It isn’t Christmas, but it sure is a wonderful time of the year. The NFL season began in earnest on Sunday afternoon, bringing football fans and fantasy football fans alike to their computers and TV screens to get the first look at how their teams will fare in the 2012 season.
The NFL’s first five 2012 draft picks were on display in the early games. Quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III squared off against the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints, respectively.
Running back Trent Richardson drew the Philadelphia Eagles.
Veterans and rookies alike are getting ready to state their case to make the playoffs.
Matt Kalil’s Minnesota Vikings welcomed Adrian Peterson back to the tune of 84 rushing yards and two touchdowns in a win against Justin Blackmon’s Jacksonville Jaguars, who also returned running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
Here are some of the top fantasy performances from the early games on Sunday.