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Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks for Week 1

Ranking the best quarterbacks by matchup and opportunity for Week 1 of the 2018 NFL Season.

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

More so than any other position, quarterback rankings are dependent on the weekly matchups. At positions like wide receiver and running back, there are a number stalwart players that can be counted on week-in and week-out, regardless of opponent. There are only a handful of those at quarterback. Top 10-15 options can regularly be found on benches and even the waiver wire. Let’s dig into Week 1’s QB Rankings.

Week 1 QB rankings

Rank Player Team Opponent
Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Aaron Rodgers GB CHI
2 Tom Brady NE HOU
3 Drew Brees NO TB
4 Cam Newton CAR DAL
5 Deshaun Watson HOU NE
6 Philip Rivers LAC KC
7 Matthew Staffod DET NYJ
8 Russell Wilson SEA DEN
9 Kirk Cousins MIN SF
10 Andrew Luck IND CIN
11 Alex Smith WAS ARI
12 Jared Goff LAR OAK
13 Ben Roethlisberger PIT CLE
14 Matt Ryan ATL PHI
15 Jimmy Garoppolo SF MIN
16 Blake Bortles JAX NYG
17 Andy Dalton CIN IND
18 Patrick Mahomes KC LAC
19 Tyrod Taylor CLE PIT
20 Marcus Mariota TEN MIA
21 Case Keenum DEN SEA
22 Nick Foles PHI ATL
23 Mitchell Trubisky CHI GB
24 Joe Flacco BAL BUF
25 Ryan Tannehill MIA TEN
26 Derek Carr OAK LAR
27 Dak Prescott DAL CAR
28 Eli Manning NYG JAX
29 Ryan Fitzpatrick TB NO
30 Sam Bradford ARI WAS
31 Sam Darnold NYJ DET
32 Nathan Peterman BUF BAL