The Geek's Week 1 Rankings!


Week 1 is finally here! It seems likes it's been four score and seven years since we've had real football to watch, but the wait is finally over as the season begins tonight with the Falcons taking on the Super Bowl Champion, Philadelphia Eagles. 

To get you ready for your Week 1 fantasy football contests, here are my quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end rankings. I don't do kickers and I don't do defenses. Just wanted to get that out of the way.

I have spent hours and hours dissecting each NFL matchup to give you the best rankings possible. I've looked at offensive versus defensive matchups, offensive line strengths/weaknesses, wide receiver/cornerback matchups, coaching philosophies, and more so that I can help you bring home the victory in your fantasy league. If you want to hear more about the Week 1 matchups and how I formulated my rankings, make sure to tune in at 10pm Eastern tonight (Thursday) and listen to Ryan and I break each one down for you on the Fighting Chance Fantasy podcast. You can find the link to our show right here

Without further ado, here we go!

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Quarterback

Brady

Tom Brady is pissed and looking to get off to a good start to put their Super Bowl loss behind them.

  1. Tom Brady vs Hou
  2. Aaron Rodgers vs Chi
  3. Kirk Cousins vs SF
  4. Deshaun Watson @NE
  5. Cam Newton vs Dal
  6. Drew Brees vs TB
  7. Matthew Stafford vs NYJ
  8. Philip Rivers vs KC
  9. Russell Wilson @Den
  10. Jared Goff @Oak
  11. Andy Dalton @Ind
  12. Alex Smith @Ari
  13. Andrew Luck vs Cin
  14. Ben Roethlisberger @Cle
  15. Sam Bradford vs Wash
  16. Marcus Mariota @Mia
  17. Jimmy Garoppolo @Min
  18. Matt Ryan @Phi
  19. Patrick Mahomes @LAC
  20. Case Keenum vs Sea
  21. Tyrod Taylor vs Pit
  22. Nick Foles vs Atl
  23. Dak Prescott @Car
  24. Ryan Tannehill vs Ten
  25. Mitchell Trubisky @GB

Running Back

gurley

Todd Gurley is laughing at all you suckers who didn't draft him number one in your fantasy drafts this year.

  1. Todd Gurley @Dal
  2. David Johnson vs Was
  3. Alvin Kamara vs TB
  4. Leonard Fournette @NYG
  5. Melvin Gordon vs KC
  6. Ezekiel Elliott @Car
  7. Kareem Hunt @LAC
  8. Christian McCaffrey vs Dal
  9. Dalvin Cook vs SF
  10. Alex Collins vs Buff
  11. Joe Mixon @Ind
  12. Saquon Barkley vs Jax
  13. Lamar Miller @NE
  14. Devonta Freeman vs Atl
  15. Kenyan Drake vs Ten
  16. Jordan Howard @GB
  17. James Conner @Cle
  18. Royce Freeman vs Sea
  19. Dion Lewis @Mia
  20. Jamaal Williams vs Chi
  21. Carlos Hyde vs Pit
  22. Derrick Henry @Mia
  23. Marshawn Lynch vs LAR
  24. Jay Ajayi vs Atl
  25. LeSean McCoy @Bal
  26. Chris Carson @Den
  27. Adrian Peterson @Ari
  28. Rex Burkhead vs Hou
  29. Chris Thompson @Ari
  30. Peyton Barber @NO
  31. Tarik Cohen @GB
  32. Jordan Wilkins vs Cin
  33. Bilal Powell @Det
  34. Gio Bernard @Ind
  35. Tevin Coleman @Phi
  36. Duke Johnson vs Pit
  37. Alfred Morris @Min
  38. Kerryon Johnson vs NYJ
  39. Matt Breida @Min
  40. James White vs Hou
  41. Devontae Booker vs Sea
  42. Corey Clement vs Atl
  43. Latavius Murray vs SF
  44. Isaiah Crowell @Det
  45. LeGarrette Blount vs NYJ
  46. Rashaad Penny @Den
  47. Theo Riddick vs NYJ
  48. CJ Anderson vs Dal
  49. Austin Ekeler vs KC
  50. Jeremy Hill vs Hou

Wide Receiver

Ant Brown

It looks like Antonio Brown is just as excited as I am to kick off the 2018 season.

  1. Antonio Brown @Cle
  2. AJ Green @Ind
  3. Michael Thomas vs TB
  4. Julio Jones @Phi
  5. Keenan Allen vs KC
  6. Stefon Diggs vs SF
  7. Larry Fitzgerald vs Was
  8. Davante Adams vs Chi
  9. Tyreek Hill @LAC
  10. DeAndre Hopkins @NE
  11. Odell Beckham Jr. vs Jax
  12. Adam Thielen vs SF
  13. Ty Hilton vs Cin
  14. Chris Hogan vs Hou
  15. Golden Tate vs NYJ
  16. Jarvis Landry vs Pit
  17. Allen Robinson @GB
  18. Doug Baldwin @Den
  19. Mike Evans @NO
  20. Emmanuel Sanders vs Sea
  21. Brandin Cooks @Oak
  22. Nelson Agholor vs Atl
  23. Demaryius Thomas vs Sea
  24. JuJu Smith-Schuster @Cle
  25. Cooper Kupp @Oak
  26. Marvin Jones vs NYJ
  27. Will Fuller @NE
  28. Kenny Stills vs Ten
  29. Sterling Shepard vs Jax
  30. Corey Davis @Mia
  31. Amari Cooper vs LAR
  32. Michael Crabtree vs Buff
  33. Marquise Goodwin @Min
  34. Randall Cobb vs Chi
  35. Kelvin Benjamin @Bal
  36. Robert Woods @Oak
  37. Sammy Watkins @LAC
  38. Robby Anderson @Det
  39. Josh Gordon vs Pit
  40. Keelan Cole @NYG
  41. Jamison Crowder @Ari
  42. Jordy Nelson vs LAC
  43. Kenny Golladay vs NYJ
  44. Tyler Lockett @Den
  45. Devin Funchess vs Dal
  46. John Brown vs Buff
  47. Michael Gallup @Dal
  48. John Brown vs Buf
  49. Allen Hurns @Dal
  50. Josh Doctson @Ari

Tight End

Gronk

Gronk likes it when I put him number one in my rankings.

  1. Rob Gronkowski vs Hou
  2. Zack Ertz vs Atl
  3. Delanie Walker @Mia
  4. Travis Kelce @LAC
  5. Jack Doyle vs Cin
  6. Greg Olsen vs Dal
  7. Evan Engram vs Jax
  8. Trey Burton @GB
  9. Jimmy Graham vs Chi
  10. Kyle Rudolph vs SF
  11. Jordan Reed @Ari
  12. David Njoku vs Pit
  13. Tyler Eifert @Ind
  14. George Kittle @Min
  15. OJ Howard @NO
  16. Jared Cook vs LAR
  17. Dallas Goedert vs Atl
  18. Ricky Seals-Jones vs Was
  19. Charles Clay @Bal
  20. Ben Watson vs TB
  21. Austin Hooper @Phi
  22. Jesse James @Cle
  23. Cameron Brate @NO
  24. Mike Gesicki vs Ten
  25. Austin Seferian-Jenkins @NYG


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