Fantasy Football week 2
posted Sep 16 2017, 07:21PM
story by Chris Kapel
posted in NFL, Fantasy

Week 1 was Crazy... are you ready for week 2?

Week one showed us all that the crystal ball has a huge crack in it! Did anyone predict the top five QB’s would include Sam Bradford, Matthew Stafford, Alex Smith, Trevor Siemian and Carson Wentz? Did anyone predict the bottom half would include Big Ben, Brees, Brady, Newton, Cousins and Wilson?  If you say yes, you’re a liar or you picked people based upon some random number process that you learned in your math class. Any QB can be the #1 QB if you write an appropriate algorithm.

Week’s 1-3 are usually the toughest to nail down as injuries surmount, stars falter and emerging studs rise(Kareem Hunt). Hunt was started in less than 50% of ESPN league last week. I’m sure he will be started in 100% of leagues this week. Will anyone pick up Siemian or Bradford? I doubt it severely. They may continue to have fine seasons, but over the long haul, Brady and Brees will have many, many more weeks of better production than bradford or Siemian.

When I am wrong. I’ll admit i am wrong. When I’m right...i probably won’t say much because that really isn’t my style. I really blew it last week with the top QB and RB calls….but then again so did everyone else. My WR and TE calls we’re pretty good. The Steelers DST I decided to stream was the 5th ranked DST in ESPN leagues.

One thing I will never do, is to try and hide my mistakes or take credit for something I didn’t do. I found this to be very interesting of ESPN:

They claimed it’s two different people writing the comments. But they clearly stated D’Onta Foreman should not receive very many touches, then explain after the game “as expected Foreman saw a boost in performance…” ESPN claims their writers put together the first part and Rotowire wrote the bottom. Even so an editor should have looked at that. They can never just be WRONG!

Now I’m not criticizing ESPN for the work they do. They do excellent work and their staff puts in countless hours as this is their main job and main source of income. I’m simply showing their lack of accountability.

I make mistakes all the time, I don’t have a crystal ball, I don’t own a magical lamp or a time machine...although one of my friends claims to be from the future. It’s still research, research, research and put the best product I can down on paper.

This week I will be streaming the Buccaneers dST. They are owned in less than 6% of ESPN Leagues. They play host to Chicago in what will be the Bucs home opener. I believe in the Tampa front 7 and secondary. Does anyone believe in any Chicago skill player? We saw Howard and Cohen make plays last week, but Tampa can adjust and stop those plays. Do we think Glennon can pass all over tampa to Kendall Wright and Markus Wheaton? I sure don’t. Tampa will win this game and the DST will be a big reason why.

I’ve put it out there whether people like tiers or actually number rankings and have had mixed feedback. Last week I ranked players 1-40. This week I am going to rank in Tiers, and you can start/choose your players for daily/yearly fantasy that way. I’ll look at feedback before I decide on week 3. So let me know!


Tier 1

Tom Brady

Aaron Rodgers

Drew Brees

Matt Ryan

Tier 2

Derek Carr

Jameis Winston

Russell Wilson

Tier 3

Cam Newton

Marcus Mariota

Ben Roethlisberger

Kirk Cousins

Tier 4

Carson Palmer

Philip Rivers

Matthew Stafford

Joe Flacco

WILD CARD: Jay Cutler

It’s extremely difficult to rank Dak Prescott this week. He is playing Denver and their #1 pass defense paired with a weak run defense. So I expect a heavy dose of feeding Zeke. If you’ve got Dak, you probably don’t have a better option. If you carry 2 QB’s, you may want to consider the other QB this week.


Tier 1

Ezekiel Elliott

Le’Veon Bell

Melvin Gordon

Lesean McCoy

Tier 2

Devonta Freeman

Kareem Hunt

Marshawn Lynch

Mark Ingram(PPR machine this week)

Leonard Fournette

Jay Ajayi

Todd Gurley

Tier 3

Ty Montgomery

Christian MCcaffrey

Dalvin Cook

Mike Gillislee

C.J. Anderson

Tier 4

Jordan Howard

Demarco Murray

Isaiah Crowell

Carlos Hyde

Bilal Powell

Terrance West

Tier 5

Tarik Cohen

Teho Reddick

Jonathan Stewart

James White

Alvin Kamara(PPR)

Tier 6

Duke Johnson Jr.(Lined up in slot A LOT in week 1)

Frank Gore

Ameer Abdullah

Tevin Coleman


Chris Carson

Buck Allen

Orleans Darkwa

Kerwynn Williams

Rex Burkhead

Marlon Mack

Marlon Mack may be taking over for Gore here soon, but Indy is a mess all around. Who will get the ball in Baltimore? CJ Anderson seems to have separated himself a little from Jamaal Charles, but Charles is a better blocker and can still play. His fumble may have cost him some touches this week(Booker should be back next week.) Le’veon bell had the worst game of his career last week. After sitting out all of training camp, I’m not sure why we all thought he would go right back to being the top of his game. Hopefully with another week under his belt he is back at the top again this week.

Stay away from Arizona backfield until they get it sorted out.


Tier 1

Antonio Brown

Julio Jones

Mike Evans

Jordy Nelson

Brandin Cooks

Amari Cooper

Tier 2

Odell Beckham Jr.(injury concern and plays MNF)

Michael Thomas

Larry Fitzgerald

Demaryius Thomas

Keenan Allen

Michael Crabtree

Tier 3

Doug Martin

Tyreek Hill

Davante Adams

Golden Tate

Jarvis Landry

Tier 4

Emmanuel Sanders

Terrelle Pryor Sr.

Alshon Jeffery

Stefon Diggs

Dez Bryant(Lowest rank ever...playing against Talib)

Tier 5

Kelvin Benjamin

T.Y. Hilton (QB concerns)

Desean Jackson

Devante Parker

Jeremy Maclin

Adam Thielen

Tier 6

Chris Hogan

Sammy Watkins

Randall Cobb

Tyrell Williams

Tier 7

Jamison Crowder

Ted Ginn Jr.

Martavis Bryant

Brandon Marshall


Corey Coleman

Cooper Kupp

Zay Jones

Marvin Jones Jr.

Eric Decker

PPR leagues are very hard to rank. A lot of players can pick up so many points in blowout/garbage time. Dez Bryant will have trouble with the Denver D. Oakland's passing game should feast on the Jets. Are we over-analyzing week 1? Some guys have Kareem Hunt #1 RB and Alex Smith top 10 QB this week. Kansas City did it the first week, Thursday night in New England...but we have also seen many first week flukes. Excited to see how this week plays out.


Tier 1

Rob Gronkowski

Travis Kelce

Tier 2

Greg Olsen

Jordan Reed

Jimmy Graham

Tier 3

Austin Hooper

Zach Ertz

Kyle Rudolph

Delanie Walker

Tier 4

Charles Clay

Martellus Bennett

Jared Cook

Jason Witten

Tier 5

Coby Fleener

Jack Doyle


Cameron Brate

Julius Thomas


Tier 1

Justin Tucker

Matt Bryant

Stephen Gostkowski

Tier 2

Mason Crosby

Giorgio Tavecchio

Dan Bailey

Tier 3

Dustin Hopkins

Matt Prater

Wil Lutz

Blair Walsh

Tier 4

Cairo Santos

Brandon Mcmanus

Younghoe Koo

Graham Gano

Chris Boswell


Kai Forbath


Tier 1

Arizona Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks

Oakland Raiders

Tier 2

Baltimore Ravens

Carolina Panthers

LA Rams

Denver Broncos

Tier 3

NY Giants

KC Chiefs

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tier 4

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers

Minnesota Vikings

LA Chargers


Miami Dolphins

Team of the week:

Aaron Rodgers

Devonta Freeman

Ezekiel Elliott

Antonio Brown

Julio Jones

Rob Gronkowski

Mike Evans

Matt Bryant

Seattle DST

No Bye weeks. Good Luck!

Chris Kapel
I have a Bachelors Degree from the University of Toledo in Communications emphasis Journalism. Working on a Finance degree as well. You can never lear...

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