Fantasy Football is back and the 2020 NFL season is in full bloom and in what’s already been a crazy year for all, we at Bruno Boys can say that we are glad to see the first week of games kickoff of what is sure to be an equally eventful season of offering advice to all of you. Hopefully, we can see this through all 17 weeks of the season. While we can’t say that football will alleviate the struggles many of us are facing, hopefully it can offer an escape and taste of normalcy in your fall season. There is little doubt that this will be a season that will chart new territory and circumstances. So let’s get to it!

If you’re a returning reader to Bruno Boys, welcome back and if you’re new, our Start and Sit position articles span the matchup plays each week, and we circle those borderline, flex decisions and give you confidence in those choices based off of how we see the matchup playing out that week. We’re more than happy to point out a few chalky plays at the end, but in the write-ups, we try to explain our reasoning as to why we are giving that recommendation.

In this article, we are looking at the all important position, Running Backs, which is the anchor position for many teams out there. They can also be the pivotal flex play if they’re in the right matchup. Let’s see which ones look to have favorable matchups in Week 1.

Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
Looking at Cohen’s skill set, he shouldn’t take many snaps off against the Lions. As the normal third down option, Cohen will be the early down back too with David Montgomery nursing a groin injury. It’s dicey on whether or not Montgomery will get any playing time in Week 1 since he’s been held out of practice but it would be a surprise to see him get a significant work load. The Bears/Lions games are always closely contested, no matter how good or bad either team is, so Cohen should be in the mix running and catching the ball.