Week 2 fantasy football projections, rankings from Draft Sharks

Week 2 fantasy football projections, rankings from Draft Sharks

When it comes to weekly fantasy football projections and rankings, one thing is certain: There’s no such thing as “too much.” The more stats and expert opinions you can absorb, the better it will make your start ‘em, sit ‘em decisions. This is even true in Week 2 when fantasy owners might not have as many lineup questions.

Because we believe in the “more is better” approach to fantasy research, we’re happy to offer SN Fantasy readers an exclusive look at Draft Sharks’ award-winning projections and rankings every week. We’ll also highlight a couple players at each position who really stand out in their rankings compared to ours. To see Draft Sharks’ exclusive Week 2 3D floor-to-ceiling projections, become a Draft Sharks’ member today at the link below!

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Week 2 Fantasy Football Projections, Rankings from Draft Sharks

Week 2 fantasy QB projections, rankings

Spotlight Player: Aaron Rodgers, Packers vs. Bears (SN Ranking: 14 | DS Ranking: 18)

There isn’t that big of a spread in Rodgers’ ranking, but we still think he’s a borderline starter while Draft Sharks has him pretty well out of the conversation. Based on how he played last week, Draft Sharks has a good chance of being right (especially if Allen Lazard doesn’t play again), but we just can’t quit the reigning two-time MVP. Chicago’s defense looked better than it is because of weather conditions last week, and Rodgers is talented enough to post respectable numbers even with mediocre pass-catchers. We still aren’t recommending you trust him blindly, but we’re at least a little more optimistic than DS.

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Week 2 fantasy RB projections, rankings

Spotlight Player: Darrell Henderson Jr., Rams vs. Falcons (SN Ranking: 24 | DS Ranking: 14)

Henderson was clearly the lead man in L.A.’s backfield last Thursday, but he still mustered just 73 total yards on 18 touches. Obviously, the matchup is more favorable this time, but that also means Henderson might not do as much in the receiving game (five catches, 26 yards). We’re also a little worried that Cam Akers will receive at least a few more touches this time around. If Henderson scores, he’ll probably come closer to Draft Sharks’ ranking than ours, but we still need to see more before we can give him borderline RB1 status.

Spotlight Player: Aaron Jones, Packers vs. Bears (SN PPR Ranking: 26 | DS PPR Ranking: 12)

Jones always has a lot of upside, but after watching AJ Dillon get five more carries, one more target, and just six fewer snaps than Jones last week, we have a tough time ranking him in the teens. It’s entirely possible that distribution flips this week, but at the very least, Dillon seems a little more likely to be used as the goal-line hammer. As with Henderson, we need to see more positive signs from Jones before ranking him even in the teens.

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Week 2 fantasy WR projections, rankings

Spotlight Player: Jerry Jeudy, Broncos vs. Texans (SN PPR Ranking: 31 | DS PPR Ranking: 16)

Jeudy could absolutely finish as the No. 18 receiver this week, but we still question who the “WR1” really is in Denver. Jeudy and Courtland Sutton both had seven targets and finished within four snaps of each other in Week 1. It’s certainly possible both go off against a mediocre Texans’ pass defense, but we’re still being a little cautious with Jeudy, whose lone big play was a somewhat-fluky 67-yard TD where a Seahawks’ defender whiffed on what should have been an easy tackle.

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Week 2 fantasy TE projections, rankings

Spotlight Player: Gerald Everett, Chargers @ Chiefs (SN PPR Ranking: 18 | DS PPR Ranking: 11)

Draft Sharks’ aggressiveness with Everett is probably warranted given Keenan Allen’s hamstring injury, but we don’t think he’s quite “proven” enough to merit a top-12 ranking. Of course, as we said last week, there really isn’t that much difference between TE10 and TE20 in a given week, so if Everett is your best tight end option, by all means roll with him.

Week 2 fantasy defense projections, rankings

Spotlight Team: Indianapolis Colts @ Jaguars (SN Ranking: 4 | DS Ranking: 17)

We’re disappointed Indy wasn’t able to do more against Davis Mills and the Texans last week, but it did manage three sacks and a takeaway. With stud LB Shaquille Leonard (back) expected to return this week, the Colts should cause problems for a mistake-prone Trevor Lawrence. (Update: Leonard has been ruled “out” for Week 2.) D/ST is very unpredictable on a weekly basis, so the Colts could easily finish 17th even if they have a good defensive effort that doesn’t happen to result in (m)any turnovers, but we’re expecting a big bounce back while Draft Sharks’ clearly still needs a little more convincing.