Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 10 Players at Each Position

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IISeptember 12, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 08:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers drops back to pass against the San Francisco 49ers in the first half at Candlestick Park on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers defeated the Packers 34-28.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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In fantasy football, matchups are key, and Week 2 is no different as we decide on the top 10 fantasy football players at each position.

For those that won their first week, congratulations.  For those that lost, remember that it's just one week and that you shouldn't overreact if some unknown player did really well or if one of your top picks played really poorly.

Like I said, matchups are key.  If a top-tier fantasy player is playing a weaker defense, then they will probably be higher up on my list than usual, and vice versa.

Here are my top 10 rankings for each position, along with one player at each position to watch for.




Player to Watch: Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

He may not have been a fantasy stud in 2012, but Andrew Luck started off this season with a bang.  He had over 200 total yards and put up three total touchdowns in the Colts' win.

Now, Luck will be going against a Dolphins team that has a very strong pass rush.  Luck is elusive, and if he can stay, upright he'll likely find his receivers open for some big plays.

I'm expecting another big day from Luck, especially at home.  He finds ways to take over games late and finds ways to get the ball in the end zone.  If the offense can get T.Y. Hilton more involved and run the ball less, Luck could have another big game.


Running Backs


Player to Watch: LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles

Chip Kelly's new offense looks like it works.  The Eagles handled a pretty solid defense in the Redskins and LeSean McCoy ran all over them.  He went off for 184 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Now, the Eagles are going to need to prove that they can keep doing this every game.

Things are looking up for this offense, as they'll be going against a Chargers team that took a serious hit in their confidence on Monday Night Football.  Michael Vick and McCoy will look to keep up the pace and run as many plays as they can, and that means plenty more touches for McCoy.


Wide Receivers


Player to Watch: Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

There's no denying how talented Demaryius Thomas and Peyton Manning are, but is Thomas going to put up numbers like he did in Week 1 every game?

Probably not.

Manning isn't going to throw seven touchdowns every game, and there are a lot of options for him to throw to.  Thomas is the No. 1 guy, but you have to understand that sometimes others are just going to be open more often.

It's going to be a tricky situation, but Thomas is sure to put up good numbers every week.  The real question will be if he can go off more often than not.


Tight Ends


Player to Watch: Jermichael Finley, Green Bay Packers

Is this the year that Finley finally breaks out?

Other than a dropped ball that was intercepted, Finley looked good against the 49ers.  He finished the game with 56 yards and a score, and Aaron Rodgers could certainly be looking Finley's way a bit more after his impressive touchdown run.

There have always been problems with Finley, but if Week 1 and the preseason were any indication, then Finley is finally ready for that big year he's been waiting for.




Player to Watch: Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings

There wasn't a better kicker last season than Walsh, and he was just a rookie.  He started the 2013 season with a bang, drilling a 52-yard field goal against the Detroit Lions.

It's clear that Walsh is one of the best kickers in the league, it's just going to be up to the offense to give Walsh some opportunities to grab some points, and that means that Christian Ponder must play well.


Defense/Special Teams


Team to Watch: Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals are at the top of my rankings for good reasons.  Not only do they have a solid defense, they're also playing an offense that looked plain ugly Week 1.

The front seven for the Bengals is one of the most underrated in football, and Week 1 was against a tough Bears team.  They will put up more points in Week 2, when they play a Steelers offense that had one touchdown, two turnovers and had Ben Roethlisberger sacked five times.