FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 1 RB RANKINGS
Football season is finally back! Coming off one of the strangest campaigns ever, the 2021 season welcomes in a 17th regular-season game for the first time ever—forcing fantasy football leagues to adjust their schedules in the process.
There's nothing quite like Week 1. Almost everyone in the NFL has hope and literally everyone in the fantasy football world has expectations for a championship trophy come the turn of the new year. There will be plenty of surprises this opening week, including new breakout stars, injuries, high draft picks underperforming, etc. We can do all the fantasy draft research we want, but accurately predicting the future remains elusive.
Good luck this week! I hope everyone reading this starts 1-0.
All of these rankings reflect the order in which I would start a player in full-point PPR leagues with otherwise default scoring (only slight adjustments are needed in half-point PPR). These rankings will be updated throughout the week, so be sure to check back in on this page and hit the refresh button to get the most up-to-date rankings in order to gain an edge on your leaguemates. Be sure to also check in on the Fantasy tab on our homepage for advice on players you can drop, waiver-wire pickups, sneaky starts, DFS advice, and much more each and every week.
If you have any specific questions or want to know more about what I think of certain players this week, follow me on Twitter (@JaimeEisner) or Instagram (@JaimeEisnerTDN). I’d be happy to chat with you! Also, be sure to tune in to the TDN Fantasy Podcast for in-depth audio breakdowns of these rankings, waiver wire info, and all the latest fantasy football news throughout the 2021 fantasy football season.