clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2019 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks for Week 1

What will Lamar Jackson do in Week 1?

NFL: Preseason-Green Bay Packers at Baltimore Ravens Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Shootouts and lop-sided matchups highlight the top tier of the quarterback rankings. Deshaun Watson and Drew Brees should put on a show on Monday night. Lamar Jackson has a shot to rush for over 100 yards against the Dolphins’ paper towel defense and a fully healthy Carson Wentz should have no problem decimating his divisional rival Washington, at home.

Week 1 QB Rankings

Rank Player Team Opponent High Floor/High Ceiling QB1s
Rank Player Team Opponent High Floor/High Ceiling QB1s
1 Deshaun Watson HOU at NO Watson couldn't open 2019 with a better opponent/stadium.
2 Patrick Mahomes KC at JAX Mahomes is matchup-proof.
3 Baker Mayfield CLE TEN Remember the Titans...
4 Lamar Jackson BAL at MIA Jackson's likely to post 100 yards rushing against Miami's "defense".
5 Carson Wentz PHI WAS Fully healthy for the first time since the 2017 season, Wentz let's us know, he's back.
6 Dak Prescott DAL NYG The perrenial QB1 slays his hapless division rival.
7 Cam Newton CAR LAR Cam's improved throwing motion primes him for a career year.
8 Jameis Winston TB SF Shootout in the bay: Bruce Arians edition.
9 Drew Brees NO HOU Possibly Brees' highest ranking of the year.
10 Matt Ryan ATL at MIN Ryan is a QB1 regardless of matchup.
11 Jared Goff LAR at CAR The McVay system is strong.
12 Russell Wilson SEA CIN Rushing-TD positive regression in 3, 2, 1...
High Floor/High Ceiling QB2s
13 Kyler Murray ARI DET Kyler Kingsbury.
14 Josh Allen BUF at NYJ 2018's overall QB1 for the final 6 Weeks of the season returns with a bevy of deep threats against Gregg Williams' boneheaded defense. The Jets' D-Line will force pressure, leading to big scrambles and big throws.
15 Ben Roethlisberger PIT at NE High probability he finishes as a QB1 in this Away shootout.
16 Aaron Rodgers GB at CHI A trip to the Windy City for a date with the NFL's most dominant defense drops Rodgers to the QB2 ranks.
17 Tom Brady NE PIT A shootout featuring Josh Gordon.
18 Jimmy Garoppolo SF at TB A high-scoring affair against a make-believe defense.
The Low Floor/High Ceiling QB2
19 Mitchell Trubisky CHI GB The NFL's most Boom/Bust fantasy QB belongs in his own tier.
High Floor/Capped Ceiling QB2s
20 Philip Rivers LAC IND Indy boasts a stronger-than-understood defense.
21 Kirk Cousins MIN ATL Bad coaching inhibits the Vikings' offense.
22 Nick Foles JAX KC Foles could actually finish closer to the QB1/2 border, ranking up points in garbage time.
23 Matthew Stafford DET at ARI The pathetic Cardinals' defense buoys the Patricia-caged Stafford.
24 Sam Darnold NYJ BUF Hopefully Gase is the real deal -- Buffalo's defense certainly is.
25 Andy Dalton CIN at SEA Tough sledding against a recently improved (Clowney) defensive line.
26 Jacoby Brissett IND at LAC Brissett is a guy to keep an eye. Things are very different from the last time he took over.
27 Marcus Mariota TEN at CLE This one's going to be ugly
28 Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA BAL As Evan Silva likes to say, he's good for some DGAF deep balls.
29 Case Keenum WAS at PHI Change the channel when Washington is on offense.
30 Derek Carr OAK DEV Start the Broncos defense if you can.
31 Joe Flacco DEN at OAK Sanders is not as healthy as some think -- checkout Dr. David Chao's, Pro Football Doc Podcast.
32 Eli Manning NYG at DAL This is going to be ugly.