Week 2 – Fantasy TEPR Ratings: Should You Start, Sleep, Probably Busts at a Narrow End


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Did the season’s opening week sound like a tame this year? Sure, there were some surprise performances, like Dallas Guidert leading the center in the arenas, guys like Logan Thomas and Jimmy Graham getting to the finish area, but we didn’t have many crazy good shows or huge busts. It’s been a regular day in the office for the job, but believe it or not, that makes compiling the TE PPR’s fictional second week rankings a little tougher.

We were ready to overreact – willing to announce some favorable or unfavorable defenses for the TEs – but had little to work with. We wouldn’t have to worry about George Keitel despite a disappointing first week, just as we wouldn’t get too excited about Jordan Akins just because he scored. Not everything went as expected – Hayden Hirst wasn’t getting any looks until the fourth quarter was troubling, and the efforts of Rob Gronkowski and Ivan Ingram were less than excellent. Austin Hopper also seemed like an afterthought for his new team. We’re not ready to write off all of these guys, but they’re all down in this week’s ranking.

Standard classifications for the second week:
Quarterback | Running back | A broad future | tight end | D / ST | Kicker

On the contrary, Goedert moves in after he looks better than Zach Ertz. OJ Howard is on the rise as well, although we’re not selling on his consistency since he’s mostly produced after Bucs dropped several scores late in the game. We were pleased with the number of goals Darren Waller (8), Hunter Henry (8) and Jared Cook (7) scored even though none were in the final zone. Chris Herndon (7) and Logan Thomas (8) are also on the radar, at least in the PPR tournaments, but we’re not ready to clear either as beginners yet.

Week 2 PPR rankings:
Quarterback | Running back | A broad future | D / ST | Kicker

Chances are, we will see some surprises in the second week, so we are taking a conservative approach to these rankings. The jury is still out of range of certain defenses, but it looks like Washington, Detroit and Tampa could have trouble with the TEs throughout the season. We’re not letting Arizona off the hook yet after a historically poor performance last year, but we still don’t rise much based on the matches. For now, we’ll stick with (mostly) proven producers and gradually address the trends we see during the games.

Cash Lines for Week 2 NFL DFS:
Hey ho | Kings | Vandel

We’ll keep updating our final PPR rankings throughout the week so check back for updates.

NFL DFS course lines for the second week:
Hey ho | Kings | Vandel

Second week TE PPR rankings

These rankings are for full-score PPR tournaments

Week 2 DFS: The best stacks | The best values | Lineup builder

Rank Player
1 Travis Kelsey, KC @ LAC
2 Mark Andrews, BAL @ HOU
3 Hunter Henry, Latin America and the Caribbean v. KC
4 Jared Cook, NO @ LV
5 Darren Waller, LV vs NO
6 Zak Arts, PHI vs LAR
7 Tyler Heigby, LAR @ PHI
8 Dallas Guidert, PHI vs. Thigh
9 Evan Ingram, NYG @ CHI
10 Noah Fante, DEN @ PIT
11 Juno Smith, Ten vs. Jax
12 Hayden Hirst, ATL @ DAL
13 TJ Hawkinson, DET @ GB
14 Eric Ebron, PIT vs. The
15th Mike Jesicki, MIA vs. BUF
16 Austin Hopper, Klee v. CIN
17 Rob Gronkowski, TB vs. CAR
18 Logan Thomas, WAS @ ARI
19 OJ Howard, TB vs. CAR
20 Jordan Reed, SF @ NYJ
21 Ian Thomas, CAR @ TB
22 Jimmy Graham, Chi vs. NYG
23 Chris Herndon, New York versus SF
24 Tissum Hill, NO @ LV
25 CJ UZUMA, CIN @ CLE
26 Mo Alie-Cox, IND vs MIN
27 Dan Arnold, ARI vs. It was
28 Greg Olsen, SEA vs. NE
29 Kyle Rudolph, MIN @ IND
30 Jordan Akins, HOU vs BAL
31 Irv Smith Jr., MIN @ IND
32 Tyler Everett, Jax @ Ten
33 Dawson Knox, BU @ MIA


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