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Josh McCown – $6,000
McCown isn’t even the oldest starting quarterback in the league but it certainly seems like it. I feel like whenever he gets the start, it’s like when they let the old people out of their nursing home once a week for their exciting trip to Walgreens.
As old as he may be, last year, McCown still proved that he was no slouch, particularly against the Ravens. In two starts against Baltimore, McCown torched the Ravens for 669 yards, 4 touchdowns and zero interceptions.
At $6,000, the price is right for McCown, and don’t be worried about how well the Ravens fared against the Bills in week one, the Bills are just really bad right now.
Philip Rivers – $7,700
People are going to fade Philip Rivers because he will be without Keenan Allen going forward, but I say otherwise.
The Chargers are one of the most pass-heavy teams in the NFL, and in what has the potential to be a shootout against the Jaguars, Rivers isn’t just going to stop throwing the ball because he’ll be without his stud receiver.
Rashad Jennings – $6,300
Yawn, yes you’re obviously going to be using plenty of players from the Giants and Saints matchup. However, one thing worth noting that I discovered from the fantasy football subreddit, since week 14 of last season, Jennings leads the NFL in rushing yards and in rushes of over 10 yards. Start Jennings, start whoever you want from that game, I don’t care.
Jeremy Langford – $6,500
Cheap touches at a cheap price. Langford doesn’t really do anything that well, but he was pretty much on the field for the entirety of his week one matchup and touched the ball 19 times.
He probably won’t have a flashy game, but he really is one of only 8 to 10 undisputed starting running backs in the league.
Chris Thompson – $5,200
As a whole, the Redskins were pretty horrific in their week one loss to Pittsburgh, but Chris Thompson was a dim bright spot. He only had six touches but did score his first touchdown, and looked quite a bit better than Matt Jones.
Thompson is the third-down back for the Redskins, and if Matt Jones continues to look uninspiring, Thompson could be in for a heavier workload.
Victor Cruz – $5,700
I’m a bit confused about the Cruz vs. Sterling Shepard fantasy battle, but right now I’m giving the edge to Cruz. In week one, Cruz played 50 of 56 snaps and caught his first touchdown in two years.
Like we all know, the Giants are in for a shootout against the Saints, but for some reason, I just feel better about Cruz over Shepard.
Seth Roberts – $5,300
Roberts is the slot receiver in the Raiders pass-heavy offense, and while he’s clearly behind Cooper and Crabtree, he does have some sneaky value.
While the Raiders top two receivers gobble up most of the targets, Roberts was on the field for 60 snaps in week one and even caught a touchdown.
With Desmond Trufant likely locked on Cooper and Crabtree, Roberts could find himself in for a pretty active day.
Brent Celek – $4,800
Rookie quarterbacks love their tight ends blah, blah, blah. We’ve all heard that a million times but it’s kinda true.
Celek really isn’t an inspiring option but he could at least snag a touchdown. Also, keep in mind that Trey Burton could see more playing time at tight end too.