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Fantasy Football rankings 2018: Your “Magnificent 7” for each position in week 2

Here are your fantasy football rankings for each position in week 2.

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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 2:

Quarterback

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts. (Yahoo)
1 Aaron Rodgers Vikings Home 20.86
2 Cam Newton Falcons Away 20.56
3 Ben Roethlisberger Chiefs Home 20.28
4 Andrew Luck Redskins Away 20.09
5 Drew Brees Browns Home 20
6 Pat Mahomes Steelers Away 19.65
7 Deshaun Watson Titans Away 19.09

Give Tyrod Taylor a try this week as he takes on the New Orleans Saints, who gave up the most points to quarterbacks in week one.

Wide Receiver

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts. (Yahoo)
1 Antonio Brown Chiefs Home 24.01
2 Odell Beckham Jr. Cowboys Away 19.68
3 Julio Jones Panthers Home 17.83
4 Michael Thomas Browns Home 17.68
5 DeAndre Hopkins Titans Away 16.88
6 Tyreek Hill Steelers Away 16.17
7 T.Y. Hilton Redskins Away 15.54

Tyler Lockett should have a pretty good day for the Seahawks as he’ll be facing a Bears secondary that gave up the second-most points to receivers in week one.

Running Back

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts. (Yahoo)
1 Alvin Kamara Browns Home 21.94
2 Todd Gurley II Cardinals Home 20.96
3 David Johnson Rams Away 19.6
4 Ezekiel Elliott Giants Home 18.41
5 Melvin Gordon III Bills Away 17.71
6 Saquon Barkley Cowboys Away 16.49
7 Christian McCaffrey Falcons Away 16.27

Corey Clement isn’t a bad play here on the road against a Buccaneers team that gave up the third-most points to running backs in week one.

Tight End

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts. (Yahoo)
1 Travis Kelce Steelers Away 12.02
2 Jordan Reed Colts Home 11.83
3 Rob Gronkowski Jaguars Away 11
4 Zach Ertz Buccaneers Away 10.72
5 George Kittle Lions Home 9.89
6 Jimmy Graham Vikings Home 9.55
7 Evan Engram Cowboys Away 9.12

With Delanie Walker out for the season, Jonnu Smith will get the nod and he goes up against a Texans’ defense that gave up the third-most points to tight ends last week.

Kicker

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts. (Yahoo)
1 Chris Boswell Chiefs Home 10.08
2 Harrison Butker Steelers Away 10.07
3 Daniel Carlson Packers Away 9.46
4 Brandon McManus Raiders Home 9.31
5 Josh Lambo Patriots Home 9
6 Dustin Hopkins Colts Home 8.91
7 Ka'imi Fairbairn Titans Away 8.66

Caleb Sturgis would be a good addition to the lineup as he faces a Bills unit that gave up the fourth-most points to kickers last week.

Defense

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts. (Yahoo)
1 Rams Cardinals Home 9.46
2 Chargers Bills Away 9.13
3 Broncos Raiders Home 8.99
4 Bears Seahawks Home 8.44
5 Eagles Buccaneers Away 7.94
6 Cowboys Giants Home 7.72
7 Falcons Panthers Home 7.3

The 49ers defense is a great play for week two as they get a visit from a Lions offense that surrendered the most points to defense last week.

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