You’ve drafted your fantasy football team but the easy part is done. Selecting which of your players to start in the right weeks will help you achieve success in the season. The Bruno Boys are here to help you with those crucial decisions, consider the tough matchups and warn you when your studs are facing defensive assignments that should temper your expectations. 

Also, new to the 2018 season, in addition to the names below, be sure to check back later in the week for more Bruno Boys Start’em and Sit’em recommendations in our video picks segments. 

Here are your Week 1 Fantasy Football Team Defenses to Sit.

New England Patriots vs. Houston Texans

The Patriots are favored in this game because of their experience and depth and yes, they have Tom Brady but this game should be close. The Texans have Deshaun Watson back and even if Houston is playing catchup, they can put points on the scoreboard quick with DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller running deep patterns. The Pats’ secondary has been retooled and usually this defense gets off to a slow start. Mentally, the Texans may be outmatched, but don’t be surprised if it’s a shootout. – Ernie Estrella