Fantasy Football’s week one: winners and losers

Illustration by Brooklyn Valera | The Signal

Fantasy football is back in full swing and the first week of action had plenty of highs and lows (we are looking at you, Michael Thomas). Here are some of the biggest winners and losers from week one.


Davante Adams: A fantastic day for the Green Bay Packers veteran receiver entailed 14 catches for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Adams led all receivers with 41 fantasy points in points per reception (PPR) leagues.

Josh Jacobs: Jacobs shined for the Oakland Raiders in week one receiving a healthy 25 carries for 93 yards and three touchdowns. Jacobs is primed to see continual use in the coming weeks for a run-happy Raiders team.

Russell Wilson: The Seattle Seahawks quarterback was able to exploit an Atlanta Falcons defense that continued its poor play from 2019. Wilson was red hot, completing 31 of 35 passes for 322 yards and four touchdowns. 


Michael Thomas: The number one receiver in fantasy in 2019 was unable to muster anything but an injury. Thomas caught just three catches for 17 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before suffering a reported high-ankle sprain. 

Corey Clement: Despite being primed to shine in week one with the injury of Miles Sanders, the Philadelphia Eagles running back was a dud, rushing six times for just 19 yards. 

Odell Beckham, Jr: Despite going up against a difficult Baltimore Ravens defense in week one, OBJ still underperformed, catching just three passes for 22 yards.

We saw plenty of standout performances from some familiar faces in week one, and a few reminders of fantasy football’s volatile nature.