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Josh Jacobs: Josh Jacobs comes in as my favorite play of the weekend. Jacobs has a week one date with the Carolina Panthers who were the most giving to the running back position in 2019. Last season this defense allowed on average 125.5 rush yards per game to running backs and a very nice 1.7 rushing touchdowns per game. I think Jacobs has a monstrous week to start his sophomore campaign, and we need to fire him up in both season long and DFS line ups this weekend.
(93 Yards Rushing - 3 Rushing TD's and 4 Receptions for 46 Yards) (35.9 FP)
Jonathan Taylor: Much like we saw Thursday night with CEH, I feel Taylor is going to have a huge debut game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Yes, he will be splitting carries with Marlon Mack in this one, but the game script just screams Colts run game. The Colts will jump out to a lead and then use the backs to ground and pound that weak defense for the remainder of the game. Let's not forget this defense was the second most giving to the position last season, allowing 24.8 FPPG. With that said, after that defense is worn down I can feel a long Taylor touchdown run to cap off a successful NFL debut.
(22 Rush Yards and 6 Receptions for 67 Yards) (14.9 FP)
Allen Robinson: I really like Allen Robinson in this matchup with the Detroit Lions. Last season the Lions were the 4th favorable matchup for the wide receiver position, allowing 26.8 FPPG. I am firing him up everywhere I own him, and that goes for his teammate Anthony Miller as well. This is really a no brainer because any defense that makes Mitch Trubisky look like Joe Montana is one we must always go all in against.
(5 Receptions for 74 Yards and 1 Rush for -1 Yards) (12.3 FP)
Stefon Diggs: Am I the only one getting the feeling that Diggs is going off in his Buffalo debut? I shouldn't be because he meets a defense that allowed 24 FPPG last season. Yes, I know Josh Allen doesn't have a very good statistical history against this Gregg Williams led defense; however, I just get the feeling the two are going to get off to a hot start connecting on some nice deep balls, one that will go to the house. I will be having a lot of shares of Diggs in DFS this weekend.
(8 Receptions for 86 Yards) (16.6 FP)
Russell Wilson: The Seahawks are traveling to the east coast to meet a defense that allowed the 8th most fantasy points to the position in 2019. The Falcons allowed on average 20 FPPG to opposing quarterbacks, so Russell Wilson is set up for a nice week one. Hey Pete just let Russ cook in this one please. I believe he will and also believe he and a certain X receiver of his (D.K) will have strong week ones.
(31/35 - 322 Yards - 4 TD's and 3 Rushes for 29 Yards) (31.78 FP)
Cam Newton: At the beginning of the week I was not very high on Cam, but as the week went on and I got looking at the numbers and projections I have since warmed up to him in his Patriots debut. The matchup is JUST TOOO SWEEEETTT, (Shout out to my Fantasy Wolfpack Stable Mates Fantasy Fabio, Flip, and Warren), not to use him this week. This Dolphin defense allowed the 2nd most fantasy points per game to the position (21.3). I feel both the coaching staff and Cam himself will want to make a statement in week one, a statement that says they will be fine without the Goat under center, and completely mop the floor with the Fins in week one.
(15/19 - 155 Yards and 15 Rushes for 75 Yards - 2 TD's) (25.70 FP)
Tyler Higbee: I am very high on Higbee this week and his week one matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. Last season the Cowboys were the 8th best matchup to target for the tight end position. Higbee himself destroyed this defense back in week 15, catching 12 of 14 targets for 111 yards. Vegas projects this Sunday Night showdown to be a high scoring affair, and I agree, which means plenty of fantasy points being scored. So with that said fire him up!!
(3 Receptions for 40 Yards) (7 FP)
Hayden Hurst: Hurst is set up for success right out of the gate in his Falcon debut this Sunday. Hurst faces a Seahawk defense that plays a lot of cover three, which is the defense you want to exploit for your short to intermediate pass catchers, such as Hurst. The Seahawks gave up on average 6.2 receptions per game to the position last season, meaning Hurst should be heavily involved in this projected high scoring game. With that said I am all in on the Ginger Gorilla for week one.
(3 Receptions for 38 Yards) (6.8 FP)
Other Players I am ALL IN ON:
Davante Adams (41.6 FP)
DJ Moore (9.4 FP)
Henry Ruggs III (9.6 FP)
Dalvin Cook (21.8 FP)
DeSean Jackson (6.6 FP)
Jared Goff (10.50 FP)
Ben Roethlisberger (22.06)