Week 1 is finally here and although the season has not technically started yet, I have some interesting streaming options that could help you start off your season with a kick.

Quarterbacks

Nick Foles (Jax): The Kansas City Chiefs were ranked 31st in passing yards allowed last season. Although the Jaguars consider themselves a run first team, the Chiefs are going to put up points early and often. For them to stay in the game, they are going to have to put the newest member on their team to work. He may not have the best wide receiving corps in the league, but he has very capable wide receivers who can create space and get open. Look for Foles to try and impress the fans and his teammates at home this Sunday.

Jimmy Garoppolo (SF): Jimmy G is officially back from a scary injury last year. There isn’t anything better than coming back to a loaded offense. His weapons range from Kittle and Goodwin to Coleman and Pettis. The 49ers travel on the road to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They had the 26th worst passing defense last year and nothing has happened in the off-season for me to think they won’t be just as bad this year compared to last year. Start Jimmy G with confidence in a game that should produce a lot of points.

Wide Receivers

Paul Richardson (Was): The Eagles were ranked 30th overall in passing defense last season and the Redskins receiving core is very limited. I think the redskins will get down early and have to pass a lot to try to stay in the game. Besides Jordan Reed, Paul Richardson is the only reliable receiver on that team. It is not a sexy play but I think Richardson has a safe floor.

James Washington (Pit): It is always a fun game when the Steelers play the Patriots. The departure of Brown and Bell opened up a lot of targets that need to be given out and it looks like Washington is ready to fill those shoes left behind. In the preseason, Washington solidified himself as the wr2 in the offense. With the number one corner shadowing JuJu, expect Washington to go unnoticed and have a solid game. He has flex appeal this week.

Tight Ends

Kyle Rudolph (Min): The Vikings kick off their season at home against the Falcons who were ranked 27th overall in passing defense last year. The Vikings locked up Rudolph in the off season with a new contract, and he is looking to say thank you by putting on a solid performance right out of the gate. If he scores a touchdown, he easily pays off. Don’t hesitate to start him if you need help at the tight end position.

Delanie Walker (Ten): Delanie Walker is coming off an injury that ended his season last year. Let’s not forget that he is by far Mariota’s favorite target. He is going up against a Browns team that was ranked 25th overall in passing defense last year. This is also a game I expect the Browns to get an early lead which will force the Titans to throw the ball. Start Walker with confidence.

Kickers

Jason Myers (Sea): I expect the Seahawks to dominate this game, which means there will be plenty of opportunities for Meyers to rack up points. Start him with confidence.

Dan Bailey (Min): Bailey is one of the most accurate kickers in the league and he should get some opportunities against a shaky falcons defense.

Defenses/ST

Detroit Lions: The Cardinals have a good offense on paper but I will like to see if they can produce on the field. Their offensive line is still bad and Kyler Murray is playing in his first NFL game so you can expect some nerves running through his body. The Lions could and should take advantage of that.

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  1. howie2978 says:
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    Kyler Murray or Garappolo for Week 1?

    • Kobi

      Kobi says:
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      Kyler has more upside, but his floor is lower than Jimmy G. I would personally start Jimmy G knowing how bad the Bucs defense is. Until Kyler Murray proves himself, I will take a backseat on him.

  2. I-R0K says:
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    ESPN 10 team Standard H2H

    Trying to gauge how good Jameis Winston might be to start Week 1.

    Add Jameis Winston and drop Kyler Murray?

    Would you start Jameis Winston of Baker Mayfield?

    • Kobi

      Kobi says:
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      You should definitely add Jameis Winston but I’m not sure you should drop Kyler Murray. Kyler Murray has great upside for the year, so you should try to hang on to him. Between Jameis and Baker, they both have good matchups so it comes down to who’s the better quarterback and who has the better team. Although I love Winston this year and this week, I would say start Mayfield as slightly the safer option.

  3. Matt says:
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    ESPN 10 team Standard H2H

    Trying to gauge how good Jameis Winston might be to start Week 1.

    Add Jameis Winston and drop Kyler Murray?

    Would you start Jameis Winston or Baker Mayfield?

    • Kobi

      Kobi says:
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      You should definitely add Jameis Winston but I’m not sure you should drop Kyler Murray. Kyler Murray has great upside for the year, so you should try to hang on to him. Between Jameis and Baker, they both have good matchups so it comes down to who’s the better quarterback and who has the better team. Although I love Winston this year and this week, I would say start Mayfield as slightly the safer option.

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