Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings – Week 2

    Each week with the positional , I'm going to offer centered Fantasy Football information. I'll offer you a breakdown of the matchup for your and my wide receivers. Make sure you go to to get the breakdowns on all the important match ups for the coming week.

    Cowboys Headlines - Dropping The Ball: Bad WR Play, Poor Scheme Plague Dallas
    ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 11: #88 of the Dallas Cowboys attempts to secure a catch in the end zone against #21 of the at on September 11, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Your Dallas Cowboys Wide Receivers

    Dez Bryant

    Not good. Not good at all. Dez Bryant only saw five targets. That's 11% of Dak Prescott‘s attempted passes.

    For reference: Cole Beasley saw 26.7% and saw 31% of the targets for week one.

    In his week one matchup against the , Pittsburgh Wide Receiver saw 29.7% of his team's targets. saw 28.6% of 's targets in the New York Giants week one win over Dallas.

    Going into week two, we in Cowboys land can only hope the Dallas Cowboys' staff will figure out a way to throw the ball to Dez Bryant that isn't 40 yards downfield.

    This week, the Dallas Cowboys will face a Washington Redskins that just got torched by the for 300 yards passing and nearly 150 yards rushing.

    Bryant will likely draw a matchup (who they avoided using on Antonio Brown for some odd reason), and if that is the case, it may be a rough day for Bryant and the Dallas offense.

    Continue to start Dez Bryant. He is a must start who had a bad week one.

    Terrance Williams

    Cowboys Headlines - Breaking Down Terrance Williams' Game-Ending Decision
    Photo by Tom Pennington / Getty Images

    Despite the boneheaded mistake at the end of the game, Terrance Williams had an okay game on Sunday.

    On four targets, Williams had three catches for 34 yards.

    Against Washington, Williams will likely get the opportunity to play against Bashaud Breeland, who was just roasted by Antonio Brown on .

    Williams won't have a game like Brown, but he'll have 60-80 yards on four or five catches. Terrance Williams will be a sneaky flex play this week in 12 team leagues or deeper.

    Fantasy Football - Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings - Week 2 1Cole Beasley

    Only two other times has Cole Beasley received 10 or more targets in his career.

    Both were losses.

    Beasley is an effective player for Dallas, but if he is getting targeted often, then nothing is opening up downfield. And downfield is where the Dallas Cowboys really win with Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams.

    Beasley will probably get at least 7 targets again, and with his 66% career catch rate, he'd be in line for four or five catches. That puts him more in line with his career averages.

    was willing to take what the defense gave him. That meant a lot of underneath routes in the 4-11 yard range. I don't expect to be as heavily targeted in week two. If he is, that means Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams weren't able to win their match ups downfield.

    In 12 and 14 team PPR leagues, Beasley is a really good flex option moving forward.

    One to watch

    Brice Butler

    had one catch on two targets for 16 yards. Dallas needs to figure out how to get the ball downfield, and Butler is a receiver who can win downfield.

    Fantasy Football - Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings - Week 2 2One to Start

    Tajae Sharpe, Tennessee Titans vs the Detroit Lions

    Expert Consensus Ranking: 40
    My Ranking: 47

    Against the tough defense in week one, Tajae Sharpe led the Titans with 11 targets. He turned that into seven catches for 76 yards.

    Coming out of the University of Massachusetts, Sharpe was an intriguing prospect. He had huge numbers, and offers great size. The worry was talent and competition. All , all he has done is impress. Look for Sharpe to continue to lead the Titans in targets. really likes him and trusts him.

    Andrew Luck, for the , threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns against the in week one.

    Flawless Forecast: six catches, 104 yards and two touchdowns.

    Fantasy Football - Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings - Week 2 3One to Sit

    Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs the Arizona Cardinals

    Expert Consensus Ranking: 11
    My Ranking: 13

    is an amazing wide receiver. He is one of my favorite fantasy assets. He has big-play ability matched with strong red zone work. It took Evans a while to get going in week one versus the , but he finished with a really solid outing; five catches for 99 yards and a touchdown.

    The Buccaneers have a really good passing offense, but in week two they are going up against one of the best defenses in the NFL; the .

    The Arizona Cardinals feature some of the best in the NFL; Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, and Tony Jefferson. They are really difficult to throw against.

    In week one, the Cardinals were beat by the , but there wasn't a Patriots wide receiver who had more than 66 receiving yards.

    Tampa Bay likes to take the ball deep, and I worry that and the offense isn't going to get the time or space to go deep.

    Flawless Forecast: Four catches for 55 yards, and zero touchdowns.

    The Wide Receiver Rankings

    [table id=74 /]

    Previous Position: Running Back Next Position: Tight End
    See All Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings
    John Williams
    John Williams
    Dallas Cowboys optimist bringing factual, reasonable takes to Cowboys Nation and the NFL Community. I wasn't always a Cowboys fan, but I got here as quick as I could. Make sure you check out the Inside The Cowboys Podcast featuring John Williams and other analysts following America's Team.


    Anthony Barr: The Man Who Lives In the Shadows

    This year, the Dallas Cowboys have been known for...

    Jerry Jones says Cowboys are ‘still working’ on a deal with Odell Beckham Jr.

    If you are tired of hearing about the Odell...

    The evolution of CeeDee Lamb: What the box score doesn’t show you

    5 receptions. 71 yards. 1 touchdown. Those aren't the kinds...

    Week 14 Preview: Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys

    The Dallas Cowboys welcome the Houston Texans to town...


    Daily Cowboys News in Your Inbox
    Your email address:*
    Please enter all required fields Click to hide
    Correct invalid entries Click to hide

    Trending Now

    Where Was Micah Parsons in the Giants Game?

    Yes, Linebacker Micah Parsons did play against the New...

    Mike McCarthy Was Right: This Team Is Resilient

    Over two weeks ago, Cowboys fans sat in horror...

    Will Jalen Tolbert suit up again this season?

    The third-round pick out of South Alabama has been...

    Fantasy Outlook: It’s Hard to Trust any Cowboys Player Next Season

    I am already looking forward to my fantasy football...

    Diggs Island – Trevon Diggs is entering elite status

    It’s hard to find a cornerback that is under...

    The Star: Getting Inside the Dallas Cowboys New Home

    The Dallas Cowboys star logo is one of the...

    Cowboys Nostalgia: Before Jerry Jones

    25 years ago Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys...

    Cowboys Reveal New Uniforms for Week 17 vs Titans

    Another uniform emerges for the Dallas Cowboys to wear...

    Cowboys WR James Washington returns to practice

    Cowboys WR James Washington has been activated from injured reserved and will now begin his 21-day practice window. Washington has been on injured reserve...

    CeeDee Lamb’s career and accomplishments throughout his life

    Wide Receiver CeeDee Lamb is a well-known player in Dallas, having a history of making great grabs and catches as a Dallas Cowboy. It's...

    Odell watch: Free agent WR plans to visit Cowboys, Giants after Thanksgiving

    An update on the Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes emerged on Sunday morning. According to NFL reporters Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, Beckham Jr. has narrowed...