2010 Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 1

Sep 8, 2010

 

Here’s some sit and start advice as you set your lineups for the opening week of the NFL season.

 

Quarterbacks
Start

Jay Cutler – He looked horrible in the preseason, but he faces the Lions in Week 1. He had six TDs with no interceptions against them last year.

 

Alex Smith – Smith takes on Seattle to open the season. He dropped 310 yards and two scores on them last year.

 

Sit:
Joe Flacco – Even if Revis is rusty, the Ravens drew a tough draw in Week 1 against the Jets on the road.

 

Matt Ryan – On the road against Pittsburgh is not a good way to start your season.

 

Running Backs
Start

C.J. Spiller – The Dolphins aren’t a pushover, but this is Spiller’s chance to show what he’s capable of with Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch limited by injuries.

 

Matt Forte – The Bears open the season against the Lions, who ranked 25th in rushing yards allowed and 26th in rushing TDs allowed last year. Plus, Forte contributes in the passing game.

 

Sit:
Ryan Grant – Grant has a tough draw against the Eagles’ 8th ranked run defense. Plus, they are getting Stewart Bradley back.

 

Wide Receivers
Start
Jeremy Maclin – Charles Woodson will focus on DeSean Jackson. With Al Harris out, Maclin should be able to produce.

 

Jacoby Jones – The Texans should be in for a shootout against the Colts. Jones should be able to take advantage of the attention that Andre Johnson commands.

 

Sit:
Mike Sims-Walker – I know he’s playing at home, where he the bulk of his success last year, but he’ll be facing Champ Bailey, who is in a contract year.

 

Derrick Mason – He’s not a good play this week facing the Jets, especially considering Anquan Boldin took over he number one receiver role and T.J. Houshmandzadeh was added to the mix.

 

Tight Ends
Start

Dustin Keller – Baltimore will give the Jets a taste of their own medicine with plenty of blitzes. Look for Keller to be the hot read on some of those blitzes. He has the size and speed to break a tackle and make a dash for the end zone.

 

Sit:
John Carlson – Carlson will have to show something before I endorse him against one of the league’s top defenses.

 

Kicker
Start

Robbie Gould – Get your Bears in your lineup.

 

Sit:
Jason Hanson – There is a good chance he’s rusty after missing all the preseason games.

 

Defenses
Start

Chicago Bears – You had to guess this was coming

 

Miami Dolphins – Great draw against the Bills, even if they are on the road.

 

Sit:
Minnesota Vikings – Do you really want to start your season with a defense playing the Saints?

 

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16 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rotoprofessor
    September 8th, 2010 at 7:29 am #

    Do you think the Texans may focus on the running game, in an attempt to keep the ball out pf Peyton Manning’s hands? If they do, I would think that would hurt Jacoby Jones’ ability to be productive…

  2. LestersLegends
    September 8th, 2010 at 8:12 am #

    That may be their plan, but many have tried and failed to keep the Colts from putting up points. They will want to use Arian Foster plenty, but they are going to need to score if they are going to win.

  3. Brandon
    September 8th, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    Who would you suggest to start at qb Brett Favre, Kyle Orton, or Chad Henne. Also at wr T.J houshmandzadeh or Wes Welker? Advice is appreciated!

  4. LestersLegends
    September 8th, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    I’d go with Welker at WR and Favre at QB.

    Welker is such a force. Brady feeds it to him. Housh will be trying to catch up, plus they have Boldin, Mason, Heap, and Rice.

    I think Miami runs a lot vs. Buffalo and I’m not sure what kind of weapons Orton has. Favre has revenge on his mind. I like his odds.

  5. Lethal Wepon
    September 8th, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    I’m struggling to make a decision between Mike Wallace and Mike Williams (TB) as my 3rd WR. I’m leaning towards Williams because Dennis Dixon will start at QB for Pitt, not that Josh Freeman is the second coming of Peyton Manning.

    Who would you choose?

  6. LestersLegends
    September 8th, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    I’d probably stick with Wallace.

  7. jack
    September 8th, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

    would you play Favre even thought i am starting AP. I also have Orton or Strafford

  8. LestersLegends
    September 8th, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    I would. I think he’s out for revenge. He always comes up big in games like this.

  9. Brandon
    September 9th, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    Who would you start as a WR/RB flex- beanie wells, brandon jacobs, or tj hosh?

  10. LestersLegends
    September 9th, 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    Beanie if he’s healthy enough to go. If no I go Jacobs in standard league and Housh in PPR.

  11. Johnny
    September 10th, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    Malcoym Floyd or Pierre Garcon as WR3 behind Andre Johnson and Brandon Marshall

  12. LestersLegends
    September 10th, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    Don’t think you can go wrong either way. Love that WR quartet. I’d personally lean Garcon because he’s more proven.

  13. jordan
    September 11th, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    Would you start Fred Jackson or Brandon Jacobs as a flex in a standard league?

  14. LestersLegends
    September 11th, 2010 at 7:17 pm #

    I’d go with Jacobs. Not sure what kind of role Jackson will have and Jacobs is more likely to score a TD.

  15. Fantasy Football Cartel
    September 11th, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    Johnny, Malcom Floyd is the guy you want. Garcon is impressive, but he will be Peyton’s second look for most of the game. Malcom is the man in SD now.

  16. LestersLegends
    September 11th, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    Antonio Gates is still the man in SD.

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