Week 1 of the NFL season featured a lot of the usual suspects on the fantasy landscape. Seeing Philip Rivers, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers atop the passing yard charts is nothing new. Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice and Maurice Jones-Drew had fine days running the ball. Calvin Johnson, Reggie Wayne and Greg Jennings were quality for their teams as well.
Those are all names fantasy owners drafted to be the cornerstones of their lineup.
Surprising however, are the new names added to the leaders list for week 1. Young quarterbacks like Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton and Ryan Fitzpatrick had tremendous days throwing the ball. LeSean McCoy rushed for 122 yards, but that isn't half as surprising as Ben Tate's 100-yard game for the Houston Texans. For receivers, Randall Cobb will be a sure-fire waiver wire addition this week as he impacts the game both on offense and as a dynamic returner.
Perhaps even more surprising are the older players that so many have written off—Matt Hasselbeck, Cedric Benson and both of the NFL's Steve Smiths had tremendous games in Week 1.
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