2014 Week 2 Fantasy Rankings – Wide Receivers

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 | 0


Wide receivers are having more and more of an impact upon NFL games as the league a passing-focused league.

Many of the top wideouts continued their impressive performances in Week 1 of the 2014 regular season, and some breakout candidates started proving their worth right out of the gate.

Here are the Top 15 fantasy wide receivers for Week 2:

1.) Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions:

Johnson got the 2014 started off right when he torched the Giants for 164 yards and two scores in the Lions’ Week 1 shellacking. He’ll face a tougher match-up in Carolina during Week 2, but Megatron is firmly entrenched as the game’s No. 1 wide receiver.

2.) Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos:

Thomas got off to a bit of a slow start against Indianapolis in Week 1. Against the injury-ravaged Chiefs defense in Week 2, he should return to his usual self.

3.) A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals:

Green was having a quiet day against the Ravens in Week 1 until he caught an amazing 77-yard touchdown. Green does have foot injury that kept him out of practice today (Thurs., September 11, 2014), so monitor his status leading up to game time. If healthy, he should rip up the weak Falcons’ secondary in Week 2.

4.) Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers:

Nelson had a decent game against the rough Seahawks defense in Week 1. He should have a much easier time with the New York Jets secondary this weekend.

5.) Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons:

Jones proved that he’s healed from his foot injury by running up over 100 yards against the Saints in Week 1. The Bengal’s defense will be touch in Cincinnati, but they did allow 345 yards to Joe Flacco in Week 1

6.) Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers:

Brown continues to quietly rack up huge game after huge game, torching the Browns last week and coring an amazing 35-yard touchdown. He’ll continue to rip up opposing defenses, starting with the Baltimore Ravens tonight.

7.) Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys:

Like the rest of the Dallas Cowboys, Bryant looked horrific in his team’s Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, often leaving the game with dehydration. Dallas will head into Tennessee in Week 2. Bryant is a Top 5 receiver with a lot of questions to answer.

8.) Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears:

Marshall looked decent in his team’s Week 1 overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills, but he unfortunately hurt his ankle. After missing practice Thursday, he’s been labeled questionable for Chicago’s Week 2 game at San Francisco. If he can practice Friday, he should be a shoo-in as a Top 10 fantasy wide receiver.

9.) Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks:

Harvin looked every bit the versatile weapon he’s touted to be in the Seahawks’ Week 1 win over Green Bay. He’s going to rack up touches in each and every game he plays; the only issue with him is whether or not he can stay healthy for an extended amount of time.

10.) Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers:

Cobb put in a solid performance despite his team’s relative ineptitude in Week 1. The Jets don’t exactly have the league’s best secondary, so he should be in line for a big game in Week 2.

11.) Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons:

White scored a touchdown in Atlanta’s Week 1 win over New Orleans. Facing Cincinnati in Week 2, he’d likely be ranked higher if not for a knee injury that limited him in practice this week.

12.) Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals:

Floyd looked impressive on deep routes during the Cardinal’s late win over San Diego on Monday, but he saw no targets near the end zone. He’ll have to start scoring some touchdowns to rise up higher on this list. Against the weak New York Giants this weekend, he’ll probably get that chance.

13.) Andre Johnson, Houston Texans:

Johnson has been a mainstay for fantasy owners for many years, but questionable quarterback play in Houston and the emergence of second-year man DeAndre Hopkins may limit his upside as of right now.

14.) Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings:

Patterson was electric in Week 1, scoring on a 67-yard touchdown run to rush for 102 yards. But his receiving still leaves something to be desired, as he caught only 3 passes for 26 yards in the Vikings’ 34-6 blowout of the Rams. He has a telling battle against New England cornerback Darrelle Revis in Week 2.

15.) Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles:

After a slow start against the Jags in Week 1, the Eagles tuned it up late, and Maclin was one of the main benefactors. Against the exploitable Colts secondary in Week 2, Maclin should be in line for another solid game.

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Both an avid NFL fan and analyst, I’ve been following professional football since the late 1980s. I’m also an avid fantasy football player with several league victories under my belt. Check out my NFL articles on TSM for the latest NFL news, highlights, predictions, and more.

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