Fantasy Week 1 Starts and Sits

Starts and Sits

It is week 1 for the NFL and it is time to reveal our first starts and sits of the season! Know for our starts and sits we go through every position at every game. These are based on our projections and they may not directly correlate with your specific start and sits for your team. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us or follow us on Instagram @the_football_therapist. There you will also find our starts and sits for Thursday games. (Note for all starts and sits they are based on PPR formats and check out our rankings if you have not done so!) 

Criteria Based on FantasyPros

Quarterbacks: 18.5 points

RBs/WRs: 10.5 ppr ponts

TEs: Potential Top 12 outlook

Cowboys at Bucs

Starts

QB: Dak Prescott, Tom Brady

RB: Ezekiel Elliott, Ronald Jones, Leonard Fournette

WR: Amari Cooper, Ceedee Lamb, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown

TE: Rob Gronkowski 

Sits

QB: None

RB: Tony Pollard, Gio Bernard 

WR: Michael Gallup

TE: Cameron Brate, OJ Howard, Blake Jarwin 

Jaguars at Texans

Starts

QB: Trevor Lawrence

RB: James Robinson

WR: Laviska Shenault, Marvin Jones, Brandin Cooks

TE: None

Sits

QB: Tyrod Taylor

RB: Carlos Hyde, David Johnson, Mark Ingram, Phillip Lindsay

WR: DJ Chark, Nico Collins

TE: James O’Shaughnessy, Jordan Akins

Chargers at Washington

Starts

QB: Justin Herbert, Ryan Fitzpatrick*

RB: Justin Jackson, Antonio Gibson, JD McKissic

WR: Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Terry McLaurin, Adam Humphries

TE: Jared Cook, Logan Thomas

Sits

QB: None

RB: Austin Ekeler* (injury concern), Joshua Kelley, Larry Rountree

WR: Josh Palmer, Dyami Brown

TE: None

Terry McLaurin could be poised for a massive year.

Seahawks at Colts

Starts

QB: Russell Wilson

RB: Chris Carson, Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines

WR: DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Michael Pittman JR

TE: Gerald Everrett

Sits

QB: Carson Wentz 

RB: Rashad Penny, Marlon Mack

WR: Dwayne Eskridge, Mike Strachan, Zach Pascal

TE: Jack Doyle, Mo Alie-Cox

Jets at Panthers

Starts

QB: Sam Darnold

RB: Christian McCaffrey

WR: Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, DJ Moore, Robby Anderson

TE: None

Sits

QB: Zach Wilson

RB: Ty Johnson, Michael Carter, Tevin Coleman, Chubba Hubbard

WR: Keelan Cole, Denzel Mims, Terrace Marshall

TE: Ryan Griffin, Dan Arnold

Sam Darnold gets a shot at his former team in week 1.

Vikings at Bengals

Starts

QB: Kirk Cousins, Joe Burrow

RB: Dalvin Cook, Joe Mixon

WR: Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, Tee Higgins, Ja’Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd

TE: None

Sits

QB: None

RB: Alexander Mattison, Chris Evans, Samaje Perine

WR: None

TE: Chris Herndon, Tyler Conklin, CJ Uzomah, Drew Sample

Cardinals at Titans

Starts

QB: Kyler Murray, Ryan Tannehill 

RB: Chase Edmonds, Derrick Henry

WR: De’Andre Hopkins, Rondale Moore, AJ Green, Julio Jones, AJ Brown

TE: None

Sits

QB: None

RB: James Conner

WR: Christian Kirk, Josh Reynolds

TE: Maxx Williams, Anthony Firkser

49ers at Lions

Starts

QB: Jimmy G

RB: Raheem Mostert, Trey Sermon, D’Andre Swift* (risky start)

WR: Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel

TE: George Kittle, TJ Hockenson

Sits

QB: Jared Goff

RB: Jamaal Williams

WR: Mohamed Sanu, Kalif Raymond, Tyrell Williams, Quintez Cephus, Amon-Ra St Brown

TE: None

Steelers at Bills

Starts

QB: Josh Allen

RB: Najee Harris

WR: Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson, Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley

TE: None

Sits

QB: Ben Roethlisberger 

RB: Benny Snell, Zack Moss, Devin Singletary

WR: Juju Smith-Schuster, Gabriel Davis, Emmanuel Sanders

TE: Eric Ebron, Dawson Knox

Dec 13, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass as Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55) rushes in the second quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles at Falcons

Starts

QB: Jalen Hurts

RB: Miles Sanders, Mike Davis

WR: DeVonta Smith, Jalen Reagor, Calvin Ridley, Russel Gage

TE: Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Kyle Pitts

Sits

QB: Matt Ryan

RB: Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott, Wayne Gallman

WR: Quez Watkins, Greg Ward, Olamide Zaccheaus

TE: None

Browns at Chiefs

Starts

QB: Baker Mayfield*, Patrick Mahomes

RB: Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Clyde Edwards-Helaire

WR: Jarvis Landry, Tyreek Hill

TE: Travis Kelce

Sits

QB: None

RB: Darrel Williams

WR: Odell Beckham Jr* (injury concern), Rashad Higgins, Dovovan Peoples-Jones, Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson

TE: Austin Hooper, David Njoku, Harrison Bryant

Packers at Saints

Starts

QB: Aaron Rodgers

RB: Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, Alvin Kamara

WR: Davante Adams, Marquez Callaway

TE: Robert Tonyan

Sits

QB: Jameis Winston

RB: Tony Jones

WR: Marquez Valdez-Scantling, Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, Tre’Quan Smith

TE: Adam Trautman

Broncos at Giants

Starts

QB: None

RB: Melvin Gordon, Javonte Williams, Saquon Barkley

WR: Jerry Jeudy

TE: Noah Fant

Sits

QB: Teddy Bridgewater, Daniel Jones

RB: Devontae Booker

WR: Cortland Sutton, KJ Hamler, Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney

TE: Evan Engram* (injury), Kyle Rudolf

Dolphins at Patriots

Starts

QB: None

RB: Myles Gaskin, Damien Harris

WR: Devante Parker, Jakobi Meyers

TE: Mike Gesicki, Jonnu Smith

Sits

QB: Tua Tagovailoa, Mac Jones

RB: Malcolm Brown, Salvon Ahmed, Rhamondre Stevenson*

WR: Mack Hollins, Albert Wilson, Jaylen Waddle, Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne

TE: Hunter Henry

Bears at Rams

Starts

QB: Matthew Stafford

RB: David Montgomery, Darrell Henderson

WR: Allen Robinson*, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods

TE: Tyler Higbee

Sits

QB: Andy Dalton

RB: Damien Williams, Sony Michel

WR: Darnell Mooney, Van Jefferson

TE: Cole Kmet, Jimmy Graham

Ravens at Raiders

Starts

QB: Lamar Jackson

RB: Ty’son Williams, Josh Jacobs, Kenyan Drake

WR: Sammy Watkins, Bryan Edwards* (risky but deeper format shot)

TE: Mark Andrews, Darren Waller

Sits

QB: Derek Carr

RB: None

WR: Marquise Brown, Hunter Renfrow, Henry Ruggs

TE: None

Defensive Streamers

New York Giants, Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars

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