Week 1 lineup prep: A wealth of matchup analysis

The Week 1 prep is coming hot and heavy at this point. If you need help setting your roster, check what these experts have to say.

I like to start my preparations for start-sit decisions by reading full matchup analysis, and there’s a wealth of it to start the season. Evan Silva goes into great detail with his predictions at Rotoworld. You can follow that read up with Dave Richard’s take and Nathan Zegura’s facts at CBS.

If you need icing on that cake, RotoExperts.com’s Scott Engel shared his full matchups piece on FantasyPros.com this week with a rundown of guys you should worry about starting in Week 1.

Injuries? Rotoworld’s Chet Gresham has them all detailed in the Week 1 injury roundup.

Need a defense start for Week 1? Jeff Ratcliffe recommends you get the Bucs in your lineup, and I completely agree. Oh, Jets, you will be terrible.

Are you debating whether to trust Jermichael Finley in Week 1? Gridiron Experts’ Bob Talbot goes through the highs and lows…but those are some bold lows, no? If you have a high-ceiling backup for Cam Newton, I’d question how highly you drafted your backup quarterback.

Matthew Berry does his usual with the love and hate, giving Tony Romo some love this week in his matchup against the Giants. The Cowboys and Giants always do have some epic showdowns.

NFL.com’s Adam Rank also runs down the likes and dislikes for the week with recs for all the Patriots fantasy stars.

If you’re debating doing so much tinkering that you go against the rankings out there, I suggest you read Footballguys.com’s Bob Henry’s sleeper piece at FantasyPros.com and/or Nick Mensio’s Week 1 sleepers at Rotoworld. If you go against the grain, at least go against it with one of those recommendations.

That said, I hope you don’t have much tinkering necessary to get a nice lineup for Week 1. Here’s to starting off the season with a win!

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