Fantasy Football Week 1: Start and Sit

Eddie Brown, The San Diego Union-Tribune on

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By now you've read my fantasy football team profiles, picked your sleepers, avoided busts and executed a draft (or several). I'm down to three fantasy teams this season (had to trim the fat).

No matter how well you drafted, there's always going to be tough calls to make when setting your lineup(s) throughout the season.

Because I'm a compassionate human being, my weekly "start and sit" column (normally posted online every Thursday morning) is back to help you deal with those difficult decisions.

My companion "add and drop" piece will also return next week (going live every Tuesday morning) to help you with your waiver wire moves.

As per usual, the only thing I don't do is drop kicker knowledge. You're on your own with kickers. Good luck!

Here's my best bets for Week 1:



Obvious starters: Derrick Henry (TEN), Baker Mayfield (CLE), Nick Chubb (CLE), Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE).

Who to start: Decent volume should help Corey Davis (TEN) maintain flex value. A healthy Delanie Walker (TEN) should return top 10 value at the position. Adam Humphries (TEN) has WR2 upside in PPR, but I wouldn't start him in standard. Jarvis Landry (CLE) maintains his value in PPR.

Who to sit: Hopefully, you drafted a quarterback with more upside than Marcus Mariota (TEN). Dion Lewis (TEN) only managed 144 total yards over the final four games last season and the Titans want to involve Henry more in the passing game. A.J. Brown (TEN) is a very talented rookie receiver, but I'd like to see how he's utilized before recommending. The Titans have traditionally been good at containing tight ends like David Njoku (CLE). Rashard Higgins (CLE) only deserves attention in the deepest leagues.


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