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2019 Fantasy Football: Week One PPR Rankings

Frank Ammirante | September 4th, 2019 

The 2019 NFL season is finally here! Tomorrow night the Green Bay Packers will travel to Chigaco to face the Bears to kick off the NFL’s 100th season. Fantasy owners have waited all summer long for this and it’s finally here. Below I have given you my week one rankings based on PPR scoring. 

Quarterbacks

RankNameOpponent
   
1Deshaun Watsonat Saints
2Baker Mayfieldvs Titans
3Lamar Jacksonat Dolphins
4Russell Wilsonvs Bengals
5Jameis Winstonvs 49ers
6Carson Wentzvs Redskins
7Drew Breesvs Texans
8Patrick Mahomesa Jaguars
9Cam Newtonvs Rams
10Dak Prescottvs Giants
11Kyler Murrayvs Lions
12Nick Folesvs Chiefs
13Josh Allenvs Jets
14Jimmy Garoppoloat Buccaneers
15Matthew Staffordat Cardinals
16Tom Bradyvs Steelers
17Jared Goffat Panthers
18Aaron Rodgersat Bears
19Mitchell Trubiskyvs Packers
20Matt Ryanvs Vikings
21Philip Riversvs Colts
22Kirk Cousinsvs Falcons
23Ben Roethlisbergerat Patriots
24Sam Darnoldvs Bills

Watson has the best chance to finish as QB1 this week against the Saints in a shootout that has a total of 53 points. The Texans will have to play catch-up to keep up with the high-octane Saints’ offense. The dark horse for QB1 this week is Winston, who has a great matchup at home verse a weak 49ers’ secondary. It’s a shootout game with a 50 point total.

Running Backs

RankNameOpponent
   
1Alvin Kamaravs Texans
2Saquon Barkleyat Cowboys
3Christian McCaffreyvs Rams
4David Johnsonvs Lions
5Nick Chubbvs Titans
6Chris Carsonvs Bengals
7Dalvin Cookvs Falcons
8Leonard Fournettevs Chiefs
9Kerryon Johnsonat Cardinals
10Sony Michelvs Steelers
11Todd Gurleyat Panthers
12Mark Ingramat Dolphins
13Le’Veon Bellvs Bills
14James Connerat Patriots
15Duke Johnsonat Saints
16David Montgomeryvs Packers
17Joe Mixonat Seahawks
18Miles Sandersvs Redskins
19Phillip Lindsayat Raiders
20Ezekiel Elliottvs Giants
21Aaron Jonesat Bears
22James Whitevs Steelers
23Devonta Freemanat Vikings
24Matt Breidaat Buccaneers
25Damien Williamsat Jaguars
26Austin Ekelervs Colts
27Marlon Mackat Chargers
28Tarik Cohenvs Packers
29Josh Jacobsvs Broncos
30Derrick Henryat Browns
31Latavius Murrayvs Texans
32Tevin Colemanat Buccaneers
33Derrius Guiceat Eagles
34Royce Freemanat Raiders
35Kenyan Drakevs Ravens
36Devin Singletaryat Jets

Kamara has the best chance to finish as RB1 in a shootout game with the Texans. There’s going to be a ton of points in this game and I don’t think it will be a blowout, so Kamara has tons of upside this week. The dark horse for RB1 is Fournette, as the Jaguars will need to put up points to keep up with the Chiefs’ offense. Fournette is going to be used more in the passing game and the Chiefs’ run defense is weak.

Wide Receivers

RankNameOpponent
   
1Mike Evansvs 49ers
2Odell Beckham Jr.vs Titans
3Michael Thomasvs Texans
4DeAndre Hopkinsat Saints
5Davante Adamsat Bears
6Amari Coopervs Giants
7Julio Jonesat Vikings
8Chris Godwinvs 49ers
9Keenan Allenvs Colts
10JuJu Smith-Schusterat Patriots
11Kenny Golladayat Cardinals
12Tyler Lockettvs Bengals
13Brandin Cooksat Panthers
14Adam Thielenvs Falcons
15Robert Woodsat Panthers
16Stefon Diggsvs Falcons
17Allen Robinsonvs Packers
18T.Y. Hiltonat Chargers
19Antonio Brownvs Broncos
20Tyler Boydat Seahawks
21Marvin Jones Jr.at Cardinals
22Mike Williamsvs Colts
23Jarvis Landryvs Titans
24Dede Westbrookvs Chiefs
25Calvin Ridleyat Vikings
26Alshon Jefferyvs Redskins
27Dante Pettisat Buccaneers
28Cooper Kuppat Panthers
29D.J. Moorevs Rams
30Christian Kirkvs Lions
31Sammy Watkinsat Jaguars
32Curtis Samuelvs Rams
33Will Fuller Vat Saints
34Corey Davisat Browns
35Marquez Valdes-Scantlingat Bears
36Robby Andersonvs Bills
37Josh Gordonvs Steelers
38John Brownat Jets
39Anthony Millervs Packers
40Geronimo Allisonat Bears
41Sterling Shepardat Cowboys
42Michael Gallupvs Giants
43Emmanuel Sandersat Raiders
44Larry Fitzgeraldvs Lions
45Devin Funchessat Chargers
46Courtland Suttonat Raiders
47Trey Quinnat Eagles
48DeVante Parkervs Ravens

Evans has the best chance to finish as WR1 in a great matchup and home against a weak 49ers’ secondary. This game has shootout potential and Evans should be able to torch the San Fran secondary. The dark horse for WR1 is Golladay, who faces a weak Arizona secondary that will be without its top two corners, including standout Patrick Peterson. The Cardinals will play fast so this game has shootout potential.

Tight Ends

RankNameOpponent
   
1George Kittleat Buccaneers
2Zach Ertzvs Redskins
3Travis Kelceat Jaguars
4O.J. Howardvs 49ers
5Evan Engramat Cowboys
6Hunter Henryvs Colts
7Vance McDonaldat Patriots
8Mark Andrewsat Dolphins
9Jared Cookvs Texans
10David Njokuvs Titans
11Delanie Walkerat Browns
12Austin Hooperat Vikings
13Eric Ebronat Chargers
14T.J. Hockensonat Cardinals
15Jimmy Grahamat Bears
16Jordan Reedat Eagles
17Dallas Goedertvs Redskins
18Tyler Eifertat Seahawks
19Noah Fantat Raiders
20Kyle Rudolphvs Falcons
21Will Disslyvs Bengals
22Jack Doyleat Chargers
23Jason Wittenvs Giants
24Darren Wallervs Broncos

Kittle has the best chance to finish as TE1 against a weak Buccaneers’ defense in a shootout game. Kittle will have several opportunities to score a touchdown here. Andrews is the dark horse to finish as TE1, as he goes up against one of the weakest defenses in football in Miami. Andrews has been the standout of Ravens’ camp and has a great chance for a big game here.

D/STs

RankTeamOpponent
   
1Philadelphia Eaglesvs Redskins
2Baltimore Ravensat Dolphins
3Cleveland Brownsvs Titans
4Dallas Cowboysvs Giants
5Seattle Seahawksvs Bengals
6Los Angeles chargersvs Colts
7Denver Broncosat Raiders
8Chicago Bearsvs Packers
9New York Jetsvs Bills
10Buffalo Billsat Jets
11New Orleans Saintsvs Texans
12New England Patriotsvs Steelers

The Eagles have the best chance to finish as D/ST1 against a Redskins offense with Case Keenum at quarterback and without standout left tackle Trent Williams. Expect them to rack up sacks and turnovers. The dark horse for D/ST1 would be the Bills, whose stout pass defense could pose problems for Darnold and lead to a few turnovers.

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