PromoGuy’s Vegas Fantasy Football Rankings, Week 2: Barkley Vaults Up RB Rankings
Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini. Pictured: Saquon Barkley
A few weeks ago, we debuted Vegas-style fantasy football rankings.
We used season-long prop lines for each player to project fantasy points, using the wisdom-of-the-crowds approach embedded in betting markets to find players undervalued and overvalued by fantasy experts.
For example: if a receiver was listed at 75 catches, 1,100 yards and 6.5 TDs in season-long props, he would be projected for 224 fantasy points in full PPR.
We’ll be doing the same on a game-by-game basis, using props from that week’s games to create fantasy rankings. While you’ll be starting most of the players listed anyway, these rankings can be a good way to find DFS value or make tough FLEX decisions early in the season.
Here’s how things shook out for quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers for Week 2 using standard scoring, with some notes below.
Saquon Barkley has risen up fantasy ranks after he looked sharp in Week 1. And he comes in as our No. 2 RB in standard formats this week.
Najee Harris, drafted in the top two rounds in the offseason, is all the way down at RB14.
Jags RB James Robinson (RB20) is well ahead of teammate Travis Etienne (RB36). Same goes for Michael Carter over Breece Hall.
Cooper Kupp reclaims the No. 1 spot this week after falling behind Justin Jefferson in Week 1. Both players went off in their openers.
Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton are both in the top 12 — WR1s — against the Texans.
Tee Higgins appeared in the top 6 last week but is down to WR13, which still puts him in the WR1 conversation in standard leagues.
CeeDee Lamb, another player off the board in the first three rounds, is down at WR22 with Dak Prescott out for a few months.