2018 Fantasy Football — Week 1 TE Rankings, DST Starts and Sits

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 TE Rankings (PPR Scoring)

Probably Playing: Greg Olsen (back), Antonio Gates (recently signed), George Kittle (shoulder), Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core)

Probably Not: Dion Sims (concussion)

Out: Ed Dickson (quad), Vance McDonald (foot), Hayden Hurst (foot) 

1. Rob Gronkowski
2. Travis Kelce
3. Greg Olsen
4. Trey Burton
5. Jordan Reed
6. Delanie Walker
7. Jimmy Graham
8. Kyle Rudolph
9. Jack Doyle
10. Tyler Eifert
11. Evan Engram
12. Ben Watson
13. David Njoku
14. Ryan Griffin
15. George Kittle
16. Ricky Seals-Jones
17. Jesse James
18. Cameron Brate
19. Austin Seferian-Jenkins
20. Nick Vannett
21. Charles Clay
22. O.J. Howard
23. Antonio Gates
24. Blake Jarwin
25. Luke Willson
26. Vernon Davis
27. Eric Ebron
28. Jake Butt
29. Garrett Celek

2018 Week 1 DST Rankings

1. BAL vs. BUF
2. JAX at NYG
3. LAR at OAK
4. NO vs. TB
5. MIN vs. SF
6. DEN vs. SEA
7. DET vs. NYJ
8. TEN at MIA
9. LAC vs. KC
10. CAR vs. DAL
11. PIT at CLE
12. GB vs. CHI
13. HOU at NE
14. NYG vs. JAX
15. NE vs. HOU
16. CIN at IND

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