2023 Power Rankings - Week 1

Rank (LW) Logo Team Record Rating Comment
1 (--) CTR 0-0 Proj Points = 2082 QB RANK: #3, RB RANK: #1, WR RANK: #12, TE RANK: #2, PK RANK: #8, DEF RANK: #11

Let the bias begin. Chicago looks mighty impressive in the running back department going with Christian McCaffrey and Najee Harris with their first two picks. They took a huge flyer on last year's #1 pick Jonathan Taylor, taking him in the 6th round with his unknown future in Indy. Don't look at this team's wideouts because they aren't very good.

2 (--) FW 0-0 Proj Points = 2067 QB RANK: #5, RB RANK: #7, WR RANK: #10, TE RANK: #1, PK RANK: #10, DEF RANK: #3

The Pistons traded up to get the #7 overall pick and thus had two first rounders. They took Travis Kelce making him a first round pick for the second time in three years. With the 11th pick, they went with their heart and grabbed Tony Pollard who took over the primary RB duties in Big D. The Kelce pick will not pay off for week 1 as he is out.

3 (--) DEN 0-0 Proj Points = 2063 QB RANK: #7, RB RANK: #2, WR RANK: #7, TE RANK: #4, PK RANK: #7, DEF RANK: #2

The Diamonds had their best draft in years despite getting the last pick in the first round. But they did get the first pick in the second round so it was a wash. With those two picks, Denver selected Josh Jacobs and Saquan Barkley who nearly combined for 3000 rushing yards last year. It should be noted that Denver has the second longest title drought of 15 years.

4 (--) SH 0-0 Proj Points = 2056 QB RANK: #2, RB RANK: #10, WR RANK: #1, TE RANK: #7, PK RANK: #2, DEF RANK: #12

The champs are going to put themselves in position to win back-to-back titles. You will see a couple of familiar faces (Josh Allen and Tyreek Hill) from their championship season who could lead them to glory again. You will see some young studs that are oozing with potential like Garrett Wilson, Rachaad White, and Christian Watson where at least one will hit.

5 (--) SD 0-0 Proj Points = 2010 QB RANK: #4, RB RANK: #9, WR RANK: #3, TE RANK: #6, PK RANK: #9, DEF RANK: #7

The Surge had primo position for the first four rounds drawing the 4th, 7th, 3rd, and 1st in those rounds. Chase and Hurts will do exceptional things for San Diego this season. The biggest question mark was with their 3rd round choice of Rhamondre Stevenson. We will never know, but I think they could of gotten Stevenson in the 4th round if they had waited.

6 (--) ND 0-0 Proj Points = 2007 QB RANK: #12, RB RANK: #5, WR RANK: #5, TE RANK: #5, PK RANK: #1, DEF RANK: #9

The Nimrods has a great looking team until you get to the QB position. Derrick Henry and Davante Adams were great picks for the first two rounds. Then they got some bad luck getting the last pick in the 3rd and 4th rounds but they made the best of it with Tee and Kenneth. But North Dakota is all in on Tua to survive this season without sustaining a head injury.

7 (--) SF 0-0 Proj Points = 1998 QB RANK: #10, RB RANK: #3, WR RANK: #6, TE RANK: #12, PK RANK: #4, DEF RANK: #6

The Rattlesnakes had some good picks and some bad picks. Chubb was a steal at #10 overall and should see an uptick in production with Hunt out of Cleveland now. On paper, it would look like Cooper Kupp was another steal, but he has already been ruled out for Week 1 as he struggles to get his hamstring healthy. San Fran will find a way to make the playoffs.

8 (--) LAB 0-0 Proj Points = 1987 QB RANK: #6, RB RANK: #11, WR RANK: #4, TE RANK: #3, PK RANK: #11, DEF RANK: #1

The Bombers are predicted to make the playoffs. They are no longer the only team in the league who has not won the title. See ranking #12 below. LA gave up their first round pick and in return made 4 picks between #22 to #30 overall. It was a smart move to load up on really good guys instead of going all in on your studs.

9 (--) TB 0-0 Proj Points = 1968 QB RANK: #8, RB RANK: #8, WR RANK: #2, TE RANK: #11, PK RANK: #3, DEF RANK: #4

Another layer of cobwebs was added to the trophy case despite coming so close. The championship drought is up to 23 years now. Tampa Bay landed the #1 overall pick and took Justin Jefferson. In true serpentine fashion, the Blizzard landed the last pick of the 2nd round and took Joe (Risk) Mixon. I'm not a fan of Justin Fields and I don't see the Blizzard back in the finals.

10 (--) DET 0-0 Proj Points = 1966 QB RANK: #9, RB RANK: #4, WR RANK: #8, TE RANK: #10, PK RANK: #5, DEF RANK: #10

The Devils had a bit of good luck with draft positioning in the first 3 rounds landing the 3rd, 4th, and 2nd spots in those rounds. They took Ekeler, Diggs, and Gibbs with those picks. Perhaps this team should be rated higher but the expert website are not as high on Trevor Lawrence to take that leap into fantasy stardom.

11 (--) ATL 0-0 Proj Points = 1889 QB RANK: #11, RB RANK: #6, WR RANK: #9, TE RANK: #9, PK RANK: #12, DEF RANK: #8

The Jesters were by far the fastest drafters in this year's draft taking less than 4 minutes to make all 15 of their picks. Atlanta is almost at the bottom of this list because they took too many risks in my eyes. They took a rookie RB (Bijan) at #6 overall and they have a QB (Watson) and WR (Ridley) who were suspended for the majority or all of last year.

12 (--) ANA 0-0 Proj Points = 1854 QB RANK: #1, RB RANK: #12, WR RANK: #11, TE RANK: #8, PK RANK: #6, DEF RANK: #5

After an 18 year hiatus, the Tim Marklevitz era is renewed. A lot has changed in that time but one thing has remained the same, a QB can take you a long way. Anaheim (Montgomery) went back to the QB well hoping to find the same success they had with Kurt Warner by taking Patrick Mahomes in the first round. The Commando Cats will struggle to in their comeback season.

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