Fantasy Football Week 1 Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Who Are the Smart Matchup Plays?

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Fantasy Football Week 1 Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Who Are the Smart Matchup Plays?
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The preseason is over, the final cuts have been made, fantasy football drafts are in the books and now it's time to get down to business and kick off the 2011 fantasy football season. That means it's also time for team owners across the land to set their Week 1 fantasy lineups.

For the most part it's not generally a good idea to over-think things out of the gate. You didn't draft running back Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round to bench him out of the gate, so don't. (especially this week against Buffalo, as matchups don't get much juicier than that.)

However, if you have comparable options it can be very advantageous to examine those players' matchups, as a team's opponent can go a long way towards helping (or hindering) you in making the sorts of close calls that can be the difference between a win and a loss.

With that in mind here are some players who have Week 1 matchups that bode well for their fantasy football fortunes this week. If you have one (or more) of them on your roster give serious consideration to rolling them out there in Week 1, then just sit back and enjoy the results.

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