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NFL fantasy advice after Week 1

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Roar Guru
12th September, 2018

In Week 1 of the NFL season we saw some unexpected turns. Let’s talk about some of the players and events that surprised us but should not influence us on making unnecessary moves, like picking up or dropping the wrong players.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
We’ve seen this from time to time, Fitzpatrick playing past his expectation when least expected and vice versa. Not only are the Bucs up against a much better defense in Week 2, but Jameis Winston should be clear to play in Week 4. I wouldn’t bother picking up or even starting the bearded one for Week 2.

Alfred Morris
When Jerick McKinnon was injured before Week 1 (ending his season) it seemed clear that Alfred Morris would see the most running attempts, but in Week 1 we saw Alfred Morris and Matt Breida share the ball almost equally.

They may be competing for the spot or we may even see a Coleman/Freeman style coming from San Francisco this year, either way, Week 2 is not a good time to start Morris and hope for the best, better to bench him and keep an eye on that backfield duo in Week 2.

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Hype is building for the new NFL season. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Deshaun Watson
if you started this guy last week then do not be discouraged. I know New England’s secondary was one of the worst last year, but don’t forget, Watson averaged about 30 fantasy points a game before his season ending injury last year. Here’s some more good news, Will Fuller could be active for Week 2.

James Conner
Another disappointing event in week 1 of this NFL season was realising Le’Veon Bell was still a no show and could be for who knows how long.

If you’re lucky, James Connor might still be available in your league. Connor saw 31 touches for 135 yards. That’s more than any other RB in week 1!

Pick up James and use him while you can before Bell comes back.


Quincy Enunwa
With Sam Darnold as the new franchise quarterback in New York, it wasn’t hard to see who was getting the most targets on Mondays blowout against the Lions.

Quincy Enunwa was targeted ten times, the next WR with the most targets on his team was Terelle Pryor with only three targets.

Jermaine Kearse may be active in Week 2, so if you can afford it, I would suggest picking up Enunwa if avalalible and benching him this week – unless Kearse is still ruled out, then start Enunwa for sure.