Hey, ninja, no need to get fancy here. You drafted Aaron Rodgers or Andrew Luck you start them.
If you played the waiting game and ended up with Joe Flacco and Carson Palmer, you start the QB with the best opportunity. It’s Palmer against the Saints, by the way.
It’s week 1. Don’t get cute.
That said, this should be an interesting week for quarterbacks across the league. Many fantasy football and regular football fans should be excited to see what Sam Bradford does in the Philadelphia offense (until he gets hurt, of course), what Tyrod Taylor can do with the starting gig in Buffalo and whether those talented rookie signal-callers can overcome the past, which says first-year QBs struggle.
It helps Jameis Winston that the Buccaneers open against Marcus Mariota‘s Titans, one of the least efficient defenses against both the run and the pass last season.
If you drafted Matt Ryan, Tony Romo or Ryan Tannehill, you probably did it knowing they were facing the Eagles, Giants and Redskins respectively the first week.
As with any rankings or advice, you want to check player statuses right up until game time. We’re never always right and players can be scratched from lineups unexpectedly.
Week 1 quarterback rankings
May variance be in your favor today and every day.