Fantasy Football Today

Who has dominated Week 1 in the past?

By Chris Towers |

Earlier this week, while preparing to do research for Week 1 matchups, my colleague Dave Richard slipped me a note about new Ravens wideout Steve Smith's recent early-season performance; since turning 31, Smith has scored 10 or more Fantasy points in four straight Week 1 games, making him a good bet to get his Ravens' career off to a fast start.

That got me thinking of which other players have historically enjoyed Week 1 success. As it turns out, Smith has been a stud during the season's first week throughout his career, ranking among the active leaders in Week 1 receiving yards (845), touchdowns (7), and receptions (59) over the course of his lengthy career.

Below, you'll find the rest of the active Week 1 standouts among active players, courtesy of's Play Index tool.

Most 300-yard passing games in Week 1: Tony Romo, Drew Brees, Jay Cutler (5)

Most 2-touchdown games in Week 1: Tom Brady (10), Drew Brees, Peyton Manning (9)

Most Week 1's with receiving TD: Anquan Boldin, Steve Smith, Reggie Wayne (6), Larry Fitzgerald (5)

Most Week 1's with multiple receiving TD: Wes Welker (3)

Most 100-yard receiving games in Week 1: Andre Johnson (5), Steve Smith, Reggie Wayne (4)

Most Week 1's with rushing TD: Frank Gore (6), Adrian Peterson (4)

Most Week 1's with multiple rushing TD: Adrian Peterson (3), Arian Foster (2)

Most 100-yard rushing games in Week 1: LeSean McCoy, Adrian Peterson (3), Ray Rice (2)

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking

Fantasy Video

May 22, 2015
Fantasy Football Today Mailbag: 5/22 (5:36)
May 8, 2015
FFT Mailbag: 5/8
April 29, 2015
Fantasy Mailbag: 4/29
April 24, 2015
Fantasy spin on second-year receivers: 4/24


Most Popular Shop

2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl