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Week 1: Last Minute Advice

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First off, good luck to all of you this week and thanks for being a SleeperU member! You guys make this site!

Here is some last minute advice; good luck this morning!

Don’t outthink yourself today!

It’s easy to get cute and sit big name guys for guys you’re excited about. Don’t. If you drafted a player to be your WR1 or high-end WR2, or RB1 or high-end RB2, start the guy. Granted, some might call my Dak Prescott advice ‘getting cute’, and that’s fair, but we all have to draw our own lines on what feels ‘legit’ and what feels kinda risky. Trust your gut. Always trust your gut over anyone’s advice!!!

Out: Gronk, Ajayi, Jamaal?

Rob Gronkowski, Jay Ajayi, Jamaal Charles (doubtful at this point) are all expected to be out today, so be sure to get these guys out of your lineup. Spencer Ware should start Week 1, although C. West could see some work, and anything is possible if one player rips off big runs. That said, I’m starting Ware in two leagues and I feel very good about him getting at least 70 yards and a good shot at a score. Arian Foster is set to have a big workload as the team’s three-down back, however, he does face SEA, so 10-11 points sounds right if he can punch in a score or break off at least a couple runs. Martellus Bennett will take Gronk’s place in Week 1, so he isn’t a bad add. Or, see if Packers TE Jared Cook is still on waivers. He is a strong bet to breakout in 2016.

Start Dak Prescott?

Look, I don’t expect even half of the fantasy world to agree with me on this, but I am starting Dak Prescott over any QB that I don’t consider top 1-6 worthy on the year. Yes, you heard me. So, of course I don’t sit any of the following in favor of Dak:

  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Andrew Luck
  • Cam Newton
  • Blake Bortles
  • Russell Wilson
  • Drew Brees
  • Ben Roethlisberger

Past that group, which is kinda in my top 1-6 (despite seven names being listed, as Roethy is in the mix), I have Dak as my next best play this week. Crazy? Whatever. I’m not saying I’m always right (by any stretch), but QB breakouts are one of my favorite types of predictions, and I heard ‘crazy’ back when I talked Cam Newton up heading into the pros, and I heard this when I was pimping Russell Wilson heading into his breakout Week 1 (when he was undrafted in almost all leagues despite being No. 1 on our Bold Predictions list that year). I know what you’re gonna say, ‘But, Smitty, how can you trust a rookie?’ Folks, it’s simple. I see elite. I have nothing else for you. It’s gut check time, I guess. And, not to mention is situation is super-unique and setup for success.  I could be wrong. He could get hurt on the first play. This is fantasy! However, I am predicting that he is the next elite QB to rise. 

Grab Marshawn Lynch, Rob Kelley, Dak Prescott, Jared Cook, Charcandrick West, Eli Rogers all before Week 1 kicks off!

All of these players could be on waivers in some leagues, and some of these guys could have some pretty high upside after Week 1. Even if news breaks later, like on Lynch, or it takes Rob Kelley a bit longer than a week or two to breakout, or get a shot, all these guys are better to roster before they become valuable.

Radio: Week 1 Preview Show

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Listen to Smitty on Russ Bliss’ Red Zone as the two discuss Week 1 of the 2016 fantasy football season. Russ (FantasyFootballStarters) and Smitty (SleeperU) discuss sleepers, breakouts, predictions and more heading into Week 1. Get some!

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Week 1 Projections: Sort by Position/Team!

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If you haven’t checkout our Week 1 Projections for the 2016 fantasy football season, we have made some exciting additions, mainly to the sorting/filtering features.

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Sorting/Filtering

Not only are our Projections initially organized by team and match-up, you can then filter by Position or Team, then by total points scored in PPR or Non-PPR.

1. Using the Search Box, enter RB or QB or AZ or DAL.

2. Click on either the PPR or Non-PPR Column to sort by MOST POINTS SCORED for the week.

3. View results.

This is a real screenshot as of 7/18/2016, so if you have not yet subscribed to SleeperU, enjoy the teaser (and get that membership ASAP!!!).

Checkout this new FILTER/Search option on the Weekly Projections…

Week 1 Projections

Season Weekly Start Bench Calc

Below you will find our Week 1 Projections for the 2016 fantasy football season. The table below is sortable by both PPR and Non-PPR, so sort based on your preference. These projections/stats were created based on standard scoring.

Week 1 Projections by Match-Up

Updated: 9/11/2016
These projections are compiled using half of Smitty’s rankings and half previous year’s stats against SOS

Sort using CAR, AZ, or by RB, WR, etc.
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2016 NFL Schedule (FULL)

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Below you will find the full 2016 NFL Schedule. Just select the week below that you want to explore. Have a fantasy football take on the 2016 NFL Schedule? Drop a comment below and let’s discuss it!

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Playoffs

Bye Weeks

WEEK 1: NO TEAMS ON BYE
WEEK 2: NO TEAMS ON BYE
WEEK 3: NO TEAMS ON BYE
WEEK 4: PACKERS, EAGLES
WEEK 5: JAGUARS, CHIEFS, SAINTS, SEAHAWKS
WEEK 6: VIKINGS, BUCCANEERS
WEEK 7: PANTHERS, COWBOYS
WEEK 8: RAVENS, RAMS, DOLPHINS, GIANTS, STEELERS, 49ERS
WEEK 9: CARDINALS, BEARS, BENGALS, TEXANS, PATRIOTS, REDSKINS
WEEK 10: BILLS, LIONS, COLTS, RAIDERS
WEEK 11: FALCONS, BRONCOS, JETS, CHARGERS
WEEK 12: NO TEAMS ON BYE
WEEK 13: BROWNS, TITANS
WEEK 14: NO TEAMS ON BYE
WEEK 15: NO TEAMS ON BYE
WEEK 16: NO TEAMS ON BYE
WEEK 17: NO TEAMS ON BYE