The opening week of the 2015 NFL season is upon us, and that means its time to start nailing down your first fantasy lineup of the year. Michael Beller ranks the top players in every position based on Week 1 matchups.

By Michael Beller
September 08, 2015

The opening week of the 2015 NFL season is upon us, and that means its time to start nailing down your first fantasy lineup of the year. Our weekly positional rankings will debut every Wednesday this season, and we’ll update them right up until kickoff on Sunday to give you the advice you need to win every week. The Packers feature quite prominently in our opening rankings salvo, with Aaron Rodgers and Eddie Lacy atop their respective positions. Dez Bryant finds himself in pole position for receivers with a Sunday night matchup against the Giants on tap, while Rob Gronkowski—who else?—leads the way at tight end. Keep checking back for all week for updates, especially as crucial injury news break.

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1 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers CHI
2 Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons PHI
3 Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys NYG
4 Tom Brady, New England Patriots PIT
5 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts BUF
6 Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos BAL
7 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers NE
8 Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins WAS
9 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals OAK
10 Sam Bradford, Philadelphia Eagles ATL
11 Eli Manning, New York Giants DAL
12 Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints ARI
13 Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks STL
14 Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals NO
15 Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions SD
16 Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers MIN
17 Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens DEN
18 Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings SF
19 Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears GB
20 Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers JAX
21 Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers DET
22 Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs HOU
23 Ryan Fitzpatrick, New York Jets CLE
24 Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers TEN
25 Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills IND
26 Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars CAR
27 Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans TB
28 Brian Hoyer, Houston Texans KC
29 Nick Foles, St. Louis Rams SEA
30 Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins MIA
31 Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders CIN
32 Josh McCown, Cleveland Browns NYJ


1 Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers CHI
2 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals OAK
3 Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs HOU
4 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings SF
5 DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia Eagles ATL
6 Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins WAS
7 Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks STL
8 C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos BAL
9 Matt Forte, Chicago Bears GB
10 Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens DEN
11 Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints ARI
12 Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers JAX
13 Chris Ivory, New York Jets CLE
14 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers TEN
15 Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers MIN
16 Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts BUF
17 Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers DET
18 LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills IND
19 Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders CIN
20 Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins  MIA
21 Bishop Sankey,Tennessee Titans TB
22 Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals NO
23 Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions SD
24 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals OAK
25 Rashad Jennings, New York Giants DAL
26 Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons PHI
27 T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars CAR
28 DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers NE
29 Joique Bell, Detroit Lions SD
30 Joseph Randle, Dallas Cowboys NYG
31 Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles ATL
32 Shane Vereen, New York Giants DAL
33 Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers DET
34 Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns NYJ
35 Alfred Blue, Houston Texans KC
36 David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals NO
37 Darren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys NYG
38 Denard Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars CAR
39 Dion Lewis, New England Patriots PIT
40 Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons PHI
41 Benny Cunningham, St. Louis Rams SEA
42 Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams SEA
43 Duke Johnson Jr., Cleveland Browns NYJ
44 Matt Jones, Washington Redskins MIA
45 Brandon Bolden, New England Patriots PIT
46 Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens DEN
47 Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers MIA
48 Andre Williams, New York Giants JAX
49 Reggie Bush, San Francisco 49ers MIN
50 Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos BAL


1 Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys NYG
2 Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons PHI
3 Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants DAL
4 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers NE
5 Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos BAL
6 A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals OAK
7 Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions SD
8 Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers CHI
9 T.Y Hilton, Indianapolis Colts BUF
10 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans KC
11 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles ATL
12 Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs HOU
13 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers TEN
14 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos BAL
15 Golden Tate, Detroit Lions SD
16 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears GB
17 Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers CHI
18 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints ARI
19 Andre Johnson, Indianapolis Colts BUF
20 Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills IND
21 Julian Edelman, New England Patriots PIT
22 Eric Decker, New York Jets CLE
23 Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars CAR
24 Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins WAS
25 Brandon Marshall, New York Jets CLE
26 DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins MIA
27 Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders CIN
28 Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers MIN
29 Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers TEN
30 John Brown, Arizona Cardinals NO
31 Charles Johnson, Minnesota Vikings SF
32 Eddie Royal, Chicago Bears GB
33 Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens DEN
34 Torrey Smith, San Francisco 49ers MIN
35 Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers NO
36 Brian Quick, St. Louis Rams OAK
37 Rueben Randle, New York Giants DAL
38 Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals DEN
39 Mike Wallace, Minnesota Vikings PHI
40 Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals NO
41 Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles ATL
42 Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh Steelers NE
43 Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons PHI
44 Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans TB
45 Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins WAS
46 Steve Johnson, San Diego Chargers DET
47 Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins MIA
48 Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints ARI
49 Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys NYG
50 Danny Amendola, New England Patriots PIT
51 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals NO
52 DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins WAS
53 Brandon Coleman, New Orleans Saints ARI
54 Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers JAX
55 Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars CAR
56 Phillip Dorsett, Indianapolis Colts BUF
57 Leonard Hankerson, Atlanta Falcons PHI
58 Philly Brown, Carolina Panthers JAX
59 Kamar Aiken, Baltimore Ravens DEN
60 Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks STL


1 Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots PIT
2 Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears GB
3 Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers JAX
4 Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks STL
5 Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs  HOU
6 Jordan Cameron, Miami Dolphins WAS
7 Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals OAK
8 Owen Daniels, Denver Broncos BAL
9 Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys NYG
10 Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans TB
11 Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers TN
12 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts BUF
13 Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers NE
14 Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins MIA
15 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings SF
16 Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers MIN
17 Josh Hill, New Orleans Saints SF
18 Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions SD
19 Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills IND
20 Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts BUF
21 Richard Rodgers, Green Bay Packers CHI
22 Larry Donnell, New York Giants DAL
23 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles ATL
24 Ladarius Green, San Diego Chargers DET
25 Crockett Gilmore, Baltimore Ravens DEN


1 Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots PIT
2 Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens DEN
3 Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers CHI
4 Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys NYG
5 Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos BAL
6 Steven Hauschka, Seattle Seahawks STL
7 Cody Parkey, Philadelphia Eagles ATL
8 Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons PHI
9 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts BUF
10 Josh Brown, New York Giants DAL
11 Phil Dawson, San Francisco 49ers MIN
12 Matt Prater, Detroit Lions SD
13 Josh Lambo, San Diego Chargers DET
14 Josh Scobee, Pittsburgh Steelers KC
15 Zach Hocker, New Orleans Saints ARI
16 Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings SF
17 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati Bengals OAK
18 Andrew Franks, Miami Dolphins WAS
19 Randy Bullock, Houston Texans KC
20 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona Cardinals NO


1 Miami Dolphins WAS
2 Seattle Seahawks STL
3 Houston Texans KC
4 Kansas City Chiefs HOU
5 Denver Broncos BAL
6 New York Jets CLE
7 Minnesota Vikings SF
8 Indianapolis Colts BUF
9 Cincinnati Bengals OAK
10 St. Louis Rams SEA
11 Buffalo Bills IND
12 Green Bay Packers CHI
13 Carolina Panthers JAX
14 Cleveland Browns NYJ
15 New England Patriots PIT
16 Arizona Cardinals NO
17 Jacksonville Jaguars CAR
18 Baltimore Ravens DEN
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers TEN
20 Detroit Lions SD
21 Oakland Raiders CIN
22 San Diego DET
23 Tennessee Titans TB
24 San Francisco 49ers MIN
25 Dallas Cowboys NYG

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