It’s finally here! Week 1 of the NFL! And with that comes the start of the Fantasy Football season. Week 1 should be easy, right? WRONG!
Sometimes a guy just has a bad matchup and you find yourself questioning what to do. So I’m here to help.
Here are some players I feel can help or hurt your chances of starting off 1-0.
NOTE : You’ll notice I don’t talk about Kickers or D/ST. It’s because I feel like they get dropped and moved around so much that its a waste of time. So keep it simple with them.
Sit : Philip Rivers – SD – They’re going to Denver for a matchup with that Defense. I like Rivers but not this week.
Start : Ben Roethlisberger – PIT – Gets the Browns at home. Has Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, and Martavus Bryant. Thats all you really need to know.
Sneaky : Brian Hoyer – SF – They have the Panthers coming to town and that Defense used to be a name that struck fear into Fantasy owners but they just feel middle of the pack. Im not saying the 49ers will win but I do say Brian Hoyer has himself a nice little game
Sit : Mike Gillislee – NE – I do not trust this backfield at all and I have a feeling that when its all said and done, at the end of the year, we’re talking about James White and Rex Burkhead.
Start : Christian McCaffery – CAR – The Panthers travel to SF. Its a return home for McCaffery who they say the Panthers have dedicated a separate playbook just for him. Especially in PPR Leagues, he is a must start
Sneaky : Charcandrick West – KC – I know the Kareem Hunt hype train is a rollin. I get it, I like him too. But they’re opening up at New England and they’re gonna need someone who is better in pass protection in that environment. Hunt will take over when he proves he can, but this is not the week
Sit : Allen Robinson – JAX – In Houston with shaky QB play and JJ Watt back on the other side. I know you probably took him high but if you have other options, play them.
Start : Martavus Bryant – PIT – This pick has nothing to do with who they play (it’s the browns) but everything to do with a gut feeling. Yes, AB is on the other side but I have that feeling that Bryant is gonna have himself a nice Welcome Back game.
Sneaky : Kendall Wright – CHI – They get the Falcons who are decent but Mike Glennon needs to throw to someone. Cam Meredith is out for the year. They cut Victor Cruz. And Kevin White is their #1. I like what they showed in their rehersal game and with the Falcons most likely focusing on Jordan Howard, I think he has a good game this week.
Sit : Martellus Bennett – GB – They get Se
attle. I own him in one of my leagues and I dont trust the situation. I’m tired of grabbing GB TEs that are supposed to put up big numbers but dont live up to the hype. Unless Jermichael Finley is walking thru those doors, I’m good on that.
Start : Delanie Walker – TEN – They get Oakland at home and until the Raiders prove they can stop the opposing teams TE from destroying them, I will Probably continue to put the other teams TE here
Start #2 : Zach Ertz – PHI – They ge
t the Redskins. With Josh Norman and Co on the outside, I believe Wentz will be looking his way alot. Last time they played the skins he had 10 for 112
Sneaky : Charles Clay – BUF – They get the Jets, who aren’t very good. And he’s is a weapon that Tyrod is familiar with and they have done good work together in the past.