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XFL fantasy football rankings and projections for Week 1

Mar 3, 2019; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona Hotshots running back Jhurell Pressley (26) against the Atlanta Legends during an AAF football game at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The return of the XFL means spring fantasy football is here for the second year in a row. Sure, the AAF didn’t end very well, but it was fun while it lasted. So let’s kick of Week 1 of the XFL with some fantasy football rankings and projections. Giddy up.

Quarterback

Rk Player Pos Tm PPR Yds TD INT Att RuYds RuTD
1 Philip Nelson QB DAL 17.7 275.2 1.8 1.5 2.1 8.4 0.0
2 Phillip Walker QB HOU 13.6 209.8 1.0 1.1 4.9 16.7 0.1
3 Cardale Jones QB DC 12.6 190.7 0.9 1.0 4.7 15.8 0.1
4 Josh Johnson QB LOS 11.8 183.2 0.8 1.1 5.7 17.5 0.1
5 Matt McGloin QB NY 10.9 179.1 0.9 1.0 3.2 9.9 0.1
6 Jordan Ta'amu QB SL 8.9 141.7 0.6 0.9 3.8 12.1 0.1
7 Brandon Silvers QB SEA 7.9 170.8 0.7 2.0 2.2 4.2 0.0
8 Aaron Murray QB TB 7.8 152.6 0.4 0.7 1.7 7.0 0.0

Heading into the week, Josh Johnson looked to be locked in as the top option, but the Los Angeles quarterback is dealing with an undisclosed injury and is a game-time decision. Charles Kanoff will start if Johnson can’t go. Landry Jones is also banged up, which means we’ll see Philip Nelson under center for what should be a face-paced and pass-happy Dallas offense. Houston just named P.J. Walker as their starting quarterback after a preseason battle with Connor Cook. The former Temple University quarterback isn’t a blazing fast runner, but he did show dual-threat ability at the college level.

FLEX

Rk Player Pos Tm PPR Att RuYds RuTD Rec ReYds ReTD
1 Rashad Ross WR DC 20.4 2.0 10.8 0.1 6.5 86.5 0.6
2 Jhurell Pressley RB DC 13.3 18.9 90.9 0.3 1.2 7.9 0.0
3 Lance Dunbar RB DAL 12.4 9.9 42.0 0.3 3.2 24.3 0.2
4 De'Angelo Henderson Sr. RB HOU 12.3 12.5 53.0 0.3 2.6 18.5 0.1
5 Jazz Ferguson WR DAL 15.5 0.8 4.3 0.0 5.3 68.4 0.5
6 Christine Michael RB SL 11.6 14.5 64.6 0.4 1.5 10.4 0.1
7 De'Veon Smith RB TB 11.3 11.6 61.5 0.7 0.6 2.6 0.0
8 Tim Cook RB NY 11.1 15.8 61.4 0.5 1.0 5.8 0.0
9 Cameron Artis-Payne RB DAL 10.1 13.3 56.4 0.4 1.1 8.9 0.1
10 Sammie Coates WR HOU 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.4 63.3 0.3
11 Kenneth Farrow RB SEA 9.8 11.6 39.3 0.2 2.7 14.9 0.1
12 Justin Stockton RB NY 9.8 8.8 44.3 0.3 2.0 12.2 0.1
13 Andre Williams RB HOU 9.5 11.5 49.1 0.3 1.4 10.1 0.1
14 Mekale McKay WR NY 12.7 0.9 4.7 0.0 4.1 60.3 0.3
15 De'Mornay Pierson-El WR SL 11.2 0.8 4.2 0.0 4.8 45.0 0.2
16 Nelson Spruce WR LOS 11.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.2 50.4 0.3
17 DuJuan Harris RB LOS 7.7 7.3 27.6 0.2 2.1 15.4 0.1
18 Jeff Badet WR DAL 11.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9 50.6 0.3
19 Donnel Pumphrey RB DC 7.5 6.7 27.9 0.2 2.1 13.2 0.0
20 Flynn Nagel WR DAL 10.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.7 47.6 0.3
21 Kahlil Lewis WR HOU 10.1 1.2 6.7 0.0 3.7 42.9 0.2
22 Jacques Patrick RB TB 6.3 4.1 17.0 0.1 2.5 12.8 0.0
23 Elijah Hood RB LOS 5.8 9.8 37.5 0.2 0.4 3.1 0.0
24 Jalen Tolliver WR TB 8.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 37.8 0.1
25 Keenan Reynolds WR SEA 8.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.2 38.1 0.1
26 Matt Jones RB SL 5.3 6.0 23.6 0.1 1.1 7.8 0.0
27 Trey Williams RB SEA 5.2 7.2 25.7 0.1 1.2 7.5 0.0
28 Jordan Smallwood WR LOS 8.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.5 41.4 0.2
29 Evan Rodriguez TE SEA 7.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4 27.6 0.2
30 Reece Horn WR TB 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.8 36.8 0.1
31 Mack Brown RB TB 4.4 7.5 30.6 0.2 0.3 1.3 0.0
32 Donald Parham TE DAL 6.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7 27.3 0.2
33 Kasen Williams WR SEA 7.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 32.7 0.1
34 Nick Truesdell TE TB 6.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4 26.3 0.1
35 Teo Redding WR NY 7.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.1 35.3 0.2
36 Sam Mobley WR HOU 7.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 36.3 0.2
37 Dontez Byrd WR SEA 7.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.3 33.4 0.1
38 Larry Rose III RB LOS 3.3 2.6 9.9 0.1 1.1 7.7 0.0
39 L'Damian Washington WR SL 6.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.9 29.9 0.1
40 Brandon Barnes TE LOS 5.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 21.0 0.1
41 Eli Rogers WR DC 6.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 28.4 0.1
42 Keith Mumphery WR SL 5.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 27.9 0.1
43 Ja'Quan Gardner RB SEA 2.3 2.7 11.9 0.1 0.3 1.5 0.0
44 Darius Victor RB NY 2.1 2.5 9.8 0.1 0.4 2.9 0.0
45 Colby Pearson WR NY 5.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2 25.5 0.1
46 Daniel Williams WR TB 5.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 22.3 0.1
47 Khari Lee TE DC 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 16.3 0.0
48 Keith Ford RB SL 1.6 1.6 6.4 0.0 0.4 2.6 0.0
49 Cam Phillips WR HOU 4.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9 22.6 0.1
50 Simmie Cobbs WR DC 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 21.3 0.1

Full depth charts aren’t out for every team at this point, so we’re still likely to see some movement in these rankings before the weekend. For updates, you can always check out our XFL fantasy football rankings page. The good news is that we don’t expect any movement at the top. Former AAF standouts Rashad Ross and Jhurell Pressley top the list and are among the best DFS plays of the week.

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