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2019 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks for Week 2

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Who’s No. 1, Lamar Jackson or Patrick Mahomes... or Tom Brady?

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Lamar Jackson is the real damn deal and if you’ve got him, he’s likely to carry you to the fantasy playoffs. Baker Mayfield’s offensive line and Russell Wilson’s Pete Carroll are big causes for concern. Tom Brady may be the QB1 overall this season with Antonio Brown thrown into the mix.

Week 2 QB Rankings

Rank Name Team Opponent High Floor/High CeilingQB1s
Rank Name Team Opponent High Floor/High CeilingQB1s
1 Patrick Mahomes KC at OAK We'll need to monitor the ankle injury. Those types of injuries can get far worse as swelling sets in, in the days that follow. He just shredded the Jacksonville defense though. Oakland should be a walk in the park.
2 Lamar Jackson BAL ARI Robert Mays and Kevin Clark of the Ringer's NFL Show think John Harbaugh may have hoodwinked us when he told us Jackson would be a run-first quarterback in 2019. Jackson only rushed 3 times. He threw for 324 yards and 5 touchdowns. He's a game changer.
3 Tom Brady NE at MIA The Dolphins might be looking at a record for points-scored-against through two games.
4 Dak Prescott DAL at WAS Kellen Moore's brilliance is showcasing how talented Dak truly is. Washington's defense is nonexistent.
5 Carson Wentz PHI at ATL Wentz is back.
6 Deshaun Watson HOU JAX Watson looked as good as ever in Week 1's best game.
7 Matt Ryan ATL PHI Philly's secondary got worked by Washington and they just lot DL Malik Jackson to a Lisfranc injury.
8 Cam Newton CAR TB Last week was rough but this is a prime bounceback spot.
9 Ben Roethlisberger PIT SEA Andy Dalton just lit them up without A.J. Green.
10 Jared Goff LAR NO Goff at home is always a good thing.
11 Drew Brees NO at LAR Brees looked phenomenal against Houston.
12 Josh Allen BUF at NYG The defense keeps giving Allen second chances and this is a great matchup. Allen's is a fantasy dynamo.
High Floor/High CeilingQB2s
13 Philip Rivers LAC at DET Rivers played very well against a solid Indy D. Rookie Kyler Murray was able to be productive against the Lions once he shook off some 1st-year rust.
14 Baker Mayfield CLE at NYJ The offensive line is a serious problem and his (supposedly) bruised throwing hand is also a concern -- not to mention the Jets' defense is top-notch.
High Floor/Capped Ceiling QB2s
15 Aaron Rodgers GB MIN Matt LeFluke's donkey offense looks to be a problem.
16 Andy Dalton CIN SF Dalton cleard 400+ passing yards and threw two touchdowns against Seattle.
17 Russell Wilson SEA at PIT Pete Carroll's buffoonery lead to Wilson getting fewer pass attempts than Chris Carson had touches.
18 Matthew Stafford DET LAC Stafford finished as the QB4 last week.
19 Kyler Murray ARI at BAL Murray looked good late. This is a tough matchup though.
20 Marcus Mariota TEN IND Marcus Mariota looked pretty good last week. We need to keep an eye on him.
21 Derek Carr OAK KC Carr played well against Denver. He gets a softer matchup in Week 2.
22 Sam Darnold NYJ CLE Darnold is the real deal. Building a team around him is a slow process though.
23 Gardner Minshew JAX at HOU Gardner Minshew played really, really well coming off the bench. Keep an eye on him.
The Zero Floor/Sky-High Upside QB2
24 Mitchell Trubisky CHI at DEN It's everything or nothing. Mike Tannebaum pointed out, on Twitter, that Trubisky is not an ambi-thrower -- he cannot throw left.
QB3s
25 Jameis Winston TB at CAR Arians should've stuck with Fitzpatrick.
26 Jimmy Garoppolo SF at CIN Theoretically it's a good matchup.
27 Case Keenum WAS DAL Keenum had a decent showing last week.
28 Kirk Cousins MIN at GB HC Mike Zimmer let his quarterback, with a receiving corps involving Adam Theilen and Stefon Diggs, throw the ball just 10 times last week.
29 Jacoby Brissett IND at TEN A very tough matchup.
30 Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA NE New England has one of the best defenses in the league and a multitude of Dolphins players are currently requesting to be traded.
31 Joe Flacco DEN CHI Aaron Rodgers could barely get anything done against Chicago.
32 Eli Manning NYG BUF Buffalo's defense is going to destory Eli.