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Week 1 fantasy football position rankings, DFS picks, start/sit advice, injury news, and more!

The NFL returns to action for the first time since Super Bowl 54. We have a look at everything you need to know to get ready for Week 1 fantasy football.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees talks to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady following a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 NFL season has arrived! The Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans open the season on Thursday night in a rematch of last year’s wild divisional round contest. That’s followed by a 13-game slate on Sunday and then the Monday Night Football doubleheader.

The return of football means it is time to get those fantasy football lineups set! We offered up a wide array of content to get you ready for your fantasy drafts, and we’ll be back each week to prepare you for the weekend ahead. Next week brings the return of the waiver wire, so this will go up on Monday. For this weekend, we’ll focus on position rankings, start/sit advice, and injury updates.

Each week, we’ll have a fairly regular schedule of fantasy content. Monday and Tuesday will bring waiver wire advice so you can find those diamonds in the rough to add critical roster depth. Tuesday and Wednesday will bring position rankings for standard and PPR leagues. Thursday will bring Thursday Night Football roster advice. Friday will bring start/sit advice across each position. And then Sunday will bring individual player start/sit advice and injury updates to make those last-minute lineup decisions. Finally, we’ll have DFS advice throughout the week to prep you for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday.

Position rankings

Pat Mayo

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends + Defense/Special Teams

Chet Gresham

Running Backs standard
Running Backs PPR
Wide Receivers standard
Wide Receivers PPR
Tight Ends standard
Tight Ends PPR
Defense/Special Teams

Start/Sit Advice


Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams

Individual players

Coming Sunday morning

Injury updates

TNF: Brandin Cooks
Full NFL injury report — Coming this weekend
All other notable players coming Sunday morning

Daily Fantasy Football

Top picks, sleeper picks
Cheat sheet
Top Bargains
Tournament upside picks
RB Touch/Target projections
QB/WR stacks
Sunday Night Showdown — Coming Saturday
Milly Maker Sweat — Coming Sunday

Thursday Night Football

Start/Sit advice
DFS value advice
Pat Mayo DFS Showdown video
DFS Showdown Top, Sleeper picks