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.
2014 NFL Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks
Could carve up decimated Chiefs' D.
Browns gave up 365 yards passing.
vs. PHI (Mon.)
MNF matchup w/ PHI could be shootout.
Every QB struggles against Seahawks at home.
No. 1 scorer after franchise-record 448 yards.
Impressive (346-2-0, rush TD) debut in new O.
at IND (Mon.)
Bounced back after horrible first half.
Didn't need to do much (201-2-0) vs. DAL.
Expected to return after missing opener (rib).
Dolphins' pass rush roughed up Brady.
Got it done with his arm (304 yds.) and legs (29).
Three INTs did his team, fantasy owners no good.
at BAL (Thurs.)
Threw for 365 yards, but just 1 TD last week.
So far so good in Whisenhunt's system.
Needs to minimize mistakes (2 INTs) vs. 49ers.
Robert Griffin III
Texans' D harassed RG3 all day.
Can't afford any mistakes vs. Seahawks.
Running game did most of work vs. NE.
vs. PIT (Thurs.)
Threw for 345 yards, but needed 62 PA.
Gets Dwayne Bowe back this week.
Quietly put up decent numbers (266-2-0, FL).
Accurate (23-of-28) against Raiders, but 2 TOs.
New O is a work in progress.
Vikings looked like completely different team vs. STL.
Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:
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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