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Week 1 Rankings

Ryan Fitzpatrick Note
Ryan Fitzpatrick photo 30. Ryan Fitzpatrick (vs . PHI)
It was always going to be Fitzpatrick for Week 1. Going against the Patriots, it made even more sense. The Patriots aren't going to be the same defense they were last year, as they lost interior lineman Danny Shelton, edge rusher Kyle Van Noy, as well as linebackers Jamie Collins and Elandon Roberts to new teams. That's not it, either. They also had linebacker Dont'a Hightower and safety Patrick Chung opt out for the season. With that being said, Fitzpatrick is now behind an offensive line with what might be five new starters. The Dolphins are also in a new offense this year, though Fitzpatrick has experience with Chan Gailey from back in his Bills/Jets days. The Patriots defense was the best in the league last year, allowing just 10.97 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks (no other team allowed less than 12.02), but again, there are so many changes for both teams, you don't want to rely on anything that was done last year. But looking at the last time Fitzpatrick and Gailey played Bill Belichick's defense (2015), Fitzpatrick did throw for 591 yards and five touchdowns in two games. There are safer options to stream this week, though Fitzpatrick might not be as bad as some think given all the losses to the Patriots defense.
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Kyle Allen Note
Kyle Allen photo 59. Kyle Allen (vs . PHI)
Ben Chappell Note
Ben Chappell photo 78. Ben Chappell (vs . PHI)