Fantasy Football Rankings Week 1: Standard League Projections by Position

Jason Schandl
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Fantasy draft season is all but over as we head into Week 1 of the 2019 regular season. This doesn't mean that we're done being faced with tough decisions this season though.

While we have months to prepare and decide which players we want to draft, decisions around who to start every week need to be made much more quickly. Fantasy football player rankings can help speed up this process.

With that being said, here are our Week 1 standard league fantasy football rankings for every position. If you're looking for PPR rankings, we've got you covered there as well.

Week 1 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings

1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
3. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
4. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
5. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns
7. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
8. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
9. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
10. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
11. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
12. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams

Week 1 Fantasy Football Running Back Standard Rankings

1. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
2. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
3. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
4. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
5. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
6. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
7. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
8. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
9. Le'Veon Bell, New York Jets
10. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
11. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
12. Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens
13. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions
14. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
15. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
16. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
17. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
18. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
19. Sony Michel, New England Patriots
20. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
21. Tevin Coleman, San Francisco 49ers
22. Latavius Murray, New Orleans Saints
23. Jordan Howard, Philadelphia Eagles
24. LeSean McCoy, Kansas City Chiefs
25. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
26. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts
27. James White, New England Patriots
28. Duke Johnson, Houston Texans
29. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
30. Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills
31. Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ers
32. Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles
33. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
34. Justin Jackson, Los Angeles Chargers
35. David Montgomery, Chicago Bears
36. Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks

Week 1 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Standard Rankings

1. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
2. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
3. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns
5. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
6. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
8. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
9. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
10. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
11. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys
12. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
13. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
14. Brandin Cooks, Los Angeles Rams
15. Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions
16. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
18. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
19. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams
20. Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears
21. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles
22. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
23. Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns
24. Dede Westbrook, Jacksonville Jaguars
25. Josh Gordon, New England Patriots
26. Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions
27. Sterling Shepard, New York Giants
28. Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
29. D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers
30. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
31. Sammy Watkins, Kansas City Chiefs
32. Robby Anderson, New York Jets
33. Will Fuller, Houston Texans
34. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
35. Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons

Week 1 Fantasy Football Tight End Standard Rankings

1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
3. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
4. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers
5. O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. Evan Engram, New York Giants
7. Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints
8. Vance McDonald, Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
10. David Njoku, Cleveland Browns
11. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
12. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons

Week 1 Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings

1. Wil Lutz, New Orleans Saints
2. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
3. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
4. Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles
5. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs
6. Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams
7. Michael Badgley, Los Angeles Chargers
8. Brett Maher, Dallas Cowboys
9. Austin Seibert, Cleveland Browns
10. Jason Myers, Seattle Seahawks
11. Matt Prater, Detroit Lions
12. Kai'imi Fairbairn, Houston Texans

Week 1 Fantasy Football Defense Rankings

1. Baltimore Ravens
2. Seattle Seahawks
3. Philadelphia Eagles
4. Los Angeles Chargers
5. Dallas Cowboys
6. New Orleans Saints
7. Cleveland Browns
8. New York Jets
9. Kansas City Chiefs
10. New England Patriots
11. Minnesota Vikings
12. Denver Broncos


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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