Week 1 Fantasy QB Rankings: Should-starts, sleepers, potential busts at quarterback

Week 1 can deliver out extraordinary play from quarterbacks. One season, Peyton Manning threw seven touchdowns on the NFL’s opening evening. Final yr, Lamar Jackson rapidly jumped to superstardom by annihilating the Dolphins. With no preseason, the 2020 NFL season gives extra pre-kickoff thriller than ever, however odds are, a minimum of a number of of the QBs in our Week 1 rankings may have big video games that lead you to a 1-Zero begin to your fantasy season.

Together with no preseason, this marketing campaign begins with many stadiums that includes no followers, and those which might be permitting folks into the seats are drastically decreasing capability. We have but to see how new defenses function, whether or not it’s a recent coordinator or offseason acquisitions anticipated to make a distinction. So, except for a number of apparent matchups in Week 1, ones we’re fairly assured are nice or horrible, our Week 1 rankings will not differ too mightily from our season-long lists. There are solely so many developments we are able to depend on earlier than video games have even been performed.

WEEK 1 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Operating again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

That being stated, it is in all probability honest to concern the San Francisco protection in 2020. If you happen to drafted Kyler Murray, it was absolutely to be your starter, and it is exhausting to bench your sure-thing starter Week 1. Between the passing quantity of Kliff Kingsbury’s offense and Murray’s probability to run, he does not fall as far down our rankings as a stationary pocket passer would possibly. However should you paired Murray with a veteran backup like Tom Brady or Ben Roethlisberger, you might contemplate them each safer performs in Week 1.

WEEK 1 PPR RANKINGS:
Operating again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

We additionally do not feel nice about Baker Mayfield beginning the season off in Baltimore. The hope is that Mayfield and co. bounce again from a disappointing 2019, however we do not actually have any proof but that that can occur. Apart from, the Ravens have a robust protection and can management time-of-possession by operating the soccer, so Mayfield has low Week 1 upside.

If you happen to’re feeling adventurous in Week 1 and need to begin Cam Newton, a minimum of he has a pleasant matchup with the Dolphins. Joe Burrow may get off to a rougher begin in opposition to the move rush of the Chargers. Philip Rivers will take his first snaps exterior of a Chargers uniform in a very long time, and the Jaguars protection is depleted, however absolutely you are able to do higher than the Colts’ signal-caller.

Remember to have enjoyable, too. There is not any telling the place this season goes, however whereas there’s soccer in your tv and fantasy lineups to root for, life might be a complete lot worse.

Be aware:  Verify again all through the week, as we’ll proceed to replace our QB rankings up till kickoff primarily based on the most recent information, in addition to present particular person participant evaluation. 

Week 1 Fantasy QB Rankings

These rankings are for four-point passing TD leagues

Rank
Participant
1
Lamar Jackson, BAL vs. CLE
2
Patrick Mahomes, KC vs. HOU
three
Russell Wilson, SEA @ ATL
four
Dak Prescott, DAL @ LAR
5
Deshaun Watson, HOU @ KC
6
Carson Wentz, PHI @ WAS
7
Drew Brees, NO vs. TB
eight
Josh Allen, BUF vs. NYJ
9
Kyler Murray, ARZ @ SF
10
Tom Brady, TB @ NO
11
Matt Ryan, ATL vs. SEA
12
Ben Roethlisberger, PIT @ NYG
13
Aaron Rodgers, GB @ MIN
14
Jared Goff, LAR vs. DAL
15
Cam Newton, NE vs. MIA
16
Joe Burrow, CIN vs. LAC
17
Tyrod Taylor, LAC @ CIN
18
Daniel Jones, NYG vs. PIT
19
Baker Mayfield, CLE @ BAL
20
Matthew Stafford, DET vs. CHI
21
Jimmy Garoppolo, SF vs. ARZ
22
Ryan Tannehill, TEN @ DEN
23
Kirk Cousins, MIN vs. GB
24
Drew Lock, DEN vs. TEN
25
Gardner Minshew, JAX vs. IND
26
Derek Carr, LV @ CAR
27
Philip Rivers, IND @ JAX
28
Teddy Bridgewater, CAR vs. LV
29
Nick Foles, CHI @ DET
30
Sam Darnold, NYJ @ BUF
31
Ryan Fitzpatrick, MIA @ NE
32
Dwayne Haskins, WAS vs. PHI

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