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Week 1 Wide Receiver Rankings - PPR Leagues

Finally, the NFL season is here! But more importantly, your fantasy season starts tomorrow! Here are my rankings to help you get your lineup set for opening kickoff.

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Julio Jones finds himself atop my rankings for Week 1. The matchup with the Eagles is sure to be a high scoring affair and Jones will be right in the middle of it. Philadelphia let up the most 20+ yard pass plays (72) and 40+ yard pass plays (18) last season. With an unproven running game, Matt Ryan will be looking to give Atlanta's deadliest weapon the ball early and often.

Although I'm not too worried about Mike Evans' injury, I'm still playing it cautious. Lingering hamstring injuries always seem to come back up at the worst times. He is aiming for a Week 1 return, but if he is not 100%, Evans could see limited action (and that's never a good thing in the eyes of a fantasy owner). I expect him to play, but keep an eye on the injury reports.

The Arizona wide receivers are always going to be an interesting bunch in terms of rankings. In the overall scheme of the season, I have John Brown finishing over Fitzgerald in PPR leagues. However for Week 1, I expect Carson Palmer to look more to the sure-handed Fitzgerald than to Brown or Floyd.

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Julio Jones Atlanta Falcons PHI
2 Antonio Brown Pittsburgh Steelers @NE
3 Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys NYG
4 Demaryius Thomas Denver Broncos BAL
5 A.J Green Cincinnati Bengals @OAK
6 Randall Cobb Green Bay Packers @CHI
7 Odell Beckham Jr. New York Giants @DAL
8 Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions @SD
9 Jordan Matthews Philadelphia Eagles @ATL
10 Brandin Cooks New Orleans Saints @ARI
11 T.Y. Hilton Indianapolis Colts @BUF
12 Emmanuel Sanders Denver Broncos BAL
13 Alshon Jeffery Chicago Bears GB
14 Julian Edelman New England Patriots PIT
15 DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans KC
16 Jarvis Landry Miami Dolphins @WAS
17 Keenan Allen San Diego Chargers DET
18 Allen Robinson Jacksonville Jaguars CAR
19 Andre Johnson Indianapolis Colts @BUF
20 Jeremy Maclin Kansas City Chiefs @HOU
21 Amari Cooper Oakland Raiders CIN
22 Mike Evans Tampa Bay Buccaneers TEN
23 Brandon Marshall New York Jets CLE
24 Golden Tate Detroit Lions @SD
25 Devante Adams Green Bay Packers @CHI
26 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals NO
27 Steve Smith Baltimore Ravens @DEN
28 Vincent Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers TEN
29 Anquan Boldin San Francisco 49ers MIN
30 Sammy Watkins Buffalo Bills IND
31 Nelson Agholor Philadelphia Eagles @ATL
32 Eric Decker New York Jets CLE
33 DeSean Jackson Washington Redskins MIA
34 Kendall Wright Tennessee Titans @TB
35 John Brown Arizona Cardinals NO
36 Marques Colston New Orleans Saints @ARI
37 Mike Wallace Minnesota Vikings @SF
38 Markus Wheaton Pittsburgh Steelers @NE
39 Charles Johnson Minnesota Vikings @SF
40 Pierre Garcon Washington Redskins MIA
41 Roddy White Atlanta Falcons PHI
42 Steve Johnson San Diego Chargers DET
43 Eddie Royal Chicago Bears GB
44 Rueben Randle New York Giants @DAL
45 Torrey Smith San Francisco 49ers MIN
46 Devin Funchess Carolina Panthers @JAC
47 Danny Amendola New England Patriots PIT
48 Brian Quick St. Louis Rams SEA
49 Michael Crabtree Oakland Raiders CIN
50 Doug Baldwin Seattle Seahawks @StL