Aug 8, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) stands on the field prior to the start of the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Football 2014, Preseason Week 2 Player Rankings

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Aug 8, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) stands on the field prior to the start of the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 8, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) stands on the field prior to the start of the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Several fantasy football relevant players were in action last night as week 2 of the 2014 preseason kicked off on ESPN. The Jacksonville Jaguars visited the Chicago Bears in what was a surprisingly entertaining preseason matchup. The Bears starting offense looked solid across the board, albeit against what figures to be a bottom half of the league Jaguars defense. Jay Cutler was efficient while leading the Bears on a 10 play, 85 yard drive during the 2nd quarter, which ended with a strike to Brandon Marshall in the back of the end-zone. Chicago running back Matt Forte, who is widely viewed as a top 5 overall fantasy pick this year, finished with a meager -2 yards on 4 rushes, but showed why he is one of the most complete backs in the NFL by adding 3 catches for 22 yards while he was in the game. Meanwhile, the Jacksonville offense was also efficient under both incumbent Chad Henne and rookie Blake Bortles. Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley has already stated that Henne will be the week 1 starter, even with Bortles strong play in the preseason thus far. Newly acquired starting running back Toby Gerhart ran 6 times for 19 yards, and also added 1 reception for 8 yards. Denard Robinson figures to run as Gerhart’s primary backup, and impressed with 34 rushing yards on only 6 carries. Robinson is largely a late round handcuff option at this point, but could prove to be a dynamic contributor were Gerhart to get injured. With that being said, below are my preseason week 2 fantasy football player rankings. I have also indicated where a player rose and fell from last week’s rankings based on what I saw during the week 1 action. Titans WR Kendall Wright sees the biggest jump up (14 spots), after he was underrated on my initial list. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles had the biggest drop (13 spots) after throwing 2 interceptions against the Bears in week1.  

Rank Rank Change Name Pos. Team Bye
1 - LeSean McCoy RB PHI 7
2 - Jamaal Charles RB KC 6
3 - Adrian Peterson RB MIN 10
4 - Matt Forte RB CHI 9
5 +1 Calvin Johnson WR DET 9
6 -1 Eddie Lacy RB GB 9
7 - Jimmy Graham TE NO 6
8 - Demaryius Thomas WR DEN 4
9 +1 Dez Bryant WR DAL 11
10 -1 Peyton Manning QB DEN 4
11 - Marshawn Lynch RB SEA 4
12 - A.J. Green WR CIN 4
13 +4 Julio Jones WR ATL 9
14 +2 Brandon Marshall WR CHI 9
15 -1 DeMarco Murray RB DAL 11
16 -3 Montee Ball RB DEN 4
17 +7 Antonio Brown WR PIT 12
18 -3 Arian Foster RB HOU 10
19 -1 Giovani Bernard RB CIN 4
20 - Drew Brees QB NO 6
21 - Aaron Rodgers QB GB 9
22 -3 Le’Veon Bell RB PIT 12
23 - Alshon Jeffery WR CHI 9
24 -2 Jordy Nelson WR GB 9
25 +2 Randall Cobb WR GB 9
26 +8 Andre Ellington RB ARI 4
27 -2 Doug Martin RB TB 7
28 - Zac Stacy RB STL 4
29 -3 Rob Gronkowski TE NE 10
30 - Julius Thomas TE DEN 4
31 - Alfred Morris RB WAS 10
32 +1 Keenan Allen WR SD 10
33 -4 Reggie Bush RB DET 9
34 -2 C.J. Spiller RB BUF 9
35 - Pierre Garcon WR WAS 10
36 +1 Victor Cruz WR NYG 8
37 -1 Vincent Jackson WR TB 7
38 - Toby Gerhart RB JAC 11
39 +1 Shane Vereen RB NE 10
40 +2 Andre Johnson WR HOU 10
41 - Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 4
42 +3 Roddy White WR ATL 9
43 +3 Cordarrelle Patterson WR MIN 10
44 - Ryan Mathews RB SD 10
45 -2 Bishop Sankey RB TEN 9
46 -7 Wes Welker WR DEN 4
47 - Matthew Stafford QB DET 9
48 +2 Michael Crabtree WR SF 8
49 - Rashad Jennings RB NYG 8
50 -2 Percy Harvin WR SEA 4
51 - DeSean Jackson WR WAS 10
52 - Frank Gore RB SF 8
53 +4 Michael Floyd WR ARI 4
54 - Andrew Luck QB IND 10
55 - Chris Johnson RB NYJ 11
56 +3 Vernon Davis TE SF 8
57 +4 Ray Rice RB BAL 11
58 +6 Ben Tate RB CLE 4
59 -3 Jordan Cameron TE CLE 4
60 - T.Y. Hilton WR IND 10
61 +14 Kendall Wright WR TEN 9
62 +3 Julian Edelman WR NE 10
63 - Pierre Thomas RB NO 6
64 -11 Trent Richardson RB IND 10
65 +7 Mike Wallace WR MIA 5
66 -4 Jeremy Maclin WR PHI 7
67 - Torrey Smith WR BAL 11
68 -10 Joique Bell RB DET 9
69 - Jason Witten TE DAL 11
70 +1 Robert Griffin III QB WAS 10
71 +8 Lamar Miller RB MIA 5
72 +1 Tom Brady QB NE 10
73 -3 Stevan Ridley RB NE 10
74 - Steven Jackson RB ATL 9
75 +1 Marques Colston WR NO 6
76 -10 Emmanuel Sanders WR DEN 4
77 +7 Maurice Jones-Drew RB OAK 5
78 - Jordan Reed TE WAS 10
79 +2 Sammy Watkins WR BUF 9
80 - Matt Ryan QB ATL 9
81 -13 Nick Foles QB PHI 7
82 +1 Terrance Williams WR DAL 11
83 +2 Reggie Wayne WR IND 10
84 -7 Darren Sproles RB PHI 7
85 +6 Eric Decker WR NYJ 11
86 - Danny Woodhead RB SD 10
87 - Greg Olsen TE CAR 12
88 - Cam Newton QB CAR 12
89 -7 Golden Tate WR DET 9
90 - Dennis Pitta TE BAL 11
91 +5 Brandin Cooks WR NO 6
92 - Tony Romo QB DAL 11
93 - Colin Kaepernick QB SF 8
94 - Kyle Rudolph TE MIN 10
95 +5 Jay Cutler QB CHI 9
96 +9 Rueben Randle WR NYG 8
97 - Seattle Defense DEF SEA 4
98 +1 Fred Jackson RB BUF 9
99 -1 Carlos Hyde RB SF 8
100 +1 Danny Amendola WR NE 10

 

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