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 Wide Receivers to Sit.
Wide receivers are becoming the root of any successful fantasy teams. Many formats are finding ways to get more starting spots for receivers, where it’s not just WR1 and WR2 with a flex. We’re seeing deep bench leagues out there that have as many five or six starting receiver positions, which forces players to build their teams differently.
Points per reception (PPR) has become more of the norm. Some receivers have a nose for the end zone, others do not. The position can be subdivided into elite receivers who can do it all, high target/reception slot receivers, some can rush the ball and yes, there are some who return kicks too. Regardless of where your receivers get categorized, the bottom line is, can they beat their coverage? If not, here are ones you’ll want to keep on your bench.
Kenny Golladay, New York Giants vs. Denver Broncos
There’s no question about Golladay as a receiver. We’ve seen him produce over the years in Detroit with a first-rate quarterback and also with backups. But we are a little leery of the crowding he’s going to invite in Week 1.
The Broncos boosted the talent at cornerback over the offseason. Kyle Fuller, Ronald Darby and Patrick Surtain II join Michael Ojemudia and Bryce Callahan. Their safeties Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson are among the best in the league, so it’s an area of strength against a Daniel Jones who has had his shares of ups and downs. Von Miller is also back from opting out, which gives Jones someone to fear on every down. Golladay’s owners will want to look for a more confident play.