The 2022-23 NFL season is about to begin which means that fantasy football is back! Usually in the first week of the season fantasy football players tend to play the players they originally drafted to be their starters. However, since every week is important it would be irresponsible to start a player with a rough matchup over a player with a more favorable one because he was drafted to be a starter. Here are fantasy football week 1 quarterback rankings.
*Ratings are subject to change due to injury reports or possible move to reserve/COVID-19 list*
(Check out the section below for details on players already rumored to possibly miss this week and how their replacement options rank for the week)
Must Start- a player who should definitely be in your lineup that week because of the combination of matchup and talent. They will likely finish near the top of the league in points that week and could repeat the production most weeks.
Starter- a player who makes fantasy owners comfortable starting week after week. Regardless of the matchup, this player has a high floor.
Low-End Starter- a player who should be started in most lineups but can possibly bottom out and finish below average on a given week. A high ceiling play in two-quarterback or superflex leagues.
Streamer- a player who could be a perfect replacement for a starter for a week or two. Starting this player may not win you your lineup but they will make sure that your production out of that position will not lose you your matchup either. Also a viable option in two-quarterback or superflex leagues.
Deep League Streamer- a player who could fill a void at a position in a deeper league. Their ceiling may be close to average point production at the position but their floor is enough to get through the week. A reasonable player to have in your lineup in two-quarterback or superflex leagues.
Leave on the Bench- a player who should be avoided in all lineups that week. Many times this player could even be left on waivers.
|Must Start||Josh Allen||vs Los Angeles Rams||QB1|
|Must Start||Jalen Hurts||vs Detroit Lions||QB2|
|Must Start||Justin Herbert||vs Las Vegas Raiders||QB3|
|Starter||Patrick Mahomes||vs Arizona Cardinals||QB4|
|Starter||Lamar Jackson||vs New York Jets||QB5|
|Starter||Kyler Murray||vs Kansas City Chiefs||QB6|
|Starter||Tom Brady||vs Dallas Cowboys||QB7|
|Starter||Russell Wilson||vs Seattle Seahawks||QB8|
|Starter||Aaron Rodgers||vs Minnesota Vikings||QB9|
|Starter||Trey Lance||vs Chicago Bears||QB10|
|Low-End Starter||Joe Burrow||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||QB11|
|Low-End Starter||Matthew Stafford||vs Buffalo Bills||QB12|
|Low-End Starter||Dak Prescott||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||QB13|
|Streamer||Kirk Cousins||vs Green Bay Packers||QB14|
|Streamer||Derek Carr||vs Los Angeles Chargers||QB15|
|Streamer||Carson Wentz||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||QB16|
|Streamer||Jameis Winston||vs Atlanta Falcons||QB17|
|Streamer||Trevor Lawerence||vs Washington Commanders||QB18|
|Deep League Streamer||Matt Ryan||vs Houston Texans||QB19|
|Deep League Streamer||Tua Tagovailoa||vs New England Patriots||QB20|
|Deep League Streamer||Ryan Tannehill||vs New York Giants||QB21|
|Deep League Streamer||Justin Fields||vs San Francisco 49ers||QB22|
|Leave on the Bench||Daniel Jones||vs Tennessee Titans||QB23|
|Leave on the Bench||Davis Mills||vs Indianapolis Colts||QB24|
|Leave on the Bench||Baker Mayfield||vs Cleveland Browns||QB25|
|Leave on the Bench||Jared Goff||vs Philadelphia Eagles||QB26|
|Leave on the Bench||Mitch Trubisky||vs Cincinnati Bengals||QB27|
|Leave on the Bench||Mac Jones||vs Miami Dolphins||QB28|
|Leave on the Bench||Zach Wilson*||vs Baltimore Ravens||QB29|
|Leave on the Bench||Marcus Mariota||vs New Orleans Saints||QB30|
|Leave on the Bench||Geno Smith||vs Denver Broncos||QB31|
|Leave on the Bench||Jacoby Brissett||vs Carolina Panthers||QB32|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
QB29 Zach Wilson, New York Jets
During the preseason Zach Wilson suffered a bone bruise and meniscus tear. The time frame for this injury has ranged between two and six weeks. Now Robert Saleh is saying that there is a chance that Wilson could be available to play Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens. If Wilson is unavailable for that game then Joe Flacco will start for the Jets. Flacco would slot in at QB30 between Marcus Mariota and Geno Smith.