Finally, after months that felt like years, fantasy football is back. The usual nerves leading up to the draft resulted in an adrenaline dump of fantasy goodness, but then that sinking feeling hits you in the gut — who do you play? It’s Week 1, no one wants to lose Week 1. This season opens with plenty of questions, position battles and key players missing from their squads.
Fall is coming. We know this. You have to get off to a good start. Here are Week 1’s Start/Sits, Waiver pickups and Sleepers.
Start of the Week
Houston RB Lamar Miller. He’s going up against the Bears. The Texans want to show off their shiny new toy, and DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller may be falling down at the 2 after long, 40-YD gains.
Tyrod Taylor: Baltimore still has a stout front seven, but TyGod to Watkins should be happening early and often. If the play breaks down, then you have those sweet rushing yards to fall back on. Last season, Taylor had 568 rushing yards in 14 games. Cam Newton had 636 in 16 games. Give Tyrod a few more TDs, and he’s made a huge leap.
Derek Carr: New Orleans gave up the most fantasy points to QBs last season. Play this man. Cooper is emerging, Crabtree is reliable, and above all — Carr looks like he’s coming into his own in his third season.
Kirk Cousins: Washington has no semblance of a running game and they’ll be playing from behind. You like that? I like that. Cousins will be forced to throw all day. He’ll have some interceptions, but he’ll have some touchdowns too.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 27, 2016