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NFL Week 1 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

It's Week 1 of the 2020 fantasy football season, and whether you're trying to get that first win in your fantasy league or looking to finish in the money in large-scale DFS tournaments, we here at PFF have you covered.

Here you can find everything from Week 1 injury reports to opening-week rankings to potential Week 1 blowup candidates. So sit back, relax and let PFF's team of analysts guide you to that Week 1 win.

FANTASY FOOTBALL

Fantasy Football injury report: Updates on Mike Evans, Courtland Sutton, Julian Edelman and more

PFF injury analyst Mario Pilato combs through the official injury reports for each Week 1 game and gives updates and analysis for fantasy-relevant players. Read more…

Week 1 fantasy football start 'em or sit 'em

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton and running back Sony Michel get the green light in Andrew Erickson’s look at Week 1 fantasy football sit/start decisions. Read more…


Fantasy Football Mailbag: Week 1 fantasy football start 'em or sit 'em

In this week's Fantasy Football Mailbag, PFF's Andrew Erickson answers sit/start questions about Antonio Gibson, Cam Newton, Sony Michel and more. Read more…


Erickson's Week 1 fantasy football rankings and matchups preview

PFF’s Andrew Erickson previews the entire NFL Week 1 slate from a fantasy football perspective, breaking down sit/start questions, DFS picks, sleepers, busts and deep-league plays. Read more…


NFL Week 1 fantasy football quarterback rankings

PFF's Ian Hartitz breaks down his Week 1 fantasy football quarterback rankings with notes on DFS strategy for all 32 starting NFL quarterbacks. Read more…


Waiver wire targets ahead of Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season

From Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins to Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox, these are the top waiver-wire targets ahead of Week 1 in the 2020 NFL season. Read more…


Mismatch Manifesto: Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are set up for Week 1 offensive success

Breaking down matchup-specific metrics on offense and defense for Week 1 of the NFL season to highlight the biggest mismatches in fantasy football. Read more…


Week 1 WR/CB matchups and TE breakdown

Examining every Week 1 wide receiver/cornerback matchup for fantasy football, plus a look at all 32 NFL teams' tight end groups. Read more…


Week 1 fantasy football start ’em or sit ’em for IDP leagues

PFF's Jon Macri offers up his advice for starts and sits in Week 1 for IDP leagues — including thoughts on Yannick Ngakoue and Ronnie Harrison. Read more…


5 WR/CB matchups to target and 5 WR/CB matchups to avoid

Utilizing PFF's wide receiver/cornerback matchup chart to identify five wide receivers to target and five to avoid in fantasy football ahead of Week 1 of the NFL season. Read more…


Fantasy Football Impact: Eagles' Miles Sanders ruled OUT for Sunday's Week 1 matchup against Washington

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders is ruled OUT for Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Washington Football Team, setting up Boston Scott and Corey Clement for feature roles. Read more…


Week 1 waiver wire pickups and targets for IDP leagues

With the NFL season just hours away, here are 10 waiver wire targets for IDP fantasy football leagues ahead of Week 1. Read more…


Quarterbacks, tight ends and defenses to stream in Week 1

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor tops the list of widely available fantasy football quarterback, tight end and DST streaming options for Week 1 of the NFL season. Read more…


Week 1 superflex and TE premium streaming options

Week 1 quarterback and tight end streaming options for superflex and tight end-premium fantasy football leagues. Read more…


Expected Fantasy Football Points Primer Week 1: Tom Brady, Davante Adams and other candidates for positive regression

Using expected fantasy points to find NFL players who consistently outperform fantasy football expectations or underperform largely based on luck. Read more…


DFS

Erickson's DFS picks for the Week 1 Main Slate

PFF's Andrew Erickson breaks down the 12-team DFS Main Slate, identifying the best fantasy football values across all positions for Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season. Read more…


DFS Week 1 tournament picks

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones and San Francisco 49ers tight end Greg Kittle are among the top DFS tournament picks in Week 1 for PFF's Jarad Evans. Read more…


DFS Week 1 Tournament Leverage Plays

Leveraging against the more popular Week 1 DFS tournament plays with Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and other fantasy football DFS leverage plays. Read more…


Identifying potential Week 1 blowup performances for DFS

Utilizing FanDuel and DraftKings, these are the wide receivers and tight ends in DFS who could have blowup performances in Week 1. Read more…


DFS data dive: The highest fantasy ceilings of Week 1

Identifying the highest fantasy ceilings for the Week 1 DFS main slate by projecting the likelihood of each individual QB, RB, WR, TE and DST finishing as the highest-scoring player. Read more…


DFS data dive: Hunting the best stacks of Week 1

Identifying the best DFS stacks for the Week 1 DFS main slate by projecting the likelihood of each individual QB, RB, WR, TE and DST finishing as the highest-scoring player. Read more…


Best DFS stacks for Week 1

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Diontae Johnson top the list of the best DFS stacks for Week 1 of the NFL season. Read more…


Hartitz Helicopter Targets

PFF’s Ian Hartitz unveils his Week 1 Helicopter Targets — undervalued studs with the sky-high upside for large-scale DFS tournaments. Read more…


Taking stock of every NFL backfield ahead of Week 1

PFF's Ian Hartitz breaks down each NFL team’s backfield for fantasy football ahead of Week 1 with notes on DFS strategy. Read more…


Ownership report and pivot plays from the highest-owned DFS targets in Week 1

Analyzing PFF's DFS ownership report to understand why certain highly owned players should be avoided in Week 1 DFS lineups while targeting players undervalued by the market. Read more…


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