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NFL Week 1 positional fantasy football rankings

2R41FT9 Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs runs the ball during an NFL football practice in Allen Park, Mich., Thursday, May 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Bijan Robinson and Jahmyr Gibbs are immediate must-starts: Both rookie running backs should see plenty of playing time in their first NFL games to warrant placing them in starting lineups.

• Most Accurate Rankings: Nathan Jahnke’s fantasy rankings have been the most accurate in season rankings over the last 70 regular season weeks, per FantasyPros‘ rankings accuracy competition.

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Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

These are my fantasy football rankings for Week 1 for PPR leagues, including some notes about players to help you make your weekly decisions.

According to FantasyPros, my rankings were fifth-most accurate in 2021, second-most in 2020 and third-most in 2019. My rankings are the only ones to finish in the top five in three of the last four seasons.

Last Updated: 11:55 a.m. Sunday, September 10

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Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 Patrick Mahomes KC DET
2 Jalen Hurts PHI @NE
3 Lamar Jackson BLT HST
4 Josh Allen BUF @NYJ
5 Justin Herbert LAC MIA
6 Justin Fields CHI GB
7 Trevor Lawrence JAX @IND GM
8 Joe Burrow CIN @CLV BM
9 Geno Smith SEA LA GM
10 Tua Tagovailoa MIA @LAC
11 Kirk Cousins MIN TB
12 Anthony Richardson IND JAX
13 Daniel Jones NYG DAL BM
14 Dak Prescott DAL @NYG
15 Deshaun Watson CLV CIN BM
16 Jared Goff DET @KC
17 Russell Wilson DEN LV GM
18 Sam Howell WAS ARZ FA
19 Aaron Rodgers NYJ BUF
20 Derek Carr NO TEN
21 Kenny Pickett PIT SF BM
22 Brock Purdy SF @PIT
23 Baker Mayfield TB @MIN FA
24 Jordan Love GB @CHI FA
25 Matthew Stafford LA @SEA
26 Jimmy Garoppolo LV @DEN FA
27 Ryan Tannehill TEN @NO BM, FA
28 Bryce Young CAR @ATL GM, FA
29 Mac Jones NE PHI FA
30 Desmond Ridder ATL CAR GM, FA
31 C.J. Stroud HST @BLT FA
32 Joshua Dobbs ARZ @WAS FA

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