The preseason is now done, your fantasy football draft is complete, and Week 1 is finally set to commence. And now it’s time to exploit the matchups.
Finally, we can look forward to real football and the games that count. And while it’s hard to dissect Week 1 matchups based on last year’s statistics and trends, it still does give us a good base to speculate on.
With all of that said, here are six players (ranked in order of fantasy relevance) who should be able to exploit their upcoming Week 1 matchup.
Disclaimer: The obvious starts (Adrian Peterson, Aaron Rodgers, Calvin Johnson and players of that ilk) will be exempt from this exercise. What you will see are the fringe No. 2 or No. 3 running backs and wide receivers who should be inserted into lineups because of the juicy matchups they face this week.