2011 Fantasy Football: Week One

Friday, 09 September 2011 11:49 AM Written by 

START (Players that should do better than their predicted projections)

Cardinals_5F00_LKevin Kolb -While Kolb wasn't all that impressive as an Eagle last year, he's in a new place with new players and new bigger expectations.  Kolb has a relatively easy task at home against the Panthers this week.  It should be a nice "get to know and love your new QB, Arizona" week.

Colts_5F00_LJoseph Addai - With so much transition and problems at QB, the Colts will most likely rely on a little more on their ground game than they have in the past.  Addai could end up getting a very heavy workload this week as Kerry Collins has barely had any time to adjust to his new team.

Redskins_5F00_LTim Hightower - I'm going to go with my gut (and the fact that he's looked spectacular in the preseason) on this one, as I wouldn't typically want to have my RB up against the Giants.  However, the Redskins commitment to the run and what he's done in the preseason makes him tough to bench.

Dolphins_5F00_LDavone Bess - For some reason or another, Bess always has some of his best games against New England.  A 10 catch 117 yard performance two years ago and 8 catch, 96 yard performance last year.  Both were at home like it will be this Monday.

Vikings_5F00_LPercy Harvin - Harvin finished strong last year and he should be Donovan McNabb's favorite target out there.


Titans_5F00_LTennessee Titans D/ST - Luke McCown will get the start for Jacksonville and receive a very unpleasant surprise when he sees nobody worthy to throw the football to on Sunday.  The Titans should eat up this offense all day long and force plenty of mistakes.

BENCH (Players that may not live up to their predicted projections)

Cowboys_5F00_RTony Romo - I realize you probably drafted Romo to be your starter, but it would be best if he just sits this one out.  NY Jets defense, in NY on the 10 year anniversary of 9/11.  That place is going to be rocking and Romo is going to get rocked.

Texans_5F00_RArian Foster - ESPN's Adam Schefter reported today that "signs now point to Derrick Ward and Ben Tate carrying the load" in Week One.  Foster's hamstring is expected to keep him out for at least one game, so don't look for a repeat performance of last year's Week One.

Ravens_5F00_RRay Rice - It always tough to bench your first rounder in Week One, but you will have to do that this week when Rice plays the Steelers.  I played Michael Turner against the Steelers in Week One last year and regretted it as he did nothing.  Don't make the same mistake I did.

Cowboys_5F00_RDez Bryant/Miles Austin - I wouldn't want any part of that Jets secondary, you shouldn't either.


Rams_5F00_RSt. Louis Rams D/ST - I don't know why you would ever play them ever, but they're ranked in the top half of defenses this week as they'll play against the Eagles.  I'm pretty sure you won't get any fantasy points for missing tackles on Michael Vick.

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