Fantasy Football Week 2 QB Rankings, Waiver Wire Adds: Jameis Winston QB1-Lock?

Fantasy Football Week 2 QB rankings and Waiver Wire

Getty Saints QB Jameis Winston & Cardinals QB Kyler Murray.

Looking for an early jump on Week 2? We’ve got you covered with our quarterback rankings and top fantasy football waiver wire pickups at the position.

In a wild opening weekend, we saw Kyler Murray throw his name in the hat for top scorer and look to give Patrick Mahomes a run for his money as fantasy’s top play. Tyrod Taylor stepped up to the plate in place of Deshaun Watson in Houston. Sam Darnold flashed fantasy potential operating in Carolina’s offense. Jimmy Garoppolo quieted some of his doubters with a 300-yard outing and Taylor Heinicke replaced an injured Ryan Fitzpatrick under center for Washington.

Below we break down some of the most notable names to target on the waiver wire after Week 1 and our quarterback rankings for Week 2.

* If you’re looking for more information on how to best set your lineup this coming week check out our Week 2 QB Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

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Notable QB Waiver Wire Targets for Week 2

All rostered percentages are based on Yahoo Fantasy Football leagues.

Tyrod Taylor, HOU
Rostered:  3%
Week 2 Matchup: at CLE

  • We told you to keep an eye on Taylor last week — hopefully you took note. Mobile quarterbacks reign supreme and while he didn’t flaunt his legs much in the opener, he’s proven capable of doing so in the past. The Browns allowed 23.8 rushing yards per game to opposing quarterbacks last season (fourth-most in NFL).

Jameis Winston, NO
Rostered:  43%
Week 2 Matchup: at CAR

  • The attempts were low vs. Green Bay for Jameis, as were the yards. Still, five touchdowns is five touchdowns. Expect Sean Payton to continue to open up the offense as the weeks go on. Carolina allowed Zach Wilson to score nearly 20 points in his NFL debut in Week 1 and allowed 34 total touchdowns last season to quarterbacks. More importantly for Jameis’ sake, their seven interceptions were the second-fewest in the NFL.

Sam Darnold, CAR
Rostered:  15%
Week 2 Matchup: vs. NO

  • He’s not worth a start against New Orleans in Week 2. However, if you’ve got room to stash him, Darnold looks like a viable option moving forward with Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia and Minnesota on the docket from Week 3-6.

Other QBs Worth a Look:

  • Jimmy Garoppolo (9%)
  • Kirk Cousin, MIN (66%)
  • Taylor Heinicke, WAS (0%)

Week 2 Fantasy Rankings: Quarterback

[QBs | RBs | WRs & TEs | DEF & Ks]

#

Quarterback TEAM

Opp.

1

Kyler Murray ARI

vs. MIN

2

Patrick Mahomes II KC

@ BAL

3

Aaron Rodgers GB

vs. DET

4

Dak Prescott DAL

@ LAC

5

Tom Brady TB

vs. ATL

6

Josh Allen BUF

@ MIA

7

Justin Herbert LAC

vs. DAL

8

Russell Wilson SEA

vs. TEN

9

Lamar Jackson BAL

vs. KC

10

Jameis Winston NO

@ CAR

11

Jalen Hurts PHI

vs. SF

12

Baker Mayfield CLE

vs. HOU

13

Matt Ryan ATL

@ TB

14

Joe Burrow CIN

@ CHI

15

Ryan Tannehill TEN

@ SEA

16

Tyrod Taylor HOU

@ CLE

17

Ben Roethlisberger PIT

vs. LV

18

Jimmy Garoppolo SF

@ PHI

19

Kirk Cousins MIN

@ ARI

20

Sam Darnold CAR

vs. NO

21

Matthew Stafford LAR

@ IND

22

Tua Tagovailoa MIA

vs. BUF

23

Trevor Lawrence JAC

vs. DEN

24

Teddy Bridgewater DEN

@ JAC

25

Carson Wentz IND 

vs. LAR

Zach Wilson NYJ

vs. NE

26

Derek Carr LV

@ PIT

27

Jared Goff DET

@ GB

28

Andy Dalton CHI

vs. CIN

29

Daniel Jones NYG

@ WAS

30

Taylor Heinicke WAS

vs. NYG

31

Mac Jones NE

@ NYJ

32

Ryan Fitzpatrick WAS INJ

vs. NYG

33

Taysom Hill NO

@ CAR

34

Trey Lance SF

@ PHI

35

Jacob Eason IND

vs. LAR

36

Justin Fields CHI

vs. CIN

37

Drew Lock DEN

@ JAC

38

Davis Mills HOU

@ CLE

39

Gardner Minshew PHI

vs. SF

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