Fantasy Football Start Em, Sit Em Week 1

Fantasy Football Start Em, Sit Em Week 1

by Card 44

Welcome back to football. Now follow my recommendations to taste the sweet nectar of fantasy football.

Carolina @ Denver

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Start Em

Carolina

Cam Newton, Jonathan Stewart, Kelvin Benjamin, Greg Olsen, Graham Gano, Defense

Denver

CJ Anderson, Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Brandon McManus, Defense

Sit Em

Carolina

Ted Ginn Jr, Devin Funchess

Denver

Trevor Simien

While I would like to believe both defenses here have big games, Carolina has too much on offense and a weak secondary that Denver should be able to exploit. However, you should never trust someone named Trevor.

Cleveland @ Philadelphia

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Start Em

Cleveland

LEL

Philadelphia

Ryan Matthews, Jordan Matthews, Zach Ertz, Caleb Sturgis, Defense

Sit Em

Cleveland

Everybody

Philadelphia

Carson Wentz

Philly will suck this year, but it’s the Browns.

Minnesota @ Tennessee

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Start Em

Minnesota

Sam Bradford, Adrian Peterson, Stefon Diggs, Blair Walsh, Defense

Tennessee

Marcus Mariota, Demarco Murray, Delanie Walker

Sit Em

Minnesota

Laquon Treadwell, Kyle Rudolph

Tennessee

Derrick Henry, Kendall Wright, Andre Johnson, Ryan Succop, Defense

Minnesota was dealt a big loss when they lost Teddy Bridgewater, but Sam Bradford immediately helps them, it’s not like Teddy was lighting the world on fire. Tennessee is young, but has a few guys that can make plays.

Chicago @ Houston

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Start Em

Chicago

Jeremy Langford, Alhon Jeffery

Houston

Brock Osweiler, Lamar Miller, Deandre Hopkins, Randy Bullock, Defense

Sit Em

Chicago

Smokin Jay, , Kevin White, Connor Barth, Defense

Houston

Will Fuller

I’m the biggest Smokin Jay fan there is, bu this isn’t a great matchup for him. I also expect Kevin White and Will Fuller to have big years, but it’s still early to play them.

Oakland @ New Orleans

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Start Em

Oakland

Derek Carr, Latavius Murray, Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, Clive Walford, Sebastian Janikowski

New Orleans

Drew Brees, Mark Ingram, Brandin Cooks, Wille Snead, Coby Fleener, Will Lutz

Sit Em

Oakland

Defense

New Orleans

Defense

Expect a lot of scoring, play your offensive players here.

Green Bay @ Jacksonville

Start Em

Green Bay

Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Jared Cook, Mason Crosby

Jacksonville

Blake Bortles, TJ Yeldon, Allen Robinson, Bubba Hurns, Julius Thomas, Jason Myers

Sit em

Green Bay

Defense

Jaguars

Defense

Here is another one we won’t see much defense in, get your offensive players in.

Cincinnati @ New York Jets

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Start Em

Cincinnati

Jeremy Hill, Giovani Bernard, AJ Green, Mike Nugent, Defense

New York Jets

Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Nick Folk, Defense

Sit Em

Cincinnati

Red Rocket, Tyler Boyd

New York Jets

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Both teams have strong defenses, but have some guys you have to play. Both quarterbacks had good years last year, but you should have better options considering this matchup.

San Diego @ Kansas City

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Start Em

San Diego

Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon, Danny Woodhead, Keenan Allen, Josh Lambo

Kansas City

Spencer Ware, Jeremy Maclin, Travis Kelce, Cairo Santos, Defense

Sit Em

San Diego

Antonio Gates, Defense

Kansas City

Alex Smith, Jamaal Charles

San Diego has a great offense and a terrible defense. Kansas City has a great defense and mediocre offense. Charles is likely out and if you’re ever starting Alex Smith week one in fantasy football, maybe it’s not for you.

Buffalo @ Baltimore

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Start Em

Buffalo

Tyrod Taylor, Shady Mccoy, Sammy Watkins, Dan Carpenter, Defense

Baltimore

Justin Forsett, Steve Smith Sr, Kamar Aiken, Justin Tucker

Sit Em

Buffalo

Robert Woods

Baltimore

Joe Flacco, Breshad Perriman, Defense

This isn’t your typical Ravens team, the defense should be suspect, get your Bills out there. Taylor is a sneaky pick for a top tier fantasy QB this year. I’m wait and see on Flacco, and expect Forsett to get the bulk of the carries again.

Tampa Bay @ Atlanta

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Start Em

Tampa Bay

Jameis Winston, Doug Martin, Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson, Austin Sefari-Jenkins, Roberto Aguayo

Atlanta

Matt Ryan, Devonta Freeman, Julio Jones, Muhammed Sanu, Matt Bryant

Sit Em

Tampa Bay

Defense

Atlanta

Defense

If you like offense, this game is for you.

Miami @ Seattle

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Start Em

Miami

Jarvis Landry

Seattle

Russell Wilson, Thomas Rawls, Doug Baldwin, Steven Haushka, Defense

Sit em

Miami

Anyone not named Jarvis Landry

Seattle

Jimmy Graham, Christine Michael

Seattle will destroy Miami. It’s ok though, losing just reminds Miami fans of Dan Marino (editors note: .613 winning percentage).

New York Giants @ Dallas

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Start Em

New York Giants

Eli Manning, Rashad Jennings, Odell Beckham Jr, Josh Brown

Dallas

Zeke Elliot, Dez Bryant

Sit Em

New York Giants

Sterling Shephard, Defense

Dallas

Dak Prescott, Jason Witten, Defense, Dan Bailey

The NFC East is up for grabs, expect a competitive game here.

Detroit @ Indianapolis

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Start Em

Detroit

Matt Stafford, Ammer Abdullah, Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, Eric Ebron, Matt Prater

Indianapolis

Andrew Luck, Frank Gore, TY Hilton, Donte Moncrief, Dwayne Allen, Adam Vinatieri

Sit Em

Detroit

Defense

Indianapolis

Defense

Lots of high scoring week 1’s. Detroit looked terrible to start the season last year, but their offense came on late, expect that to continue against a terrible Colts defense. Andrew Luck should rebound from an awful year as well.

New England @ Arizona

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Start Em

New England

Legarrete Blount, Julian Edelman, Rob Bronkowski, Stephen Gostowski

Arizona

Carson Palmer, David Johnson, Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald, Chandler Catanzaro, Defense

Sit Em

New England

Jimmy Garropolo, James White, Martellus Bennett, Defense

Arizona

Andre Ellington, CJ2K, John Brown

This game would be a lot more intriguing if Brady Was playing.

Pittsburgh @ Washington

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Start Em

Pittsburgh

Ben Roethlisberger, DeAngelo WIlliams, Antonio Brown, Chris Boswell

Washington

Kirk Cousins, Desean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Jordan Reed, Dustin Hopkins

Sit Em

Pittsburgh

Sammie Coates, Markus Wheaton, Defense

Washington

Matt Jones, Defense

I’m on wait and see with who steps up for Pittsburgh at the receiver positions outside of Antonio Brown. Washington should be able to attack the Pittsburgh secondary.

Los Angeles @ San Francisco

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Start Em

Los Angeles

Tud Gurley, Tavon Austin, Greg Zuerlein, Defense

San Francisco

Carlos Hyde

Sit Em

Los Angeles

Who ever the hell they play at QB

San Francisco

Pretend everyone on their roster outside of Hyde is Kaepernick during the national anthem.

What a dreadful Monday Night game.

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