Who to start and who to sit? That’s the question that plagues everyone who plays fantasy football on a weekly basis? It’s the question that leaves players anguishing in tears and second-guessing. Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic but there’s some truth to it.
Honestly, it’s the one question you need to answer right in order to do well in this crazy game of fantasy. Will you get it right all the time? No, because football will surprise, especially if you buy into the adage: On any given Sunday, any team can beat any other team. But relax, we’re here to help you work through those decisions with as much information as you need to be confident in a decision you can stand by.
Here are the Week 1 Fantasy Football Kickers to Sit.
Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens
My opinion of Carlson has raised after a breakout season for the Raiders in 2020. He converted 33-of-35 field goals, missing just twe extra points. While he doesn’t have a big leg, Jon Gruden trusts him at 50 yards.
The red flag in Week 1 is Carlson’s opponent. The Ravens were the toughest opponent for opposing kickers. They allowed a league-low 25 extra points and just 16 total field goals. On average, teams averaged one made field goal per game, including none from 50+ yards.