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That Sports Guy’s Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings

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That Sports Guy released his Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings. Check out his rankings and find out which player you should start this week!

By Craig Forrestal

Well after a lot of doubt and chaos we finally have our answer…The NFL will take the field and play their regularly scheduled season. So with no preseason games and only getting reports from camps through media outlets, I am sure there will be plenty of surprises in Week 1. But of course what would a fantasy week be without a The Draft Diamonds Weekly Fantasy Report. Check out our Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings!

Here is how this year will play out:

  • Players will be listed as First Last/Team. For example, Gardner Minshew/Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Rankings will consist of:
    • 12 QBs
    • 25 RBs
    • 35 WRs
    • 10 TEs
    • 10 D/ST
    • 3 Weekly Sleepers
    • 3 Weekly Fades
      • Sleepers and Fades will be listed as First Last/ Position/ Team. For example, Tom Brady/ QB/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Fantasy Football Rankings – Week 1

TOP 12 QBs

  1. Patrick Mahomes/ Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Russell Wilson/ Seattle Seahawks
  3. Lamar Jackson/ Baltimore Ravens
  4. Dak Prescott/ Dallas Cowboys
  5. Deshaun Watson/ Houston Texans
  6. Matt Ryan/ Atlanta Falcons
  7. Kyler Murray/ Arizona Cardinals
  8. Ben Roethlisberger/ Pittsburgh Steelers
  9. Josh Allen/ Buffalo Bills
  10. Carson Wentz/ Philadelphia Eagles
  11. Gardner Minshew/ Jacksonville Jaguars
  12. Jared Goff/ LA Chargers

TOP 25 RBs

  1. Christian McCaffrey/ Carolina Panthers
  2. Josh Jacobs/Las Vegas Raiders
  3. Dalvin Cook/ Minnesota Vikings
  4. Derrick Henry/ Tennesse Titans
  5. Alvin Kamara/ New Orleans Saints
  6. Austin Ekeler/ LA Chargers
  7. Ezekiel Elliott/ Dallas Cowboys
  8. Saquon Barkley/ New York Giants
  9. James Connor/ Pittsburgh Steelers
  10. Joe Mixon/ Cincinnati Bengals
  11. Miles Sanders/ Philadelphia Eagles
  12. Clyde Edwards-Helaire/ Kansas City Chiefs
  13. Chris Carson/ Seattle Seahawks
  14. Nick Chubb/ Cleveland Browns
  15. Mark Ingram/ Baltimore Ravens
  16. Aaron Jones/ Green Bay Packers
  17. David Johnson/ Houston Texans
  18. Todd Gurley/ Atlanta Falcons
  19. Kenyan Drake/ Arizona Cardinals
  20. Marlon Mack/ Indianapolis Colts
  21. Le’Veon Bell/New York Jets
  22. James White/ New England Patriots
  23. Melvin Gordon/ Denver Broncos
  24. Tarik Cohen/ Chicago Bears
  25. Leonard Fournette/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TOP 35 WRs

  1. Michael Thomas/ New Orleans Saints
  2. Davante Adams/ Green Bay Packers
  3. Tyreek Hill/ Kansas City Chiefs
  4. Julio Jones/ Atlanta Falcons
  5. Kenny Golladay/ Detroit Lions
  6. Chris Godwin/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  7. Allen Robinson/ Chicago Bears
  8. JuJu Smith-Schuster/ Pittsburgh Steelers
  9. Cooper Kupp/ LA Rams
  10. DeAndre Hopkins/ Arizona Cardinals
  11. DJ Moore/ Carolina Panthers
  12. Adam Thielen/ Minnesota Vikings
  13. AJ Brown/ Tennessee Titans
  14. Mike Evans/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  15. Keenan Allen/ LA Chargers
  16. Robert Woods/ LA Rams
  17. Courtland Sutton/ Denver Broncos
  18. Calvin Ridley/ Atlanta Falcons
  19. DJ Chark/ Jacksonville Jaguars
  20. T.Y. Hilton/ Indianapolis Colts
  21. Will Fuller/ Houston Texans
  22. Odell Beckham/ Cleveland Browns
  23. Terry McLaurin/ Washington Football Team
  24. DK Metcalf/ Seattle Seahawks
  25. Jarvis Landry/ Cleveland Browns
  26. Stefon Diggs/ Buffalo Bills
  27. DeVante Parker/ Miami Dolphins
  28. Hollywood Brown/ Baltimore Ravens
  29. Tyler Boyd/ Cincinnati Bengals
  30. Julian Edelman/ New England Patriots
  31. Jamison Crowder/ New York Jets
  32. Michael Gallup/ Dallas Cowboys
  33. Marvin Jones/ Detroit Lions
  34. DeSean Jackson/ Philadelphia Eagles
  35. Sterling Shephard/ New York Giants

TOP 10 TEs

  1. George Kittle/ San Francisco 49ers
  2. Travis Kelce/ Kansas City Chiefs
  3. Mark Andrews/ Baltimore Ravens
  4. Darren Waller/ Las Vegas Raiders
  5. Hayden Hurst/ Atlanta Falcons
  6. Zach Ertz/ Philadelphia Eagles
  7. Hunter Henry/ LA Chargers
  8. Jonnu Smith/ Tennessee Titans
  9. Mike Gesicki/ Miami Dolphins
  10. Dallas Goedert/ Philadelphia Eagles


  1. Buffalo Bills
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers
  3. Philadelphia Eagles
  4. Baltimore Ravens
  5. Indianapolis Colts
  6. LA Chargers
  7. Minnesota Vikings
  8. Kansas City Chiefs
  9. New England Patriots
  10. Chicago Bears

3 Week 1 Sleepers

  1. James Robinson/ RB/ Jacksonville Jaguars: He is an undrafted rookie from Illinois State and to be honest I was shocked he went undrafted. He landed in Jacksonville and has been an unexpected yet pleasant surprise. He dominated at the FCS level and put on an absolute show at the East-West Shrine Game. Either Robinson or Devine Ozigbo will emerge and I’m betting on Robinson just like in my team preview.
  2. Tyrod Taylor/ QB/ LA Chargers: The Bengals allowed the most rushing yards to QBs last season and it will be interesting to see if the Chargers try to exploit that with Taylor. Also, it is a late afternoon start for the Chargers as they are traveling east; that should ease the time difference issues for their bodies and pregame routine.
  3. Kendrick Bourne/ WR/ San Francisco 49ers: This one is injury dependent so pay attention to the status of both Deebo Samuel and Brandon Ayiuk. If one of them is out cool, but if both sit sign me up for some Kendrick Bourne. Jimmy G lit up Arizona twice last season so it isn’t nuts to think Jimmy G could come out hot to start the season. And remember, George Kittle can only catch so many balls in one game.

3 Week 1 Fades

  1. Melvin Gordon/ RB/ Denver Broncos: Gordon’s first game for the Mile High City is a tough matchup with Tennessee and because of that he may not find a groove. Plus, Phillip Lindsay is still around. Lindsay has always been productive and I am not sold on Gordon being the guy or even out-touching Lindsay on a weekly basis.
  2. Le’Veon Bell/ RB/ New York Jets: Adam Gase will sign Frank Gore to a contract anytime he is given the chance. Gore is a football miracle as he is 37-years-old and still getting meaningful work as an NFL RB. That just doesn’t happen. While the individual talent of Bell is undeniable it is how he fits with Gase. Gase will run his team the way he wants and Gore on the roster expects him to get at least one-third of the team carries. So proceed with caution when it comes to Bell.
  3. AJ Green/ WR/ Cincinnati Bengals: Green has missed a lot of time recently due to injury. As Green returns, he finds himself in a new situation where he isn’t guaranteed to get all the targets of #1 overall pick Joe Burrow. Burrow and Tyler Boyd have been rumored to have a nice connection going and some reports seem to suggest a nice red zone relationship was taking form between Auden Tate and Joe Burrow. Sprinkle in an improved offensive line with a new Joe Mixon contract and you can see how Cincy is no longer AJ Green’s team. There is still a role for him but not Week 1 against the Chargers.
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