We made it, we are finally here- entering Week 1 of the 2021 season, and the first in our Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em series. I for one am massively excited for the new season.
It’s the first one with our new-look website, and this season we (look) to have the return of the league to the UK. That, combined with fans in stadiums throughout the league should mean plenty of action on the field.
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Jalen Hurts @ATL
The Atlanta defense isn’t good. Hurts was able to show his ability towards the end of the season in 2020, and should be able to kick start his season in this season’s opener. The rushing ability of Hurts helps give him a solid floor, and if he manages to connect with their rookie receiver, the team could take a real step forward.
Matt Ryan v PHI
Staying in that game, the Falcons are likely to be forced to pass the ball in the game. Which should lead to plenty of passing volume, making Ryan a decent play for the this week too. Yes, he doesn’t have Julio Jones anymore, but Calvin Ridley and Kyle Pitts are likely to be peppered with targets.
Trevor Lawrence @HOU
The selection of Lawrence is just as much to do with the potential of the Jaguars offense to be effective as it is the inefficiency of the Texans defense.
Jameis Winston v GB
Winston might be a great fantasy asset this season, but I’m not banking on it for Week 1. The team is effectively on the road, and face a solid defense without some of their most effective receivers, not a good mix.
Tua Tagovailoa @NE
The Dolphins are vying to be the kings of the division, and beat the Patriots last season, albeit in a disappointing fantasy performance for Tagovailoa. The Patriots are likely to try and find a plan to keep him guessing, and on the road, there are better options this week.