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Quarterback

1 Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. Oakland …Brees is a beast at home (23 of his 32 passing touchdowns last year were at home)
2 Russell Wilson, Seattle vs. Miami
3 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis vs. Detroit
4 Kirk Cousins, Washington vs. Pittsburgh
5 Derek Carr, Oakland at New Orleans …It’s a juicy draw for Carr and the Raiders — the Saints allowed 57 touchdowns last season (11 more than any other team)
6 Cam Newton, Carolina at Denver …Newton is near-impossible to sit, but he had just 9.1 fantasy points against Denver when they played last in the Super Bowl
7 Blake Bortles, Jacksonville vs. Green Bay
8 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay at Jacksonville
9 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh at Washington
10 Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay at Atlanta
11 Matthew Stafford, Detroit at Indianapolis
12 Dak Prescott, Dallas vs. N.Y. Giants …After a blazing hot preseason (and a broken bone in Tony Romo’s back), Prescott will quickly make his regular-season NFL debut
13 Carson Palmer, Arizona vs. New England
14 Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo at Baltimore …Taylor should be motivated as he returns to Baltimore where he played his first four NFL seasons as Joe Flacco’s understudy
15 Brock Osweiler, Houston vs. Chicago
16 Robert Griffin III, Cleveland at Philadelphia …RG3 goes on the road, but against an NFC East team he knows and one that allowed the third-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks last year
17 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants at Dallas …Manning was held under 200 yards in both games against Dallas last season with no passing TDs in those games
18 Matt Ryan, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay
19 Philip Rivers, San Diego at Kansas City …Rivers has just 15 passing touchdowns in 10 career games at Arrowhead
20 Ryan Fitzpatrick, N.Y. Jets vs. Cincinnati
21 Marcus Mariota, Tennessee vs. Minnesota
22 Alex Smith, Kansas City vs. San Diego
23 Joe Flacco, Baltimore vs. Buffalo
24 Jimmy Garoppolo, New England at Arizona …In his first start with Tom Brady suspended four games, it’s a tough draw for Garoppolo who has to go on the road to Arizona
25 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets
26 Ryan Tannehill, Miami at Seattle
27 Carson Wentz, Philadelphia vs. Cleveland …No time like the present — Philadelphia has traded Sam Bradford and Wentz will make the rookie Week 1 start
28 Blaine Gabbert, San Francisco vs. Los Angeles
29 Jay Cutler, Chicago at Houston
30 Trevor Siemian, Denver vs. Carolina
31 Case Keenum, Los Angeles at San Francisco
32 Shaun Hill, Minnesota vs. Cleveland …Minnesota traded for Sam Bradford last week, Hill will get the Week 1 start

 

Running Back
1 Todd Gurley, Los Angeles at San Francisco …Gurley opens against a 49ers defense that allowed 20 rushing touchdowns last year (worst in the NFL) while the 49ers also allowed the most fantasy points to running backs last year
2 Lamar Miller, Houston vs. Chicago
3 DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh at Washington …Williams averaged 112 yards per game in 10 starts for Le’Veon Bell last year (and 11 touchdowns in those games)
4 Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas vs. N.Y. Giants
5 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota at Tennessee
6 David Johnson, Arizona vs. New England
7 Mark Ingram, New Orleans vs. Oakland
8 LeSean McCoy, Buffalo at Baltimore …UPDATE — reports all week have talked up a huge workload for McCoy in Week 1
9 Devonta Freeman, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay …Freeman collected 16 receptions in two games against Tampa last season
10 Spencer Ware, Kansas City vs. San Diego …UPDATE — Jamaal Charles has been ruled OUT for Week 1
11 DeMarco Murray, Tennessee vs. Minnesota
12 Eddie Lacy, Green Bay at Jacksonville
13 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay at Atlanta
14 T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville vs. Green BayUPDATE — Chris Ivory has been ruled OUT
15 Jeremy Langford, Chicago at Houston
16 Christine Michael, Seattle vs. Miami …Michael is expected to draw the Week 1 start for the Seahawks over Thomas Rawls
17 Charles Sims, Tampa Bay at Atlanta …Sims has a prime match-up as no team allowed more passes to opposing running backs last year than Atlanta
18 Latavius Murray, Oakland at New Orleans …The Saints allowed the 3rd-most fantasy points to opposing running backs last year
19 Rashad Jennings, N.Y. Giants at Dallas
20 Ameer Abdullah, Detroit at Indianapolis
21 Derrick Henry, Tennessee vs. Minnesota
22 Frank Gore, Indianapolis vs. Detroit
23 Matt Forte, N.Y. Jets vs. Cincinnati
24 Carlos Hyde, San Francisco vs. Los Angeles
25 Duke Johnson Jr., Cleveland at Philadelphia
26 Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland at Philadelphia
27 Arian Foster, Miami at Seattle …UPDATE — Jay Ajayi has been ruled OUT which should mean an even larger role for Foster in Week 1
28 C.J. Anderson, Denver vs. Carolina
29 Matt Jones, Washington vs. Pittsburgh …Jones (shoulder) is questionable and will need to be monitored (and with a Monday night game making Jones somewhat of a Week 1 risk)
30 Terrance West, Baltimore vs. Buffalo
31 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets
32 Theo Riddick, Detroit at Indianapolis
33 Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia vs. Cleveland
34 Jonathan Stewart, Carolina at Denver
35 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets
36 Melvin Gordon, San Diego at Kansas City
37 Danny Woodhead, San Diego at Kansas City
38 DeAndre Washington, Oakland at New Orleans
39 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia vs. Cleveland
40 Thomas Rawls, Seattle vs. Miami …After a broken leg ended his 2015 season, Rawls is expected back but Christine Michael will draw the Week 1 start
41 Tevin Coleman, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay
42 Robert Kelley, Washington vs. Pittsburgh …With Matt Jones (shoulder) likely limited, look for Kelley to get an expanded role in Week 1
43 Justin Forsett, Baltimore vs. Buffalo
44 James Starks, Green Bay at Jacksonville
45 Bilal Powell, N.Y. Jets vs. Cincinnati
47 James White, New England at Arizona
48 LeGarrette Blount, New England at Arizona
49 Alfred Morris, Dallas vs. N.Y. Giants
50 Shane Vereen, N.Y. Giants at Dallas
51 Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota at Tennessee …UPDATE — McKinnon (foot) is Questionable for Week 1
52 Chris Thompson, Washington vs. Pittsburgh
53 Charcandrick West, Kansas City vs. San Diego
54 Devontae Booker, Denver vs. Carolina
55 Tyler Ervin, Houston vs. Chicago
57 Jordan Howard, Chicago at Houston
58 Cameron Artis-Payne, Carolina at Denver
59 Robert Turbin, Indianapolis vs. Detroit
60 Chris Johnson, Arizona vs. New England

 

Wide Receivers
1 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh at Washington …Brown stills get the #1 overall wide receiver ranking, although he will go against Josh Norman in this one
2 Julio Jones, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay …In his last two home games against Tampa, Jones has 21 catches, 223 yards and 3 touchdowns
3 Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants at Dallas
4 Allen Robinson, Jacksonville vs. Green Bay
5 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston vs. Chicago
6 Amari Cooper, Oakland at New Orleans
7 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis vs. Detroit
8 Brandon Marshall, N.Y. Jets vs. Cincinnati
9 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay at Atlanta
10 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans vs. Oakland
11 Sammy Watkins, Buffalo at Baltimore
12 Dez Bryant, Dallas vs. N.Y. Giants
13 Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis vs. Detroit
14 DeSean Jackson, Washington vs. Pittsburgh …The Steelers allowed the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers last year
15 A.J. Green, Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets
16 Randall Cobb, Green Bay at Jacksonville
17 Doug Baldwin, Seattle vs. Miami
18 Marvin Jones Jr., Detroit at Indianapolis
19 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago at Houston
20 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay at Jacksonville …Some caution is needed as Nelson missed the entire pre-season as he comes back from reconstructive knee surgery (and could need to be eased back in some)
21 Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City vs. San Diego …The Chargers allowed just three 100-yard receivers last year (tied for lowest in the NFL)
22 Golden Tate, Detroit at Indianapolis
23 Eric Decker, N.Y. Jets vs. Cincinnati
24 Willie Snead, New Orleans vs. Oakland
25 Keenan Allen, San Diego at Kansas City
26 Allen Hurns, Jacksonville vs. Green Bay
27 Tyler Lockett, Seattle vs. Miami
28 Michael Crabtree, Oakland at New Orleans
29 Demaryius Thomas, Denver vs. Carolina
30 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona vs. New England
31 Jarvis Landry, Miami at Seattle
32 Michael Floyd, Arizona vs. New England
33 Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay at Atlanta
34 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia vs. Cleveland …Matthews missed the entire preseason with a bruised knee but he is expected to be a full-go in this one
35 Julian Edelman, New England at Arizona
36 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina at Denver …Still getting into true game-shape, reports are Benjamin will play a limited number of Week 1 snaps
37 Will Fuller, Houston vs. ChicagoUPDATE — Fuller (hamstring) is Questionable for Week 1 but put in a full workout on Friday
38 Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay
39 Tavon Austin, Los Angeles at San Francisco
40 Stefon Diggs, Minnesota at Tennessee
41 Terrelle Pryor, Cleveland at Philadelphia …Pryor will draw the Week 1 start with Josh Gordon suspended the first four weeks of the season
42 Anquan Boldin, Detroit at Indianapolis
43 Steve Smith Sr., Baltimore vs. Buffalo
44 Sterling Shepard, N.Y. Giants at Dallas
45 Tajae Sharpe, Tennessee vs. Minnesota
46 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver vs. Carolina
47 Phillip Dorsett, Indianapolis vs. Detroit
48 Chris Hogan, New England at Arizona
49 Kenny Stills, Miami at Seattle
50 John Brown, Arizona vs. New England
51 Corey Coleman, Cleveland at Philadelphia
52 Kevin White, Chicago at HoustonUPDATE — White (hamstring) is Questionable for Week 1 and could be limited
53 Mike Wallace, Baltimore vs. Buffalo
54 Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets
55 Eli Rogers, Pittsburgh at Washington
56 Pierre Garcon, Washington vs. Pittsburgh
57 Devin Funchess, Carolina at Denver
58 Terrance Williams, Dallas vs. N.Y. Giants
59 Michael Thomas, New Orleans vs. OaklandUPDATE — Thomas (ankle) is Questionable and has been limited all week
60 Cole Beasley, Dallas vs. N.Y. Giants
61 Kamar Aiken, Baltimore vs. Buffalo
62 Travis Benjamin, San Diego at Kansas City
63 Rishard Matthews, Tennessee vs. Minnesota
64 Braxton Miller, Houston vs. Chicago
65 Chris Conley, Kansas City vs. San Diego
66 Ted Ginn Jr., Carolina at Denver
67 Jermaine Kearse, Seattle vs. Miami
68 Torrey Smith, San Francisco vs. Los Angeles
69 Seth Roberts, Oakland at New Orleans
70 Robert Woods, Buffalo at Baltimore
71 Kenny Britt, Los Angeles at San Francisco
72 Dorial Green-Beckham, Philadelphia vs. Cleveland
73 Justin Hardy, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay
74 Andre Johnson, Tennessee vs. Minnesota
75 Davante Adams, Green Bay at Jacksonville

 

Tight End
1 Jordan Reed, Washington vs. Pittsburgh
2 Travis Kelce, Kansas City vs. San Diego
3 Greg Olsen, Carolina at Denver
4 Gary Barnidge, Cleveland at Philadelphia
5 Delanie Walker, Tennessee vs. Minnesota
6 Martellus Bennett, New England at Arizona …UPDATE — Rob Gronkowski has been ruled OUT for Week 1
7 Coby Fleener, New Orleans vs. Oakland
8 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis vs. Detroit …Detroit allowed 14 touchdowns to tight ends last year, two more than any other team
9 Jason Witten, Dallas vs. N.Y. Giants
10 Antonio Gates, San Diego at Kansas City
11 Julius Thomas, Jacksonville vs. Green Bay
12 Jared Cook, Green Bay at Jacksonville
13 Jesse James, Pittsburgh at Washington
14 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia vs. Cleveland
15 Virgil Green, Denver vs. Carolina …Green comes off a fantastic preseason where he caught all 10 of his targets including a touchdown
16 Clive Walford, Oakland at New Orleans …Oakland allowed the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends last year
17 Vance McDonald, San Francisco vs. Los Angeles
18 Charles Clay, Buffalo at Baltimore
19 Will Tye, N.Y. Giants at Dallas
20 Zach Miller, Chicago at Houston
21 Jacob Tamme, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay
22 Eric Ebron, Detroit at Indianapolis …Ebron (ankle) will need to be monitored on game day but could play
23 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota at Tennessee
24 Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Tampa Bay at Atlanta
25 Hunter Henry, San Diego at Kansas City
26 Jimmy Graham, Seattle vs. Miami
27 Lance Kendricks, Los Angeles at San Francisco
28 Jordan Cameron, Miami at Seattle
29 Crockett Gillmore, Baltimore vs. Buffalo
30 Richard Rodgers, Green Bay at Jacksonville

 

Kicker
1 Steven Hauschka, Seattle vs. Miami
2 Justin Tucker, Baltimore vs. Buffalo
3 Nick Novak, Houston vs. Chicago
4 Cairo Santos, Kansas City vs. San Diego
5 Mason Crosby, Green Bay at Jacksonville
6 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis vs. Detroit
7 Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland at New Orleans
8 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona vs. New England
9 Graham Gano, Carolina at Denver
10 Dan Bailey, Dallas vs. N.Y. Giants
11 Matt Prater, Detroit at Indianapolis
12 Stephen Gostkowski, New England at Arizona
13 Blair Walsh, Minnesota at Tennessee
14 Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh at Washington
15 Jason Myers, Jacksonville vs. Green Bay
16 Will Lutz, New Orleans vs. Oakland
17 Matt Bryant, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay
18 Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles at San Francisco
19 Roberto Aguayo, Tampa Bay at Atlanta
20 Dustin Hopkins, Washington vs. Pittsburgh
21 Josh Lambo, San Diego at Kansas City
22 Nick Folk, N.Y. Jets vs. Cincinnati
23 Ryan Succop, Tennessee vs. Minnesota
24 Brandon McManus, Denver vs. Carolina
25 Randy Bullock, N.Y. Giants at Dallas
26 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets
27 Dan Carpenter, Buffalo at Baltimore
28 Patrick Murray, Cleveland at Philadelphia
29 Cody Parkey, Philadelphia vs. Cleveland
30 Phil Dawson, San Francisco vs. Los Angeles
31 Andrew Franks, Miami at Seattle
32 Connor Barth, Chicago at Houston

 

Defense
1 Houston DT, Houston vs. Chicago
2 Seattle DT, Seattle vs. Miami
3 Kansas City DT, Kansas City vs. San Diego
4 Carolina DT, Carolina at Denver
5 Los Angeles DT, Los Angeles at San Francisco
6 Tennessee DT, Tennessee vs. Minnesota
7 New York Jets DT, N.Y. Jets vs. Cincinnati
8 Minnesota DT, Minnesota at Tennessee
9 Baltimore DT, Baltimore vs. Buffalo
10 Denver DT, Denver vs. Carolina
11 Cincinnati DT, Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets
12 Arizona DT, Arizona vs. New England
13 Green Bay DT, Green Bay at Jacksonville
14 Philadelphia DT, Philadelphia vs. Cleveland
15 Buffalo DT, Buffalo at Baltimore
16 New York Giants DT, N.Y. Giants at Dallas
17 Cleveland DT, Cleveland at Philadelphia
18 Indianapolis DT, Indianapolis vs. Detroit
19 Dallas DT, Dallas vs. N.Y. Giants
20 New England DT, New England at Arizona
21 Tampa Bay DT, Tampa Bay at Atlanta
22 Detroit DT, Detroit at Indianapolis
23 Washington DT, Washington vs. Pittsburgh
24 Pittsburgh DT, Pittsburgh at Washington
25 Atlanta DT, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay
26 San Francisco DT, San Francisco vs. Los Angeles
27 Oakland DT, Oakland at New Orleans
28 Jacksonville DT, Jacksonville vs. Green Bay
29 San Diego DT, San Diego at Kansas City
30 Chicago DT, Chicago at Houston
31 Miami DT, Miami at Seattle
32 New Orleans DT, New Orleans vs. Oakland