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Lamar Jackson and Dak Prescott are in great spots after big games in Week 2 QB rankings

We had some monster quarterback performances in Week 1, and it’s shaking up our weekly quarterback rankings. Some big names from last weekend are climbing high in Week 2.

Willie Snead of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with Lamar Jackson after scoring a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Editor’s update: Due to Sam Darnold’s mono diagnosis, we have removed him from No. 25 on the list and replaced him with Kirk Cousins.

A handful of quarterbacks had eye-opening performances in Week 1, and while we never want to overreact, it seems like some of them could be in far better fantasy situations than we anticipated just a week ago. And that means it is time for some changes to our weekly fantasy football rankings.

Lamar Jackson went for over 300 yards and five touchdowns through the air, and didn’t even need to use his legs to dominate the Dolphins. While Miami looked like a potentially historically bad team, a Week 2 matchup against Arizona keeps Jackson near the top of our quarterback rankings.

Dak Prescott tossed for over 400 yards and four touchdowns against the Giants, and now gets to face a Washington defense that (eventually) got lit up by Carson Wentz and DeSean Jackson. I also severely under-ranked Patrick Mahomes in Week 1, who was up to his usual business against the Jaguars. Even without Tyreek Hill (shoulder), he’s in a terrific spot in Oakland.

As for the bad, teams like the Seahawks and Vikings showed us they’re completely committed to the run game. Russell Wilson and Kirk Cousins don’t only take huge hits this week, but should lose value on their outlook for the remainder of the season.

Quarterback rankings, Week 2

RK Player Team Opp
RK Player Team Opp
1 Patrick Mahomes KC @Oakland
2 Lamar Jackson BAL Arizona
3 Dak Prescott DAL @Washington
4 Deshaun Watson HOU Jacksonville
5 Matt Ryan ATL Philadelphia
6 Carson Wentz PHI @Atlanta
7 Tom Brady NE @Miami
8 Jared Goff LAR New Orleans
9 Drew Brees NO @Los Angeles Rams
10 Cam Newton CAR Tampa Bay
11 Ben Roethlisberger PIT Seattle
12 Philip Rivers LAC @Detroit
13 Josh Allen BUF @NYG
14 Matthew Stafford DET Los Angeles Chargers
15 Andy Dalton CIN San Francisco
16 Kyler Murray ARI @Baltimore
17 Aaron Rodgers GB Minnestoa
18 Baker Mayfield CLE @New York Jets
19 Russell Wilson SEA @Pittsburgh
20 Derek Carr OAK Kansas City
21 Jimmy Garoppolo SF @Cincinnati
22 Jameis Winston TB @Carolina
23 Marcus Mariota TEN Indianapolis
24 Jacoby Brissett IND @Tennessee
25 Kirk Cousins MIN @Green Bay