Fantasy Football Week 1: Start’em / Sit’em

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Wide Receiver

Jarvis Landry, @WAS (64%, 8) – Underrated fantasy option this year, who has got open with ease all preseason and looks to be Ryan Tannehill’s favorite target again this season. Landry lack of TDs last year have kept his value down but he has a score this preseason and got a few other end zone looks. I’m expecting big things from Landry and you’ll probably see him on this list until his start percentage is over 75.

Allen Robinson, CAR (61%, 8) – Is limited by the play of QB Blake Bortles, but Robinson was still useful for fantasy purposes last season and should still be Bortles primary target. If Bortles improves a bit in year 2, Robinson could be a fantasy beast.

Steve Smith Jr, @DEN (45%, 8) – Should be the primary WR for the Ravens this year at least early in the season. Smith started last year out strongly before wearing down and I expect a similar scenario in 2015.

Nelson Agholor, @ATL (31%, 7) – The Falcons have a borderline shut-down corner in Desmond Trufant, but serious question marks at their 2nd & 3rd corners one of whom should be matched up against Agholor most of the day. He’s looked polished for a rookie this preseason and should be ready to contribute useful fantasy lines right away.

Charles Johnson. SF (20%, 7) – Was QB Teddy Bridgewater’s go-to guy down the stretch last year. Johnson has the size (6’2 | 217), speed (4.38), and athleticism (39.5″ vert, 11.1 broad) to be a legit #1 WR and could be primed for a breakout season with some improvement from Bridgewater.

Eddie Royal, GB (16%, 7) – Bears WR1 Alshon Jeffrey is questionable, but regardless of whether he plays or not Royal should still see a lot of targets in what could be a very high scoring game.

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Tight End

Delanie Walker @TB (68%, 7) – Coming off an underrated season and assuming Mariota improves the Titans QB situation at least a little, Walker should be even better in 2015. I could see him developing into a reliable safety-valve option for Mariota.

Tyler Eifert, @OAK (42%, 6) – Finally has the tight end position to himself now that Jermaine Gresham is no longer a Bengal. If Eifert can stay healthy, he has the talent to be a top-5 fantasy TE.

Kyle Rudolph, @SF (26%, 6) – Who knows how long Rudolph will stay healthy, so might as well get him in your lineup while you can. He should produce double-digit fantasy points with one of the most TE-friendly OCs in Norv Turner.