Here we are folks, week one. Might need to consult the magic 8-ball a little more than normal here given the fact that we're just starting the season but more or less we can figure out the matchups to exploit.
OAK @NOS: And vice versa. Basically if you have Drew Brees or Derek Carr, they're starting for you. Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree will be solid starts for the Raiders and Brandin Cooks for the Saints. Might hold off on starting Michael Thomas until we see his usage. Coby Fleener will be a must-start at TE, but Clive Walford is a "wait and see". Solid Starts: Brees, Carr, Cooper, Fleener, Cooks Good Starts: Crabtree Dice Rolls: Thomas, Walford
ATL vs. TBB: We are generally down on Matt Ryan this year, but if he's going to have any big games it'll be against division foes not named Carolina. Tampa's defense is still a work in progress and we expect Ryan to come out guns blazing after a generally disappointing 2015 season. Obviously Julio Jones is a must-start and Mohamed Sanu is an interesting DFS play if you want to blow the budget elsewhere. Solid Start: Jones Good Start: Ryan Dice Roll: Sanu
LAR @SFO: The Rams will want to play this one smart: rely on their defense and slow the Chip Kelly machine down as much as possible. If you're a Gurley owner, you can pretty much bank on 100+ total yards and a TD to start the season. If you're in a PPR format and are reaching for a flex play, Benny Cunningham may have some value, especially if the Rams are in heavy pass mode. Solid Start: Gurley PPR-only: Cunningham
HOU vs. CHI: No need to test out ALL of the new toys at once. Brock Osweiler can just calmly hand the ball to Lamar Miller and let him run wild over the Bears' defense. Sure, Chicago's made some defensive improvements but hard to imagine they'll be able to contain Miller both between the tackles and outside as a pass-catcher. No RBBC here. It's Miller and Miller only. Solid Start: Miller