Week Two fantasy player rankings

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 12:33 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 2:23 a.m. ET
Updated Sept. 19, 2010 @ 12:33 p.m. ET

The following player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs. You'll also find regular updates in Michael Blunda's fantasy report on Sunday mornings.


Byes: none



  1. Peyton Manning, Colts vs. Giants
  2. Drew Brees, Saints at 49ers
  3. Aaron Rodgers, Packers vs. Bills
  4. Tony Romo, Cowboys vs. Bears
  5. Matt Schaub, Texans at Redskins
  6. Philip Rivers, Chargers vs. Jaguars
  7. Tom Brady, Patriots at Jets
  8. Eli Manning, Giants at Colts
  9. Donovan McNabb, Redskins vs. Texans
  10. Matt Ryan, Falcons vs. Cardinals
  11. Jay Cutler, Bears at Cowboys
  12. Brett Favre, Vikings vs. Dolphins
  13. Joe Flacco, Ravens at Bengals
  14. Michael Vick, Eagles at Lions
  15. Carson Palmer, Bengals vs. Ravens
  16. Kyle Orton, Broncos vs. Seahawks
  17. Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks at Broncos
  18. Josh Freeman, Buccaneers at Panthers
  19. Chad Henne, Dolphins at Vikings
  20. Vince Young, Titans vs. Steelers
  21. David Garrard, Jaguars at Chargers
  22. Alex Smith, 49ers vs. Saints
  23. Dennis Dixon, Steelers at Titans
  24. Derek Anderson, Cardinals at Falcons
  25. Jason Campbell, Raiders vs. Rams
  26. Matt Cassel, Chiefs at Browns
  27. Sam Bradford, Rams at Raiders
  28. Matt Moore, Panthers vs. Buccaneers — UP
  29. Shaun Hill, Lions vs. Eagles
  30. Trent Edwards, Bills at Packers
  31. Mark Sanchez, Jets vs. Patriots
  32. Seneca Wallace, Browns vs. Chiefs
  33. Jake Delhomme, Browns vs. Chiefs — INJ (INACTIVE)

Not listed: Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers; Matthew Stafford, Lions; Kevin Kolb, Eagles; Byron Leftwich, free agent



  1. Adrian Peterson, Vikings vs. Dolphins
  2. Steven Jackson, Rams at Raiders — UP
  3. Chris Johnson, Titans vs. Steelers
  4. Ray Rice, Ravens at Bengals
  5. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars at Chargers
  6. Michael Turner, Falcons vs. Cardinals
  7. Frank Gore, 49ers vs. Saints
  8. Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers at Titans
  9. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers vs. Buccaneers
  10. Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants at Colts
  11. Arian Foster, Texans at Redskins
  12. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs at Browns
  13. LeSean McCoy, Eagles at Lions
  14. Ryan Mathews, Chargers vs. Jaguars
  15. Knowshon Moreno, Broncos vs. Seahawks
  16. Jahvid Best, Lions vs. Eagles
  17. Matt Forté, Bears at Cowboys
  18. Pierre Thomas, Saints at 49ers
  19. Joseph Addai, Colts vs. Giants
  20. Shonn Greene, Jets vs. Patriots
  21. Darren McFadden, Raiders vs. Rams — UP
  22. Tim Hightower, Cardinals at Falcons
  23. Brandon Jackson, Packers vs. Bills
  24. Cadillac Williams, Buccaneers at Panthers
  25. James Stewart, Panthers vs. Buccaneers
  26. Clinton Portis, Redskins vs. Texans
  27. Reggie Bush, Saints at 49ers
  28. Cedric Benson, Bengals vs. Ravens — UP
  29. Marion Barber, Cowboys vs. Bears
  30. Felix Jones, Cowboys vs. Bears
  31. Ronnie Brown, Dolphins at Vikings
  32. Brandon Jacobs, Giants at Colts
  33. Peyton Hillis, Browns vs. Chiefs
  34. Justin Forsett, Seahawks at Broncos
  35. Ricky Williams, Dolphins at Vikings
  36. C.J. Spiller, Bills at Packers
  37. Jerome Harrison, Browns vs. Chiefs
  38. Willis McGahee, Ravens at Bengals
  39. Thomas Jones, Chiefs at Browns
  40. Michael Bush, Raiders vs. Rams — INJ, UP
  41. Chester Taylor, Bears at Cowboys
  42. Fred Jackson, Bills at Packers
  43. Fred Taylor, Patriots at Jets
  44. Leon Washington, Seahawks at Broncos
  45. LaDainian Tomlinson, Jets vs. Patriots
  46. Darren Sproles, Chargers vs. Jaguars
  47. Correll Buckhalter, Broncos vs. Seahawks
  48. Steve Slaton, Texans at Redskins
  49. John Kuhn, Packers vs. Bills
  50. Julius Jones, Seahawks at Broncos
  51. Kevin Faulk, Patriots at Jets
  52. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Patriots at Jets
  53. Tashard Choice, Cowboys vs. Bears
  54. LaRod Stephens-Howling, Cardinals at Falcons
  55. Beanie Wells, Cardinals at Falcons — INJ (INACTIVE)

Not listed: Ryan Grant, Packers



  1. Miles Austin, Cowboys vs. Bears
  2. Andre Johnson, Texans at Redskins
  3. Steve Smith, Panthers vs. Buccaneers
  4. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals at Falcons
  5. Reggie Wayne, Colts vs. Giants
  6. Roddy White, Falcons vs. Cardinals
  7. DeSean Jackson, Eagles at Lions
  8. Greg Jennings, Packers vs. Bills
  9. Brandon Marshall, Dolphins at Vikings
  10. Marques Colston, Saints at 49ers
  11. Wes Welker, Patriots at Jets
  12. Chad Ochocinco, Bengals vs. Ravens
  13. Calvin Johnson, Lions vs. Eagles
  14. Hakeem Nicks, Giants at Colts — INJ
  15. Steve Smith, Giants at Colts
  16. Randy Moss, Patriots at Jets
  17. Anquan Boldin, Ravens at Bengals — UP (ACTIVE)
  18. Santana Moss, Redskins vs. Texans
  19. Pierre Garcon, Colts vs. Giants
  20. Donald Driver, Packers vs. Bills
  21. Mike Williams, Buccaneers at Panthers
  22. Johnny Knox, Bears at Cowboys
  23. Mike Wallace, Steelers at Titans
  24. Hines Ward, Steelers at Titans
  25. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs at Browns
  26. Mike Sims-Walker, Jaguars at Chargers
  27. Mike Williams, Seahawks at Broncos — UP
  28. Steve Breaston, Cardinals at Falcons
  29. Terrell Owens, Bengals vs. Ravens
  30. Michael Crabtree, 49ers vs. Saints
  31. Devin Aromashodu, Bears at Cowboys
  32. Dez Bryant, Cowboys vs. Bears
  33. Percy Harvin, Vikings vs. Dolphins — INJ (ACTIVE)
  34. Lee Evans, Bills at Packers
  35. Devery Henderson, Saints at 49ers
  36. Derrick Mason, Ravens at Bengals
  37. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles at Lions
  38. Austin Collie, Colts vs. Giants
  39. Eddie Royal, Broncos vs. Seahawks — UP
  40. Jabar Gaffney, Broncos vs. Seahawks
  41. Mohamed Massaquoi, Browns vs. Chiefs
  42. Robert Meachem, Saints at 49ers
  43. Malcom Floyd, Chargers vs. Jaguars
  44. Mario Manningham, Giants at Colts
  45. Lance Moore, Saints at 49ers
  46. Bernard Berrian, Vikings vs. Dolphins
  47. Legedu Naanee, Chargers vs. Jaguars
  48. Roy Williams, Cowboys vs. Bears
  49. Jacoby Jones, Texans at Redskins
  50. Nate Washington, Titans vs. Steelers
  51. Brian Hartline, Dolphins at Vikings
  52. James Jones, Packers vs. Bills
  53. Kevin Walter, Texans at Redskins
  54. Braylon Edwards, Jets vs. Patriots
  55. Mike Thomas, Jaguars at Chargers
  56. Louis Murphy, Raiders vs. Rams
  57. Laurent Robinson, Rams at Raiders — UP
  58. Mark Clayton, Rams at Raiders
  59. Devin Hester, Bears at Cowboys
  60. Jerricho Cotchery, Jets vs. Patriots
  61. Nate Burleson, Lions vs. Eagles
  62. Greg Camarillo, Vikings vs. Dolphins
  63. Chris Chambers, Chiefs at Browns
  64. Josh Morgan, 49ers vs. Saints
  65. Danny Amendola, Rams at Raiders
  66. Harry Douglas, Falcons vs. Cardinals
  67. Sammy Stroughter, Buccaneers at Panthers
  68. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Ravens at Bengals
  69. Steve Johnson, Bills at Packers
  70. Jordan Shipley, Bengals vs. Ravens
  71. Kenny Britt, Titans vs. Steelers
  72. Deon Butler, Seahawks at Broncos
  73. Brandon Tate, Patriots at Jets
  74. Deion Branch, Seahawks at Broncos
  75. Julian Edelman, Patriots at Jets — INJ

Not listed: Santonio Holmes, Jets; Vincent Jackson, Chargers; Sidney Rice, Vikings; Anthony Gonzalez, Colts; Michael Jenkins, Falcons; Chaz Schilens, Raiders



  1. Antonio Gates, Chargers vs. Jaguars
  2. Dallas Clark, Colts vs. Giants
  3. Jermichael Finley, Packers vs. Bills
  4. Vernon Davis, 49ers vs. Saints
  5. Visanthe Shiancoe, Vikings vs. Dolphins
  6. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons vs. Cardinals
  7. Chris Cooley, Redskins vs. Texans
  8. Jason Witten, Cowboys vs. Bears
  9. Kellen Winslow, Buccaneers at Panthers — INJ (ACTIVE)
  10. Brent Celek, Eagles at Lions
  11. Zach Miller, Raiders vs. Rams
  12. John Carlson, Seahawks at Broncos
  13. Heath Miller, Steelers at Titans
  14. Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars at Chargers
  15. Todd Heap, Ravens at Bengals — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  16. Owen Daniels, Texans at Redskins
  17. Greg Olsen, Bears at Cowboys
  18. Tony Scheffler, Lions vs. Eagles
  19. Dustin Keller, Jets vs. Patriots
  20. Jermaine Gresham, Bengals vs. Ravens
  21. Jeremy Shockey, Saints at 49ers
  22. Evan Moore, Browns vs. Chiefs
  23. Aaron Hernandez, Patriots at Jets
  24. Daniel Graham, Broncos vs. Seahawks
  25. Fred Davis, Redskins vs. Texans
  26. Bo Scaife, Titans vs. Steelers
  27. Anthony Fasano, Dolphins at Vikings
  28. Tony Moeaki, Chiefs at Browns
  29. Travis Beckum, Giants at Colts
  30. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots at Jets

Not listed: Kevin Boss, Giants



  1. Mason Crosby, Packers vs. Bills
  2. David Akers, Eagles at Lions
  3. Nate Kaeding, Chargers vs. Jaguars
  4. Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders vs. Rams
  5. Ryan Longwell, Vikings vs. Dolphins
  6. David Buehler, Cowboys vs. Bears
  7. Matt Bryant, Falcons vs. Cardinals
  8. Rob Bironas, Titans vs. Steelers
  9. Matt Prater, Broncos vs. Seahawks
  10. Garrett Hartley, Saints at 49ers
  11. Adam Vinatieri, Colts vs. Giants
  12. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots at Jets
  13. Billy Cundiff, Ravens at Bengals
  14. Dan Carpenter, Dolphins at Vikings
  15. Robbie Gould, Bears at Cowboys
  16. Olindo Mare, Seahawks at Broncos
  17. Joe Nedney, 49ers vs. Saints
  18. Jeff Reed, Steelers at Titans
  19. Graham Gano, Redskins vs. Texans
  20. Lawrence Tynes, Giants at Colts
  21. John Kasay, Panthers vs. Buccaneers
  22. Neil Rackers, Texans at Redskins
  23. Mike Nugent, Bengals vs. Ravens
  24. Nick Folk, Jets vs. Patriots
  25. Connor Barth, Buccaneers at Panthers
  26. Ryan Succop, Chiefs at Browns
  27. Josh Brown, Rams at Raiders
  28. Josh Scobee, Jaguars at Chargers
  29. Jay Feely, Cardinals at Falcons
  30. Phil Dawson, Browns vs. Chiefs
  31. Jason Hanson, Lions vs. Eagles
  32. Rian Lindell, Bills at Packers

Not listed: None



  1. Green Bay Packers vs. Bills
  2. Philadelphia Eagles at Lions
  3. Baltimore Ravens at Bengals
  4. New England Patriots at Jets
  5. Minnesota Vikings vs. Dolphins
  6. New York Jets vs. Patriots
  7. Dallas Cowboys vs. Bears
  8. Atlanta Falcons vs. Cardinals
  9. Pittsburgh Steelers at Titans
  10. San Diego Chargers vs. Jaguars
  11. Carolina Panthers vs. Buccaneers
  12. Oakland Raiders vs. Rams
  13. Tennessee Titans vs. Steelers
  14. New Orleans Saints vs. 49ers
  15. Kansas City Chiefs at Browns
  16. Washington Redskins vs. Texans
  17. Cleveland Browns vs. Chiefs
  18. Miami Dolphins at Vikings
  19. Chicago Bears at Cowboys
  20. Denver Broncos vs. Seahawks
  21. Houston Texans at Redskins
  22. Seattle Seahawks at Broncos
  23. Arizona Cardinals at Falcons
  24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Panthers
  25. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Ravens
  26. St. Louis Rams at Raiders
  27. San Francisco 49ers vs. Saints
  28. Jacksonville Jaguars at Chargers
  29. Indianapolis Colts vs. Giants
  30. Detroit Lions vs. Eagles
  31. New York Giants at Colts
  32. Buffalo Bills at Packers


Watch for Pat Fitzmaurice's "Ten Most Intriguing Players of Week One" on Wednesday and "Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast" on Thursday.