Picturing Your Ideal Fantasy Football Lineup

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By Holden Walter-Warner


Each week, Getty Images takes a look at the week's best possible Fantasy Football lineup, highlighting the players with the highest projections at their position. Using standard roster construction, here's what the ideal starting lineup looks like going into Week 2 of the 2017 season.

Qb: Tom Brady, New England Patriots

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After a disappointing opening salvo last Thursday, Tom Brady is projected to redeem himself with a 25-point performance against the young New Orleans Saints secondary.

rb: Le'veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Le'Veon Bell also struggled last week, rushing for just 32 yards. He needed to shake off some rust from his lengthy contract holdout, but should look comfortable enough to score 20.5 points against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

rb: Ezekiel Elliott, dallas cowboys

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Ezekiel Elliott is still not in the clear in his legal fight with the NFL, but he's cleared to play the Denver Broncos this weekend. Denver has a strong defense, but Elliott is still projected to rack up 16.9 points.

flex: Odell beckham jr., New York Giants

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An injured ankle prevented Odell Beckham Jr. from making his season debut during Week 1. He did take part in drills on Thursday, though, and has until Monday night to heal. He's projected to put up 19.5 points.

wr: Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Antonio Brown is the best receiver in the NFL. Defenders are constantly at his mercy, especially after he caught all 11 balls thrown his way last week, good for 182 yards. He's expected to have another big performance this week, projected for 20.8 points.

wr: Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

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Julio Jones was limited to just four catches in Atlanta's opener against the Chicago Bears. He has historically been a "feast or famine" fantasy player, which means it's time for a feast. He's projected for 19.8 points.

TE: ROb Gronkowski, New England Patriots

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Two receptions for 33 yards doesn't pay the bills. Luckily for Rob Gronkowski, the New Orleans Saints, who gave up a touchdown to a tight end in Week 1, should provide a favorable opportunity to bust out to the tune of 18.5 projected points in Week 2.

d/st: Arizona cardinals

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Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions torched the Arizona Cardinals defense last week. So why are they projected to lead all defense/special teams units with 10.5 points in Week 2? Their opponent is Scott Tolzien and the Indianapolis Colts.

k: Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens

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Justin Tucker is the best kicker in football. After nailing two field goals and two extra points last week, he's projected for another 9.6 points against the Cleveland Browns in Week 2.


(All projections courtesy of ESPN, using standard PPR scoring)


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