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Alliance of American Football Position Rankings After Week One

The announcement for the creation of the Alliance of American Football caught the attention of football fans everywhere. The AAF gave fans an offseason brand to keep up with and enjoy between College Football or NFL seasons. After much uncertainty going into Week One, we now have a feel of the gameplay and who’s playing. With this in mind, here are my player rankings for those playing Alliance Fantasy Football.

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Alliance of American Football Rankings


What we saw week one from the quarterbacks were some familiar and unfamiliar names. John Wolford and Garrett Gilbert both continued their legacies with strong numbers while lesser names such as Luis Perez of Texas A&M-Commerce and Liberty’s Josh Woodrum. There were also names like Christian Hackenberg and Matt Simms who played forgettable games in their debuts, both were pulled. If you’re looking to kick off an AAF Fantasy League this week, here are the QB rankings based on scheme, coaching styles, and talent that was displayed in week one.

  1. Garrett Gilbert, Orlando Apollos
  2. John Wolford, Arizona Hotshots
  3. Luis Perez, Birmingham Iron
  4. Logan Woodside, San Antonio Commanders
  5. Josh Woodrum, Salt Lake Stallions
  6. Mike Bercovici, San Diego Fleet
  7. Christian Hackenberg, Memphis Express
  8. Aaron Murray, Atlanta Legends
  9. Matt Simms, Atlanta Legends
  10. Phillip Nelson, San Diego Fleet
  11. Matt Linehan, Salt Lake Stallions
  12. Brandon Silvers, Memphis Express

Running Backs

This was one of the more difficult positions to evaluate after week one. Jhurrell Pressley and Trent Richardson (yes, THAT Trent Richardson) are tops when it comes to the fantasy backs in the AAF but after that, it remains a mystery. Former NFL players Kenneth Farrow II and Zac Stacy both made great cases while Tarean Folston also gave Legends fans something to hope for. I look into players who got good touches, scoring opportunities, two-point conversions, and have favorable systems.

  1. Trent Richardson, Birmingham Iron
  2. Jhurrell Pressley, Arizona Hotshots
  3. Tarean Folston, Atlanta Legends
  4. Kenneth Farrow II, San Antonio Commanders
  5. Akeem Hunt, Orlando Apollos
  6. De’Veon Smith, Orlando Apollos
  7. Ja’Quan Gardner, San Diego Fleet
  8. D’Earnest Johnson, Orlando Apollos
  9. Joel Boughnon, Salt Lake Stallions
  10.  Matt Asiata, Salt Lake Stallions
  11. Zac Stacy, Memphis Express
  12. Brandon Oliver, Salt Lake Stallions
  13. David Cobb, San Antonio Commanders
  14. Aaron Green, San Antonio Commanders
  15. Justin Stockton, Arizona Hotshots
  16. Larry Rose III, Arizona Hotshots
  17. Terrence MaGee, Memphis Express
  18. Lawrence Pittman, Atlanta Legends
  19. Ladarius Perkins, Birmingham Iron
  20. Anthony Manzo-Lewis, Memphis Express

Players like Brandon Oliver or D’Earnest Johnson showed flashes in their respective games and could make their way up the ranks in the upcoming weeks.

Wide Receivers

Boy, I’ve never seen so many dropped passes in a single weekend. There were players like Rashad Ross and Jalin Marshall who took advantage of their opportunities but players like Quinton Patton and Mekale McKay could’ve had even bigger games had they just held on to the ball. For wide receivers, I looked at their targets, touchdowns, quarterbacks, and of course, week one numbers to make a decision on who the top guys in the league were after week one.

  1. Rashad Ross, Arizona Hotshots
  2. Quinton Patton, Birmingham Iron
  3. Mekale McKay, San Antonio Commanders
  4. Greg Ward Jr., San Antonio Commanders
  5. Jalin Marshall, Orlando Apollos
  6. Charles Johnson, Orlando Apollos
  7. Brian Brown, San Diego Fleet
  8. Seantavius Jones, Atlanta Legends
  9. Richard Mullaney, Arizona Hotshots
  10. Alonzo Moore, San Antonio Commanders
  11. Bug Howard, Atlanta Legends
  12. Chris Thompson, Orlando Apollos
  13. Dontez Ford, San Diego Fleet
  14. Justin Thomas, Atlanta Legends
  15. Jordan Leslie, Salt Lake Stallions
  16. Malachi Jones, Atlanta Legends
  17. Pig Howard, Memphis Express
  18. Francis Owusu, San Diego Fleet
  19. Amba Etta-Tawo, Birmingham Iron
  20. Ishmael Hyman, Orlando Apollos
  21. Reese Horn, Memphis Express
  22. Dres Anderson, Salt Lake Stallions
  23. Marquis Bundy, Arizona Hotshots
  24. Adonis Jennings, Salt Lake Stallions
  25. Ervin Phillips, Atlanta Legends
  26. De’Mornay Pierson-El, Salt Lake Stallions
  27. Josh Huff, Arizona Hotshots
  28. Tobias Palmer, Birmingham Iron
  29. Fabian Guerra, Memphis Express
  30. DeVozea Felton, Birmingham Iron

Some guys that could skyrocket up this list are Tobias Palmer, Josh Huff, Pig Howard, and Ishmael Hyman.

Tight Ends

Much like any other football league, Tight Ends definitely loom larger in some systems than they do in others. This is no different for the AAF and there are several familiar faces that operate in the Alliance such as Gavin Escobar and Gerald Christian. For those playing Alliance Fantasy Football, my one piece of advice for you is to take a tight end early.

  1. Gerald Christian, Arizona Hotshots
  2. Anthony Denham, Salt Lake Stallions
  3. Gavin Escobar, San Diego Fleet
  4. Nick Truesdell, Salt Lake Stallions
  5. Charles Stanberry Jr., Atlanta Legends
  6. Cole Hunt, San Antonio Commanders
  7. Marcus Baugh, San Diego Fleet
  8. Adrien Robinson, Memphis Express
  9. Thomas Duarte, Arizona Hotshots

Keep on the lookout in the upcoming weeks for more AAF Fantasy Content. There’s no wrong football league to do fantasy football in and I for one am heavily enjoying what the Alliance is doing.

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