Fantasy Football 2014, Preseason Week 2 Player Rankings


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.  

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RankRank ChangeNamePos.TeamBye
1LeSean McCoyRBPHI7
2Jamaal CharlesRBKC6
3Adrian PetersonRBMIN10
4Matt ForteRBCHI9
5+1Calvin JohnsonWRDET9
6-1Eddie LacyRBGB9
7Jimmy GrahamTENO6
8Demaryius ThomasWRDEN4
9+1Dez BryantWRDAL11
10-1Peyton ManningQBDEN4
11Marshawn LynchRBSEA4
12A.J. GreenWRCIN4
13+4Julio JonesWRATL9
14+2Brandon MarshallWRCHI9
15-1DeMarco MurrayRBDAL11
16-3Montee BallRBDEN4
17+7Antonio BrownWRPIT12
18-3Arian FosterRBHOU10
19-1Giovani BernardRBCIN4
20Drew BreesQBNO6
21Aaron RodgersQBGB9
22-3Le’Veon BellRBPIT12
23Alshon JefferyWRCHI9
24-2Jordy NelsonWRGB9
25+2Randall CobbWRGB9
26+8Andre EllingtonRBARI4
27-2Doug MartinRBTB7
28Zac StacyRBSTL4
29-3Rob GronkowskiTENE10
30Julius ThomasTEDEN4
31Alfred MorrisRBWAS10
32+1Keenan AllenWRSD10
33-4Reggie BushRBDET9
34-2C.J. SpillerRBBUF9
35Pierre GarconWRWAS10
36+1Victor CruzWRNYG8
37-1Vincent JacksonWRTB7
38Toby GerhartRBJAC11
39+1Shane VereenRBNE10
40+2Andre JohnsonWRHOU10
41Larry FitzgeraldWRARI4
42+3Roddy WhiteWRATL9
43+3Cordarrelle PattersonWRMIN10
44Ryan MathewsRBSD10
45-2Bishop SankeyRBTEN9
46-7Wes WelkerWRDEN4
47Matthew StaffordQBDET9
48+2Michael CrabtreeWRSF8
49Rashad JenningsRBNYG8
50-2Percy HarvinWRSEA4
51DeSean JacksonWRWAS10
52Frank GoreRBSF8
53+4Michael FloydWRARI4
54Andrew LuckQBIND10
55Chris JohnsonRBNYJ11
56+3Vernon DavisTESF8
57+4Ray RiceRBBAL11
58+6Ben TateRBCLE4
59-3Jordan CameronTECLE4
60T.Y. HiltonWRIND10
61+14Kendall WrightWRTEN9
62+3Julian EdelmanWRNE10
63Pierre ThomasRBNO6
64-11Trent RichardsonRBIND10
65+7Mike WallaceWRMIA5
66-4Jeremy MaclinWRPHI7
67Torrey SmithWRBAL11
68-10Joique BellRBDET9
69Jason WittenTEDAL11
70+1Robert Griffin IIIQBWAS10
71+8Lamar MillerRBMIA5
72+1Tom BradyQBNE10
73-3Stevan RidleyRBNE10
74Steven JacksonRBATL9
75+1Marques ColstonWRNO6
76-10Emmanuel SandersWRDEN4
77+7Maurice Jones-DrewRBOAK5
78Jordan ReedTEWAS10
79+2Sammy WatkinsWRBUF9
80Matt RyanQBATL9
81-13Nick FolesQBPHI7
82+1Terrance WilliamsWRDAL11
83+2Reggie WayneWRIND10
84-7Darren SprolesRBPHI7
85+6Eric DeckerWRNYJ11
86Danny WoodheadRBSD10
87Greg OlsenTECAR12
88Cam NewtonQBCAR12
89-7Golden TateWRDET9
90Dennis PittaTEBAL11
91+5Brandin CooksWRNO6
92Tony RomoQBDAL11
93Colin KaepernickQBSF8
94Kyle RudolphTEMIN10
95+5Jay CutlerQBCHI9
96+9Rueben RandleWRNYG8
97Seattle DefenseDEFSEA4
98+1Fred JacksonRBBUF9
99-1Carlos HydeRBSF8
100+1Danny AmendolaWRNE10