Week 1 Hot Hands and Cold Shoulders

I’d like to do it up big for our start/sit coverage this season. Rather than just spouting off names, why don’t we add a little element of interactivity?

I’ll starting things off with a few players that could do it up big or stink this week, and you can drop any questions you have in the comments to have them answered before you have to set your roster.

I know we’re running a bit close to game time this week to get a lot of responses, but we’ll kick things off with the article format and then go from there.

Hot Hands

Joey Galloway: For some reason, Galloway always tears it up against the Saints. If you drafted as a WR3, regardless of how many times he makes you starting lineup throughout the year, he should make it there this week.

Detroit WRs: I am sure you own the jersey of one of the Atlanta cornerbacks, but they’re not exactly huge stars. The Detroit passing game should beat the Atlanta defense several times in this matchup. Roy Williams and Calvin Johnson should see a start.

Brett Favre/Jerricho Cotchery: Favre and Cotchery should connect a few times in Pennington’s revenge game down in Miami. While Pennington probably isn’t worth a mention, I’d put all your Jets in a starting spot this week.

Nate Burleson: As the only experienced receiver hitting the field this week for Seattle, Burleson should be the focus of Hasselbeck’s arm. Make sure you start him this week as he has his biggest chance to shine.

Kurt Warner: Geez. Warner starting against the 49ers. What doesn’t sound good?

Detroit D: Mostly because they are playing the Falcons.

Bubble Boys

Ryan Grant: It pains me to bubble Grant, but he has a lot against him this week. He faces Minnesota’s tough defense — that he tore up last year — but now he is without Brett Favre.

Minnesota will most likely game plan for Grant and let Aaron Rodgers get what he can. You might have drafted Grant too high to sit him this week, but if you have other good options, you might want to use them.

Darren McFadden: We’re not exactly sure how much time McFadden will have on the field this week, but considering how bad the Denver defense was against the run last year, you have to expect McFadden to blow some chances out of the water.

He’s a great flex play this week and a borderline RB2 unless you have another REALLY great option at RB. If you drafted him high and expected him to be the next Adrian Peterson, you don’t really have much choice in this one — although that was a bit silly of you.

Roddy White: White will start slow this season with Matt Ryan under center. While he might get some garbage points as Ryan tries to come back on Detroit late, he might not be worth starting this week until you see what Ryan can do. This game against Detroit will probably call for a lot of Michael Turner and not a lot of QB heroics.

Cold Shoulders

Marvin Harrison: I know he’s starting. I know. But you know he’s not the same guy. If you drafted him to be a top receiver, you might be stuck with him, but otherwise, wait on him to see what he’s going to do. This week will probably feature a lot of Addai anyway.

Ronnie Brown: Don’t do it. You should wait on this guy. He’s playing time is no guarantee as long as Ricky Williams is tearing it up. Let him ride the bench for awhile.

Derek Anderson: Let the birdies clear a bit this week from his preseason concussion. Cowboys added Adam Jones — formerly the Pacman — and a rookie to make their corners strong this season.

Lee Evans: He was up and down last season. Sit him this week to see which way he is traveling.

Chris Perry: Running against the Ravens could still be hard. You probably got him as a sleeper. Let him sleep this week.

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  • http://timnew.com/fantasy_sports Tim New

    What about T. Jones and Ricky Williams? Seahawk WR C. Taylor?

    And is Galloway healthy? Last I heard he was 50/50 to play or not play.

  • http://timnew.com/fantasy_sports Tim New

    What about T. Jones and Ricky Williams? Seahawk WR C. Taylor?

    And is Galloway healthy? Last I heard he was 50/50 to play or not play.

  • http://www.fantasyfootballfools.com Jacob

    @Tim New:

    The latest reports put Galloway as probable to start, so as long as that holds up, he’s a definite start this week.

    Thomas Jones and Ricky Williams should be stellar starts in the Brett Favre vs. Chad Pennington showdown. Ricky will BE the offense for the Dolphins while Thomas Jones should see plenty of garbage time when the Jets have the lead. I’d start them both as a RB2.

    Seahawk WRs besides Nate Burleson are all risky. If you have any other options who are guaranteed a start, start them. Without seeing how much time is shared at the second wide receiver spot between the young guys fighting for playing time, none of them are worth taking a chance on this week.

  • http://www.fantasyfootballfools.com Jacob

    @Tim New:

    The latest reports put Galloway as probable to start, so as long as that holds up, he’s a definite start this week.

    Thomas Jones and Ricky Williams should be stellar starts in the Brett Favre vs. Chad Pennington showdown. Ricky will BE the offense for the Dolphins while Thomas Jones should see plenty of garbage time when the Jets have the lead. I’d start them both as a RB2.

    Seahawk WRs besides Nate Burleson are all risky. If you have any other options who are guaranteed a start, start them. Without seeing how much time is shared at the second wide receiver spot between the young guys fighting for playing time, none of them are worth taking a chance on this week.

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