Each week we will take a quick look at some fantasy info helpful for the upcoming slate of action...
Go With Your Guns: You drafted players that high for a reason! It’s pretty hard to prognosticate what is going to happen in Week One of the NFL season. Don’t over think it! There’s no reason to bench guys that you drafted with your first few picks before they’ve even played a snap as a member of your fantasy team.
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QB Jay Cutler (@IND) – Cutler is 11-6 with a 30 TD passes and 19 interceptions in 17 September games during his career, averaging 275.8 passing yards per game in that span. Expect a big opening output against a lowly Cots’ secondary.
RB Doug Martin (vs. CAR) – The Panthers allowed an average of 24 Fantasy points to opposing RBs, which ranked second to last in the league. Look for big things from the rookie right out of the gate.
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RB Shonn Greene (vs. BUF) – The Jets D scored just one offensive touchdown in four preseason games and the Bills are much-improved up front. Greene is a flex play at best, but not one I’m crazy about.
WR Michael Crabtree (at GB) – It’s hard for me to get on the Michael Crabtree train, and with all of the new weapons added in the 49ers offense and a tough Green Bay secondary on tap, owners need to play the wait-and-see approach.
RB Adrian Peterson (knee) – a likely game-time decision head coach Leslie Frazier has indicated Peterson would only “limited exposure” if he were to play against the Jags.
RB Trent Richardson (knee) – less than a month after a knee scope Richardson was able to return to the practice field on Wednesday and head coach Pat Shurmur indicated "If he's ready to go, he will be our starter,''
RB Marshawn Lynch (back) – back spasms have Lynch’s status for Week 1 in up in the air. He was able to participate in walk-thrus with the team on Wednesday, but owners need to continue to monitor this situation playing him in what appears to be a decent matchup vs. Arizona.
QB Russell Wilson (SEA) – If he didn’t get drafted in your league grab him now. He’s a decent backup option with a huge ceiling in 2012.
RB Jonathan Dwyer (PIT) – If Mendenhall can’t get it going, Dwyer could emerge as serious fantasy force. He’s worth a look in your lineup for Week 1.
WR Eddie Royal (SD) – A sneaky sleeper pick for sue, but with the high turnover in the passing game, steady Eddie is going to fit well with Phillip Rivers.