Let’s take a look at Fantasy Football Frenzy Week 1 Takeaways. Buffalo displayed to the league what a super bowl team should look like with a road upset against the defending champions LA Rams. Their defense finished with seven sacks, three interceptions, and allowed 10 points. Buffalo finished the week as DEF3. Despite two interceptions, Josh Allen finished with 297 yards, three touchdowns, 56 rushing yards, and one rushing touchdown.
Break It Down
The one o’clock games showed who wasn’t ready for the season. Interceptions and fumbles left and right, the product of football was sloppy to start the season. No preseason practice could prepare a team for what the Bears and 49ers had to play in. Sending a reminder to fantasy managers how important it is to check the weather reports while setting their lineups. The Bears pulled off the victory at home. Darnell Mooney’s owners need to be patient as the elements played a role in his three targets, one reception, and eight-yard stat line. Sunnier days are ahead. Joe Burrow threw for 338 yards and two touchdowns. Are fantasy owners worried about those four interceptions? The Steelers pulled off the upset in the jungle but left with a huge question mark. Najee Harris left the game with a foot injury and could be out for multiple weeks.
Matt Ryan’s debut with the Colts ended in a tie with the Texans. D’Andre Swift rushed for 144 against the Eagle’s “talented” defense, but Philadelphia pulled out the 38-35 victory lead behind their shiny new wide receiver AJ Brown. Brown had 10 catches for 155 yards. All three Eagles running backs scored a touchdown. Miami and Minnesota took care of business at home, respectively, holding Green bay and New England to seven points each. Justin Jefferson went off for a league-leading 184 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Did anyone see Carson Wentz and the Commanders? Wentz played like his typical self. Careless mistakes but led his team to victory with his big play ability. Wentz finished with 313 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions. The Giants and Saints pulled off a tough-fought road win against the Titans and Falcons. Derrick Henry and Saquan Barkley both showed their surgical repaired bodies still functioning. Michael Thomas had quite the comeback himself with five catches for 57 yards and two touchdowns. Did Kamara have court? Lamar Jackson led the Ravens to a dominant win over the J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS with a three-touchdown performance.
Fantasy Football Frenzy Week 1 Story Lines
The Chiefs came to play. Mahomes led the chiefs to victory with five passing touchdowns. Kelce finished as a tight end one. Kyler Murray and Hollywood Brown connected for their first touchdown since college, but the game was never close. The Chargers took care of business at home against the Raiders. Carr struggled at times but had no trouble reconnecting with his former teammate Davante Adams for 164 yards.
The biggest storyline for week one may be the health of Dak Prescott after the Sunday Night loss to the Buccaneers. Dak is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a fractured hand. Fracturing the hearts of all the cowboy fans.
The judge has arrived. Jerry Jeudy and the end zone met in week 1. A 67-yard touchdown gave Jeudy his first score with his new Qb. The Monday night game featured Russell Wilsons return to Seattle as a Bronco.
Update: Najee Harris’s MRI results came back negative for any breaks. His week two status is questionable.
- QB- Pat Mahomes 360 passing yards, five touchdowns, zero interceptions
- WR- Justin Jefferson 184 receiving yards, two touchdowns
- WR- Davante Adams 141 receiving yards, one touchdown
- WR- Cooper Kupp 128 receiving yards, one touchdown
- RB- Saquon Barkley 164 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown
- RB- Jonathan Taylor 161 rushing yards, one touchdown
- TE- Travis Kelce 121 receiving yards, one touchdown
- K- Younghoe Koo four field goals, two extra points
- DEF- Pittsburg seven sacks, four interceptions, one fumble recovery, one touchdown
QB: Carson Wentz (12% rostered)- Week 2 @ Det. If your plan for the season was to stream Qbs this season, you may want to reconsider and add Wentz while you still can. The Commanders are loaded with talent on the offense. McLaurin, Samuel, Dotson, Gibson, and Mckissic will all play a role in this offense. A tight end sleeper to keep an eye on is Logan Thomas. Robinson is also on track to return in five weeks, so the depth at running back is there too.
RB: Rex Burkhead (13% rostered)- If you reached for Dameon Pierce, you maybe doubt if you want to play fantasy football again. Burkhead played 71% of the snaps and appeared to be the running back of choice in Houston. Ride the wave while it lasts. Pierce will eventually take over, but until then, Burkhead holds rb2/flex appeal.
Jaylen Warren (5% owned)- Harris owners need to handcuff this man now. Even if Harris can play week two, Pittsburg will try to give the UDFA camp breakout more touches. Sophomore slump for Harris?
Dontrell Hillard (7% owned)- The Titans are going to be a run-first team no matter what. Hillard proved he could play last year when Henry was injured. He could have flex appeal in PPR leagues.
Isiah Pacheco (31% owned)- Pacheco proved his hype, rushing for 62 yards and a touchdown in garbage time. CEH is still clearly the RB1 at the time, but don’t be surprised if Pacheco starts taking touches for him in meaningful minutes. One mistake, though, and he can end up in the Big Red doghouse.
Keep an Eye on the Wire
WR: Curtis Samuel (6% owned)- Samuel was hungry to return and prove haters wrong last year. Unfortunately, by the time he returned to the team, Washington was out of it and the victim of poor QB play. The veteran receiver is going to demand a target share and his gadget playability is an added bonus. Samuel was also taking snaps in the backfield, giving him a WR2/3 appeal.
Devin Duvernay (31% owned)- Duvernay had himself a nice day, catching two touchdowns for 54 yards. The targets are a concern, but the combo would add some value if you are a Lamar Jackson owner.
Robbie Anderson (11% rostered)- Like Duvernay, Anderson is going to be a touchdown-dependent wide receiver. His big play ability offers a high ceiling, but the potential for a goose egg is always there.
Jarvis Landry (42% rostered)- Thomas is clearly the wide receiver one in New Orleans. Landry was still able to produce 114 yards with nine targets. He could provide owner’s WR2/3 appeal if he stays on the field.
TE: Gerald Everett (28% rostered)- Keenan Allen is expected to miss time. This could elevate Everett from a streamer to a starter. He had a touchdown this week against the Raiders; ride the hot hand.
Fantasy Football Frenzy Week 1 Honorable Mentioned
J. Dotson, D. Carter, M. Hardman, G. Wilson, K. Herbert, L. Thomas, JD McKissic, J Wilson Jr, Carolina D, Green Bay D, Cleveland D.
- Tee Higgens- concussion
- Dak Prescott- fractured hand
- Allen Lazard- missed week one
- Harrison Butker- left the game with a foot injury. He did return
- Keenan Allen- hamstring
- Mac Jones- back
- Wandale Robinson- knee
- Derek Barnett- knee out for the season
- TJ Watt- torn peck
- Najee Harris- foot
- Elijah Mitchell- knee
- Chris Godwin- hamstring
Fantasy Football Frenzy Week 1 Takeaways. Stay Tuned for more.
Passionate outdoorsman and fan of the PGA, NFL, MLB, NASCAR, NHL, NBA, or NCAA.