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Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks for Week 2

Ranking the best quarterbacks by matchup and opportunity for Week 2 of the 2018 NFL Season. 

Dallas Cowboys v Carolina Panthers Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

With Week 1 in the books, it’s time to turn our attention to Week 2. Here are my quarterback rankings for Week 2.

QB rankings - Week 2

Rank QB Team Opponent High Floor/High Ceiling QB1s
Rank QB Team Opponent High Floor/High Ceiling QB1s
1 Drew Brees NO CLE NOLA D is now a liability. CLE will score and Brees will feast in response.
2 Cam Newton CAR at ATL ATL lost Keanu Neal and Deion Jones to IR. Cam's gonna Cam.
3 Aaron Rodgers GB MIN Tough matchup lowers him from being QB1
4 Ben Roethlisberger PIT KC KC defense can't stop anything and Roethlisberger's playing at home. Will be a shootout.
5 Philip Rivers LAC at BUF Joe Flacco just hung 236 yards and 3 TDs on them.
6 Patrick Mahomes KC PIT A surefire shootout. Both offenses are loaded and both defense leaky.
7 Tom Brady NE JAX Tough matchup removes him from Top 3
8 Alex Smith WAS IND Every QB that plays IND can finish as a QB1
Lower Floor/High ceiling QB1s
9 Deshaun Watson HOU TEN Watson was a tad rusty, he'll likely improve this week against a beatable TEN D.
10 Andrew Luck IND at WAS Threw a high volume of passes but still not throwing deep.
11 Kirk Cousins MIN GB Should have plenty of opportunities to sling it. Could lose a TD to efficient run game.
12 Russell Wilson SEA at CHI Decimated receiving corps & facing Khalil Mack but excels in sandlot football.
High Floor/High Ceiling QB2s
13 Jimmy Garoppolo SF DET Detroit couldn't stop anything on MNF.
14 Tyrod Taylor CLE at NO Ryan Fitzpatrick passed for 400+ & 4 TDs, rushed twice for 36 yards and a score.
15 Jared Goff LAR at ARI Goff should have no issue using his plethora of weapons to shred the Cardinals' defense.
16 Case Keenum DEN OAK Keenum ripped up the middling SEA D, he'll be a cannonball through Raiders sails.
Lower Floor/High ceiling QB2s
17 Matt Ryan ATL CAR Need to see Sark correct RZ play-calling.
18 Matthew Stafford DET SF Likely shootout. Stafford says he's "good to go" but seems to contradict this with "I was lucky to get out of there with not too much (damage)". **
19 Nick Foles LAR at TB Boom/bust QB playing the hapless Bucs D.
20 Mitchell Trubisky CHI SEA Showed well against GB and had a designed rush at the goal-line. SEA D isn't what it once was.
21 Eli Manning NYG at DAL Has the weapons to work over Dallas defense.
22 Blake Bortles JAX NE NE D can be scored on + now being used as a rusher.
23 Ryan Fitzpatrick TB PHI Bad matchup but sporadically blows up stat sheets.
24 Sam Darnold NYJ MIA Sound decision-making/facing MIA D.
25 Marcus Mariota TEN HOU A nerve injury in his throwing elbow combined with the Houston D -- Outlook: Not good.
26 Ryan Tannehill MIA at NYJ NYJ defense looks nasty.
27 Andy Dalton CIN BAL Good supporting cast, tough matchup.
28 Joe Flacco BAL at CIN Need a prove-it week against BAL D to really believe in his revival.
29 Dak Prescott DAL NYG O line is hurting and the pass-catching group is appalling.
30 Derek Carr OAK at DEN Gruden, like Donny, is out of his element.
31 Sam Bradford ARI at LAR Woof.
32 Buffalo QB (Josh Allen) BUF LAC Look away.