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NFL Week 1 RB Rankings, Start, Sit, Streams | 2021 Fantasy Football Rankings

Pat Mayo reveals his 2021 Week 1 RB rankings, starts, sits and streams for fantasy football.

Pat Mayo and Jake Ciely debate Mayo’s 2021 Week 1 Fantasy Football rankings, starts, sits, sleepers and Busts at each position.

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Week 1 RB Rankings

Ranking Player Name Team Opp Salary
Ranking Player Name Team Opp Salary
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR NYJ $9,500
2 Alvin Kamara NO GB $8,600
3 Dalvin Cook MIN CIN $9,100
4 Derrick Henry TEN ARI $8,800
5 Nick Chubb CLE KC $7,200
6 Aaron Jones GB NO $6,800
7 Austin Ekeler LAC WAS $7,000
8 Najee Harris PIT BUF $6,300
9 Chris Carson SEA IND $5,900
10 Antonio Gibson WAS LAC $5,900
11 Joe Mixon CIN MIN $6,200
12 Jonathan Taylor IND SEA $8,000
13 James Robinson JAX HOU $6,400
14 Raheem Mostert SF DET $5,800
15 Mike Davis ATL PHI $5,400
16 Saquon Barkley NYG DEN $7,800
17 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC CLE $6,600
18 Damien Harris NE MIA $5,200
19 Miles Sanders PHI ATL $6,500
20 David Montgomery CHI LAR SNF
21 Ty'Son Williams BAL LV MNF
22 Javonte Williams DEN NYG $4,000
23 Darrell Henderson LAR CHI SNF
24 D'Andre Swift DET SF $6,900
25 Myles Gaskin MIA NE $6,000
26 Kareem Hunt CLE KC $5,500
27 Chase Edmonds ARI TEN $4,600
28 Josh Jacobs LV BAL MNF
29 Devin Singletary BUF PIT $4,700
30 Tevin Coleman NYJ CAR $4,900
31 Melvin Gordon DEN NYG $5,300
32 Jamaal Williams DET SF $4,500
33 Phillip Lindsay HOU JAX $4,700
34 JD McKissic WAS LAC $5,100
35 AJ Dillon GB NO $4,000
36 James Conner ARI TEN $4,500
37 David Johnson HOU JAX $5,700
38 James White NE MIA $4,400
39 Michael Carter NYJ CAR $4,000
40 Ty Johnson NYJ CAR $4,400
41 Tony Jones NO GB $4,000
47 Sony Michel LAR CHI $4,800
49 Kenyan Drake LV BAL MNF
50 Devontae Booker NYG DEN $4,000
51 Carlos Hyde JAX HOU $4,000
52 Alexander Mattison MIN CIN $5,000
53 Rhamondre Stevenson NE MIA $4,000
54 Boston Scott PHI ATL $4,000
55 Salvon Ahmed MIA NE $4,300
56 Matt Bredia BUF PIT
57 Darrel Williams KC CLE $4,800
59 Trenton Cannon BAL LV MNF

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Pat Mayo is an award-winning video host and producer of long and short-form content, and the host of The Pat Mayo Experience daily talk show. (Subscribe for video or audio). Mayo (@ThePME) won the 2020 Fantasy Sports Writing Association Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year and Golf Writer of the Year awards, along with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association Best Sports Betting Analyst award, and was a finalist for four FSWA Awards in 2020 (Best Podcast, Best Video, Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year, Golf Writer of the Year). His 21 FSWA nominations lead all writers this decade and are third-most all-time. Mayo has been recognized across multiple sports (Football, Baseball & Golf), mediums (Video, Writing & Podcasting), genre (Humor), and game formats (Daily Fantasy and Traditions Season Long). Beyond sports, Mayo covers everything from entertainment to pop culture to politics. If you have a fantasy question, general inquiry or snarky comment, ship it to Mayo at and the best will be addressed on the show.

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