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 Start.
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, the bottom line is, can they beat their coverage? Here are a few that match up well.
Laviska Shenault Jr./Marvin Jones Jr., Jacksonville Jaguars
Given how widely owned Shenault is in Yahoo and ESPN leagues, many are expecting the second-year receiver to break out. These are the two guys that Trevor Lawrence is going to lean on to help him get through what could be a nightmare of a rookie season. The offensive line is not that good, but should Lawrence look down field and over the middle, these two receivers will have him covered. D.J. Clark could and should be in the mix, but by all accounts out of training camp,these are going to be Lawrence’s main targets.