Fantasy Football Week 1 Rankings: Opening-Season Position-by-Position Review

September 10, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

More than any other time during the NFL season, Week 1 is when fantasy football managers should play their studs.
With so much snap uncertainty for lower-tier options and no recent results that count, gamers can't truly trust their high-risk sleepers during the opening weekend. Maybe Melvin Gordon bounces back, but why chance it over a steadier starter like Rashad Jennings?
It's been a while since everyone has studied the matchups and painfully deliberated over lineup decisions. Err on the side of caution while working off the rust, but not before doing the necessary scheduling homework.
Let's break down Week 1 rankings (for standard-scoring leagues) at each position.
If you drafted a stud quarterback besides Tom Brady, you should be starting him Week 1. After all, it's not prudent to back up a top passer with someone who will only prove useful during a bye week or extreme matchup discrepancy.
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