Make Your Fantasy Start/Sit Decisions With Latest Week 2 Tiers & Rankings

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  • Making fantasy start/sit decisions before Sunday's main slate kicks off at 1 p.m. ET? Sean Koerner has you covered.
  • Koerner -- the top in-season ranker in three of the past five seasons -- outlines his Week 2 fantasy rankings into tiers.
  • Find out which quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, defenses and kickers he likes most this week.

Fantasy football championships aren’t won by setting and forgetting your lineup.

To help you make start/sit decisions, I’ve updated my Week 2 fantasy football tiers so you can better visualize the rankings. Note that these tiers are as of Saturday night and teams’ final inactives could still impact certain players, so be sure to check my updated rankings before making final decisions.

Note: Players who played on Thursday night are denoted with an asterisk.

Updated Week 2 Fantasy Tiers

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Quarterbacks

Tier 1

Lamar Jackson (@ HOU)

Tier 2

Patrick Mahomes (@ LAC)

Dak Prescott (vs. ATL)

Kyler Murray (vs. WAS)

Tier 3

Josh Allen (@ MIA)

Matt Ryan (@ DAL)

Aaron Rodgers (vs. DET)

Russell Wilson (vs. NE)

Cam Newton (@ SEA)

Deshaun Watson (vs. BAL)

Tom Brady (vs. CAR)

Tier 4

Carson Wentz (vs. LAR)

Matthew Stafford (@ GB)

Mitchell Trubisky (vs. NYG)

Drew Brees (@ LV)

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Tier 5

Ryan Tannehill (vs. JAX)

Philip Rivers (vs. MIN)

Jared Goff (@ PHI)

Joe Burrow (@ CLE)*

Tier 6

Ben Roethlisberger (vs. DEN)

Gardner Minshew (@ TEN)

Kirk Cousins (@ IND)

Tier 7

Teddy Bridgewater (@ TB)

Baker Mayfield (vs. CIN)*

Tyrod Taylor (vs. KC)

Derek Carr (vs. NO)

Daniel Jones (@ CHI)

Tier 8

Jimmy Garoppolo (@ NYJ)

Ryan Fitzpatrick (vs. BUF)

Dwayne Haskins (@ ARI)

Tier 9

Drew Lock (@ PIT)

Sam Darnold (vs. SF)


Running Backs

Tier 1

Derrick Henry (vs. JAX)

Ezekiel Elliott (vs. ATL)

Christian McCaffrey (@ TB)

Alvin Kamara (@ LV)

Tier 2

Saquon Barkley (@ CHI)

Aaron Jones (vs. DET)

Clyde Edwards-Helaire (@ LAC)

Dalvin Cook (@ IND)

Tier 3

Josh Jacobs (vs. NO)

Nick Chubb (vs. CIN)*

Tier 4

Kenyan Drake (vs. WAS)

Austin Ekeler (vs. KC)

Jonathan Taylor (vs. MIN)

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Credit: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images. Pictured: Jonathan Taylor.

Tier 5

Joe Mixon (@ CLE)*

Raheem Mostert (@ NYJ)

Todd Gurley (@ DAL)

Chris Carson (vs. NE)

David Johnson (vs. BAL)

Miles Sanders (vs. LAR)

Ronald Jones II (vs. CAR)

Tier 6

Kareem Hunt (vs. CIN)*

Melvin Gordon (@ PIT)

David Montgomery (vs. NYG)

Nyheim Hines (vs. MIN)

Devin Singletary (@ MIA)

Tier 7

James Conner (vs. DEN)

Malcolm Brown (@ PHI)

Mark Ingram (@ HOU)

Tier 8

James Robinson (@ TEN)

Zack Moss (@ MIA)

Tarik Cohen (vs. NYG)

J.K. Dobbins (@ HOU)

Tier 9

Adrian Peterson (@ GB)

Antonio Gibson (@ ARI)

Leonard Fournette (vs. CAR)

Latavius Murray (@ LV)

James White (@ SEA)

Cam Akers (@ PHI)

Tier 10

Joshua Kelley (vs. KC)

D’Andre Swift (@ GB)

Myles Gaskin (vs. BUF)

Frank Gore (vs. SF)

Benny Snell (vs. DEN)

Alexander Mattison (@ IND)

Chase Edmonds (vs. WAS)

Tier 11

Peyton Barber (@ ARI)

Jamaal Williams (vs. DET)

Tevin Coleman (@ NYJ)

Boston Scott (vs. LAR)

Josh Adams (vs. SF)

Darrel Williams (@ LAC)

Sony Michel (@ SEA)

Kerryon Johnson (@ GB)

Chris Thompson (@ TEN)

Carlos Hyde (vs. NE)

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Wide Receivers

Tier 1

Davante Adams (vs. DET)

Tier 2

DeAndre Hopkins (vs. WAS)

Julio Jones (@ DAL)

Tier 3

Tyreek Hill (@ LAC)

Amari Cooper (vs. ATL)

Mike Evans (vs. CAR)

Adam Thielen (@ IND)

Calvin Ridley (@ DAL)

Tier 4

Allen Robinson (vs. NYG)

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Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12)

Tier 5

Juju Smith-Schuster (vs. DEN)

Terry McLaurin (@ ARI)

D.J. Moore (@ TB)

Robert Woods (@ PHI)

Odell Beckham Jr. (vs. CIN)*

Tyler Lockett (vs. NE)

T.Y. Hilton (vs. MIN)

D.K. Metcalf (vs. NE)

Cooper Kupp (@ PHI)

Michael Gallup (vs. ATL)

CeeDee Lamb (vs. ATL)

Will Fuller V (vs. BAL)

Marquise Brown (@ HOU)

Marvin Jones (@ GB)

D.J. Chark (@ TEN)

Julian Edelman (@ SEA)

Tier 6

Emmanuel Sanders (@ LV)

Keenan Allen (vs. KC)

Stefon Diggs (@ MIA)

Diontae Johnson (vs. DEN)

A.J. Green (@ CLE)*

Tier 7

Parris Campbell (vs. MIN)

Jarvis Landry (vs. CIN)*

Corey Davis (vs. JAX)

Tyler Boyd (@ CLE)*

Tier 8

Darius Slayton (@ CHI)

Preston Williams (vs. BUF)

Sterling Shepard (@ CHI)

Robby Anderson (@ TB)

Allen Lazard (vs. DET)

John Brown (@ MIA)

Christian Kirk (vs. WAS)

Breshad Perriman (vs. SF)

Scott Miller (vs. CAR)

Sammy Watkins (@ LAC)

Desean Jackson (vs. LAR)

Henry Ruggs (vs. NO)

Danny Amendola (@ GB)

N’Keal Harry (@ SEA)

Steven Sims (@ ARI)

Mike Williams (vs. KC)

Laviska Shenault (@ TEN)

Tier 9

Russell Gage (@ DAL)

Curtis Samuel (@ TB)

Courtland Sutton (@ PIT)

Brandin Cooks (vs. BAL)

Kendrick Bourne (@ NYJ)

Jerry Jeudy (@ PIT)

Quintez Cephus (@ GB)

Adam Humphries (vs. JAX)

DeVante Parker (vs. BUF)

Larry Fitzgerald (vs. WAS)

Anthony Miller (vs. NYG)

Marquez Valdes-Scantling (vs. DET)

Tier 10

Keelan Cole (@ TEN)

Brandon Aiyuk (@ NYJ)

Tre’Quan Smith (@ LV)

Hunter Renfrow (vs. NO)

Chris Hogan (vs. SF)

Jalen Reagor (vs. LAR)

Miles Boykin (@ HOU)

Bryan Edwards (vs. NO)

Cole Beasley (@ MIA)

Justin Jefferson (@ IND)

Olabisi Johnson (@ IND)


Tight Ends

Tier 1

Travis Kelce (@ LAC)

Tier 2

Mark Andrews (@ HOU)

Tier 3

Darren Waller (vs. NO)

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Dustin Bradford/Getty Images. Pictured: Darren Waller

Tier 4

Jared Cook (@ LV)

Zach Ertz (vs. LAR)

Tyler Higbee (@ PHI)

Hunter Henry (vs. KC)

Tier 5

T.J. Hockenson (@ GB)

Hayden Hurst (@ DAL)

Evan Engram (@ CHI)

Dallas Goedert (vs. LAR)

Chris Herndon (vs. SF)

Jonnu Smith (vs. JAX)

Tier 6

Jordan Reed (@ NYJ)

Noah Fant (@ PIT)

Austin Hooper (vs. CIN)*

Mike Gesicki (vs. BUF)

O.J. Howard (vs. CAR)

Logan Thomas (@ ARI)

Rob Gronkowski (vs. CAR)

Tier 7

Jimmy Graham (vs. NYG)

Dan Arnold (vs. WAS)

Mo Alie-Cox (vs. MIN)

Greg Olsen (vs. NE)

Eric Ebron (vs. DEN)

Taysom Hill (@ LV)

Tier 8

Dalton Schultz (vs. ATL)

Ian Thomas (@ TB)

C.J. Uzomah (@ CLE)*

Jordan Akins (vs. BAL)

Tyler Eifert (@ TEN)

Irv Smith Jr. (@ IND)

Kyle Rudolph (@ IND)

Will Dissly (vs. NE)

Dawson Knox (@ MIA)

Nick Boyle (@ HOU)

Kickers

Tier 1

Justin Tucker (@ HOU)

Greg Zuerlein (vs. ATL)

Harrison Butker (@ LAC)

Tier 2

Ryan Succop (vs. CAR)

Zane Gonzalez (vs. WAS)

Wil Lutz (@ LV)

Mason Crosby (vs. DET)

Rodrigo Blankenship (vs. MIN)

Tier 3

Stephen Gostkowski (vs. JAX)

Robbie Gould (@ NYJ)

Younghoe Koo (@ DAL)

Jason Myers (vs. NE)

Cody Parkey (vs. CIN)*

Tier 4

Tyler Bass (@ MIA)

Jake Elliott (vs. LAR)

Chris Boswell (vs. DEN)

Dan Bailey (@ IND)

Matt Prater (@ GB)

Cairo Santos (vs. NYG)

Ka’imi Fairbairn (vs. BAL)

Nick Folk (@ SEA)

Tier 5

Sam Sloman (@ PHI)

Dustin Hopkins (@ ARI)

Michael Badgley (vs. KC)

Daniel Carlson (vs. NO)

Joey Slye (@ TB)

Josh Lambo (@ TEN)

Jason Sanders (vs. BUF)

Randy Bullock (@ CLE)*

Tier 6

Graham Gano (@ CHI)

Sam Ficken (vs. SF)

Brandon McManus (@ PIT)


Defenses

Tier 1

San Francisco 49ers (@ NYJ)

Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. DEN)

Buffalo Bills (@ MIA)

Chicago Bears (vs. NYG)

Tier 2

Arizona Cardinals (vs. WAS)

Cleveland Browns (vs. CIN)*

Tier 3

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. CAR)

Seattle Seahawks (vs. NE)

Tennessee Titans (vs. JAX)

Baltimore Ravens (@ HOU)

Kansas City Chiefs (@ LAC)

Green Bay Packers (vs. DET)

Philadelphia Eagles (vs. LAR)

Tier 4

Los Angeles Rams (@ PHI)

New Orleans Saints (@ LV)

New York Giants (@ CHI)

Dallas Cowboys (vs. ATL)

Miami Dolphins (vs. BUF)

Cincinnati Bengals (@ CLE)*

Indianapolis Colts (vs. MIN)

Minnesota Vikings (@ IND)

New England Patriots (@ SEA)

Denver Broncos (@ PIT)

Washington Football Team (@ ARI)

Tier 5

New York Jets (vs. SF)

Jacksonville Jaguars (@ TEN)

Tier 6

Atlanta Falcons (@ DAL)

Carolina Panthers (@ TB)

Los Angeles Chargers (vs. KC)

Houston Texans (vs. BAL)

Las Vegas Raiders (vs. NO)

Detroit Lions (@ GB)

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