A great man once said, It is better to be lucky than good. And there’s no better time to get lucky in fantasy football than after the opening week of play as a top discount priority.
We are one of those lucky souls. 1 priority for pickup this week, allowing us to claim the most sudden standout of Week 1. A player who was drafted by almost no one during the summer, but is already being compared to last season’s revelation, the Jaguars’ James Robinson.
Say hello to the leading rushers at the National Football Conference: San Francisco Rookie Eliza Mitchell.
Louisiana rookie put into action after starter Rahim Mostart Went down with a knee injury that would sideline him for the rest of the season. Mitchell ran for 104 yards and a touchdown. And there may be more to come in the coming weeks, thanks to Michelle, 49, and your humble narrator’s fantasy team.
Michelle won’t be the only Week 1 standout coveted by the fantasy maven this week. These companions are:
Latvius Murray (Ravens RB) – The former Viking received a touchdown in his first game with Baltimore on Monday night. He’ll share the backfield with Tyson Williams, but the Ravens’ running game is always going strong. We are thinking that Murray will be the favorite player near the goal line.
Mark Ingram (Texan RB) – While many thought he had passed his finish date, Ingram ran 26 times for 85 yards and a touchdown in Houston’s victory over Jacksonville. His rivals for touch, David Johnson and Philip Lindsay combined for only 12 carries for 65 yards. Ingram is worth grabbing, at least until he runs out of gas in a few weeks.
Mike Williams (Chargers WR) – Quickly becoming a favorite of phenom quarterback Justin Herbert, Williams was targeted 12 times against Washington on Sunday. His eight catches and one touchdown for 82 yards could easily be replicated in the Chargers’ offensive attack.
Cole Beasley (Bills WR) — He has been in the limelight for his anti-vaccine stance, but Beazley was in the limelight on Sunday, being targeted 13 times by Buffalo QB Josh Allen. He caught eight passes for 60 yards and will be a reliable receiver throughout the season as defense focuses on stopping Stephen Diggs.
Jameis Winston (Saints QB) – The New Orleans’ new quarterback completed only 14 passes on Sunday, but went for a remarkable five touchdowns. The most notable number for Winston was his number of interceptions: zero. Coach Sean Peyton may be able to make Winston a star again.
Jared Goff (Lions QB) – Matthew Stafford passed half of the trade for 338 yards and three TDs, mostly because Detroit was playing catchup all day on Sunday. But this is going to be the natural state of lions throughout the season. If you’re a fan of the garbage time statistic padding, you’ll love the 2021 version of the former No. 1 pick.
How long will it be until the Giants’ Saxon Barclay Is One of the NFL’s Best Running Backs Again? It certainly won’t be Thursday night, so you might want to bench him against the Washington football team. … the same goes for Jacksonville RB James Robinson, which was a non-factor in the opener and would have even less room to run against Denver. … of Kansas City Clyde Edwards-Heller Was also an ineffective opener and should not have been better vs Baltimore. …you should keep the QB until Tennessee’s offensive line remembers how to block for him Ryan Tannehill Out of your lineup including Sunday vs Seahawks. … and as long as you always have the former Vikings WR. should start Stephen Diggs, he will have to fight hard against Miami’s top secondary.
Starting with Thursday night’s Washington-Giants game, there are two guys we particularly like: WFT running back Antonio Gibson and giants wideout sterling shepard. … Bad Run Defense Should Be a Boost for Denver melvin gordon (vs Jaguars) and of New England Damien Harris (vs Jets). … of Cleveland baker mayfield Will bring the Texans back to reality after their stunning opener. … Justin Herbert And Dak Prescott Both would post huge numbers in the Chargers-Cowboys matchup. … the Packers will be back strongly after their first week of embarrassment, which means big numbers for the usual suspects and WRs Marquez Valdes-Scantling. … and now that go’mar chase The ball has stopped to drop, Cincinnati rookie WR should post good numbers against an overrated Bears defense.
While Mostart suffered an injury in the first weekend of Season 1, Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was not far behind. His hip injury may cost him a raise for the rest of this season taylor heinke 1 for WFT. … Denver Wideout Jerry Judy Suffered a high ankle sprain which looked very bad on the video. He’ll be out for four to six weeks, making for more goals for him. cortland sutton And KJ Hamler. … Dallas WR Michael Gallup (calf) can remember up to five weeks, so Amari Cooper And cd lamb Will keep posting more. Listed as notable in the suspect in Cleveland WR. Are included Odell Beckham Jr. and philly tight end Zach Ertz.
While most Minnesota fans would like to forget all about the opening week’s loss in Cincinnati, the game was not a total loss. Now We Know Who Will Be the Choice to Get Vikings’ No. 3 Pass: Second Year Wide KJ Osborne. The former Miami Hurricanes caught seven passes for 76 yards and earned plenty from Vikings coaches. He may find himself regularly open as defense is his focus Justin Jefferson And Adam Thielen. Pick it up, park it on your bench, and see if it blooms.
Giants in Washington (-3):
to select: Washington 7
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