Week 1 of the 2014 fantasy football season is here and is there any surprise who leads the first installment of Athlon Sports' weekly Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings? Peyton Manning was far and away fantasy's No. 1 scorer last season and as long as he stays healthy, he should post big passing numbers once again in 2014. While seven touchdown passes like he did in the 2013 season-opener against Baltimore will be hard to match, Manning should enjoy plenty of success throwing against an Indianapolis defense that has issues in the secondary and will be without its best pass-rusher.
Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.
2014 NFL Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings — Quarterbacks
Had 7 TDs in Week 1 last season. Encore?
Brees ready to test Falcons' young CBs.
CK could be in for big day in Big D.
Ready to pick up where he left off?
Luck gets first look at retooled Denver D.
at SEA (Thurs.)
Tough opening assignment for Packers' O.
vs. NYG (Mon.)
What will Lions' new O look like?
vs. GB (Thurs.)
Brady ready to silence doubters.
49ers' D not at full strength.
Will cracked rib be an issue?
Cardinals' D missing key pieces.
Robert Griffin III
RG3 ready to break out in Gruden's O?
vs. SD (Mon.)
Improved O-line should only help Palmer.
Needs reliable targets to emerge.
Looked sharp in preseason.
It's his offense for now.
Career 6:11 TD:INT ratio in 6 G vs. BAL.
New weapons = more success in Year 2?
Can Flacco take next step under Kubiak?
New O still a work in progress for G-Men.
Panther pass rush could be an issue for Bucs.
Could thrive under Turner.
Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:
All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points