Week 1 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings 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 PPR fantasy football rankings for every position.

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 PPR Rankings

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

Week 1 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver PPR 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. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
9. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
10. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
11. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
12. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
13. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys
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. Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns
23. Dede Westbrook, Jacksonville Jaguars
24. Sterling Shepard, New York Giants
25. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
26. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
27. Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
28. D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers
29. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
30. Josh Gordon, New England Patriots
31. Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions
32. Dante Pettis, San Francisco 49ers
33. Sammy Watkins, Kansas City Chiefs
34. Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons
35. Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans

Week 1 Fantasy Football Tight End PPR Rankings

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