W2Mnet NFL Fantasy Football Position Rankings: Week 1

W2Mnet NFL Fantasy Football Position Rankings: Week 1

W2Mnet NFL Fantasy Football Position Rankings: Week 1

One of the great things about the NFL season kicking off is that Fantasy Football makes its return as well. Whether you play in one league or twenty, the feeling of drafting a team, hawking the waiver wire and setting your lineups for the first time can be just as special for many, as the first pass thrown in a real game. However, not everyone is a fantasy savant and sometimes they might need help figuring out who’s better. Perhaps they are trying to decide which player to needs to start over another. Hell, maybe one just likes looking at numbers. Whatever the reason might be, we know that rankings are an asset to have in any of these situations. The guys from Fantasy Football 2 the MAX discuss tough decisions on their podcast all the time. So, they figured why not take that into written form and put their knowledge to the test with the W2Mnet NFL Fantasy Football Position Rankings: Week 1.

W2Mnet Staff

Randy Isbelle (Football Co-Senior Editor, Host of Fantasy Football 2 the MAX, Co-Host of Football 2 the MAX).

Michael Mitchell (Football Co-Senior Editor, Co-host of Fantasy Football 2 the MAX).

Gary Vaughan (Football Dept. Head, Co-Host of Football 2 the MAX)

Quarterbacks

Rank
Overall
Randy
Mike
Gary
Average
1
Aaron Rodgers
1
1
1
1.0
2
Andrew Luck
3
2
2
2.3
3
Russell Wilson
2
3
5
3.3
4
Drew Brees
4
4
6
4.6
4
Derek Carr
5
6
3
4.6
6
Eli Manning
6
5
7
6.0
7
Blake Bortles
7
12
4
7.6
8
Ben Roethlisberger
9
7
8
8.0
9
Cam Newton
8
10
11
9.6
10
Tyrod Taylor
13
8
9
10.0
11
Matthew Stafford
11
9
12
10.6
12
Kirk Cousins
10
11
13
11.3
13
Carson Palmer
12
13
14
13.0
13
Jameis Winston
15
14
10
13.0
15
Matt Ryan
14
16
15
15.0
16
Philip Rivers
18
15
16
16.3
17
Marcus Mariota
16
17
18
17.0
18
Dak Prescott
19
18
17
18.0
19
Robert Griffin III
17
20
19
18.6
20
Joe Flacco
NR
19
20
20.0

Running Backs

Rank
Overal
Randy
Mike
Gary
Average
1
Todd Gurley
1
1
1
1.0
2
Lamar Miller
2
2
3
2.3
3
Adrian Peterson
4
3
2
3.0
4
Ezekiel Elliott
5
4
4
4.3
5
David Johnson
3
6
5
4.6
6
DeAngelo Williams
6
5
6
5.6
7
Doug Martin
7
7
8
7.3
8
Eddie Lacy
9
10
7
8.6
9
Spencer Ware
10
11
9
10.0
9
Mark Ingram
8
12
10
10.0
11
LeSean McCoy
12
9
11
10.6
12
Ryan Mathews
13
13
12
12.6
12
Latavius Murray
11
14
13
12.6
12
Devonta Freeman
14
8
16
12.6
15
Frank Gore
15
15
17
15.6
15
Carolos Hyde
16
16
15
15.6
17
Rashad Jennings
17
17
20
18.0
18
Matt Forte
18
20
18
18.6
18
DeMarco Murray
19
18
19
18.6
20
Christine Michael
27
21
14
20.6
21
Jeremy Langford
21
22
22
21.
22
CJ Anderson
22
19
26
22.3
23
Jeremy Hill
20
24
25
23.0
24
Ameer Abdullah
23
26
21
23.3
25
Jonathan Stewart
25
27
24
25.3
26
Arian Foster
32
25
23
26.6
27
Melvin Gordon
28
28
28
28.0
28
Duke Johnson Jr
29
29
27
28.3
29
Danny Woodhead
24
23
39
28.6
30
Chris Ivory
30
33
30
31.0
31
Thomas Rawls
26
36
32
31.3
31
Derrick Henry
31
34
29
31.3
33
Giovani Bernard
34
30
31
31.6
34
Matt Jones
33
31
33
32.3
35
TJ Yeldon
37
35
35
35.6
36
LeGarrette Blount
36
NR
34
37.0
37
Charles Sims
38
38
37
37.6
38
Isaiah Crowell
NR
32
NR
38.0
39
Justin Forsett
35
40
NR
38.6
40
James White
40
37
40
39.0

Wide Receivers

Rank
Overall
Randy
Mike
Gary
Average
1
Antonio Brown
1
1
1
1.0
2
Odell Beckham Jr.
2
2
3
2.3
3
Julio Jones
3
4
4
3.6
3
Amari Cooper
6
3
2
3.6
5
Allen Robinson
4
6
6
5.3
6
Jordy Nelson
7
5
5
5.6
7
DeAndre Hopkins
5
7
8
6.6
8
Mike Evans
12
9
7
9.3
9
Brandon Marshall
8
11
13
10.6
10
TY Hilton
10
12
11
11.0
10
AJ Green
14
10
9
11.0
12
Dez Bryant
11
13
10
11.3
13
Brandin Cooks
9
14
12
11.6
14
Sammy Watkins
15
8
14
12.3
15
Alshon Jeffery
13
15
16
14.6
16
Keenan Allen
16
17
17
16.6
16
Golden Tate
17
18
15
16.6
18
Randall Cobb
18
19
18
18.3
19
Demaryius Thomas
19
20
20
19.6
19
Doug Baldwin
22
16
21
19.6
21
Jeremy Maclin
20
21
19
20.0
22
DeSean Jackson
24
22
23
23.0
23
Eric Decker
21
24
26
24.3
24
Jarvis Landry
23
26
24
24.6
25
Michael Crabtree
29
23
22
26.0
26
Julian Edelman
26
25
27
27.0
27
Marvin Jones
25
31
25
27.6
28
Donte Moncrief
27
27
29
29.3
29
John Brown
32
28
28
29.6
30
Michael Floyd
30
29
30
31.0
31
Jordan Matthews
28
33
32
34.0
32
Larry Fitzgerald
31
30
NR
34.6
33
Kelvin Benjamin
34
37
33
34.6
34
Sterling Shepard
35
35
34
34.6
35
Emmanuel Sanders
33
32
NR
35.3
36
Allen Hurns
36
36
35
35.6
37
Tyler Lockett
37
34
39
36.6
38
Mohamed Sanu
NR
NR
31
37.6
39
Willie Sneed
38
NR
37
38.6
40
Corey Coleman
40
39
38
39

Tight Ends

Rank
Overall
Randy
Mike
Gary
Average
1
Rob Gronkowski
1
2
1
1.3
2
Jordan Reed
3
1
2
2.0
3
Travis Kelce
2
3
3
2.6
4
Greg Olsen
4
5
5
4.6
5
Gary Barnidge
5
6
4
5.0
6
Delanie Walker
6
4
7
5.6
7
Coby Fleener
8
7
6
7.0
8
Zach Ertz
7
8
10
8.3
9
Julius Thomas
9
9
8
8.6
10
Dwayne Allen
10
12
9
10.3
11
Jason Witten
11
11
14
12.0
11
Clive Walford
14
10
12
12.0
13
Eric Ebron
12
14
13
13.0
14
Zach Miller
13
13
15
13.6
15
Jarod Cook
15
16
11
14.0
16
Antonio Gates
16
15
17
16.0
17
Jesse James
NR
17
16
18.0
18
Kyle Rudolph
20
18
18
18.6
19
Jordan Cameron
18
NR
19
19.6
19
Martellus Bennett
19
19
20
19.6

Defenses

Rank
Overall
Randy
Mike
Gary
Average
1
Seattle
2
1
1
1.3
2
Houston
4
2
2
2.6
3
Arizona
1
3
5
3.0
4
Carolina
5
4
3
4.0
5
Los Angeles
3
5
6
4.6
6
Kansas City
7
8
4
6.3
7
Denver
6
7
7
6.6
8
Minnesota
9
9
8
8.6
9
New York Jets
8
11
9
9.3
10
Philadelphia
12
6
14
10.6
11
Buffalo
10
13
10
11.0
12
Green Bay
14
10
11
11.6
13
Cincinnati
11
12
15
12.6
14
New England
13
14
13
13.3
15
Pittsburgh
15
15
NR
17.0
16
Chicago
20
16
17
17.6
17
Washington
NR
NR
12
18.0
17
Tampa Bay
NR
17
16
18.0
19
Baltimore
17
18
NR
18.6
19
Oakland
19
19
18
18.6

Everyone has their criteria for rating and ranking players. Whether you agree or disagree with someone’s ratings here, let the guys know in the comments. Also be sure to listen to Randy and Mike on this week’s Fantasy Football 2 the MAX for their NFL Week 1 Preview.

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