2018 Week 1 Projections

He’s been called the biggest no-brainer in Fantasy Football history, and has been compared to Bo Jackson. Saquan Barkley debuts this week!

These projections are based on non-PPR scoring.  However, I’ve placed an “*” next to the players projected to have the most receptions this week for those of you in PPR leagues.

RANK POS PLAYER NON-PPR PROJECTION
1 QB Russell Wilson 18.2
2 QB Aaron Rodgers 18.1
3 QB Tom Brady 17.3
4 QB Cam Newton 17.3
5 QB Drew Brees 17.2
6 QB Philip Rivers 16.9
7 QB Carson Wentz 16.4
8 QB Deshaun Watson 16.4
9 QB Kirk Cousins 16.3
10 QB Matthew Stafford 16.3
11 QB Matt Ryan 16.1
12 QB Dak Prescott 16.0
13 QB Ben Roethlisberger 15.7
14 QB Jared Goff 15.6
15 QB Alex Smith 15.6
16 QB Jimmy Garoppolo 15.3
17 QB Andrew Luck 15.3
18 QB Derek Carr 15.1
19 QB Case Keenum 15.0
20 QB Marcus Mariota 14.7
21 QB Blake Bortles 14.6
22 QB Patrick Mahomes 14.1
23 QB Mitchell Trubrisky 13.7
24 QB Eli Manning 13.6
25 QB Andy Dalton 13.6
RANK POS PLAYER PROJECTION
1 RB Ezekiel Elliott 15.5
2 RB David Johnson* 14.6
3 RB Todd Gurley* 14.8
4 RB Alvin Kamara* 13.8
5 RB Le’Veon Bell* 13.6
6 RB Melvin Gordon 13.9
7 RB Kareem Hunt 12.1
8 RB Saquon Barkley* 10.1
9 RB Christian McCaffrey* 9.8
10 RB Jordan Howard 11.2
11 RB Leonard Fournette 10.4
12 RB Dalvin Cook 9.9
13 RB Devonta Freeman 9.8
14 RB LeSean McCoy 10.0
15 RB Lamar Miller 9.4
16 RB Kenyan Drake 9.1
17 RB Alex Collins 9.5
18 RB Marshawn Lynch 9.4
19 RB Chris Thompson* 7.6
20 RB Joe Mixon 8.2
21 RB Jay Ajayi 8.8
22 RB Sony Michel 8.2
23 RB Alfred Morris 8.1
24 RB Mark Ingram 8.4
25 RB Bilal Powell 7.8
26 RB Royce Freeman 8.1
27 RB Peyton Barber 8.4
28 RB Tevin Coleman 8.3
29 RB Dion Lewis 7.7
30 RB Tarik Cohen* 7.3
31 RB Carlos Hyde 7.8
32 RB Isaiah Crowell 7.5
33 RB Derrick Henry 8.0
34 RB Aaron Jones 7.3
35 RB Marlon Mack 7.3
36 RB Giovani Bernard 6.9
37 RB Duke Johnson* 6.2
38 RB Jamaal Williams 7.3
39 RB Devontae Booker 6.9
40 RB Spencer Ware 6.9
41 RB Rashaad Penny 7.1
42 RB Rex Burkhead 6.8
43 RB Theo Riddick* 6.1
44 RB Ronald Jones 6.5
45 RB Adrian Peterson 7.1
46 RB Latavius Murray 7.0
47 RB D’Onta Foreman 6.9
48 RB Nick Chubb 6.8
49 RB James White 5.9
50 RB C.J. Anderson 6.4
Flier RB LeGarrette Blount 6.1
Flier RB Austin Ekeler 5.5
Flier RB Kerryon Johnson 5.9
RANK POS PLAYER PROJECTION
1 WR Antonio Brown* 11.6
2 WR Odell Beckham Jr.* 10.9
3 WR DeAndre Hopkins* 10.9
4 WR Julio Jones* 10.7
5 WR Michael Thomas 10.8
6 WR Doug Baldwin 9.8
7 WR Mike Evans* 9.4
8 WR Keenan Allen 9.7
9 WR Davante Adams 9.7
10 WR A.J. Green* 9.3
11 WR Adam Thielen 8.8
12 WR Jarvis Landry* 8.3
13 WR Marvin Jones* 8.1
14 WR Tyreek Hill 8.5
15 WR Amari Cooper 8.7
16 WR Demaryius Thomas 8.3
17 WR Golden Tate 8.3
18 WR Stefon Diggs 8.5
19 WR Allen Robinson 8.1
20 WR Larry Fitzgerald 8.0
21 WR Alshon Jeffery 7.6
22 WR T.Y. Hilton 8.3
23 WR JuJu Smith-Schuster 8.2
24 WR Devin Funchess 7.5
25 WR Josh Gordon 7.8
26 WR Jamison Crowder 7.8
27 WR Brandin Cooks 7.8
28 WR Nelson Agholor 8.0
29 WR Robby Anderson* 6.8
30 WR Pierre Garcon 7.3
31 WR Robert Woods 7.5
32 WR Corey Davis 6.8
33 WR Chris Hogan 7.3
34 WR Cooper Kupp 7.2
35 WR DeVante Parker 7.4
36 WR Emmanuel Sanders 7.1
37 WR Julien Edelman 7.1
38 WR Sterling Shepard 6.8
39 WR D.J. Moore 6.6
40 WR Rishard Matthews 6.3
41 WR Kelvin Benjamin 6.8
42 WR Josh Doctson 6.7
43 WR Randall Cobb 6.1
44 WR Marquise Goodwin 6.3
45 WR Calvin Ridley 6.3
46 WR Jordy Nelson 6.3
47 WR Will Fuller 6.3
48 WR Mike Williams 6.0
49 WR Kenny Golladay 6.3
50 WR Sammy Watkins 6.2
Flier WR Michael Crabtree 6.1
Flier WR Tyrell Williams 5.9
Flier WR John Brown 5.6
Flier WR Corey Coleman 4.7
Flier WR John Ross 5.3
Flier WR Taywan Taylor 4.8
RANK POS PLAYER PROJECTION
1 TE Rob Gronkowski 10.0
2 TE Travis Kelce* 8.4
3 TE Jimmy Graham* 7.2
4 TE Greg Olsen 7.4
5 TE Zach Ertz* 6.8
6 TE Evan Engram 6.7
7 TE Delaine Walker 6.3
8 TE Kyle Rudolph* 5.6
9 TE Trey Burton 5.5
10 TE Ben Watson 5.0
11 TE Jack Doyle 5.1
12 TE Eric Ebron 5.1
13 TE Austin-Seferian-Jenkins 4.8
14 TE O.J. Howard 5.1
15 TE David Njoku 4.4
16 TE Cameron Brate 4.7
17 TE Austin Hooper 4.7
18 TE Vance McDonald 4.6
19 TE Jordan Reed 4.6
20 TE Vernon Davis 4.4
21 TE Charles Clay 4.3
22 TE Jared Cook 4.3
23 TE Luke Wilson 4.3
24 TE George Kittle 4.1
25 TE Garrett Celek 3.8
RANK POS PLAYER PROJECTION
1 K Stephen Gostkowski 9.9
2 K Wil Lutz 8.8
3 K Greg Zuerlein 8.8
4 K Justin Tucker 8.4
5 K Matt Bryant 8.3
6 K Jake Elliott 7.9
7 K Harrison Butker 7.8
8 K Robbie Gould 7.8
9 K Kai Forbath 7.7
10 K Graham Gano 7.6
11 K Josh Lambo 7.6
12 K Sebastian Janikowski 7.5
13 K Ryan Succop 7.4
14 K Matt Prater 7.3
15 K Steve Hauschka 7.3
16 K Dan Bailey 7.3
17 K Adam Vinatieri 7.2
18 K Chandler Catanzaro 7.2
19 K Chris Boswell 7.2
20 K Mason Crosby 7.1
RANK POS PLAYER PROJECTION
1 D Jaguars 9.9
2 D Vikings 9.5
3 D Eagles 9.1
4 D Rams 8.8
5 D Texans 8.1
6 D Broncos 7.8
7 D Chargers 7.4
8 D Saints 7.4
9 D Steelers 7.3
10 D Seahawks 7.2
11 D Patriots 7.0
12 D Ravens 6.9
13 D Panthers 6.8
14 D Bears 6.4
15 D Falcons 6.3
16 D Titans 6.2
17 D Cardinals 6.1
18 D Giants 5.9
19 D Packers 5.7
20 D Bengals 5.3

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