The NFL season officially began on Thursday, which also meant the fantasy football season began as well. That might have been good or bad for your fantasy team, depending on whether or not you have Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees on your team.
If you are already losing in your fantasy league, make sure that you have the right players on your roster to counter your opponent.
Players to Avoid:
Peyton Manning: If anyone has Manning in their starting lineup, they clearly do not pay attention to the NFL, and will probably never find this article. I just felt it necessary to put his name on this list, just in case.
Chad Henne: Henne and the Dolphins are going up against the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. Henne is not generally picked up in fantasy drafts, but MSF founder Jerod Morris selected him in an MSF writers fantasy draft, so take that for what it’s worth. Henne was never much more than an average quarterback, and that is all he will likely ever be.
Foster might tough it out and play, but that could further aggravate his injury and leave him out for a significant length of time. But remember, never let Arian Foster know that you are concerned about his injury in relation to your fantasy team, or he might call you “sick”.
Players to Start:
Colt McCoy: McCoy will begin his first full season as Browns starting quarterback against the lowly Bengals. The Browns are a better team than the Bengals on paper, and should prove it on the field. He should be able to throw for at least two TD’s, and will likely get more. Look for him to be among the Top 10 QB’s this week in the fantasy point of view.
Jamaal Charles: Charles and the Chiefs will take on Buffalo, which should be an easy win for the Chiefs. Charles is projected as a Top 5 back in most fantasy ratings, and he should prove that on Sunday.
Benjamin Watson: The weakness of the Browns’ receiving corps boosts Watson’s stock. He was a primary target for Colt McCoy last season, and should continue to be a main target this year.