Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 1
The fantasy football season is finally here! I repeat, the fantasy football season is finally here! If you haven’t seen the official Couch League Draft Party video please do us a huge favor and watch it ASAP.
Now that we got the formalities out of the way, I want to send everyone who reads this weekly list good vibes as we embark on another long fantasy season together. I will be your fantasy shaman, if you will, guiding you through the choppy waters of the inevitable injuries and bye weeks that will test your mental fortitude.
If you are new to this column I will provide you with some brief context. The players that I am highlighting are not the studs that you typically draft in the first 2-3 rounds, so please do not ask me why I don’t have Cmac or Dalvin Cook on the list.
Now without further ado…let’s get ready for some football!!!
DeVonta Smith – Eagles WR
The Slim Reaper is poised to start the year as the undisputed WR1 on a resurgent Eagles offense who is finally committed to Jalen Hurts as their QB of the future (for now). The two have built in chemistry after spending a year as college teammates at Alabama, and will look to continue their Crimson Tide connection against a porous Falcons secondary who was the worst in the league a season ago.
DeVonta Smith Week 1 Projections: 6 receptions, 87 receiving yards, 2 TD’s
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Week 1 Sit ’em
Damien Harris – Patriots RB
Harris is widely considered to be a breakout candidate as the undisputed RB1 for the Patriots. With the recent departure of Sony Michel to the Rams, the likely beneficiary of those vacant touches is Harris, with veteran pass-catching backfield mate James White likely getting some of the 3rd down work.
That may be the case, but the Patriots have a tough matchup against a stingy Miami Dolphins run defense that tied for the 9th fewest rushing TD’s last season. Add into the mix a few touches for rookie preseason MVP Rhamondre Stevenson and you have a backfield that you should fade in Week 1.
Damien Harris Week 1 Projections: 59 rushing yards, 1 reception, 5 receiving yards, 0 TD’s
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If you have any questions about your lineup for this week, you can find me on our Facebook group, Fantasy Couch Fam. My name is Mike Mital on there, by the way.
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