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NFL Week 1 TE and DST Rankings, Start, Sit, Streams | 2021 Fantasy Football Rankings

Pat Mayo reveals his 2021 Week 1 TE rankings, starts, sits and Week 1 DST streams for fantasy football.

Pat Mayo and Jake Ciely debate Mayo’s 2021 Week 1 Fantasy Football rankings, starts, sits, sleepers and Busts at each position.

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Week 1 TE Rankings

Ranking Player Name Team Opp Salary
Ranking Player Name Team Opp Salary
1 Travis Kelce KC CLE $8,300
2 George Kittle SF DET $6,300
3 Darren Waller LV BAL MNF
4 Mark Andrews BAL LV MNF
5 Kyle Pitts ATL PHI $4,400
6 Tyler Higbee LAR CHI SNF
7 Logan Thomas WAS LAC $4,600
8 TJ Hockenson DET SF $4,900
9 Robert Tonyan GB NO $4,200
10 Mike Gesicki MIA NE $4,500
11 Dallas Goedert PHI ATL $4,800
12 Tyler Kroft NYJ CAR $2,500
13 Jonnu Smith NE MIA $4,100
14 Noah Fant DEN NYG $4,300
16 Anthony Firkser TEN ARI $3,200
17 Austin Hooper CLE KC $4,000
18 Gerald Everett SEA IND $3,400
19 Cole Kmet CHI LAR SNF
20 Hunter Henry NE MIA $4,700
21 CJ Uzomah CIN MIN $3,000
22 Hayden Hurst ATL PHI $3,700
23 Zach Ertz PHI ATL $3,800
24 Eric Ebron PIT BUF $3,900
25 Jared Cook LAC WAS $3,800
27 Chris Herndon MIN CIN $3,300
28 Mo Alie-Cox IND SEA $2,900

Fantasy Football 2021 Week 1 DST Rankings

Week 1 DST Rankings

Ranking Player Name Team Opp Salary
Ranking Player Name Team Opp Salary
2 49ers SF DET $4,200
3 Ravens BAL LV MNF
4 Broncos DEN NYG $3,300
5 Chargers LAC WAS $3,100
6 Bills BUF PIT $2,500
7 Patriots NE MIA $3,900
8 Steelers PIT BUF $2,800
9 Panthers CAR NYJ $3,600
10 WAS Football Team WAS LAC $3,200
11 Packers GB NO $3,500
12 Dolphins MIA NE $2,900
13 Chiefs KC CLE $3,000
14 Colts IND SEA $2,300

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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 2020 Fantasy Sports Writing Association Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year and Golf Writer of the Year awards, along with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association Best Sports Betting Analyst award, and was a finalist for four FSWA Awards in 2020 (Best Podcast, Best Video, Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year, Golf Writer of the Year). His 21 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 Traditions Season Long). 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 and the best will be addressed on the show.

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