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Top wide receivers in Week 2 standard leagues

The first week of the NFL season brought some big performances from unexpected names. They’ve shaken up our Week 2 fantasy football wide receiver rankings for standard leagues.

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins of the Kansas City Chiefs runs a pass reception in for a touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on September 08, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Week 1 of the NFL season was a showcase for the league’s speedsters. Desean Jackson, Marquise Brown, John Ross and Sammy Watkins all posted multiple touchdown games to open the season. Though it was a tough season debut for top 10 options like Mike Evans (flu) and Juju Smith-Schuster. We also got respectable efforts from DeAndre Hopkins, Keenan Allen and Michael Thomas.

Injury-wise, the first big loss was Tyreek Hill who could be out multiple weeks, but reports came out today that he should avoid IR with a chest injury. Otherwise, Mike Williams had to exit early due to a knee injury and A.J. Green looks likely to miss another week.

With Green’s continued absence I like the other receiving options in Cincinnati this week as they host the San Francisco 49ers. Jameis Winston couldn’t get much going against the 49er defense, but Andy Dalton is a more consistent quarterback and with the 49ers playing their second game on the other side of the country in back-to-back weeks you could see how Tyler Boyd and John Ross could perform well in week 2. Digging down a little further, John Brown could deliver a repeat performance against the New York Giants defense that was torched last week. Of course, tying your destiny to the erratic quarterback, Josh Allen, requires much pondering.

Wide receiver (standard) rankings, Week 2

Rnk Player Team Opp
Rnk Player Team Opp
1 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE @ New York Jets
2 DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Jacksonville
3 Davante Adams GB vs. Minnesota
4 Mike Evans TB @ Carolina
5 Julio Jones ATL vs. Philadelphia
6 Michael Thomas NO @ LA Rams
7 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT vs. Seattle
8 Keenan Allen LAC @ Detroit
9 Stefon Diggs MIN @ Green Bay
10 Amari Cooper DAL @ Washington
11 Adam Thielen MIN @ Green Bay
12 T.Y. Hilton IND @ Tennessee
13 Julian Edelman NE @ Miami
14 Brandin Cooks LAR vs. New Orleans
15 Sammy Watkins KC @ Oakland
16 Tyler Lockett SEA @ Pittsburgh
17 Robert Woods LAR vs. New Orleans
18 Cooper Kupp LAR vs. New Orleans
19 Alshon Jeffery PHI @ Atlanta
20 Allen Robinson CHI @ Denver
21 Kenny Golladay DET vs. LA Chargers
22 Josh Gordon NE @ Miami
23 Chris Godwin TB @ Carolina
24 Calvin Ridley ATL vs. Philadelphia
25 DJ Moore CAR vs. Tampa Bay
26 Will Fuller HOU vs. Texans
27 Antonio Brown NE @ Miami
28 Tyler Boyd CIN vs. San Francisco
29 Jarvis Landry CLE @ New York Jets
30 Larry Fitzgerald ARI @ Baltimore
31 Tyrell Williams OAK vs. Kansas City
32 Courtland Sutton DEN vs. Chicago
33 Christian Kirk ARI @ Baltimore
34 Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. Chicago
35 Robby Anderson NYJ vs. Cleveland
36 Marquise Brown BAL vs. Arizona
37 DeSean Jackson PHI @ Atlanta
38 Dede Westbrook JAC @ Houston
39 John Brown BUF @ New York Giants
40 Mike Williams LAC @ Detroit
41 Marvin Jones Jr. DET vs. LA Chargers
42 Corey Davis TEN vs. Indianapolis
43 Marquez Valdez-Scantling GB vs. Minnesota
44 Jamison Crowder NYJ vs. Cleveland
45 Curtis Samuel CAR vs. Tampa Bay
46 Deebo Samuels SF @ Cincinnati
47 Nelson Agholor PHI @ Atlanta
48 Anthony Miller CHI @ Denver
49 Donte Moncrief PIT vs. Seattle
50 Geronimo Allison GB vs. Minnesota