Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings: Position-by-Position Outlook for Season Opener

September 6, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Fantasy football players had an entire summer to prepare for their drafts, but the critical lineup decisions start in Week 1.
After all, those late-round sleepers and early-round playmakers won't be worth much on your bench in lieu of the wrong starters. With that in mind, here is some lineup guidance for Week 1 and a breakdown of the top players at each position.
The rankings were determined for standard-scoring leagues using a combination of overall talent and matchups and will almost certainly change on a week-to-week basis throughout the year.
Russell Wilson is my personal pick for league MVP this year, and he has the opportunity to start his season against a Miami Dolphins team that finished a middling 19th in the NFL in scoring defense in 2015.
There is no more Marshawn Lynch for the Seattle Seahawks, and they will open the offense up accordingly. That is exactly what they did last year down the stretch, and Doug Baldwin s...

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