Live Fantasy Football Rankings, Cheat Sheet for Week 1

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  • Get our experts' up-to-the-minute fantasy football rankings and analysis in our Week 1 cheat sheet.

Let our experts guide you through all your Sunday morning lineup decisions.

You’ll find their fantasy football rankings for PPR, standard and half PPR leagues below. Sean Koerner also reveals his Week 1 strategy in his Tiers and much more.


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Updated Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings

Sean Koerner, Chris Raybon and Matthew Freedman are obsessively updating their Week 1 fantasy football rankings in the run-up to kickoff.

Below are their top five players for every combination of scoring format and position (as of Saturday night), but be sure to get their latest updates in the corresponding links before lineups lock.

Note: Players who played on Thursday Night Football have been omitted from the following.

Go To: PPR | Standard | Half PPR

Fantasy QB Rankings

  1. Deshaun Watson, Texans
  2. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
  3. Cam Newton, Panthers
  4. Kyler Murray, Cardinals
  5. Carson Wentz, Eagles

See the rest of our experts’ QB rankings.

PPR Rankings

Flex

  1. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers
  2. Saquon Barkley, Giants
  3. Alvin Kamara, Saints
  4. DeAnde Hopkins, Texans
  5. Davis Johnson, Cardinals

See the rest of our experts’ PPR flex rankings.

Running Backs

  1. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers
  2. Saquon Barkley, Giants
  3. Alvin Kamara, Saints
  4. David Johnson, Cardinals
  5. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys

See the rest of our experts’ PPR RB rankings.

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Wide Receivers

  1. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
  2. Michael Thomas, Saints
  3. Odell Beckham Jr., Browns
  4. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers
  5. Julio Jones, Falcons

See the rest of our experts’ PPR WR rankings.

Tight Ends

  1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
  2. George Kittle, 49ers
  3. Zach Ertz, Eagles
  4. Evan Engram, Giants
  5. Hunter Henry. Chargers

See the rest of our experts’ PPR TE rankings.

Standard Rankings

Flex

  1. Saquon Barkley, Giants
  2. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers
  3. Alvin Kamara, Saints
  4. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
  5. David Johnson, Cardinals

See the rest of our experts’ standard flex rankings.

Running Backs

  1. Saquon Barkley, Giants
  2. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers
  3. Alvin Kamara, Saints
  4. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
  5. David Johnson, Cardinals

See the rest of our experts’ standard RB rankings.

Wide Receivers

  1. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
  2. Odell Beckham Jr., Browns
  3. Michael Thomas, Saints
  4. Julio Jones, Falcons
  5. JuJu Smith Schuster, Steelers

See the rest of our experts’ standard WR rankings.

Tight Ends

  1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
  2. George Kittle, 49ers
  3. Zach Ertz, Eagles
  4. O.J. Howard, Buccaneers
  5. Hunter Henry, Chargers

See the rest of our experts’ standard TE rankings.

Half PPR Rankings

Flex

  1. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers
  2. Saquon Barkley, Giants
  3. Alvin Kamara, Saints
  4. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
  5. David Johnson, Cardinals

See the rest of our experts’ half PPR flex rankings.

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Running Backs

  1. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers
  2. Saquon Barkley, Giants
  3. Alvin Kamara, Saints
  4. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
  5. David Johnson, Cardinals

See the rest of our experts’ half PPR RB rankings.

Wide Receivers

  1. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
  2. Odell Beckham Jr., Browns
  3. Michael Thomas, Saints
  4. Julio Jones, Falcons
  5. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers

See the rest of our experts’ half PPR WR rankings.

Tight Ends

  1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
  2. George Kittle, 49ers
  3. Zach Ertz, Eagles
  4. Evan Engram, Giants
  5. Hunter Henry, Chargers

See the rest of our experts’ half PPR TE rankings.

Fantasy Defense Rankings

  1. Philadelphia Eagles
  2. Baltimore Ravens
  3. Seattle Seahawks
  4. Cleveland Browns
  5. Los Angeles Chargers

See the rest of our experts’ defense rankings.

Fantasy Kicker Rankings

  1. Wil Lutz, Saints
  2. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
  3. Harrison Butker, Chiefs
  4. Justin Tucker, Ravens
  5. Jake Elliott, Eagles


See the rest of our experts’ kicker rankings.


Week 1 Fantasy Tiers

Sean Koerner’s fantasy tiers are a nuanced take on his rankings. They’re a great resource for comparing players when making your lineup decisions, however, be sure to use them in conjunction with his latest rankings (above).

See his QB, RB, WR, TE, kicker and defense tiers for Week 1.

Ezekiel Elliott’s Return

Zeke inked his new deal and will play in the Cowboys’ season opener against the Giants. But what should you expect after his lengthy holdout?
Matthew Freedman sets expectations for Elliott in Week 1.