Only one week into the NFL season, full panic has already commenced by thousands of fantasy football owners across the country. With the likes of Jamaal Charles, Demaryius Thomas and Doug Martin putting up lethargic Week 1 numbers and others already limping off the field, it is the popular time to overreact. Those not overreacting are bubbling over with extreme optimism and dreams of a perfect season are still intact.

Regardless of which end you fall on or between, everyone can use another helping hand in navigating tricky sit/start decisions for Week 2. Check out this week’s fantasy football player rankings:


Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Peyton Manning DEN vs. KC
2 Aaron Rodgers GB vs. NYJ
3 Drew Brees NO at CLE
4 Andrew Luck IND vs. PHI
5 Colin Kaepernick SF vs. CHI
6 Matt Ryan ATL at CIN
7 Nick Foles PHI at IND
8 Andy Dalton CIN vs. ATL
9 Jake Locker TEN vs. DAL
10 Tom Brady NE at MIN
11 Carson Palmer ARI at NYG
12 Russell Wilson SEA at SD
13 Cam Newton CAR vs. DET
14 Ben Roethlisberger PIT at BAL
15 Jay Cutler CHI at SF
16 Tony Romo DAL at TEN
17 Robert Griffin III WAS vs. JAC
18 Philip Rivers SEA vs. SEA
19 Ryan Tannehill MIA at BUF
20 Josh McCown TB vs. STL
21 Brian Hoyer CLE vs. NO
22 Alex Smith KC at DEN
23 E.J. Manuel BUF vs. MIA
24 Ryan Fitzpatrick HOU at OAK
25 Joe Flacco BAL vs. PIT

*All rankings assume 12-team standard-scoring league with the following positions: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, Flex, TE, K, D & 6 Bench