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Fantasy Football: Week 2 rankings from the model that out-performed experts

The SportsLine Projection Model outperformed the experts big time last season, and it's back to give out some surprising projections for Week 2 of Fantasy football.
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Before setting your Week 2 Fantasy football lineups, you need to see what our advanced computer model has to say. When it comes to ranking players, this model beat human experts in Fantasy football last season when there were big differences in ranking. And the model was closest-to-the-hole overall, meaning it best pinpointed where every player would finish each week. That could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.

Last week, the model was high on Steelers running back James Conner even though he was only owned in 45 percent of CBS Sports Leagues. The result? Conner exploded for 135 yards and two touchdowns against the Browns -- anybody who picked him up was well on their way to a Week 1 victory.

Now the model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has revealed its rankings for Week 2 of the NFL season.

One player the model loves this week: Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas, who had six catches and a touchdown last week on 10 targets. The model says Thomas will out-perform receivers like Keenan Allen, Davante Adams, and even Tyreek Hill in Week 2. Start him with confidence against the Raiders, who were just lit up for 33 points by the Rams.

And a massive shocker: Patriots QB Tom Brady, a top-3 quarterback according to market value, stumbles big-time this week against Jacksonville and finishes outside the top 20. He's a player to bench in Week 2.

The model is also calling for a surprising quarterback you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top 5 of the rankings. This pick could be the difference between winning BIG and going home with nothing.

So who should you sit and start this week? And where does every player stack up? ... Join SportsLine right now to get Fantasy football rankings for every single position, and see which shocking QB is going to finish in the top 5 this week, all from the model that out-performed experts big time last season!

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SportsLine Staff