Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings

Andrew Luck is facing the Raiders defense this week, so expect a big game from the 2nd year pro.

Andrew Luck is facing the Raiders defense this week, so expect a big game from the 2nd year pro.

Each week I will be doing Fantasy Football rankings on who you should start based on match-ups.  Some of these are no brainers and also don’t beat yourself up of you are trying to decide between the 13th ranked WR and the 15th ranked WR, chances are you won’t be wrong either way.   Now saying that, on to the rankings.

QBs

  1. Drew Brees – vs ATL
  2. Tom Brady – @ BUF
  3. Matt Ryan – @ NO
  4. Tony Romo – vs NYG
  5. Andrew Luck – @ OAK
  6. Aaron Rodgers – @ SF
  7. Mike Vick – @ WAS
  8. Matthew Stafford – vs MIN
  9. Colin Kaepernick – vs GB
  10. Robert Griffin III – vs PHI
  11. Ben Roethlisberger – vs TEN
  12. Cam Newton – vs SEA
  13. Eli Manning – @ DAL
  14. Matt Schaub – @SD
  15. Russell Wilson – @ CAR
  16. Carson Palmer – @ STL
  17. Andy Dalton – @ CHI
  18. Sam Bradford – vs ARI
  19. Alex Smith – @ JAX
  20. Ryan Tannehill – vs CLE

RBs

  1.  Adrian Peterson – @ DET
  2.  Jamaal Charles – @ JAX
  3.  Doug Martin – @NYJ
  4.  Trent Richardson – vs MIA
  5.  CJ Spiller – vs NE
  6. LeSean McCoy – @ WAS
  7. Steven Jackson – @ NO
  8. Alfred Morris – @ WAS
  9. Marshawn Lynch – @ CAR
  10. David Wilson – @ DAL
  11. Stevan Ridley – @ BUF
  12. Arian Foster – @ SD
  13. Matt Forte – vs CIN
  14. DeMarco Murray – vs NYG
  15. Maurice Jones-Drew – vs KC
  16. Chris Johnson – @ PIT
  17. Reggie Bush – vs MIN
  18. Ahmad Bradshaw – vs OAK
  19. Darren McFadden – @ IND
  20. Darren Sproles – vs ATL
  21. Frank Gore – vs GB
  22. Lamar Miller – @ CLE
  23. Daryl Richardson – vs ARI
  24. Ben Tate – @ SD
  25. Shane Vereen – @ BUF
  26. Mark Ingram – vs ATL
  27. Isaac Redman – vs TEN
  28. Giovani Bernard – @ CHI
  29. Rashard Mendenhall – @ STL
  30. Ryan Mathews – vs HOU
  31. DeAngelo Williams – vs SEA
  32. Eddie Lacy – @ SF
  33. Bilal Powell – vs TB
  34. Bernard Pierce – @ DEN
  35. Vick Ballard – vs OAK

WRs

  1. Calvin Johnson – vs MIN
  2. Dez Bryant – vs NYG
  3. Julio Jones – @ NO
  4. Brandon Marshall – vs CIN
  5. Andre Johnson – @ SD
  6. AJ Green – @ CHI
  7. Larry Fitzgerald – @ STL
  8. Pierre Garcon – vs PHI
  9. Danny Amendola – @ BUF
  10. Dwayne Bowe – @ JAX
  11. Victor Cruz – @ DAL
  12. Roddy White – @ NO
  13. Randall Cobb – @ SF
  14. Reggie Wayne – vs OAK
  15. Marques Colston – vs ATL
  16. DeSean Jackson – @ WAS
  17. James Jones – @ SF
  18. Antonio Brown – vs TEN
  19. Jordy Nelson – @ SF
  20. Cecil Shorts – vs KC
  21. Miles Austin – vs NYG
  22. Hakeem Nicks – @ DAL
  23. T.Y. Hilton – vs OAK
  24. Vincent Jackson – @ NYJ
  25. Kenbrell Thompkins – @ BUF
  26. Golden Tate – @ CAR
  27. Lance Moore – vs ATL
  28. Chris Givens – vs ARI
  29. Mike Williams – @ NYJ
  30. Anquan Boldin – vs GB
  31. Kenny Britt – @ PIT
  32. Greg Jennings – @ DET
  33. DeAndre Hopkins – @ SD
  34. Steve Johnson – vs NE
  35. Vincent Brown – vs HOU

TEs

  1. Jimmy Graham – vs ATL
  2. Jason Witten – vs NYG
  3. Tony Gonzalez – @ NO
  4. Zach Sudfeld – @ BUF
  5. Antonio Gates – vs HOU
  6. Vernon Davis – vs GB
  7. Jared Cook – vs ARI
  8. Jordan Cameron – vs MIA
  9. Kyle Rudolph – @ DET
  10. Jermichael Finley – @ SF
  11. Brandon Myers – @ DAL
  12. Fred Davis – vs PHI
  13. Coby Fleener – vs OAK
  14. Brandon Pettigrew – vs MIN
  15. Brent Celek – @ WAS

DEFs

  1. Texans – @ SD
  2. Patriots – @ BUF
  3. Seahawks – @ CAR
  4. Buccaneers – @ NYJ
  5. Bears – vs CIN
  6. Colts – vs OAK
  7. Rams – vs ARI
  8. 49ers – vs GB
  9. Bengals – @ CHI
  10. Steelers – vs TEN
  11. Dolphins – @ CLE
  12. Chiefs – @ JAX
  13. Cardinals – @ STL
  14. Cowboys – vs NYG
  15. Redskins – vs PHI

Ks

  1. Matt Bryant – @ NO
  2. Stephen Gostkowski – @ BUF
  3. Blair Walsh – @ DET
  4. Kai Forbath – vs PHI
  5. Greg Zuerlein – vs ARI
  6. Garrett Hartley – vs ATL
  7. Sebastian Janikowski – @ IND
  8. Phil Dawson – vs GB
  9. Randy Bullock – @ SD
  10. Dan Bailey – vs NYG
  11. Adam Vinatieri – vs OAK
  12. Robbie Gould – vs CIN
  13. Mason Crosby – @ SF
  14. David Akers – vs MIN
  15. Josh Brown – @ DAL


Ben Hogan is a long-time fantasy sports guru. Follow him @NotTheGolfer for any fantasy or lineup questions throughout the week.

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