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Fantasy Football Ranks: Your “Magnificent 7” for each position in week one

Here are your fantasy football rankings for every position in week one action.

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[Welcome Fantasy Football owners to your weekly rankings! We’re here to bring forth the Top-7 players for each position. Think of this as your “Magnificent 7” if you will to get you geared up for the week!]

Here are the projected top performers for week one:

Quarterbacks

Rank Player Opp. Home/ Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Tom Brady Chiefs Home 23.8
2 Aaron Rodgers Seahawks Home 23.6
3 Drew Brees Vikings Away 22.1
4 Cam Newton 49ers Away 21.4
5 Matt Ryan Bears Away 20.6
6 Kirk Cousins Eagles Home 20.2
7 Ben Roethlisberger Browns Away 20.1

Didn’t get one of the seven above? Have no fear, both Marcus Mariota and Derek Carr are both in the Top-10 this week...what do you know? They play each other.

Wide Receivers

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Julio Jones Bears Away 13.7
2 Antonio Brown Browns Away 13.3
3 Odell Beckham Jr. Cowboys Away 13.3
4 A.J. Green Ravens Home 12.9
5 Dez Bryant Giants Home 12.6
6 Jordy Nelson Seahawks Home 12.5
7 Amari Cooper Titans Away 12

If you’re not rocking with these top-end wide outs, Brandin Cooks or Martavis Bryant could do well this week. (A note, we still don’t know if Beckham will play because of injury, keep tabs on that)

Running Backs

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Le'Veon Bell Browns Away 16.9
2 David Johnson Lions Away 16.1
3 Ezekiel Elliott Giants Home 15.2
4 Devonta Freeman Bears Away 13.3
5 LeSean McCoy Jets Home 12.9
6 DeMarco Murray Raiders Home 12.7
7 Jordan Howard Falcons Home 12.5

If you’re bold, take a chance with Christian McCaffrey, the rookie will get a lot of work this weekend.

Tight Ends

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Rob Gronkowski Chiefs Home 11.1
2 Travis Kelce Patriots Away 10.1
3 Jimmy Graham Packers Away 10
4 Jordan Reed Eagles Home 9.8
5 Greg Olsen 49ers Away 9.3
6 Delanie Walker Raiders Home 8.6
7 Hunter Henry Broncos Away 7.5

Zach Ertz isn’t a bad tight end to roll with for week one, it’ll be a heated division battle in Washington.

Defense

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Texans Jaguars Home 9
2 Steelers Browns Away 8.3
3 Bills Jets Home 7.7
4 Broncos Chargers Home 7.2
5 Rams Colts Home 6.8
6 Falcons Bears Away 6.7
7 Vikings Saints Home 6.7

The Patriots defense, at home, should be ready for Andy Reid’s Chiefs. Strange things happen in Foxborough.

Kickers

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Justin Tucker Bengals Away 11.1
2 Dan Bailey Giants Home 10.3
3 Stephen Gostkowski Chiefs Home 10.1
4 Matt Bryant Bears Away 10
5 Adam Vinatieri Rams Away 9.5
6 Chris Boswell Browns Away 9
7 Sebastian Janikowski Titans Away 8.9

Matt Prater is going to be a busy kicker this week as the Cardinals defense bends but doesn’t break.

Week one is almost here, get excited Fantasy Football owners, we wish you all nothing but W’s this week!