2018 Fantasy Football — Week 1 RB Rankings, Starts, Sits, Sleepers

Pat Mayo and Jake Ciely of The Athletic debate Mayo’s 2018 Week 1 Rankings at every position.

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2018 Week 1 Rankings: Show Index

1:01 Prize Giveaways/Winners
6:55 Running Back Debate
36:38 Wide Receiver Debate
1:02:31 Quarterback Debate
1:05:09 Updated Bell/Gordon News
1:10:50 Tight End Debate
1:16:12 DST Debate


2018 Week 1 RB Rankings (PPR Scoring)

Probably Playing: Rex Burkhead (Knee), Rashaad Penny (Finger), Marlon Mack (Hamstring)

Probably Not: Le’Veon Bell (Holdout), Sony Michel (Knee)

CUT: Boston Scott

Out: D’Onta Foreman (Achilles)

Finished: Jerick McKinnon (Knee)

Suspended: Aaron Jones, Mark Ingram, Robert Turbin

1. Todd Gurley
2. Alvin Kamara
3. David Johnson
4. Melvin Gordon
5. Ezekiel Elliott
6. Christian McCaffrey
7. Kareem Hunt
8. Saquon Barkley
9. Leonard Fournette
10. Alex Collins
11. Gentleman Joe Mixon
12. Dalvin Cook
13. Lamar Miller
14. LeSean McCoy
15. Rex Burkhead
16. Jordan Howard
17. Jamaal Williams
18. James Conner
19. Chris Carson
20. Royce Freeman
21. Kenyan Drake
22. Marshawn Lynch
23. Peyton Barber
24. Dion Lewis
25. Derrick Henry
26. Chris Thompson
27. Carlos Hyde
28. Adrian Peterson
29. James White
30. Jordan Wilkins
31. Mike Gillislee
32. Matt Breida
33. The DUKE Johnson
34. Alfred Morris
35. Bilal Powell
36. Ty Montgomery
37. Austin Ekeler
38. Tarik Cohen
39. Theo Riddick
40. LeGarrette Blount
41. Frank Gore
42. Devontae Booker
43. Isaiah Crowell
44. Latavius Murray
45. Christine Michael
46. Nick Chubb
47. Gio Bernard
48. Nyheim Hines
49. C.J. Anderson
50. Kerryon Johnson
51. Alfred Blue
52. Chris Ivory
53. Marlon Mack
54. Kyle Juszczyk
55. Corey Grant
56. T.J. Yeldon
57. Jeremy Hill
58. Spencer Ware
59. Kenneth Dixon
60. Travaris Cadet
61. Benny Cunningham

WORST PLACE!!!

1. Oh, hai Mark Ingram (Even Suspended)
2. Doug The Pug Martin


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