Here it is—the moment we’ve all been waiting for.
I would usually never open with such a cliché intro, but after sweating out that lockout (with the approaching NBA season left for dead), I figured, screw it. Football is back. Thank you, “eight pound, six ounce, new born Baby Jesus.” Football is back.
That also means fantasy football is back, as we kick off Week 1 with a game loaded in fantasy relevance. The Saints and Packers will get things started at Lambeau, and the only thing I’ll say about that one is that it's Jimmy Graham's game to lose. What I mean is the second-year TE, with Lance Moore ruled out and Marques Colston running on two surgically-repaired knees, is set to see a lot of targets, and the game could quickly mimic his Week 3 catch-fest from the preseason.
The following five players are all guys I own in at least one league. They are owned in 50 percent or less of all leagues, and are listed here in descending order of global ownership. In some leagues, they’ll be Week 1 fringe starters. In others, they’ll be on the bench. And in many leagues, they’ll be unowned.
The important thing is to keep them in my mind, as a season’s worth of waiver wire wonders lay resting in the weeds…