Welcome back to football! And with the beginning of a new football season comes time to set a fantasy football lineup. While Week 1 is always a question mark because we never know how well players are going to perform, by watching the preseason and reading the reports, AthlonSports.com's fantasy contributors are here to offer positional rankings for those that have lineup questions each week.
Those who drafted the top quarterbacks should not be too concerned with Week 1 despite injuries to some of their receivers. For example, Aaron Rodgers is still at the top of this list even though he will be without Jordy Nelson. Tom Brady should be a top-10 quarterback as he's returning to the field with most of his main weapons. Brandon LaFell is on the PUP list, and Brady did lose Shane Vereen, but a healthy Rob Gronkowski will more than make up for those two.
Sam Bradford at Atlanta is another interesting play. While he's healthy, Bradford, running a Chip Kelly offense, should put up top-10 fantasy QB numbers. He has young receivers and running backs who can catch the ball. Don't be afraid to start him, as it was health that has been the black mark against his name in the past.
Rookie quarterbacks are low on the ranks, at least until they can prove themselves. Battling each other in Week 1, it will be a good test to see how both respond to the pressure in the NFL.
Here are the quarterback rankings for Week 1:
2015 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros
— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.