Set My Line Up – Week 1 (Segment 2 of 2)


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Suggested starters are in bold font.

#1) Mike

League Settings: 1 pt per 20 yards Rushing/Receiving, 6 pts per touchdown, PPR for RB Only.

QB: Aaron Rodgers

RB: Dalvin Cook, Melvin Gordon, Devonta Freeman, Rob Kelley, Danny Woodhead

WR: Amari Cooper, Keenan Allen, Jamison Crowder, T.Y. Hilton, Sammy Watkins

TE: Kyle Rudolph, Evan Engram

K: Matt Bryant

Matt’s Take: Mike, you’ve got a heck of a team. The wrinkle in the league of PPR for running backs only is a new one that your team is built to use to your advantage. You’ve got a nice “big three” with Cook, Gordon and Freeman at running back that can be three down players and catch passes out of the backfield. With the news of Crowder being a possible game time decision, TY Hilton playing with Scott Tolzien and Sammy Watkins being new to the team they are easy avoids for me with your roster, so start Amari Cooper and Keenan Allen with confidence. Kyle Rudolph is an underrated tight end that I would start most weeks over Evan Engram.

#2) W. A.

League Settings: PPR

QB: Derek Carr, Sam Bradford

RB: Devonta Freeman, Jay Ajayi, Ezekiel Elliott, Darren McFadden, Jamaal Charles, C.J. Prosise

WR: Doug Baldwin, Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Crabtree, Brandon Marshall, Chris Hogan, Eric Decker

TE: Martellus Bennett

D: Los Angeles Rams

K: Chris Boswell

Matt’s Take: W.A. – How great do you feel that you drafted Zeke? You’ve got three top six running backs for the 2017 season and most weeks I see you playing one of those three in your FLEX spot. I expect a shootout between Oakland and Tennessee so Carr is the easy start for me and you can double dip with Crabtree in your lineup too. Baldwin is a true WR1 for Seattle and Fitzgerald is a sneaky bet to put up top 10 WR numbers this week.

#3) Joseph

League Settings: Standard League

QB: Ben Roethlisberger, Derek Carr

RB: David Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Joe Mixon, Matt Forte, Doug Martin

WR: Terrell Pryor, Larry Fitzgerald, Jordan Matthews, Tyrell Williams, Jarvis Landry

TE: Jimmy Graham

D: Atlanta Falcons

K: Blair Walsh

Matt’s Take: Joseph, you got hit hard by the Miami and Tampa Bay week 1 bye because most weeks I’d assume you’re playing Jarvis Landry in your FLEX spot. Ben Roethlisberger is on the road so stats say that he’s due for a big game, plus he’s taking on the Joe Haden-less Browns. David Johnson is an every week start and of the remaining running backs Lynch offers the most upside. At WR I’d start Pryor and Fitzgerald (who I expect a nice week from) and Tyrell Williams. Tyrell isn’t getting the love he should since he finished as WR13 in total points last season and between him and Matthews for your FLEX spot, I’d roll with Williams. I’m avoiding Joe Mixon until there’s some clarity in the Cincinnati backfield.

#4) Cesar

League Settings: Standard League

QB: Russell Wilson, Matthew Stafford

RB: Jay Ajayi, Adrian Peterson, Danny Woodhead, Leonard Fournette

WR: Alshon Jeffery, Michael Thomas, Brandon Marshall, Golden Tate

TE: Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas

D: New York Giants

K: Dan Bailey

Matt’s Take: Cesar, as much as I think Stafford is undervalued when you’ve got Russell Wilson you start Russell Wilson. At running back not having Ajayi week 1 hurts, but I’d roll out Fournette and Woodhead and be okay with them. Woodhead is going to get his touches against a Cincinnati Defense. At WR you start your studs with Alshon Jeffery and Michael Thomas, Golden Tate is going to play in the slot and avoid Patrick Peterson so he’ll get his opportunities. Jimmy Graham is a nice option to double dip with Wilson and they could boost your team output playing together.

#5) Saman

League Settings: PPR

QB: Tom Brady (Already Started)

RB: Isaiah Crowell, Danny Woodhead, Ameer Abdullah, Darren McFadden, Jeremy Hill

WR: Stefon Diggs, Randall Cobb, Mike Evans, DeVante Parker, Tyrell Williams

TE: Travis Kelce (Already Started)

D: Seattle Seahawks

K: Matt Prater

Matt’s Take: Saman, you got hit the hardest by the Miami/Tampa week 1 bye losing Mike Evans and DeVante Parker who most weeks are starters for you. Tom Brady at QB is a solid start. Your running backs are underrated, I’m a huge fan of Isaiah Crowell and think he’ll be fine this week and season. Ameer Abdullah is getting a lot of hype leading up to this year and Danny Woodhead catches passes and is very dependable in a PPR league. Diggs is an easy start at WR against a Saints D that just gives up yards to opposing WRs. I’m rolling with Cobb over Williams here because he’s in a much better offense.


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