Skip to main content

Week 1 Start/Sit and more

Tick tock, FFers, the fantasy season starts tomorrow. Are you as psyched as I am? Yes, I can only imagine that you'll be waking up with an extra bounce in your step, too. And perhaps will spend way too much time online browsing the matchups and FF experts' suggestions. I'll probably say this a thousand times this season but when making lineup decisions, remember to listen to your gut and what you know about this fine sport more than just blindly relying on expert advice. Experts are awesome, they usually know a lot about the fantasy scene...but trust yourself, too.

Now that the first pep talk of the season is past us, let's get to Week 1 prep, which is particularly chock-full of start/sit advice tonight:
  • Need to make some tweaks to your squad before the season begins? If you're going the waiver wire route, one of the best sources you can turn to is Rotoworld's weekly Waiver Wired, which addresses players that could be available in both shallow and deep leagues. Good stuff. 
  • PPR leaguers might want to read up on FFToolbox.com's Week 1: PPR Watch to get some advice on how confident (or uncertain) you can be about starting a handful of guys ranging from Arian Foster to Pierre Garcon to Chris Cooley. 
  • We've got a few more Week 1 rankings to take a look at:
    • This one might be of particular interest for those of you in leagues with a flex spot - CBSSports.com has a new rankings feature, Week 1 Top 150s, this year that's meant for those trying to decide how to fill their flex. Take a look, let me know what you think.
    • The Bruno Boys are rolling out their rankings for the week and for now they've got only their Running Back and Quarterback rankings up.
  • One of my favorite reads each week in past seasons has been ProFootballWeekly.com's Ten most intriguing players series - it's a nice wrap-up of the latest word on a lot of big names on the fantasy scene and it's good to see it back.
  • And now let's wrap up with the start/sit links:

Comments

Unknown said…
Great posts, lets see the consensus start/sit list.

Everyone is saying to sit Flacco. I consider C. Henne as a decent #2 QB but I would have a hard time starting him over Flacco this week. Thoughts?
Anonymous said…
Are there any good sites that address dyansty leagues?
Anonymous said…
I have a question, most sites provide rankings for each week, but those are usually based mainly on how they will perform for that week. Do you know of any sites that will rank players based on how they will do for the rest of the season? That way, I can answer questions about who to pick/drop for the long haul of the season. Or, is it better to pick up Player A and keep him on my bench, just in case, or hold onto my Player B, just in case I need him. Thanks! And thanks for an awesome site!

Popular posts from this blog

Back on the fantasy wagon

With my library conferences behind me (for a few weeks at least), I can now concentrate on fantasy football again. If you happen to be a librarian and are interested in how my co-presenter and I tied together fantasy football and information literacy, check out my co-presenter’s blog . Though I imagine most of you would much rather catch up on the following football news and thoughts for the week: I remain a bit dazed and confused by my certainty last summer that Cedric Benson was going to rock my RB2 world in 2007. Didn’t happen and now he’s moved onto ankle surgery, alleged intoxication and resisting arrest on boats. Awesome. You can practically taste Matt Forte’s value skyrocketing here. In fact, wondering about rookie RBs in general? Well then check out FF Xtreme’s The Day After: Ranking the Rookie Running Backs . I love reading articles or stats that challenge my preconceived notions – The Fifth Down’s Chad the Completion Percentage Machine does just that. No offense to thos

Streaming Defenses - Week 16

Don't know about you all, but in our house this week is just chock full of events, visiting with family, and getting organized for our upcoming time off over the holidays. Lots of scrambling going on around here and attempts to install some sense of gratitude in my boys. What am I grateful for this season? Many things but let's start with Bob. Bob has been my fantasy football rock, coming back week after week to post. Hats off to you, Bob, and thank you for your diligent work and research. So here he is with this year's final streaming defense post.  Well it’s the last week of the Fantasy Football Playoffs in most leagues, and my last post of the season. I hope you all found these posts useful. And if I failed you, you have to murder a lot more experts before you get to me. I myself have had a terrible playoff season. I’m out of all but one of my leagues due to the weird games the last two weeks. Between weather that didn’t materialize to normally consistent players co

A hiatus

Update:  It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you all that yesterday, August 30th, I delivered our stillborn daughter, Caroline Mary. This has been an almost surreal and definitely heartbreaking experience and I appreciate the support in each and every one of your notes. Caroline will be honored and loved always. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your thoughts and prayers - they mean the world to our family. I have been a very poor blogger this month and feel I owe you all an explanation, particularly as this is crunch time for draft prep. I hope this is not too personal of a look into my life since I know most of you are just here for the football. I am nearly 18 weeks pregnant and we have learned that our baby (a little girl!) has triploidy, a chromosomal abnormality that means she has three copies of every chromosome instead of the normal two. The doctors have explained that it's a completely random occurrence and fairly rare that she has made it this far along, but tha