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 Running Backs to Sit.
Running backs are the life force of every NFL offense, but whether you start them or leave them on the bench depends on how many touches they get, where they get those touches and how well they pick up the blitz. It’s the difference between an RB2 and a Flex, a PPR starter and a non-PPR grinder. Do you have a feature back or a specialist? Studs aside, here are the borderline backs we would keep away from your starting lineup.
Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
We’re not high on the Bills’ rushing attack. It’s a two-headed committee that didn’t do much to dazzle us last year when it was clear that the Bills run to set up the pass. Singletary is likely getting the carries between the 20s, but know that Zack Moss is looking to show that he can be bell cow type back too. Unfortunately for both of them, the Steelers are not an easy defense to run on and T.J. Watt is probably amped to rack up more tackles for losses after signing a monster extension.