Week 1 Preview and Streaming Options

Friday, Sep 8, 2023 at 9:08 am ET

Week 1 is here, and it's a glorious time for all!! Let's jump right in and identify the best fantasy players and streaming options in each matchup this Sunday/Monday. I will keep it short where I can and expand on players when the time calls. All Week 1 rankings are from Fantasy Nerds, and all 2022 rankings and stats are from Pro Football Reference.

Early Games

Houston Texans vs Baltimore Ravens

Obvious Starters

Lamar JacksonLamar Jackson, Ravens QB: He has a chance to be the top quarterback in fantasy this season and should be in your lineup every week.

J.K. Dobbins, Ravens RB: Dobbins has had his ups and downs, but the Texans allowed the most rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and fantasy points to running backs last season. Jackson says he will run less, and that might leave opportunities for Dobbins to score.

Mark Andrews, Ravens TE: Andrews was the second tight end drafted in many leagues, and he shoulld be in your lineup every week if healthy.

Good Matchups and Streaming Options

There are no outstanding matchups in this game other than for Baltimore running backs, which I already mentioned. One other player to consider is Gus Edwards, the backup running back to Dobbins. Edwards could get some goaline work and will surely get on the field, but he will likely be the third running option behind Jackson and Dobbins.

Others to Consider

Any Wide Receiver, Ravens: Zay Flowers, Rashod Bateman, and Odell Beckham are all former first-round picks, but it's hard to know who will emerge as the top option and if he'll be a regular fantasy starter. I'm skipping all three of these players, but any of them could end up with a touchdown or big game. I'd order them Flowers, Bateman, and Beckham as far as who is most likely to pop, but it's a toss-up.

Dameon Pierce, Texans RB: Pierce had 939 rushing yards in only 13 games in 2022, but the Ravens gave up the fifth-least rushing yards and sixth-least fantasy points to running backs last season. The defense will be able to key on stopping Pierce, and it might be a long day at the office trying to find running lanes. Pierce is a flex option for me at best, but many people won't have much choice but to play him.

Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns

Obvious Starters

Nick ChubbNick Chubb, Browns RB: Chubb is one of the top running backs in the league and should be in your starting lineup every week.

Joe Mixon, Bengals RB: Mixon has been among the top-10 backs in the league for a long time and could see an expanded role in the passing game with Samaje Perine gone to Denver. Also benefitting both Chubb and Mixon: neither player has anyone of note behind him on the depth chart, just young players with some intrigue. Get both in your starting lineup weekly.

Ja'Marr Chase, Bengals WR: Chase was the second receiver off the board in most leagues and is a bonafide star. He needs to be in your lineup every week.

Tee Higgins, Bengals WR: Higgins is the number two receiver in Cincinnati, but he's often thought to be better than the top option on many teams, and he was near the 10th receiver drafted. He is almost always a weekly starter unless you have a great backup plan.

Deshaun Watson, Browns QB: Watson struggled in his six-game return last season, but he was the fourth-highest scoring QB over Weeks 17 and 18, so he showed he still has something left in the tank. Watson's rushing ability may be as valuable as his passing: over three seasons from 2018-20, Watson ran for at least 400 yards every year and scored 15 total rushing touchdowns. He may not be the supernova he was a few years ago, but he now has a full offseason with his team and the ability to bounce back in a big way on a good team.

Amari Cooper, Browns WR: Cooper had the most touchdowns and second-most yards of his career last season, and now he goes from the solid but unspectacular Jacoby Brissett to a full season of Watson. This could be Cooper's best season if things break right. He's a starter most weeks.

Good Matchups and Streaming Options

No great matchups in this one, just star players.

Others to Consider

Joe Burrow, Bengals QB: Burrow was drafted as the fifth quarterback in most leagues, and owners didn't grab him early to sit him on the bench. Burrow is a superstar, but he missed most of the preseason after straining his calf and returned to practice just this week. He's also starting the season on the road against a Browns team he has struggled against the last few years, failing to top 300 yards in any of three games over 2021-22 and recording four touchdowns, three interceptions, and 11 sacks(!) total. You're probably starting him either way, but I see him scoring less fantasy points than Watson.

David Njoku, Browns TE: Njoku is interesting: he was a first-round pick in 2017 by Cleveland and has seemed poised to break out, but he has never hit 700 yards in a season or had more than four touchdowns. The Bengals were 12th-best against tight ends in fantasy scoring last season. There are worse options, and I bet Njoku will be in a lot of starting lineups, but I don't have high expectations for a great performance.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Minnesota Vikings

Obvious Starters

Justin JeffersonJustin Jefferson, Vikings WR: Jefferson was the top overall player coming into the season for a reason; get him in your lineup every week.

T.J. Hockenson, Vikings TE: Hockenson came to Minnesota in a mid-season trade from Detroit last season and had at least five catches in eight of the 11 games he played with the team, including 10 catches for 129 yards in the playoff loss to the Giants. He was the third tight end drafted in many fantasy leagues and should start weekly.

Good Matchups and Streaming Options

Mike Evans, Bucs WR; Chris Godwin, Bucs WR: The Vikes allowed the most receiving yards and second-most fantasy points to receivers last season, and that alone should make these two starters in your first game. Never mind that Evans has had 1,000 yards every season of his career (nine years) and Godwin has reached that mark three times, including each of the past two seasons. Godwin is top-20 in both standard and PPR and should be in your lineup against this leaky defense. Evans is around the 25th-ranked receiver in both formats but has a case as a must-start this week. I like the idea of playing either receiver this week, especially Godwin, but don't bench your top options. They are both more like WR2/WR3/flex options.

Baker Mayfield, Bucs QB: If ever there is a week in which Mayfield is a good streaming option, this is it. The Vikings allowed the second-most passing yards and seventh-most fantasy points to quarterbacks last season. He has two star receivers to throw to and a solid back in the passing game. Still, there are better options, and Mayfield should only be on your radar if you're out of options or get a late injury.

Others to Consider

Alexander Mattison, Vikings RB; Rachaad White, Bucs RB: The Vikings and Bucs were 12th and 15th, respectively, in rushing yards allowed to backs last season. The Bucs allowed the seventh-least fantasy points to backs, while the Vikings were near the middle of the pack. Neither Mattison nor White has a great matchup this week, but they are both unquestioned top-dog running backs, and there's a lot to be said for that in 2023.

Mattison has been stuck behind Dalvin Cook for the last four seasons but scored 14 total touchdowns and will now be the bell cow. The team likes his outlook and plans to use him frequently. White began his rookie season behind Leonard Fournette but usurped the veteran during the season and now has a chance to take the reins for good. He caught 50 passes last season, and the Vikings gave up 90 catches, 667 yards, and three touchdowns to running backs through the air.

Both players are start-worthy, as they are ranked among the top 20 backs in both standard and PPR, and both figure to get the workload to match that status throughout the season. Play them this week if you don't have two great backs, and, even if you do, consider them for your flex spot.

Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons

Obvious Starters

Bijan RobinsonBijan Robinson, Falcons RB: Robinson hasn't played a regular season game, but some are expecting him to step in as one of the best backs in football. Count me among that crowd and get Robinson in your lineup until further notice.

Kyle Pitts, Falcons TE: Pitts is part of a three-headed top-10 Draft trifecta on the Atlanta offense, drafted fourth overall in 2021. He is probably going to be a starter every week, but it's worth watching how he develops with quarterback Desmond Ridder.

Good Matchups and Streaming Options

No great matchups in this one. Play it straight up.

Others to Consider

Drake London, Falcons WR: London was the eighth overall pick in 2022 and had 72 receptions for 866 yards his first season. No other wide receiver is likely to see a comparable target share, and London should be an option throughout the season. London is rated as a WR3 or flex option this week, and that seems fair. He will probably have ups and downs, but he is someone to consider most weeks.

Miles Sanders, Panthers RB: Carolina signed Sanders coming off a huge season with the Eagles in which he had 1,269 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. He now steps in as the lead back for first overall pick Bryce Young, and defenses are sure to key on Sanders more often this season. Sanders is ranked near the 20th back in both standard and PPR, and that seems about right. He will get the ball, but I don't think he will be near as effective as last season. He's startable, but he's more of a flex option for me.

Arizona Cardinals vs Washington Commanders

Obvious Starters

None in this game. There are a few intriguing players, which we will get to in a moment, but no one here stands out as a must-start option.

Good Matchups and Streaming Options

Brian Robinson, Commanders RB; Antonio Gibson, Commanders RB: Robinson is a player I'm bullish on and expect to have a breakout season. This guy got shot in the leg August 28th, 2022 and was playing in his first NFL game six weeks later, and he had almost 800 yards in 12 games. He said he was compromised last season and finally feels full strength, and I can't wait to see what he has to offer. He's ranked 24th in standard scoring and 28th in PPR, but I expect him to easily be top-20 in Week 1.

The biggest knock against Robinson is the presence of Gibson, pass catching savant. Gibson has increased his receptions and receiving yards each season since his rookie year in 2020, and Arizona allowed the third-most catches and receiving yards to running backs last season and the most receiving touchdowns. Both players are options Week1, especially Gibson as a flex in PPR leagues.

Others to Consider

Terry McLaurin, Commanders WR; Jahan Dotson, Commanders WR: McLaurin had over 1,000 yards each of the last three seasons and 14 touchdowns over that time. Dotson was a first-round pick last year and had seven touchdowns. Both players are ranked between 30th and 35th in both standard and PPR, WR3's with flex appeal. Until we see them in action, I am skeptical of both receivers, but I feel better about McLaurin being a starting-level player Week 1. One note: both McLaurin and Dotson had over 70 yards in Week 18 with Sam Howell, Washington's quarterback this season, and McLaurin scored a touchdown.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Indianapolis Colts

Obvious Starters

Trevor LawrenceTrevor Lawrence, Jaguars QB: Lawrence is an every-week QB, and he will get a chance to prove that against a Colts team that allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks last season. Don't think of benching Lawrence this season until he gives you a reason.

Travis Etienne, Jaguars RB: Etienne, a first-round pick in 2021, ran for 1,125 yards and caught 35 passes last year, solidifying himself as a number-one option. The Colts allowed the ninth-most fantasy points and the second-most receiving yards to backs last season. Etienne should be in your lineup this week and every week.

Good Matchups and Streaming Options

Anthony Richardson, Colts QB: I have been all over Richardson as a potential fantasy breakout player, and that could start as early as Week 1. The Jags were right behind the Colts, allowing the ninth-most QB points last season, and they allowed the third-most rushing yards to quarterbacks. Richardson may struggle to throw the ball early in his career, but he is a freak athlete who will surely do plenty of running, and I like his chances to be a top-10 quarterback in any given week.

Others to Consider

Michael Pittman, Colts WR: Pittman has at least 88 receptions and 925 yards in each of the last two seasons, and that was with less-than-stellar quarterback play. Still, those passers (Matt Ryan, Phillip Rivers, et al.) were advanced as throwers and not runners. The complete 180 to Richardson has a chance to pull Pittman's numbers back down, and I'm not trusting him until we see it in a game.

Calvin Ridley Jaguars WR: Lawrence threw for over 1,100 yards to Christian Kirk and over 800 yards to Zay Jones last season; those are NFL receivers, but they are far from the stars other top QBs throw to. Enter Ridley, a player who has missed most of the past two years but was a first-round pick in 2018 and had 90 catches, 1,374 yards, and nine touchdowns in 2021 (his last full season). He's now playing with an ascending star quarterback and has a chance to regain that form. Start Ridley and hope he can find his WR1 form right away.

San Francisco 49ers vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Obvious Starters

Christian McCaffreyChristian McCaffrey, 49ers RB: Mccaffrey was drafted as a top-three running back in most fantasy leagues and has the ability to blow up any week. Put him in your starting lineup and forget about it unless he's not playing.

George Kittle, 49ers TE: Kittle has battled injuries, but he's also been among the top tight ends in the league when healthy. He's ranked third this week at the position in both standard and PPR and will be a weekly option.

Good Matchups and Streaming Options

No good matchups in this one. These are tough defenses.

Others to Consider

Any Wide Receiver, Both Teams: Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Diontae Johnson, and George Pickens are all ranked between 25th and 40th in both standard and PPR this week, making them WR3/flex options to open the season. All four are talented and could go off, but each has an uncertain quarterback situation and is playing a good defense. Fantasy points allowed can be deceiving, but it's the best measure we have at this point in the season, and both the 49ers (sixth-most) and Steelers (12th) gave up above-average totals to wide receivers last season. Any of the four is worth a starting look, and Samuel will be in most lineups most weeks, but it depends on the rest of your roster whether they should be playing for you Week 1.

Najee Harris, Steelers RB: Harris is going to play on most fantasy teams every week, and it makes sense. He's a starting running back on a team that historically likes to run the ball and has an inexperienced QB. My counterpoint is that the 49ers allowed the LEAST rushing yards and fantasy points to running backs last season and are likely to be tough again this year. You're probably going to start Harris, but beware that he could struggle mightily.

Pat Freiermuth, Steelers TE: Many drafted Freiermuth this season to be a weekly starter, and he is ranked 10th in both standard and PPR, but he's playinig a team that gave up the sixth-least points to tight ends last season. I don't feel good about him as a starter in Week 1.

Tennessee Titans vs New Orleans Saints

Obvious Starters

Derrick HenryDerrick Henry, Titans RB: We keep waiting for Henry to fall off, but he refuses to follow the rules of the fantasy running back. He was probably your first-round pick this season, and he's going to be in your lineup until he proves he shouldn't be.

Jamaal Williams, Saints RB: Williams will start and have an expanded role while Alvin Kamara is suspended the first three weeks, so he has a chance to start hot coming off a 1,000 yard, 17 touchdown season. He's unlikely to match those lofty heights, but he will get plenty of opportunity, especially with rookie Kendre Miller missing practice with an injury.

Chris Olave, Saints WR: Olave had over 1,000 yards in his rookie season while mostly catching passes from Andy Dalton, and now he has a much more consistent option throwing him the ball in Derek Carr. Carr doesn't have the potential for the highest highs, but he will set a high floor, and I can't see Olave under 1,000 yards if he stays healthy.

Good Matchups and Streaming Options

Juwan Johnson, Saints TE: Johnson had some preseason hype as a deeper tight end option, and he now gets to work with Carr who had a tremendous connection for a few years in Las Vegas with Darren Waller. Expecting Johnson to be Waller is unfair, but he has comparable size and is coming into his fourth season after scoring seven touchdowns last year. He could be a top-10 player at the position all season.

Derek Carr, Saints QB: Carr will be a borderline player throughout the season, startable some weeks but not others. The Titans allowed the most passing yards and fourth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks last year, and they seem to be worse than last year rather than better on defense, so Carr has a chance to start hot.

Others to Consider

Michael Thomas, Saints WR: Thomas was the best receiver in football for a few seasons, but he has played only 10 games over the last three years. It's OK to have him on your bench to see if he can find the fountain of youth, but make him show it before putting him in your lineup.

DeAndre Hopkins, Titans, WR: I love Hopkins and think he can do big things, but this isn't the week to count on him. The Saints allowed the 12th-least yards and eighth-least fantasy points to receivers last season, and second receiver Treylon Burks may miss Week 1 or be limited. Marshon Lattimore and the rest of the New Orleans secondary will be able to key on Hopkins in the passing game.

Late Games

Las Vegas Raiders vs Denver Broncos

Obvious Starters

Josh JacobsJosh Jacobs, Raiders RB: Jacobs was the top rusher in the league last season and returns as the bell cow back. He held out through preseason, but he is back and will get the ball on the ground and through the air. He's an every-week starter.

Davante Adams, Raiders WR: I wanted to make a case for Adams possibly struggling against a tough defense Week 1, but the numbers don't point toward that likelihood. Adams had 101 receiving yards in Week 4 against Denver last season, then topped that performance in Week 11 in Denver with 141 and two touchdowns. Play Adams with no trepidation.

Good Matchups and Streaming Options

Russell Wilson, Broncos QB: Wilson was a key member of the dumpster fire that was the 2022 Denver offense, but he is upgrading from the overmatched Nathaniel Hackett to one of the best offensive coaches in history in Sean Payton. The Raiders gave up the fourth-most passing yards and fifth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks last season. An upgrade for a former star playing against a bad defense equals big potential in Week 1.

Others to Consider

Courtland Sutton, Broncos WR: If Wilson is going to have a big day, that means his pass catchers are going to have opportunities. The Raiders were near league-average against receivers last year, but I see plenty of opportunities coming for Sutton. He is the top receiver by default after Tim Patrick was lost for the year and Jerry Jeudy was hurt (he will miss a few weeks), so Wilson will surely be looking to Sutton as his top option.

Javonte Williams, Broncos RB; Samaje Perine, Broncos RB: The Raiders allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to running backs last season and the most receiving yards to running backs. Williams would be an "obvious start" if he weren't returning from a major knee injury that may limit his playing time early in the season. Perine was the third-down back in Cincinnati before coming to Denver and will surely get carries and, maybe most importantly, targets while Williams works his way back. I love Williams, but I am not sold on him until we see him in action making an impact.

Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots

Obvious Starters

Jalen HurtsJalen Hurts, Eagles QB: Hurts was drafted as a top-three quarterback and has a chance to be the top scorer at the position this season. Play him every week.

A.J. Brown, Eagles WR; DeVonta Smith, Eagles WR: These two were both drafted as top-15 receivers and should be in your lineup weekly along with their QB.

Rhamondre Stevenson, Patriots RB: While the Eagles had a great defense, they were only league-average in terms of allowing fantasy points to running backs. Ezekiel Elliott was signed late in the offseason and will probably get carries, maybe even at the goaline, but Stevenson will get the bulk of the work in the New England backfield.

Dallas Goedert, Eagles TE: Goedert is the fifth-ranked tight end this week and is probably an every-week starter.

Good Matchups and Streaming Options

These defenses are solid and don't allow for much streaming potential.

Others to Consider

D'Andre Swift, Kenneth Gainwell, Rashaad Penny, Eagles RBs: None of these three running backs is ranked in the top 30 in standard or PPR, so it's hard to know what to do. I'm not trusting any of them unless someone breaks out or an injury works things out naturally, but Swift is the one I guess will be best through the season.

Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks

Obvious Starters

DKDK Metcalf, Seahawks WR; Tyler Lockett, Seahawks WR: These receivers both went over 1,000 yards and had at least six touchdowns last season, showing they can co-exist on the same field and both be productive fantasy players. They are both ranked in the top 20 this week and should be in your lineup.

Good Matchups and Streaming Options

Tyler Higbee, Rams TE: Higbee is a decent weekly option but will have his ups and downs. He starts off with a great matchup as the Seahawks allowed the most fantasy points and second-most receiving yards to tight ends in 2022, so Higbee can be placed in your lineup with confidence.

Cam Akers, Rams RB: While the Seattle defense has a chance to be solid this season, they gave up the sixth-most rushing yards and fourth-most fantasy points to running backs last season. Akers is the starting running back and will get the bulk of opportunities.

Others to Consider

Kenneth Walker, Seahawks RB: Walker had 1,050 yards and nine touchdowns his rookie season and is the lead back in Seattle. He has been limited this week by injury, so check his status, and, if he isn't playing, rookie Zach Charbonnet would be an option.

Geno Smith, Seahawks QB: Smith made a leap to "good starter" last season, and he will try to carry that over into a successful 2023. The Rams have a defense full of young players and could struggle. Smith is a borderline starter this week.

Miami Dolphins vs Los Angeles Chargers

Obvious Starters

Justin HerbertJustin Herbert, Chargers QB: Herbert is an ascending young player with a great supporting cast. He has a chance to be a top-five fantasy quarterback this year.

Austin Ekeler, Chargers RB: Ekeler was a top-three running back in drafts and should be in your lineup every week.

Keenan Allen, Chargers WR; Mike Williams, Chargers WR; Tyreek Hill, Dolphins WR; Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins WR: Herbert has two accomplished receivers on the outside in Allen and Williams, and they are threats to break a big play at any moment. Both players will be in your lineup most weeks as long as they're healthy. The same can be said about Hill and Waddle, two players drafted as top-10 receivers. Hill, in particular, is a threat to score every time he touches the ball, and these two players are weekly starters.

Good Matchups and Streaming Options

Gerald Everett, Chargers TE: Everett won't be a consistent performer, but he starts the year with two good matchups. The Dolphins allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to tight ends last season, so Everett has a matchup ripe for fantasy production. (In Week 2, Everett faces the Titans, the team that gave up the fifth-most fantasy points in 2022, so he is a good two-week streaming option.)

Others to Consider

Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins QB: Tua was a star when he played last season, but injuries are a concern after he suffered two concussions last year. The Chargers have two defensive stars in Joey Bosa and Derwin James and were league-average against quarterbacks last season, but Tua showed he can have huge games on any given week.

Raheem Mostert, Dolphins RB: Miami's three-headed running back group makes it hard to trust any player, but an injury to Jeff Wilson bumps Mostert to starting consideration. Tread lightly, but Mostert is an option for your flex spot.

Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears

Obvious Starters

Justin FieldsJustin Fields, Bears QB: Fields had over 1,100 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns last season, and he is one of the few players who can be the top-scoring quarterback any week. Get him in your lineup and forget about it.

Aaron Jones, Packers RB: Chicago allowed the second-most fantasy points to running backs last season, and Jones is the lead back in Green Bay. This is a good week for Jones to get off to a hot start.

Good Matchups and Streaming Options

No matchup here is great other than for the Packers running backs.

Others to Consider

D.J. Moore, Bears WR: Moore has been a star, but he is moving to a run-first offense, and Fields hasn't shown consistent passing skills. The Packers have a star cornerback in Jaire Alexander, and Moore might have trouble finding space. I'm sitting Moore this week, but some won't have that option in three-receiver or deep leagues.

Khalil Herbert, Bears RB: The Packers allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to running backs last year, and Herbert looks like he will be the lead back to start the season. Fields takes a lot of carries, especially near the goaline, but Herbert is worth a look as a flex option. He will probably get opportunities.

AJ Dillon, Packers RB: Dillon is the backup running back in Green Bay, but he will get on the field, and I already mentioned that the Bears gave up a ton of points to backs last season. He is worth a look as a flex option. Some think this is the year Dillon takes over as lead back for the Packers, but see it before you believe it.

Cole Kmet, Bears TE: Kmet has a lot of buzz coming into the season, but he might not find success Week 1. Green Bay allowed the eighth-least fantasy points to tight ends last season, and Kmet is likely to have a quiet game to open the season.

Christian Watson, Packers WR: The Bears gave up the 11th-most fantasy points to receivers last season, but I'm skeptical of Watson's ceiling with new quarterback Jordan Love replacing Aaron Rodgers. Many believe in Watson and will start him, but I see him more as a WR3/flex than a solid starter Week 1.

Sunday Night

Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants

Obvious Starters

SaquonSaquon Barkley, Giants RB; Tony Pollard, Cowboys RB: These are two of the best running backs in football and will be weekly starters. Both are playing on the franchise tag and have reason to ball out for a big contract.

CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys WR: Lamb is the top receiver in a good offense, and he will be a weekly starter.

Good Matchups and Streaming Options

There aren't any notable matchups that aren't already listed.

Others to Consider

Darren Waller, Giants TE: Waller has been a star, but he has also struggled with injuries. He is essentially the number one receiver for New York, and he will be in fantasy lineups. There is reason for pause, though, as the Cowboys allowed the third-least fantasy points to tight ends last season. Again, most aren't benching him, but don't be surprised if Waller starts the season slow.

Brandin Cooks, Cowboys WR: Cooks had a down 2022 on a bad Texans team, but he had over 1,000 yards in six of the previous seven seasons. He is growing older, but I see Cooks as a potential star in the Cowboys offense. He's more of a WR2/WR3 than a top option, but I expect a good season from Cooks.

Dak Prescott, Cowboys QB: Prescott is a good quarterback, but he usually sits on the borderline-starter fence. That's the case in Week 1, as the Giants were about league-average against quarterbacks last season. Dak isn't a bad choice, but you can also find a better matchup.

Monday Night

Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets

Obvious Starters

Josh AllenJosh Allen, Bills QB: Allen was drafted as one of the top three quarterbacks in fantasy, and he is an every-week starter.

Stefon Diggs, Bills WR: The Jets were tough on wide receivers last year, allowing the least amount of fantasy points and receiving yards and the third-least touchdowns to receivers last season. Diggs could struggle this week, but you drafted him as your top receiver and will have him in your lineup unless you have a fantastic Plan B.

Garrett Wilson, Jets WR: Wilson had 83 receptions and 1,103 yards in his rookie season with flotsam and jetsam (Jets-am?) throwing him the ball, and now he upgrades to maybe the most skilled passer of his generation in Aaron Rodgers. Wilson has potential to be the next Davante Adams for Rodgers, and he should be in your lineup weekly. As a bonus, the Bills gave up the eighth-most fantasy points to receivers last season.

Good Matchups and Streaming Options

No hot tickets here, with only the Bills allowing points to receivers as a real weakness. No other New York receiver is startable, though, unless you're in a really deep, three-receiver league.

Others to Consider

Aaron Rodgers, Jets QB: Rodgers was drafted as a borderline-starter in fantasy and has a chance to greatly outplay that ranking if he finds his groove. He starts with a tough test, though, as the Bills allowed the third-least fantasy points to QBs and the eighth-least passing yards. They also tied for fourth-most interceptions, though they were league-average in passing touchdowns allowed and sacks. This is a tough matchup for Rodgers, and there are better Week 1 options.

Dawson Knox, Bills TE; Dalton Kincaid, Bills TE: The Jets allowed the 12th-most fantasy points to tight ends last year, an OK matchup but not great, especially with a stout defense coming back. Rookie tight ends historically struggle, which would make Knox a better pick, but Kincaid is regularly rated higher across the fantasy landscape after being selected in the first round of this year's Draft. I'm not touching either player, but watch these tight ends in a good offense.

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