The NFL season just started and everyone is scrambling to see where there signal caller rankings in our fantasy football Week 1 quarterback rankings.
The good news is that gone are the days in which fantasy football players are at an extreme disadvantage if they don’t get their hands on the top signal callers. Every week there are at least 10 guys that have an excellent shot of rankings as a top-5 fantasy option at the position.
Future Hall of Famers Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Drew Brees all have plus matchups in Week 1 with Brady’s being the most difficult. Still, the veteran is a virtual lock for 250 yards and two touchdown strikes each week.
Matthew Stafford and Kirk Cousins jump out at me as two veterans that should impress in Week 1. Stafford is at home against a soft New York Jets defense and Cousins gets the San Francisco 49ers at home. Both quarterbacks could be multiple touchdown threats.
Andrew Luck is a big wild card in Week 1. Not because he’s lacking the talent but because he is coming off an injury and hasn’t played football in almost a year. Still, the Colts will live and die under Luck’s production and I feel he makes a big statement in the season opener.
Can Dak Prescott be trusted this early in the season? That’s a big question mark, considering the Cowboys lost Dez Bryant and Jason Witten retired. Until Prescott proves to me he has enough talent on the outside to produce weekly, the only true skill player in Dallas is Ezekiel Elliott.
It will be a true test for Jimmy Garoppolo against a stiff Minnesota Vikings defense on the road. Jimmy G has been perfect as a starter throughout his career but the Vikings claim a top-5 defense and have ballhawks all over the field.
Rankings and player notes are the opinion of Marc Caviglia.