Week 1 Fantasy Rankings by Position for Standard Scoring Leagues

Jason Schandl
Week 1 fantasy football rankings by position for standard scoring leagues.
Week 1 fantasy football rankings by position for standard scoring leagues. / Todd Olszewski/Getty Images

We're just a few days from the kickoff of the 2020 NFL season, and that means fantasy football managers are scrambling to set their Week 1 lineups.

Even in the first week of the year, it's never as simple as simply plugging in the players you drafted earliest as your no-doubt starters. To open the season with a win, you'll need to make sure you're putting your best foot forward this week.

With that in mind, here are our Week 1 fantasy football rankings for standard scoring leagues. If your league doesn't use standard scoring, check out our Week 1 PPR rankings.

Week 1 QB Rankings for Fantasy Football

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 RB Rankings for Fantasy Football

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. Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (at WAS)
7. Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders (at CAR)
8. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (at DEN)
9. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs (vs HOU)
10. Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers (at CIN)
11. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (vs LAC)
12. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns (at BAL)
13. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers (at NYG)
14. Kenyan Drake, Arizona Cardinals (at SF)
15. Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens (vs CLE)
16. David Johnson, Houston Texans (at KC)
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. Sony Michel, New England Patriots (vs MIA)
31. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions (vs CHI)
32. D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions (vs CHI)
33. J.K. Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens (vs CLE)
34. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears (at DET)
35. Chris Thompson, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs IND)
36. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos (vs TEN)

Week 1 WR Rankings for Fantasy Football

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

Week 1 TE Rankings for Fantasy Football

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

Week 1 Kicker Rankings for Fantasy Football

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 Defense Rankings for Fantasy Football

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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