with four catches for 56 yards.86.Preston Williams MIA vs. BUF 87.*Mike Williams LAC vs. KC Note: (Shoulder) Not only played but was very active in the Chargers' passing game, as they attempted to avoid William Jackson III in coverage. Full participant in Wednesday's practice and feels 'more explosive' after recovering from last year's knee injury.88.*Jarvis Landry CLE vs. CIN Note: (Hip) Listed as a non-participant in Tuesday's practice. Here's your reminder that the Browns host the Bengals on Thursday. Landry is expected to suit up Thursday night, thus I'm bumping him up.89.*N'Keal Harry NE at SEA Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice on Wednesday.90.*Hunter Henry LAC vs. KC Note: Caught five passes on eight targets for 73 yards.91.*Evan Engram NYG at CHI Note: Rough start with a clear deep and another ball that he might have been able to come up with, catching just two balls for nine yards.92.*Jonnu Smith TEN vs. JAX Note: Should get more targets with A.J. Brown hampered, at best.93.*Jared Cook NO at LV Note: Could be a big beneficiary of Michael Thomas's absence.94.Mike Gesicki MIA vs. BUF 95.*Logan Thomas WAS at ARI Note: Led the Football Team in targets, with four catches on eight targets for 37 yards and a touchdown.96.*Antonio Gibson WAS at ARI Note: Got 11 touches, but Peyton Barber got more work, along with the goal line carries.97.*Cam Akers LA at PHI Note: Started and had 14 carries, but played only 24 snaps and eventually played less than Malcolm Brown, who looked the part.98.*David Montgomery CHI vs. NYG Note: Looked pretty good (13 carries, 64 yards), though it's a clear time share with he and Cohen, with Cordarelle Patterson also present to steal some touches.99.*Frank Gore NYJ vs. SF Note: Gore is expected to start this week with Le'Veon Bell placed on injured reserve for at least three weeks. Chances are he'll share carries with Kalen Ballage and maybe Josh Adams, who saw work in Week 1. Officially the starter, and Josh Adams was moved back to the practice squad.100.*Diontae Johnson PIT vs. DEN Note: (Toe) Sat out practice Wednesday, but practiced in full on Thursday.


Kickers

1.Justin Tucker BAL at HOU 2.Harrison Butker KC at LAC 3.Wil Lutz NO at LV 4.Greg Zuerlein DAL vs. ATL 5.Robbie Gould SF at NYJ 6.*Younghoe Koo ATL at DAL Note: Converted another onside kick attempt. Just have to work on those extra points a little more.7.Dan Bailey MIN at IND 8.Chris Boswell PIT vs. DEN 9.Jason Myers SEA vs. NE 10.*Josh Lambo JAC at TEN Note: Drilled kicks from 46 and 50 yards.11.Mason Crosby GB vs. DET 12.Brandon McManus DEN at PIT 13.Jake Elliott PHI vs. LAR 14.Michael Badgley LAC vs. KC 15.Zane Gonzalez ARZ vs. WAS 16.Ka'imi Fairbairn HOU vs. BAL 17.Ryan Succop TB vs. CAR 18.Daniel Carlson LV vs. NO 19.Matt Prater DET at GB 20.*Joey Slye CAR at TB Note: Missed extra point was critical - the Panthers couldn't attempt a field goal to tie late in the game, and also cost me a push in Staff Picks at +3.21.*Rodrigo Blankenship IND vs. MIN Note: Missed from 30 yards, made two others.22.*Tyler Bass BUF at MIA Note: Missed his first two kicks, made his final two.23.*Sam Sloman LA at PHI Note: Missed a 29-yard attempt but made his next two kicks.24.*Randy Bullock CIN at CLE Note: Bizarre miss to end the Week 1 loss - missing from 31 yards, the first time he had ever missed inside 37 yards. He came up with a calf cramp during the kick, but put in a full practice Tuesday. The Bengals claimed Austin Seibert off waivers from the Browns as insurance in case Bullock can't go Thursday. Cleared to kick on Thursday - Seibert is inactive.25.Graham Gano NYG at CHI 26.Jason Sanders MIA vs. BUF 27.Sam Ficken NYJ vs. SF 28.Dustin Hopkins WAS at ARI 29.*Cody Parkey CLE vs. CIN Note: Promoted to the Browns' active roster, replacing Austin Seibert.30.*Stephen Gostkowski TEN vs. JAX Note: Nightmare game that ended with a game-winning kick.31.*Nick Folk NE at SEA Note: Officially signed to the Pats' 53-man roster.32.*Cairo Santos CHI vs. NYG Note: Temporarily sent back to the practice squad, but is expected to be activated again to kick for the Bears for Week 2. Back on the active roster.33.*Austin Seibert CIN at CLE Note: Waived by the Browns, picked up as insurance by the Bengals. Inactive on Thursday.34.*Eddy Pineiro CHI vs. NYG Note: (Groin) Set to miss another week.


Defenses

1.Buffalo Bills at MIA 2.Pittsburgh Steelers vs. DEN 3.*San Francisco 49ers at NYJ Note: Sam Darnold and company must be a sight for sore eyes for the Niners after facing Kyler Murray last week.4.*Los Angeles Rams at PHI Note: Aaron Donald and the Rams' DL gave Dak Prescott all sorts of troubles last week, now they get to attack the Eagles' Swiss Cheese OL.5.Baltimore Ravens at HOU 6.Chicago Bears vs. NYG 7.Tennessee Titans vs. JAX 8.Arizona Cardinals vs. WAS 9.Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. CAR 10.Cincinnati Bengals at CLE 11.Kansas City Chiefs at LAC 12.Cleveland Browns vs. CIN 13.New Orleans Saints at LV 14.New England Patriots at SEA 15.Denver Broncos at PIT 16.Green Bay Packers vs. DET 17.Seattle Seahawks vs. NE 18.*Washington Football Team at ARI Note: Having to chase around Kyler Murray won't be fun, but sometimes that means more sacks, something that the Football Team was quite proficient at last week.19.Indianapolis Colts vs. MIN 20.New York Giants at CHI 21.Philadelphia Eagles vs. LAR 22.Los Angeles Chargers vs. KC 23.Detroit Lions at GB 24.Miami Dolphins vs. BUF 25.Dallas Cowboys vs. ATL 26.Jacksonville Jaguars at TEN 27.Las Vegas Raiders vs. NO 28.*Minnesota Vikings at IND Note: The Vikings' defense might be legitimately terrible this year.29.New York Jets vs. SF 30.Carolina Panthers at TB 31.Houston Texans vs. BAL 32.Atlanta Falcons at DAL

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