Week 1 Quarterbacks
By Jesse Jordan
Welcome to the 2014 Fantasy Football Season. By now most of you have finished your drafts and are seeking Start/Sit advice. You can use these ranks to make those decisions. There are a lot of big QB scoring matchups this weekend, and I will try to touch on a few of them.
Peyton Manning vs. Andrew Luck
If this year is anything like last year we will hear about this matchup in all the pregame shows on Sunday. Regardless of how much you think it is overhyped this will be a slugfest. Each QB will throw for 300+ yards and multiply TD’s. If you own either of these guys you must START THEM.
Drew Brees vs. Matt Ryan
Last season Brees didn’t play very well on the road, take that thought and shove it, as this is opening day and indoors. Brees will bring the heat. Matty Ice may have loss Tony Gonzalez but having the healthy duo of Julio and Roddy back will definitely provide some kick. Besides the Clots/Broncos game this will be the highest scoring game of the week.
Stafford vs Giants D, Foles vs. Jaguars, Cutler vs Bills
All three of these guys have very favorable matchups. Unless you own the 4 guys mentioned above all 3 of these guys must be started this weekend.
Players to Avoid
Even though Rodgers is coming in at #7 this week I would look at your backups matchup and consider possibly playing it. Rodgers is either going to be very bad or very good, hence why I left in the top 10 as it is a risk/reward situation. I would also look elsewhere if I were in a situation where I had to start Romo, Rivers, or Newton.
Sleepers of the Week
Look for Bryan Hoyer to light up the Steelers defense and Eli Manning to either be really good or very, very bad against the Lions.
Player Team Opponent
1 Peyton Manning Broncos Colts
2 Drew Brees Saints Falcons
3 Andrew Luck Colts Broncos
4 Nick Foles Eagles Jaguars
5 Matthew Stafford Lions Giants
6 Matt Ryan Falcons Saints
7 Aaron Rodgers Packers Seahawks
8 Jay Cutler Bears Bills
9 Tom Brady Patriots Dolphins
10 Robert Griffin III Redskins Texans
11 Cam Newton Panthers Buccaneers
12 Colin Kaepernick 49ers Cowboys
13 Russell Wilson Seahawks Packers
14 Andy Dalton Bengals Ravens
15 Ben Roethlisberger Steelers Bengals
16 Tony Romo Cowboys 49ers
17 Phillip Rivers Chargers Cardinals
18 Carson Palmer Cardinals Chargers
19 Bryan Hoyer Browns Steelers
20 Eli Manning Giants Lions