Fantasy Football Week One: Start, Sit, And Sleeper

By Troy Jefferson

Start

Matt Ryan (Falcons QB)– New Orleans was 31st against the pass last year and Matt Ryan has Julio Jones and Roddy White at his disposal. The Falcons were 6th in passing yards last year as well.

Robert Griffin III (Redskins QB)– there aren’t many more favorable matchups for quarterbacks than the Philadelphia Eagles. RG3 has a fully healthy Pierre Garcon and Fred Davis which should only make one of the most dynamic players in the NFL even better.

C.J. Spiller (Bills RB)– Spiller should see the the ball early and often all season. The Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator said they would give Spiller the ball “until he throws up.”

Frank Gore (49ers RB)- Gore is the model of consistency couple that with a poor Packers run defense and the 49er running back could be in for a big day.

Dez Bryant (Cowboys WR)– The Cowboy WR should pick up right where he left off after last season. Bryant had 195 receiving yards against the Giants last season.

DeSean Jackson (Eagles WR)– Jackson is a homerun hitter and the Redskins had one of the worst pass defenses last year.

Sit

Russell Wilson (Seahawks QB)– a cross country road trip to Carolina could be tough on Wilson and the Seahawks. The Panthers were 13th in pass defense last year, Wilson threw one touchdown and two interceptions last year in Carolina.

Cam Newton (Panthers QB)- Seattle boasted the sixth best pass defense last year. It’s going to be hard for Newton to complete passes against Richard Sherman and company.

Chris Ivory (Jets RB)– racking up rushing yards against the number one ranked rush defense won’t be easy.

Chris Johnson (Titans RB)– the Steelers are still the Steelers on defense and were a top five unit last year. Pittsburgh will focus on stopping the run and make Jake Locker beat them on Sunday.

Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals WR)– Fitzgerald has a better quarterback this year but has a tough matchup against St. Louis. Last year, the Arizona WR had just three catches for 31 yards in the November meeting.

Mike Wallace (Dolphins WR)– Cleveland has a pretty good secondary and Wallace only had one catch against the Browns last year.

Sleeper

Kyle Rudolph (Vikings TE)– Rudolph had nine touchdowns last year and is arguably the go-to-guy on the Vikings offense. Detroit will be focused on Adrian Peterson which should give the Vikings tight end a chance for some catches.

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