The big news all off-season was a will he or won't he start regarding Tom Brady. We have our answer and it's a yes. No matter if you agree or disagree with the decision, Brady is a top ten quarterback in Week 1. The running game is up in the air withserving a one game suspension, and I'm not saying the won't run the ball, but it is more of a question mark this week. If we are to believe the pundits, Brady is ready to unleash hell on the league. I'd be surprised if he didn't have a pretty good start to the season.
On the other side of the field, Big Ben will have a tougher go of it. He'll be withoutand to start the season, so while I believe he'll outscore Brady, it won't be by much. He'll still have and as main targets in the passing game. has looked really good throughout training camp and the preseason, which is very encouraging. The running game should remain solid with DeAngelo Williams, as he's very capable in the running and passing games.
The three quarterbacks I'll be very interested to watch in Week 1 are, and Marcus Mariota. Taylor has been solid during the preseason, but everything changes now that the games count. He has a bunch of weapons with , and Percy Harvin, but hopefully he doesn't take too much on his shoulders and plays to his strengths. Winston and Mariota face each other and I'm expecting a very entertaining matchup. Winston seems to have the better receivers and likely will finish with more fantasy points in Week 1.
For a Week 1 sleeper, I'm thinking Matthew Stafford. I like his matchup against San Diego, despite it coming on the road. His receivers are healthy and many are also sleeping on Megatron. I'm not too sure aboutthis week, but has made me a believer. The schedule gets tougher down the road but I'd be very confident rolling with Stafford this week.
Quarterbacks, Week 1
(DK: Daniel Kelley; DC: Dan Ciarrocchi; AM: Andrew Miller; JD: John Daigle; SK: Scott Kaliska)
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