Football season is finally here, and that means you have plenty of unanswered questions regarding your fantasy football team. Whether you are someone who got peer-pressured into playing fantasy football and have no idea what you are doing, or if you are a seasoned vet, this article has something for you. The Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots are currently playing as I am writing this article, so players on either team will not be featured in this article. Also, players in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Miami Dolphins game will not be in this article due to the cancellation of the game.

Players to Start:

These are players that you may be on the fence about whether to start or sit them.

Quarterback: Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans- Sadly Mariota saw his season cut short by injury last year, but luckily he hasn’t shown any signs of lingering effects. He draws an excellent matchup with a subpar Oakland Raiders defense. In a game that should be a shootout, Mariota will have plenty of opportunities to accrue yardage and touchdowns.

Running Back: Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams- After a disappointing 2016 season, Gurley will look to regain some of his 2015 form that made him rookie of the year. He should be able to get things rolling against the abysmal Indianapolis Colts run defense. In my opinion Gurley is the fourth best running back for this week, and there is an outside chance that he ends up pacing all running backs.

Wide Receiver: Zay Jones, Buffalo Bills- Jones is primed for a huge year, and he should find plenty of success against the New York Jets. He should be Tyrod Taylor’s go-to option, which means plenty of targets will be headed his way. He has the physical ability to make big plays, and that gives him a very lofty ceiling for this week. If Jones is a free agent in your league, make sure he is picked up immediately.

Tight End: Zach Miller, Chicago Bears- With Alshon Jeffrey gone, someone is going to need to catch passes in Chicago, albeit the fact that they are Mike Glennon passes. Kevin White and Kendall Wright should soak up some targets, but that won’t stop Miller from having a big game.

Kicker: Kai Forbath, Minnesota Vikings- Forbath should have plenty of opportunities to kick the ball against the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings should score a fair amount of touchdowns in the game, and Forbath should have numerous field goal chances as well.

Defense: Los Angeles Rams- There is only one reason why you should start the Rams this week: Scott Tolzien is the starting quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts.

Players to Sit:

These are players that you may be on the fence about whether to start or sit them.

Quarterback: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints- If you have a suitable replacement this may end up being a smart move. Brees will face one of the most stifling defenses in the Minnesota Vikings. While Brees is one of the best quarterbacks in the league, he shouldn’t be started this week since there are plenty of other options that should outscore him.

Running Back: Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns- The Browns should be trailing for the entire game when they play the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday, which means they will abort the running game fairly quickly. That translates to less touches for Crowell.

Wide Receiver: T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts- Without Andrew Luck under center it will be difficult for Hilton to produce. He is a very risky play, and f you have an apt replacement, I would go with your replacement option.

Tight End: Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions- The Arizona Cardinals have one of the most dynamic defenses in the league, and I don’t think Ebron will find success against them. There are plenty of better options out there at the tight end position.

Kicker: Younghoe Koo, Los Angeles Chargers- The Chargers will face one of the best defenses in the league when they play the Denver Broncos this week. That means that opportunities will be limited for Koo. Because of that, starting him is not a smart decision.

Defense: Seattle Seahawks- The Seahawks will face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The Packers have arguably the best quarterback in the league, meaning the Seattle Seahawks will face a formidable foe. The Legion of Boom capitalizes on mistakes, and Aaron Rodgers is a quarterback that is excellent at limiting those mistakes.

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