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Fantasy Football 2014 Quarterback Rankings: Week 2

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Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

There’s no change atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 2, but for once, Peyton Manning isn’t the leading scorer. That honor goes to Matt Ryan, who dissected the Saints to the tune of a franchise-record 448 yards passing and three touchdowns. Matthew Stafford wasn’t too far behind Ryan, throwing for 346 yards and two scores and adding a rushing touchdown in the Lions’ Monday night win over the Giants. However, don’t be surprised if Manning ends up atop the leaderboard after this week since his Broncos are home against a Chiefs defense that lost All-Pro linebacker Derrick Johnson and starting defensive lineman Mike DeVito to season-ending Achilles injuries. It could be a long Sunday afternoon for Kansas City’s defense at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K

2014 NFL Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

Comments

1

Peyton Manning

DEN

vs. KC

Could carve up decimated Chiefs' D.

2

Drew Brees

NO

at CLE

Browns gave up 365 yards passing.

3

Andrew Luck

IND

vs. PHI (Mon.)

MNF matchup w/ PHI could be shootout.

4

Aaron Rodgers

GB

vs. NYJ

Every QB struggles against Seahawks at home.

5

Matt Ryan

ATL

at CIN

No. 1 scorer after franchise-record 448 yards.

6

Matthew Stafford

DET

at CAR

Impressive (346-2-0, rush TD) debut in new O.

7

Nick Foles

PHI

at IND (Mon.)

Bounced back after horrible first half.

8

Russell Wilson

SEA

at SD

 

9

Colin Kaepernick

SF

vs. CHI

Didn't need to do much (201-2-0) vs. DAL.

10

Cam Newton

CAR

vs. DET

Expected to return after missing opener (rib).

11

Tom Brady

NE

at MIN

Dolphins' pass rush roughed up Brady.

12

Carson Palmer

ARI

at NYG

Got it done with his arm (304 yds.) and legs (29).

13

Tony Romo

DAL

at TEN

Three INTs did his team, fantasy owners no good.

14

Ben Roethlisberger

PIT

at BAL (Thurs.)

Threw for 365 yards, but just 1 TD last week.

15

Jake Locker

TEN

vs. DAL

So far so good in Whisenhunt's system.

16

Andy Dalton

CIN

vs. ATL

 

17

Jay Cutler

CHI

at SF

Needs to minimize mistakes (2 INTs) vs. 49ers.

18

Robert Griffin III

WAS

vs. JAC

Texans' D harassed RG3 all day.

19

Philip Rivers

SD

vs. SEA

Can't afford any mistakes vs. Seahawks.

20

Ryan Tannehill

MIA

at BUF

Running game did most of work vs. NE.

21

Joe Flacco

BAL

vs. PIT (Thurs.)

Threw for 345 yards, but needed 62 PA.

22

Alex Smith

KC

at DEN

Gets Dwayne Bowe back this week.

23

Chad Henne

JAC

at WAS

Quietly put up decent numbers (266-2-0, FL).

24

Geno Smith

NYJ

at GB

Accurate (23-of-28) against Raiders, but 2 TOs.

25

Eli Manning

NYG

vs. ARI

New O is a work in progress.

26

Brian Hoyer

CLE

vs. NO

 

27

Ryan Fitzpatrick

HOU

at OAK

 

28

Matt Cassel

MIN

vs. NE

Vikings looked like completely different team vs. STL.

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​Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:
OFFENSIVE SCORING

All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

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