It is time to make those tough lineup decisions for Week 2 of the fantasy football season.

Below, you’ll find positional rankings, player analysis, team totals and spreads for every game on the slate.

Note: Players are now tiered across all positions (RB, WR and TE) to help with flex decisions in larger formats. Because of this, TEs might not have a player deserving of Tier 1 compared to RBs and WRs.

Last updated: 5:15 pm, Sept. 14. Please refer to our Rankings page for updates!

QB Rankings & Tiers - Week 2

RankTierPlayerTeamPosOppTeam TotalSpread
11Jalen HurtsPHIQBMIN27.75-6.5
21Josh AllenBUFQBLV27.50-8.5
31Patrick MahomesKCQBJAX27.25-3.5
42Lamar JacksonBALQBCIN21.503.5
52Justin HerbertLACQBTEN24.25-3.0
62Tua TagovailoaMIAQBNE25.00-3.0
72Joe BurrowCINQBBAL25.00-3.5
83Anthony RichardsonINDQBHOU20.25-1.0
93Trevor LawrenceJAXQBKC23.753.5
103Justin FieldsCHIQBTB19.002.5
113Kirk CousinsMINQBPHI21.256.5
123Deshaun WatsonCLEQBPIT20.50-2.0
134Jared GoffDETQBSEA26.50-5.5
144Geno SmithSEAQBDET21.005.5
154Daniel JonesNYGQBARI22.75-5.5
164Brock PurdySFQBLAR26.25-7.5
174Dak PrescottDALQBNYJ24.00-9.5
185Russell WilsonDENQBWAS21.25-3.5
195Sam HowellWASQBDEN17.753.5
205C.J. StroudHOUQBIND19.251.0
215Matthew StaffordLARQBSF18.757.5
225Mac JonesNEQBMIA22.003.0
235Derek CarrNOQBCAR21.50-3.0
245Kenny PickettPITQBCLE18.502.0
255Jimmy GaroppoloLVQBBUF19.008.5
265Jordan LoveGBQBATL20.75-1.0
276Bryce YoungCARQBNO18.503.0
286Ryan TannehillTENQBLAC21.253.0
296Baker MayfieldTBQBCHI21.50-2.5
306Zach WilsonNYJQBDAL14.509.5
316Desmond RidderATLQBGB19.751.0
326Joshua DobbsARIQBNYG17.255.5

Tier 2 – Anthony Richardson

Richardson popped for 21.9 points in Week 1, and his underlying utilization tells us there is much more to come.

The rookie gobbled up 27% of the Colts’ designed rushing attempts and delivered a 9% scramble rate, which led to 10 total rush attempts. Since 2012, QBs with that sort of run-game involvement averaged a QB7 finish with 23 points per game.

Houston provides Richardson with a matchup against the sixth-worst graded run defense, per PFF. While Lamar Jackson didn’t have to flex on the Texans last weekend thanks to the game script, the Colts are only 1-point favorites in what is expected to be a close contest.

Look for Richardson to remain a huge component of a run game without superstar RB power. 

Richardson is the newest dual-threat cheat code at the position and ranks as my QB8 this weekend.

Additional QB Notes & Movers:

  • Tier 4 – Jared Goff draws a choice matchup against a Seahawks unit without answers for the Rams' unheralded receiving depth chart, allowing 334 yards passing. The matchup provides the third-best game total, and Detroit has the fourth-highest team total. Goff upgrades to borderline QB1 status in a great matchup with shootout potential.

RB Rankings & Tiers - Week 2

Half PPR RnkTierPlayerTeamPosOppTeam TotalSpread
11Christian McCaffreySFRBLAR26.3-7.5
21Saquon BarkleyNYGRBARI22.8-5.5
31Austin EkelerLACRBTEN24.3-3.0
42Nick ChubbCLERBPIT20.5-2.0
52Tony PollardDALRBNYJ24.0-9.5
62Derrick HenryTENRBLAC21.33.0
72Josh JacobsLVRBBUF19.08.5
82Bijan RobinsonATLRBGB19.81.0
92Travis EtienneJAXRBKC23.83.5
102Joe MixonCINRBBAL25.0-3.5
112Rhamondre StevensonNERBMIA22.03.0
122Kenneth WalkerSEARBDET21.05.5
133James CookBUFRBLV27.5-8.5
143David MontgomeryDETRBSEA26.5-5.5
153Aaron JonesGBRBATL20.8-1.0
163Alexander MattisonMINRBPHI21.36.5
173Najee HarrisPITRBCLE18.52.0
183Rachaad WhiteTBRBCHI21.5-2.5
194Jahmyr GibbsDETRBSEA26.5-5.5
204Dameon PierceHOURBIND19.31.0
214Miles SandersCARRBNO18.53.0
224Jamaal WilliamsNORBCAR21.5-3.0
234Breece HallNYJRBDAL14.59.5
244Brian RobinsonWASRBDEN17.83.5
254Raheem MostertMIARBNE25.0-3.0
264James ConnerARIRBNYG17.35.5
274Javonte WilliamsDENRBWAS21.3-3.5
285Isiah PachecoKCRBJAX27.3-3.5
295Tyler AllgeierATLRBGB19.81.0
305AJ DillonGBRBATL20.8-1.0
315Samaje PerineDENRBWAS21.3-3.5
325Dalvin CookNYJRBDAL14.59.5
335Cam AkersLARRBSF18.87.5
345Khalil HerbertCHIRBTB19.02.5
355Kyren WilliamsLARRBSF18.87.5
365Justice HillBALRBCIN21.53.5
375D'Andre SwiftPHIRBMIN27.8-6.5
385Gus EdwardsBALRBCIN21.53.5
396Rashaad PennyPHIRBMIN27.8-6.5
406Joshua KelleyLACRBTEN24.3-3.0
416Zack MossINDRBHOU20.3-1.0
426Ezekiel ElliottNERBMIA22.03.0
437Tank BigsbyJAXRBKC23.83.5
447Jerick McKinnonKCRBJAX27.3-3.5
457Jaylen WarrenPITRBCLE18.52.0
467Roschon JohnsonCHIRBTB19.02.5
477Antonio GibsonWASRBDEN17.83.5
487Zach CharbonnetSEARBDET21.05.5
497Deon JacksonINDRBHOU20.3-1.0
507Elijah MitchellSFRBLAR26.3-7.5
517Tyjae SpearsTENRBLAC21.33.0
527Chuba HubbardCARRBNO18.53.0
537Jerome FordCLERBPIT20.5-2.0
547DeVon AchaneMIARBNE25.0-3.0
558Kendre MillerNORBCAR21.5-3.0
568D'Onta ForemanCHIRBTB19.02.5
578Clyde Edwards-HelaireKCRBJAX27.3-3.5
588Damien HarrisBUFRBLV27.5-8.5
598Devin SingletaryHOURBIND19.31.0
608Sean TuckerTBRBCHI21.5-2.5
618Rico DowdleDALRBNYJ24.0-9.5
628Ty ChandlerMINRBPHI21.36.5
638Zamir WhiteLVRBBUF19.08.5
649Keaontay IngramARIRBNYG17.35.5
659Salvon AhmedMIARBNE25.0-3.0
669Deuce VaughnDALRBNYJ24.0-9.5
679Boston ScottPHIRBMIN27.8-6.5
689Trayveon WilliamsCINRBBAL25.0-3.5
699Michael CarterNYJRBDAL14.59.5
709Cordarrelle PattersonATLRBGB19.81.0
719Matt BreidaNYGRBARI22.8-5.5
729Chris EvansCINRBBAL25.0-3.5
739Melvin GordonBALRBCIN21.53.5
749Latavius MurrayBUFRBLV27.5-8.5
759Chris RodriguezWASRBDEN17.83.5
769DeeJay DallasSEARBDET21.05.5
779Ty MontgomeryNERBMIA22.03.0
789Mike BooneHOURBIND19.31.0
799Patrick TaylorGBRBATL20.8-1.0

Tier 1 – Saquon Barkley

Barkley came up empty with only 7.8 fantasy points against the Cowboys in Week 1, but he was still a near-every-down back before the team shut down their starters.

This weekend, the Giants get a much more favorable matchup as 5.5-point favorites over the Cardinals.

While Arizona played admirably against the Commanders, Brian Robinson is not the same caliber player as Barkley. Last week, the Commanders posted 28 rushing attempts on Arizona, and we should expect the Giants to reach a similar number playing with a lead.

Barkley has a shot at 25 touches this weekend and could easily finish as the RB1 overall in fantasy.

Tier 2 – Rhamondre Stevenson

If you were watching RedZone last weekend, it felt like every time they cut to the Patriots game, it was Ezekiel Elliott on the field and not Stevenson. In reality, Stevenson delivered an RB1-worthy utilization profile.

  • 74% snaps
  • 60% rush attempts
  • 59% route participation
  • 12% target share
  • 100% short yardage snaps
  • 87% two-minute offense snaps

Oooooh mamma. That is some sweet, sweet stuff. 

Since 2012, the average finish for an RB with that sort of utilization profile is RB6, with 19.8 points per game in PPR formats.

Yes, Zeke will get some touches, but his role isn’t more significant than what we saw from Damien Harris last season.