Week 1 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings by Position

Jason Schandl
Week 1 fantasy football rankings by position for PPR leagues.
Week 1 fantasy football rankings by position for PPR leagues. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season is finally upon us, and that also means the opening week of fantasy football season.

Whether your league was ambitious and drafted early in the offseason or you just finished your draft in the last couple of days, setting your Week 1 lineup is never as simple as just slotting in your top-drafted players. Some tricky matchups mean you'll have to look deeper than that if you want to start the year off with a win.

With that in mind, here are our Week 1 fantasy football rankings for PPR leagues.

Week 1 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings

1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs (vs HOU)
2. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (vs CLE)
3. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (at LAR)
4. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (at ATL)
5. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans (at KC)
6. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (vs TB)
7. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (at NYG)
8. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (vs NYJ)
9. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (vs SEA)
10. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals (at SF)
11. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at NO)
12. Cam Newton, New England Patriots (vs MIA)

Week 1 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings

1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers (vs LV)
2. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys (at LAR)
3. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings (vs GB)
4. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (vs TB)
5. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants (vs PIT)
6. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs (vs HOU)
7. Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (at WAS)
8. Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders (at CAR)
9. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers (at CIN)
10. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (at DEN)
11. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (vs LAC)
12. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers (at NYG)
13. Kenyan Drake, Arizona Cardinals (at SF)
14. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns (at BAL)
15. David Johnson, Houston Texans (at KC)
16. Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens (vs CLE)
17. Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills (vs NYJ)
18. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers (at MIN)
19. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks (at ATL)
20. Todd Gurley, Atlanta Falcons (vs SEA)
21. Le'Veon Bell, New York Jets (at BUF)
22. Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at NO)
23. Melvin Gordon, Denver Broncos (vs TEN)
24. James White, New England Patriots (vs MIA)
25. Cam Akers, Los Angeles Rams (vs DAL)
26. Jordan Howard, Miami Dolphins (at NE)
27. Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers (vs ARI)
28. Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts (at JAX)
29. Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns (at BAL)
30. Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team (vs PHI)
31. D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions (vs CHI)
32. Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts (at JAX)
33. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears (at DET)
34. J.K. Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens (vs CLE)
35. Chris Thompson, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs IND)
36. Sony Michel, New England Patriots (vs MIA)

Week 1 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings

1. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (vs TB)
2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons (vs SEA)
3. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs (vs HOU)
4. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers (at MIN)
5. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at NO)
6. Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears (at DET)
7. Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions (vs CHI)
8. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers (at NYG)
9. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings (vs GB)
10. DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals (at SF)
11. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (vs DAL)
12. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys (at LAR)
13. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns (at BAL)
14. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers (at CIN)
15. D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers (vs LV)
16. A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans (at DEN)
17. Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team (vs PHI)
18. DJ Chark, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs IND)
19. Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos (vs TEN)
20. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts (at JAX)
21. Will Fuller, Houston Texans (at KC)
22. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams (vs DAL)
23. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks (at ATL)
24. Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns (at BAL)
25. Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens (vs CLE)
26. Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons (vs SEA)
27. Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills (vs NYJ)
28. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots (vs MIA)
29. DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks (at ATL)
30. Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys (at LAR)
31. Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals (vs LAC)
32. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins (at NE)
33. Sterling Shepard, New York Giants (vs PIT)
34. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals (vs LAC)
35. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles (at WAS)
36. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at NO)

Week 1 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings

1. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers (vs ARI)
2. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs (vs HOU)
3. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles (at WAS)
4. Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens (vs CLE)
5. Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders (at CAR)
6. Hayden Hurst, Atlanta Falcons (vs SEA)
7. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers (at CIN)
8. Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at NO)
9. Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins (at NE)
10. Evan Engram, New York Giants (vs PIT)
11. Austin Hooper, Cleveland Browns (at BAL)
12. Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams (vs DAL)

Week 1 Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings

1. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs (vs HOU)
2. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens (vs CLE)
3. Greg Zuerlein, Dallas Cowboys (at LAR)
4. Wil Lutz, New Orleans Saints (vs TB)
5. Robbie Gould, San Francisco 49ers (vs ARI)
6. Chis Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers (at NYG)
7. Jason Myers, Seattle Seahawks (at ATL)
8. Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas Raiders (at CAR)
9. Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles (at WAS)
10. Rodrigo Blankenship, Indianapolis Colts (at JAX)
11. Michael Badgley, Los Angeles Chargers (at CIN)
12. Matt Prater, Detroit Lions (vs CHI)

Week 1 Fantasy Football Defense Rankings

1. Buffalo Bills (vs NYJ)
2. Pittsburgh Steelers (at NYG)
3. New England Patriots (vs MIA)
4. Baltimore Ravens (vs CLE)
5. Philadelphia Eagles (at WAS)
6. San Francisco 49ers (vs ARI)
7. Indianapolis Colts (at JAX)
8. Kansas City Chiefs (vs HOU)
9. Minnesota Vikings (vs GB)
10. Denver Broncos (vs TEN)
11. Los Angeles Chargers (at CIN)
12. Tennessee Titans (at DEN)

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