This article is part of our Fantasy Premier League Rankings series.
Not that predicting what will happen in the Premier League each week is easy, but Gameweek 1 is particularly difficult because there are still just so many questions about who has won all of the starting jobs, and which reported injuries are only slight issues and not worth worrying about versus those that will keep players out of the first XIs to begin the season. Additionally, there are players who just recently returned to their clubs after a long summer playing international football, and we could see some of them unexpectedly starting right away. But enough complaining, it's time to really gear up for Gameweek 1 of the 2019/20 season because everything kicks off Friday with Liverpool hosting newly promoted Norwich City.
The rankings below are primarily focused on the league's official game, both salary cap and draft, but they can be used for deeper formats as well. Also, if there are similar players within a team or tier, I tend to side with the one who has more upside, which generally makes them applicable to fantasy formats that use additional peripheral stats beyond goals, assists and clean sheets.
I included notes on most players below, but as I did last year, I will generally include some additional player stats after a few gameweeks. Additionally, these rankings will be updated throughout the week if there's news that requires the lists to be adjusted. As always, if you have any questions, comments or feedback, please feel free to leave a message