Jarvis Landry has arguably his toughest matchup of the season right out of the gate. While the Seahawks’ elite secondary will lower his ceiling, volume and a pass-heavy game script ought to boost his floor higher than what fantasy owners are giving Landry credit for. He remains a worthy high-target WR2 despite the awful matchup.
Jay Ajayi is a healthy scratch, essentially leaving Arian Foster all alone in the backfield. Though the veteran and his offensive line are overmatched by the Seahawks’ swarming defense, Foster is another sneaky volume play that could garner flex appeal.
Everyone else. Though Kenny Stills has a chance to emerge while the Seahawks key in on Landry, fantasy owners likely have far better options available. Ryan Tannehill and Jordan Cameron don’t deserve a second glance for Week 1.
Russell Wilson was unreal down the stretch of the 2015 season, and he took Doug Baldwin with him to new fantasy heights. Both deserve to be penned into lineups once again while enjoying home-field advantage. Christine Michael could also ascend to another level, as he’s been given the Week 1 start while Thomas Rawls works his way back from a foot injury. Michael has the talent to run away with the job, and he deserves RB2 consideration for opening weekend.
Tyler Lockett always presents the opportunity to break off a long touchdown, but usage is always going to be a concern with him. Until he regularly finds himself getting targets and snaps, fantasy owners have to be cautious with how they deploy him. Lockett’s upside makes him flex-worthy, but he remains a gamble.
Though Rawls will likely take the field, the capacity in which he does isn’t likely to warrant a starting spot. His owners have to cross their fingers that Michael doesn’t make a strong case for taking lead-back duties. While Jimmy Graham was once the standard for tight ends, he must prove he is over a devastating patellar tendon injury that ended his 2015 season before being inserted into lineups.