melvingordonQuarterback
1 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay vs. Detroit …Rodgers has thrown for just 199 and 213 yards in two weeks but back home at Lambeau for their home opener against the Lions should be where he gets back to his old self, while Detroit has allowed multiple passing TDs in each of the first two weeks
2 Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. Atlanta …Brees should be in-store for a big game at home on Monday Night Football (Atlanta has allowed seven passing touchdowns in the first two weeks), but for what it’s worth he has just four passing TDs in his past four games against the Falcons
3 Cam Newton, Carolina vs. Minnesota
4 Matt Ryan, Atlanta at New Orleans
5 Philip Rivers, San Diego at Indianapolis …Indianapolis have allowed a league-high 73 points in the first two weeks of the 2016 season
6 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh at Philadelphia …In part because of match-up (Chicago, Cleveland), but Philadelphia has allowed the fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this year
7 Russell Wilson, Seattle vs. San Francisco
8 Dak Prescott, Dallas vs. Chicago …Prescott has thrown 75 passes without an interception, the best start by a rookie quarterback on that metric in NFL history
9 Carson Palmer, Arizona at Buffalo
10 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis vs. San Diego …Luck will likely be without Donte Moncrief (shoulder) this week
11 Matthew Stafford, Detroit at Green Bay
12 Derek Carr, Oakland at Tennessee
13 Blake Bortles, Jacksonville vs. Baltimore
14 Marcus Mariota, Tennessee vs. Oakland …Oakland has allowed at least 20 percent more fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks than every other team through two weeks, while Mariota had a 3-TD game last year against the Raiders
15 Ryan Tannehill, Miami vs. Cleveland
16 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants vs. Washington
17 Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles
18 Joe Flacco, Baltimore at Jacksonville
19 Kirk Cousins, Washington at N.Y. Giants
20 Ryan Fitzpatrick, N.Y. Jets at Kansas City
21 Brock Osweiler, Houston at New England
22 Alex Smith, Kansas City vs. N.Y. Jets
23 Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo vs. Arizona
24 Carson Wentz, Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh
25 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati vs. Denver
26 Jacoby Brissett, New England vs. Houston …With Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) likely out rookie Jacoby Brissett will draw the Week 3 start but in a tough match-up
27 Sam Bradford, Minnesota at Carolina
28 Trevor Siemian, Denver at Cincinnati
29 Brian Hoyer, Chicago at Dallas …Jay Cutler (thumb) is out for several weeks giving Hoyer the start
30 Blaine Gabbert, San Francisco at Seattle
31 Case Keenum, Los Angeles at Tampa Bay
32 Cody Kessler, Cleveland at Miami …With Josh McCown also out for the Browns, it’s time for their third-string quarterback to take the field (fire up the Miami defense)

 

Running Back
1 DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh at Philadelphia …Enjoy one more featured game from Williams, as Le’Veon Bell is scheduled to return from suspension next week
2 Melvin Gordon, San Diego at Indianapolis …Gordon comes into Week 3 off career high in rushing yards (102), rushing attempts (24) and now has 3 TDs in two games and with Danny Woodhead lost for the year with a torn ACL Gordon’s stock moves up considerably, while Indianapolis allows the most fantasy points to opposing running backs this year
3 David Johnson, Arizona at Buffalo
4 DeMarco Murray, Tennessee vs. Oakland …Not that you need a reason to keep Murray dialed up but Oakland has allowed the most yards through the first two weeks in NFL history
5 Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas vs. Chicago …With Bears coming off a short week and playing with several of its starters injured that should provide a recipe for a big week for Elliott in his first game on national TV
6 Mark Ingram, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
7 Devonta Freeman, Atlanta at New Orleans
8 Lamar Miller, Houston at New England
9 C.J. Anderson, Denver at Cincinnati …Anderson has been a Top 10 back in Weeks 1 and 2, while the Bengals have allowed top ten fantasy backs in Weeks 1 and 2
10 Matt Forte, N.Y. Jets at Kansas City …At Arrowhead is a bad draw on paper, but at least Forte should be busy (so far Forte has 52 carries to just 5 for Bilal Powell — Forte though can’t sustain his full-season pace of 472 touches)
11 Theo Riddick, Detroit at Green Bay …Riddick will be the lead back for the Lions with Ameer Abdullah put on IR
12 Todd Gurley, Los Angeles at Tampa Bay …Tough sledding — Gurley is averaging just 2.7 yards per carry through two weeks, while Tampa is allowing just 2.9 yards per carry against opposing running backs this year
13 Christine Michael, Seattle vs. San Francisco …UPDATE — Thomas Rawls will likely miss Week 3 leaving Michael to be the Seahawks’ Week 3 bellcow
14 Eddie Lacy, Green Bay vs. Detroit …Lacy is averaging just 13.5 touches per game through two weeks and has gone seven straight games with less than 15 carries
15 Charles Sims, Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles
16 Tevin Coleman, Atlanta at New Orleans
17 Frank Gore, Indianapolis vs. San Diego
18 LeSean McCoy, Buffalo vs. Arizona …After firing Greg Roman as offensive coordinator, running back coach Anthony Lynn will take over the duties and you have to think that means he leans on his top running back LeSean McCoy more than Roman did
19 Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland at Miami
20 Spencer Ware, Kansas City vs. N.Y. Jets
21 Jeremy Langford, Chicago at Dallas
22 Latavius Murray, Oakland at Tennessee
23 LeGarrette Blount, New England vs. Houston …Blount has been busy with no Tom Brady in the lineup, with 51 carries in the first two games of the season
24 Matt Jones, Washington at N.Y. Giants
25 T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville vs. Baltimore
26 Duke Johnson Jr., Cleveland at Miami
27 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati vs. Denver
28 Kenyan Drake, Miami vs. Cleveland …UPDATE — Arian Foster has been rulled out and Drake will get the Week 3 start
29 Cameron Artis-Payne, Carolina vs. Minnesota …Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) will likely miss a few weeks, and it’s quite possible that Artis-Payne (not Fozzy Whitaker) is the main back despite being inactive the first two weeks
30 Carlos Hyde, San Francisco at Seattle …Seattle has not allowed an opposing running back to post a 100-yard rushing game for 24 straight games
31 Shane Vereen, N.Y. Giants vs. Washington …UPDATE — Rashad Jennings is a late scratch and Vereen will ge the start
32 Derrick Henry, Tennessee vs. Oakland
33 Chris Ivory, Jacksonville vs. Baltimore …Ivory should make his 2016 and Jaguar debut this week
34 Fozzy Whittaker, Carolina vs. Minnesota …Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) will likely miss a few weeks, leading Whitaker and Cameron Artis-Payne to carry the load
35 Justin Forsett, Baltimore at Jacksonville
36 Dwayne Washington, Detroit at Green Bay …Washington will have an expanded role with Ameer Abdullah (foot sprain) OUT and on IR
37 Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota at Carolina …Adrian Peterson (torn meniscus) is OUT for 3-4 months, giving McKinnon and Matt Asiata the opportunity to lead the away (and next up is a tough draw at Carolina)
38 Jay Ajayi, Miami vs. Cleveland …With Arian Foster (Groin) questionable, Ajayi could be the Dolphins’ Week 3 starter — UPDATE — Arian Foster has been ruled OUT
39 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh
40 Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh
41 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati vs. Denver …Hill not only has a bad draw against Denver but he is averaging just 2.7 yards per carry thus far this season
42 Matt Asiata, Minnesota at Carolina …Adrian Peterson (torn meniscus) is OUT for 3-4 months, giving Asiata and Jerick McKinnon the opportunity to lead the away (and next up is a tough draw at Carolina)
43 Alfred Morris, Dallas vs. Chicago
44 Orleans Darkwa, N.Y. Giants vs. Washington …UPDATE — Darkwa will have an expanded role with Rashad Jennings out
45 Terrance West, Baltimore at Jacksonville
46 DeAndre Washington, Oakland at Tennessee
47 Devontae Booker, Denver at Cincinnati
48 Chris Thompson, Washington at N.Y. Giants
49 Charcandrick West, Kansas City vs. N.Y. Jets
50 Travaris Cadet, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
51 Alex Collins, Seattle vs. San Francisco
52 Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles
53 Bilal Powell, N.Y. Jets at Kansas City
54 Jordan Howard, Chicago at Dallas
55 Jamaal Charles, Kansas City vs. N.Y. Jets …Charles (ACL) will need to be monitored but he could make his 2016 debut this week, although if so expect him to be eased into action
56 Josh Ferguson, Indianapolis vs. San Diego
57 Chris Johnson, Arizona at Buffalo
58 Shaun Draughn, San Francisco at Seattle
59 Jalen Richard, Oakland at Tennessee
60 James White, New England vs. Houston

 

Wide Receivers
1 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
2 Julio Jones, Atlanta at New Orleans
3 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans vs. Atlanta …Dating back to last season, Cooks has scored a touchdown in six straight home games
4 Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants vs. Washington
5 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay vs. Detroit
6 Jarvis Landry, Miami vs. Cleveland
7 Allen Robinson, Jacksonville vs. Baltimore
8 Dez Bryant, Dallas vs. Chicago
9 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles
10 Amari Cooper, Oakland at Tennessee
11 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston at New England
12 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona at Buffalo
13 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis vs. San Diego
14 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina vs. Minnesota
15 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago at Dallas
16 Travis Benjamin, San Diego at Indianapolis
17 Eric Decker, N.Y. Jets at Kansas City …Mr. Touchdown — Decker has now scored a touchdown in 15 of his past 19 games
18 Michael Crabtree, Oakland at Tennessee
19 A.J. Green, Cincinnati vs. Denver
20 Marvin Jones Jr., Detroit at Green Bay
21 Sterling Shepard, N.Y. Giants vs. Washington
22 Randall Cobb, Green Bay vs. Detroit …Perhaps Cobb is due — he hasn’t scored a touchdown in seven straight games, his longest drought since 2012
23 Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City vs. N.Y. Jets
24 Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta at New Orleans
25 Doug Baldwin, Seattle vs. San Francisco
26 Phillip Dorsett, Indianapolis vs. San Diego …Dorsett move into the starting lineup with Donte Moncrief out
27 Allen Hurns, Jacksonville vs. Baltimore
28 Demaryius Thomas, Denver at Cincinnati
29 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh
30 Stefon Diggs, Minnesota at Carolina …It’s a tough draw this week, but Diggs has opened the 2016 season with back-to-back 100-yard receiving games despite having two different quarterbacks and he accounts for a league-best 54.6 percent of his team’s receiving yards
31 Julian Edelman, New England vs. Houston …If for some reason Jacoby Brissett were to get injured than Edelman would actually become the starting Patriots’ quarterback this week
32 Michael Floyd, Arizona at Buffalo
33 Mike Wallace, Baltimore at Jacksonville …Wallace now has three touchdowns in two games as a Raven
34 Tajae Sharpe, Tennessee vs. Oakland …Sharpe could be a nice Week 3 sleeper — the Raiders have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing receivers
35 Brandon Marshall, N.Y. Jets at Kansas City …Marshall (MCL) will need to be monitored but could miss Week 3; UPDATE — Marshall will be active but reportedly “on a pitch count”
36 Willie Snead, New Orleans vs. Atlanta …UPDATE — Snead (toe) missed practice Thursday and Friday; he should play on Monday night but you won’t know for sure until likely pre-game (after an aggressive Week 3 ranking he comes down with the uncertainty)
37 DeSean Jackson, Washington at N.Y. Giants
38 Will Fuller, Houston at New England …Somewhat hard to believe, but Fuller became the first rookie wide receiver drafted in the first round ever to post 100 yard games in Weeks 1 and 2 of the season
39 Golden Tate, Detroit at Green Bay …Things can change of course, but thus far Tate is averaging just 6.0 yards per catch as he’s been running short routes while Marvin Jones gets to stretch the field
40 Tyrell Williams, San Diego at Indianapolis
41 Michael Thomas, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
42 Anquan Boldin, Detroit at Green Bay
43 DeVante Parker, Miami vs. Cleveland
44 Quincy Enunwa, N.Y. Jets at Kansas City …Enunwa has quickly proven to be a part of the Jets’ game plan as he comes into Week 2 with already 13 receptions and on pace for 104 catches
45 Kenny Stills, Miami vs. Cleveland
46 Tyler Lockett, Seattle vs. San Francisco …Lockett has a knee sprain and will need to be monitored but he is not expected to miss any games
47 Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants vs. Washington …Two games in, Cruz is on pace for precisely 1,000 receiving yards and he played 74 of 79 in snaps in Week 2
48 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver at Cincinnati
49 Cole Beasley, Dallas vs. Chicago …Beasley has been targeted on 31.6 percent of his routes, actually the highest of any receiver in the league this year
50 Steve Smith Sr., Baltimore at Jacksonville …With now 14,015 receiving yards, Smith has passed James Lofton to move into 10th all-time in receiving yards
51 Davante Adams, Green Bay vs. Detroit
52 Tavon Austin, Los Angeles at Tampa Bay
53 Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles
54 Jamison Crowder, Washington at N.Y. Giants …Crowder has six catches in both games to open the 2016 season
55 Kevin White, Chicago at Dallas
56 Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati vs. Denver
57 Eli Rogers, Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
58 Kenny Britt, Los Angeles at Tampa Bay
59 Devin Funchess, Carolina vs. Minnesota
60 Terrelle Pryor, Cleveland at Miami
61 Adam Humphries, Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles
62 Jermaine Kearse, Seattle vs. San Francisco
63 Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh
64 Rishard Matthews, Tennessee vs. Oakland
65 Eddie Royal, Chicago at Dallas
66 Marqise Lee, Jacksonville vs. Baltimore …Lee totaled 75 yards on five receptions last week, his best game since entering the NFL
67 Chris Hogan, New England vs. Houston
68 Pierre Garcon, Washington at N.Y. Giants
69 Jeremy Kerley, San Francisco at Seattle
70 Ted Ginn Jr., Carolina vs. Minnesota
71 Andre Johnson, Tennessee vs. Oakland
72 Seth Roberts, Oakland at Tennessee …For what it’s worth, Roberts threw down a 100-yard game with 2 TDs last year at Tennessee
73 Sammy Watkins, Buffalo vs. Arizona …Watkins was largely used as a decoy last week, plus he will likely be shadowed by shutdown corner Patrick Peterson as well — UPDATE — while listed as Questionable, reports are that Watkins is closer to Doubtful this week (you need to find a different option)
74 John Brown, Arizona at Buffalo
75 Danny Amendola, New England vs. Houston

 

Tight End
1 Jordan Reed, Washington at N.Y. Giants
2 Greg Olsen, Carolina vs. Minnesota
3 Eric Ebron, Detroit at Green Bay …Ebron has been a big part of the Lions’ game plan and Green Bay has allowed a touchdown to tight ends in each of the first two weeks
4 Rob Gronkowski, New England vs. Houston …Gronkowski (hamstring) has missed Weeks 1 and 2 and will need to be monitored for whether Week 3 will mark his 2016 debut (likely a game-time decision)
5 Julius Thomas, Jacksonville vs. Baltimore
6 Dennis Pitta, Baltimore at Jacksonville …Pitta is back and quickly a strong fantasy option again coming off a 9-catch, 102-yard receiving game
7 Travis Kelce, Kansas City vs. N.Y. Jets
8 Coby Fleener, New Orleans vs. Atlanta …Fleener has been a huge disappointment, but if you want to hang on to hope he goes against Atlanta who has given up 3 TDs to tight ends so far this year
9 Clive Walford, Oakland at Tennessee
10 Hunter Henry, San Diego at Indianapolis …Henry would be a cheap sleeper if Antonio Gates (hamstring) is unable to play in Week 3 — UPDATE — Gates has been ruled OUT and Henry will get his first NFL start, and a talented option on a team needing targets for Philip Rivers
11 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota at Carolina
12 Gary Barnidge, Cleveland at Miami
13 Jordan Cameron, Miami vs. Cleveland …Revenge game potential here as Cameron gets to face his former team (Cameron also comes off a game with his first touchdown of the season)
14 Jimmy Graham, Seattle vs. San Francisco
15 Jared Cook, Green Bay vs. Detroit
16 Jason Witten, Dallas vs. Chicago
17 Martellus Bennett, New England vs. Houston
18 Jesse James, Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
19 Jacob Tamme, Atlanta at New Orleans …Through two weeks Tamme leads the Falcons with 16 targets
20 Jack Doyle, Indianapolis vs. San Diego
21 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis vs. San Diego
22 Trey Burton, Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh …UPDATE — Zach Ertz is confirmed OUT, leaving Burton to draw his second-straight start after an impressive performance in Week 2
23 Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles …UPDATE — Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been arrested for DUI and likely will be released by Tampa Bay leaving Brate to be the team’s starter this week and going forward
24 Delanie Walker, Tennessee vs. Oakland …UPDATE — Walker has a hamstring injury and missed practice most of the week making him a risky option for Week 3
25 Charles Clay, Buffalo vs. Arizona
26 Zach Miller, Chicago at Dallas
27 Vance McDonald, San Francisco at Seattle
28 Lance Kendricks, Los Angeles at Tampa Bay
29 Austin Hooper, Atlanta at New Orleans
30 Richard Rodgers, Green Bay vs. Detroit

 

Kicker
1 Dan Bailey, Dallas vs. Chicago
2 Graham Gano, Carolina vs. Minnesota
3 Justin Tucker, Baltimore at Jacksonville
4 Steven Hauschka, Seattle vs. San Francisco
5 Mason Crosby, Green Bay vs. Detroit
6 Cairo Santos, Kansas City vs. N.Y. Jets
7 Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland at Tennessee
8 Matt Bryant, Atlanta at New Orleans
9 Josh Brown, N.Y. Giants vs. Washington
10 Josh Lambo, San Diego at Indianapolis
11 Stephen Gostkowski, New England vs. Houston
12 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona at Buffalo
13 Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
14 Jason Myers, Jacksonville vs. Baltimore
15 Wil Lutz, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
16 Andrew Franks, Miami vs. Cleveland
17 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis vs. San Diego
18 Dustin Hopkins, Washington at N.Y. Giants
19 Ryan Succop, Tennessee vs. Oakland
20 Nick Folk, N.Y. Jets at Kansas City
21 Brandon McManus, Denver at Cincinnati
22 Roberto Aguayo, Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles
23 Nick Novak, Houston at New England
24 Matt Prater, Detroit at Green Bay
25 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati vs. Denver
26 Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles at Tampa Bay
27 Blair Walsh, Minnesota at Carolina
28 Dan Carpenter, Buffalo vs. Arizona
29 Caleb Sturgis, Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh
30 Connor Barth, Chicago at Dallas
31 Phil Dawson, San Francisco at Seattle
32 Patrick Murray, Cleveland at Miami …UPDATE — Patrick Murray is likely OUT and the team signed Cody Parkey who should start in Week 3

 

Defense
1 Seattle DT, Seattle vs. San Francisco
2 Carolina DT, Carolina vs. Minnesota
3 Tampa Bay DT, Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles
4 Denver DT, Denver at Cincinnati
5 Pittsburgh DT, Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
6 Arizona DT, Arizona at Buffalo
7 Houston DT, Houston at New England
8 Miami DT, Miami vs. Cleveland
9 New York Giants DT, N.Y. Giants vs. Washington
10 Green Bay DT, Green Bay vs. Detroit
11 Kansas City DT, Kansas City vs. N.Y. Jets
12 Baltimore DT, Baltimore at Jacksonville
13 New England DT, New England vs. Houston
14 Dallas DT, Dallas vs. Chicago
15 Los Angeles DT, Los Angeles at Tampa Bay
16 Cincinnati DT, Cincinnati vs. Denver
17 New York Jets DT, N.Y. Jets at Kansas City
18 Oakland DT, Oakland at Tennessee
19 Minnesota DT, Minnesota at Carolina
20 Washington DT, Washington at N.Y. Giants
21 Philadelphia DT, Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh
22 San Diego DT, San Diego at Indianapolis
23 Jacksonville DT, Jacksonville vs. Baltimore
24 Cleveland DT, Cleveland at Miami
25 Detroit DT, Detroit at Green Bay
26 Buffalo DT, Buffalo vs. Arizona
27 Tennessee DT, Tennessee vs. Oakland
28 Indianapolis DT, Indianapolis vs. San Diego
29 San Francisco DT, San Francisco at Seattle
30 Chicago DT, Chicago at Dallas
31 New Orleans DT, New Orleans vs. Atlanta
32 Atlanta DT, Atlanta at New Orleans