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Week 1 Overview
This is always one of the most fun weeks of the season. Pricing is inevitably looser given how early the salaries come out. We are guessing on how usage will play out in many more situations than normal, especially in today’s NFL where many starting offenses hardly saw the field in the preseason. With that in mind, here are some keys to the slate:
Trust your offseason research and gut: We know less than we do in Week 12, when this becomes more of a numbers game. Your favorite redraft targets? Get them in your lineup for all the reasons you liked them during your drafts. This is a week where those with general NFL and fantasy knowledge have an edge on the algorithm crowd.
Be aware of percent rostered projections: More than most weeks, there are a few players priced well below where they should be who are going to be very popular. The loose pricing is also going to lead to some big percent rostered numbers on expensive stars. A lot of roster builds are going to look very similar in terms of the price points. Look for leverage plays in the same price range or go against the current and spend up at wide receiver and down at running back to add uniqueness.
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