It’s back baby! The 2010 Fantasy Football season kicks off with a bang Thursday night with the Vikings looking for a little redemption on “dem Saints”, and we have already been providing you with all the Start Sit advice you can handle—just look below!
Some of you are familiar with what we do around here, while others may be new to us, but either way we gotcha covered in the end.
With the exception of a few players that you know are must starts: Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne, and Calvin Johnson, (you don’t need me to tell you that, right?) there are a bunch of questions at this particular position, so if you notice a name NOT mentioned simply leave a question below and I will get to you before Sunday.
Must Start of the Week: Greg Jennings – Green Bay:
Did you know that Jennings leads the NFL with 21 catches of 40 plus yards, over the past three years? Did you know that the Eagles are very questionable in their overall coverage packages and pass defense? Did you further know that Aaron Rodgers has scored more fantasy points than any other player (standard scoring) in the NFL over the past two years?
Add up columns A, B, and C and you have a great formula for fantasy success.
The Packers O-Line is as healthy as it’s been in recent years, and the Eagles are having trouble covering something as simple as their own preseason mistakes which makes Jennings—the new primary receiver in Green Bay by the way—the Must Start of the Week.
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2. Steve Smith – CAR: It’s redemption time for Smith, and he’s been looking forward to this game for a very long time. Don’t be the guy who misses out, as Smith is primed for a Week One explosion.
3. Roddy White – ATL: The word out of camp is that Matt Ryan and Roddy White have “taken it to the next level” which spells disaster for a Steelers team that gave up 20.2 points a game in 2009 ( the first time of 20+ points given up since 2003) and a Steelers team that blew five of seven fourth quarter leads in 2009. Don’t believe the hype that Steel-town improved greatly on D.
4. Michael Crabtree – SF: Seattle has a lot of work to do on defense, and Crabtree has a lot to prove to not only himself, but apparently TE Vernon Davis after being called out. Believe he will make good on that against the Seahawks.
5. Larry Fitzgerald – ARI: Derek Anderson can do one thing well, and that’s throw the deep ball with great accuracy. Fitz would be higher if the Cardinals didn’t already come out and say they are going to focus more on the run game in 2010…well that and we really have no idea what Anderson will do since it’s week one, but Fitz is still a Top Five start.
6. Steve Smith – NYG: What would the first week of Start-Sit be without a little drama, right? The last time around this pony ride Smith had 70 yards on 7 catches and a single score against the Panthers’ defense, and the Panthers haven’t exactly been exciting anyone on D this preseason. It will be a battle of the Smiths for sure.
7. Louis Murphy – OAK: I like the matchup here against the Titans since the Titans showed in preseason that they still have gaping holes in their coverage, and Murphy showed in preseason he will lead the Raiders in receptions and yards, and TDs this season.
8. Anquan Boldin – BAL: All the hype is to sit Boldin because Revis is back. Really? One great year, followed by a no-show in camp and preseason, followed by a return, and suddenly he’s just gonna shut down Boldin? Nah, don’t think so. Start him with confidence.
9. Devin Aromashodu – CHI: Aromashodu was targeted the most in camp out of the all the receivers, and I have to believe he is going to make the most of his first opening day start against the Lions. Can somebody please get this guy a nick name so we can stop having to spell his name?
10. Austin Collie – IND: I love Collie for two reasons: One, he is a PPR dream, and Two, he has the ability to provide a ton of fantasy points for Standard leaguers as well. He would be higher, but the Colts tend to struggle against the Texans for inexplicable reasons. Collie had 96 yards on 6 grabs against the Texans last year; second only to his success against the Titans.
Must Sit of the Week: Jeremy Maclin – Eagles: It’s going to be hard enough getting the ball to DeSean Jackson as the Eagles get set to face the vaunted Packers’ defense.
But what’s worse, is with a new QB—no matter how good he is—he will inevitably try to slow the game down with passes to the RBs and small crossing routes to TE sensation Brent Celek.
Everything points to a bad matchup for Maclin and I just don’t see him doing anything at all, so yes, you can sit him with confidence…this week!
Two Through Ten:
2. Terrell Owens – CIN: A show of hands, how many people actually believe T.O.’s preseason showing will translate into 16 full games, let alone a good outing against the Patriots disciplined defense? Nah, me either.
3. Yamon Figurs – OAK: Just because Schilens is out, and just because he is a fast KO retun guy doesn’t make him a good start this week. he probably won’t be playing after Week 6 anyway.
4. Jabar Gaffney – DEN: He’s a great late round flyer, and a possible sleeper in Denver right now, but against the Jags in the first week on their home turf just isn’t a good matchup.
5. Braylon Edwards – NYJ: Edwards can’t even keep his weight down let alone make himself a viable receiver in the NFL, let alone in fantasy. If you drafted him, I would consider trying to trade him.
6. Mike Williams – SEA: I LOVE Williams’ potential value this year, but I HATE his matchup against an extremely stingy 49ers defense. keep him sat for this week at least.
7. Mohamed Massaquoi – CLE: Even with Talib out for a one game suspension at corner, Massaquoi doesn’t stand to have a good game since the Browns will ultimately try their hand at a run first approach against Tampa.
8. Laurent Robinson – STL: Until he can show he is a legit No. 1 receiver, he will be under the Sit radar especially against a divisional foe in Arizona.
9. Dwayne Bowe – KC: Oh I know, it’s so taboo to mention a marquee name as a sit. Actually, no it’s not because a name is just a name and San Diego does a good job in shutting this guy down. This is fantasy football, it’s about matchups NOT names!
10. Roy Williams – DAL: The Cowboys run a lot of two receiver sets which makes Williams the odd man out against a pretty good covering team.
The obvious mention here is that there are plenty of names everyone will still be wondering about, so please, feel free to inquire below with your questions and make sure to include you league type and WR roster, and I’ll answer anything you have to ask!
Good luck to everyone this year!
Fuente: Fantasy Knuckleheads