FantasyPros Football Podcast: Week 1 Rankings & Start/Sit

Sep 6, 2017
Frank Gore

Welcome to the latest episode of the FantasyPros Football Podcast. The show is hosted by Bobby Sylvester (@bobbyfantasypro) and Mike Tagliere (@MikeTagliereNFL). Throughout the NFL season, we’ll be interviewing featured experts and team correspondents who will offer insight to help your squads.

Week 1 of football is here! We’re running through our weekly rankings and going position-by-position, starting at QB (6:58), then moving onto RB (21:08), WR (34:51), TE (52:34) and wrapping up with defenses (58:32) as we name which players we intend on starting and sitting. We’re also discussing the Ezekiel Elliott decision (3:32) and will touch on all the relevant injuries that’ll affect your lineup decisions.

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1Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
2Le'Veon Bell (PIT)RB
3Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
4David Johnson (ARI)RB
5Antonio Brown (PIT)WR
6DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
7Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
8Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)WR
9Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
10Kareem Hunt (KC)RB
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11Julio Jones (ATL)WR
12Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
13Michael Thomas (NO)WR
14Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
15Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
16A.J. Green (CIN)WR
17Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
18Davante Adams (GB)WR
19Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB
20Mike Evans (TB)WR
21LeSean McCoy (BUF)RB
22Jordan Howard (CHI)RB
23Rob Gronkowski (NE)TE
24Doug Baldwin (SEA)WR
25Jerick McKinnon (SF)RB
26Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
27Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
28Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
29Travis Kelce (KC)TE
30Adam Thielen (MIN)WR
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF
2Mookie Betts (BOS)RF
3Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
4Bryce Harper (WSH)RF
5Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
6Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
7Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
8Manny Machado (BAL)3B
9Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
10Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B,3B
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11Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
12Chris Sale (BOS)SP
13Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)RF
14Carlos Correa (HOU)SS
15Trea Turner (WSH)SS
16J.D. Martinez (BOS)RF
17Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
18Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)1B
19Joey Votto (CIN)1B
20Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
21Aaron Judge (NYY)RF
22Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
23Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
24George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
25Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
26Jose Abreu (CWS)1B
27Luis Severino (NYY)SP
28Noah Syndergaard (NYM)SP
29Andrew Benintendi (BOS)LF,CF
30Stephen Strasburg (WSH)SP
1Kevin Durant (GSW)SF,PF
2Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
3James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
4Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
5Russell Westbrook (OKC)PG
6Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
7Anthony Davis (NOR)PF,C
8Kawhi Leonard (SAS)SG,SF
9LeBron James (CLE)SF,PF
10Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
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11John Wall (WAS)PG
12DeMarcus Cousins (NOR)PF,C
13Chris Paul (HOU)PG
14Damian Lillard (POR)PG
15Jimmy Butler (MIN)SG,SF
16Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
17Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
18Hassan Whiteside (MIA)C,PF
19Myles Turner (IND)PF,C
20Paul George (OKC)SG,SF
21Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
22Draymond Green (GSW)SF,PF
23Kristaps Porzingis (NYK)PF,C
24Kemba Walker (CHA)PG
25CJ McCollum (POR)PG,SG
26Mike Conley (MEM)PG
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Klay Thompson (GSW)SG,SF
29Marc Gasol (MEM)C
30Gordon Hayward (BOS)SG,SF