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Fantasy Football ranks 2017: Your “Magnificent 7” for each position in week two

Here are your fantasy football rankings for each position in week two.

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[Welcome Fantasy Football owners to your weekly rankings! We’re here to bring forth the Top-7 players for each position. Think of this as your “Magnificent 7” if you will to get you geared up for the week!]

Here are the projected top performers for week two:


Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Tom Brady Saints Away 24.9
2 Aaron Rodgers Falcons Away 23.2
3 Drew Brees Patriots Home 21.6
4 Russell Wilson 49ers Home 21.4
5 Cam Newton Bills Home 20.9
6 Matt Ryan Packers Home 20.6
7 Kirk Cousins Rams Away 19.4

Jay Cutler is owned in 26% of leagues but he’ll be facing the Chargers, who give up the fourth-most points to quarterbacks.

Running Backs

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Le'Veon Bell Vikings Home 16.15
2 Ezekiel Elliott Broncos Away 14.09
3 Devonta Freeman Packers Home 13.58
4 Melvin Gordon Dolphins Home 13.13
5 Kareem Hunt Eagles Home 13.04
6 Jay Ajayi Chargers Away 12.62
7 Leonard Fournette Titans Home 12.23

Thomas Rawls is owned in 60% of leagues but he’s going up against the 49ers, who give up the eighth-most points to running backs.

Wide Receivers

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Brandin Cooks Saints Away 12.97
2 Antonio Brown Vikings Home 12.68
3 Amari Cooper Jets Home 12.52
4 Jordy Nelson Falcons Away 12.28
5 Mike Evans Bears Home 12.08
6 Michael Thomas Patriots Home 11.81
7 A.J. Green Texans Home 11.71

Dez Bryant may not have been a good play last week but this week he faces the Broncos, they give up the sixth-most points to receivers.

Tight Ends

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Rob Gronkowski Saints Away 11.59
2 Jimmy Graham 49ers Home 10.84
3 Jordan Reed Rams Away 9.41
4 Greg Olsen Bills Home 9.13
5 Travis Kelce Eagles Home 8.6
6 Hunter Henry Dolphins Home 8.16
7 Martellus Bennett Falcons Away 8.16

Rookie OJ Howard is owned in 32% of leagues but he’s going up against the Bears, who give up the most points to tight ends.


Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Seahawks 49ers Home 9.63
2 Ravens Browns Home 9.38
3 Raiders Jets Home 9.17
4 Panthers Bills Home 9.1
5 Bengals Texans Home 9.03
6 Cardinals Colts Away 8.86
7 Buccaneers Bears Home 8.32

The Bengals are owned in 28% of leagues, this is going to be a slopfest as both quarterbacks look for redemption in week two. The Texans gave up the second-most points to defenses.


Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Justin Tucker Browns Home 12.03
2 Stephen Gostkowski Saints Away 10.56
3 Matt Bryant Packers Home 10.08
4 Chris Boswell Vikings Home 9.25
5 Dan Bailey Broncos Away 9.25
6 Graham Gano Bills Home 9.09
7 Wil Lutz Patriots Home 8.87

Phil Dawson is only owned in 13% of leagues but he’s taking on the Colts, who give up the second-most points to kickers.

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