Week 1 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings by Position

Week 1 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings by Position


After a long offseason, Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season is finally here. And that means your first fantasy football game of the year has arrived too.

Whether your league's draft just concluded or you've been sitting on your completed roster for a few weeks, setting your fantasy football lineup in Week 1 is never just as simple as slotting in your top-drafted players. Injuries and matchups can shake things up already.

The Duel is here to help guide you, with our Week 1 fantasy football rankings by position for PPR leagues.

Week 1 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings

1. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (at NYJ)
2. Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers (vs LV)
3. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (at LAR)
4. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs (at ARI)
5. Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (at DET)
6. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals (vs KC)
7. Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos (at SEA)
8. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at DAL)
9. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (vs PIT)
10. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (at MIN)
11. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (vs TB)
12. Trey Lance, San Francisco 49ers (at CHI)

Week 1 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings

1. Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts (at HOU)
2. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers (vs CLE)
3. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers (vs LV)
4. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (vs NYG)
5. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (at ATL)
6. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (vs PIT)
7. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers (at MIN)
8. Javonte Williams, Denver Broncos (at SEA)
9. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings (vs GB)
10. Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers (at CIN)
11. D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions (vs PHI)
12. James Conner, Arizona Cardinals (vs KC)
13. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns (at CAR)
14. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants (at TEN)
15. Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at DAL)
16. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys (vs TB)
17. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs (at ARI)
18. Travis Etienne, Jacksonville Jaguars (at WAS)
19. David Montgomery, Chicago Bears (vs SF)
20. Elijah Mitchell, San Francisco 49ers (at CHI)
21. Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (at DET)
22. Cam Akers, Los Angeles Rams (vs BUF)
23. Antonio Gibson, Washington Commanders (vs JAX)
24. Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders (at LAC)
25. Chase Edmonds, Miami Dolphins (vs NE)
26. Cordarrelle Patterson, Atlanta Falcons (vs NO)
27. Damien Harris, New England Patriots (at MIA)
28. AJ Dillon, Green Bay Packers (at MIN)
29. Rhamondre Stevenson, New England Patriots (at MIA)
30. Breece Hall, New York Jets (vs BAL)
31. Melvin Gordon, Denver Broncos (at SEA)
32. Dameon Pierce, Houston Texans (vs IND)
33. Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys (vs TB)
34. Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks (vs DEN)
35. Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns (at CAR)
36. Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills (at LAR)

Week 1 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings

1. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (vs BUF)
2. Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings (vs GB)
3. Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals (vs PIT)
4. Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders (at LAC)
5. Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills (at LAR)
6. CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys (vs TB)
7. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at DAL)
8. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers (vs LV)
9. Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers (at CHI)
10. Michael Pittman, Indianapolis Colts (at HOU)
11. AJ Brown, Philadelphia Eagles (at DET)
12. DJ Moore, Carolina Panthers (vs CLE)
13. Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers (at CIN)
14. Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins (vs NE)
15. Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans (vs IND)
16. Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins (vs NE)
17. Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals (vs PIT)
18. Terry McLaurin, Washington Commanders (vs JAX)
19. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (at ATL)
20. DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks (vs DEN)
21. Allen Robinson, Los Angeles Rams (vs BUF)
22. Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos (at SEA)
23. Marquise Brown, Arizona Cardinals (vs KC)
24. Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos (at SEA)
25. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kansas City Chiefs (at ARI)
26. Amari Cooper, Cleveland Browns (at CAR)
27. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings (vs GB)
28. Rashod Bateman, Baltimore Ravens (at NYJ)
29. Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears (vs SF)
30. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks (vs DEN)
31. Hunter Renfrow, Las Vegas Raiders (at LAC)
32. Gabriel Davis, Buffalo Bills (at LAR)
33. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions (vs PHI)
34. Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers (at MIN)
35. Elijah Moore, New York Jets (vs BAL)
36. Drake London, Atlanta Falcons (vs NO)

Week 1 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings

1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs (at ARI)
2. Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens (at NYJ)
3. Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons (vs NO)
4. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers (at CHI)
5. Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders (at LAC)
6. Dalton Schultz, Dallas Cowboys (vs TB)
7. TJ Hockenson, Detroit Lions (vs PHI)
8. Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles (at DET)
9. Zach Ertz, Arizona Cardinals (vs KC)
10. Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills (at LAR)
11. Cole Kmet, Chicago Bears (vs SF)
12. Albert Okwuegbunam, Denver Broncos (at SEA)

Week 1 Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings

1. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs (at ARI)
2. Tyler Bass, Buffalo Bills (at LAR)
3. Dustin Hopkins, Los Angeles Chargers (vs LV)
4. Rodrigo Blankenship, Indianapolis Colts (at HOU)
5. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens (at NYJ)
6. Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles (at DET)
7. Evan McPherson, Cincinnati Bengals (vs PIT)
8. Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos (at SEA)
9. Robbie Gould, San Francisco 49ers (at CHI)
10. Wil Lutz, New Orleans Saints (at ATL)
11. Randy Bullock, Tennessee Titans (vs NYG)
12. Jason Sanders, Miami Dolphins (vs NE)

Week 1 Fantasy Football Defense Rankings

1. San Francisco 49ers (at CHI)
2. Indianapolis Colts (at HOU)
3. Baltimore Ravens (at NYJ)
4. Denver Broncos (at SEA)
5. Cincinnati Bengals (vs PIT)
6. New Orleans Saints (at ATL)
7. Tennessee Titans (vs NYG)
8. Carolina Panthers (vs CLE)
9. Washington Commanders (vs JAX)
10. Miami Dolphins (vs NE)
11. Philadelphia Eagles (at DET)
12. Cleveland Browns (at CAR)

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