2019 Week 1 RB Rankings, Starts, Sit, Sleepers

Pat Mayo and Jake Ciely go position-by-position, debating Mayo’s 2019 Fantasy Football Week 1 Rankings.

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2019 Week 1 Rankings: Show Index

0:29 Giveaways/Winners
7:29 RB 45:45 WR
1:01:53 QB
1:10:24 TE
1:15:22 DST

2019 Week 1 RB Rankings (PPR)

Hold Outs: Melvin Gordon

Too Old: Adrian Peterson

Christian McCaffrey
Alvin Kamara
Saquon Barkley
Todd Gurley
Dalvin Cook
David Johnson
Le’Veon Bell
Chris Carson
James Conner
Leonard Fournette
Nick Chubb
Mark Ingram (Guest Rank: Fantasy Pros)
Kerryon Johnson
Ezekiel Elliott
Joe Mixon
Devonta Freeman
Josh Jacobs
Austin Ekeler
Sony Michel
Phillip Lindsay
Damien Williams
James White
Marlon Mack
Duke Johnson
Tevin Coleman
Derrius Guice
Miles Sanders
Latavius Murray
Derrick Henry
Devin Singletary
Peyton Barber
Matt Breida
Chris Thompson
Kenyan Drake
Dion Lewis
Tony Pollard
LeSean McCoy
Royce Freeman
Justin Jackson
Nyheim Hines
Darrell Henderson
Frank Gore
Kalen Ballage
Dare Ogunbowale
Jordan Howard
Rashaad Penny
Ito Smith
Jaylen Samuels
Darren Sproles
Carlos Hyde
Jalen Richard
Gus Edwards
Ty Montgomery
Gio Bernard
Chase Edmonds
Rex Burkhead
Darwin Thompson
Ronald Jones II
Damien Harris
Alfred Morris
Justice Hill
Wayne Gallman
Alexander Mattison


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Pat Mayo is an award-winning video host and producer of long and short-form content, and the host of The Pat Mayo Experience daily talk show. (Subscribe for video or audio). Mayo (@ThePME) won the 2019 Fantasy Sports Writing Association Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year and Podcast of the Year awards, along with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association Best Video award, and is a finalist for three FSWA Awards in 2019 (Best Podcast, Best Video, Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year). His 17 FSWA nominations lead all writers this decade and are third-most all-time. Mayo has been recognized across multiple sports (Football, Baseball & Golf), mediums (Video, Writing & Podcasting), genre (Humor), and game formats (Daily Fantasy and Traditional Season Long Fantasy). Beyond sports, Mayo covers everything from entertainment to pop culture to politics. If you have a fantasy question, general inquiry or snarky comment, ship it to Mayo at ThePatMayoExperience@gmail.com and the best will be addressed on the show.

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