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NFL Week 1 Positional Fantasy Football Rankings

Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) passes the ball prior to the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Each week, PFF's fantasy football analysts post rankings in PPR, non- PPR and 0.5 PPR formats for the league's offensive skill positions. IDP rankings are also folded into the mix, making the PFF rankings pages the go-to resource for all your fantasy football decisions ahead of the 2021 NFL season.

According to FantasyPros, my rankings placed second in accuracy among 149 experts in 2020 and third among 129 experts in 2019.

Here are my rankings for the upcoming week, including some notes about players to help you make your weekly decisions.

Last Updated: Sunday, 12:00 P.M. EST


  • GM: Good matchup, using PFF's strength of schedule and matchup tools
  • BM: Bad matchup, using PFF's strength of schedule and matchup tools
  • DNP: Did not participate in team's most recent practice due to injury
  • LP: Limited participation in team's most recent practice due to injury
  • D: Player is doubtful to play due to injury
  • Q: Player is questionable to play due to injury
  • FA: Free agent available in at least 80% of ESPN leagues

Jump to a Position Ranking:

QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DEF


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Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 Patrick Mahomes KC CLV
2 Lamar Jackson BLT @LV
3 Kyler Murray ARZ @TEN
4 Josh Allen BUF PIT
5 Tom Brady TB DAL
6 Aaron Rodgers GB @NO BM
7 Russell Wilson SEA @IND BM
8 Ryan Tannehill TEN ARZ
9 Jalen Hurts PHI @ATL
10 Dak Prescott DAL @TB BM
11 Matthew Stafford LA CHI
12 Justin Herbert LAC @WAS
13 Trevor Lawrence JAX @HST GM
14 Matt Ryan ATL PHI
15 Ryan Fitzpatrick WAS LAC GM
16 Joe Burrow CIN MIN BM
17 Kirk Cousins MIN @CIN
18 Baker Mayfield CLV @KC
19 Sam Darnold CAR NYJ GM, FA
20 Ben Roethlisberger PIT @BUF
21 Derek Carr LV BLT BM, FA
22 Zach Wilson NYJ @CAR FA
23 Jameis Winston NO GB
24 Tua Tagovailoa MIA @NE
25 Jimmy Garoppolo SF @DET GM, FA
26 Tyrod Taylor HST JAX GM, FA
27 Carson Wentz IND SEA FA
28 Teddy Bridgewater DEN @NYG FA
29 Mac Jones NE MIA GM
30 Daniel Jones NYG DEN BM, FA
31 Jared Goff DET SF BM, FA
32 Andy Dalton CHI @LA BM, FA
33 Taysom Hill NO GB FA
34 Trey Lance SF @DET GM

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