Hopefully your fantasy football season started off on a high note. I had just a .500 week. I got beat in our snake style league by 16 points/ I had a laugher in our auction league as my team won by 50 points. In my money league we split games. You play two games a week and my team went 1-1. So not a good start, but not a bad start just an even start for me. How about you?
Let's look at some of the top performers by position and maybe one or two of the guys who struggled in Week 1. I'll use the scoring from my Yahoo snake style league and while it is a little customized it won't be too far off from your leagues.
Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts led the way with 35.55 points. Luck threw for 385 yards, 4 touchdowns and a 2-poimt conversion. Luck also added 3 running attempts for 21 yards.
Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints scored 31.96 points. Brees threw for 423 yards and 4 touchdowns. Brees did lose a fumble.
Jameis Winston Tampa Bay Buccaneers scored 28.92 points with touchdown passes. Winston did throw 1 interception.
Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions scored 25.30 points. Stafford threw for 340 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Alex Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs rounds out the Top 5 with 24.26 points. Smith threw for 363 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also ran the football 4 times for 15 yards and a touchdown. Smith did throw an interception as well.
A couple of quarterbacks that struggled in Week 1. Kirk Cousins of the Washington Redskins out up just 3.63 points. While Cousins threw for 329 yards, but no touchdowns and threw 2 interceptions. The lowest scoring quarterback in Week 1 was Tyrod Taylor of the Buffalo Bills. Taylor threw for just 111 yards with no touchdowns. Taylor is normally a big running threat, but added just 5 rushes for 11 yards.
DeAngelo Williams of the Pittsburgh Steelers was the top scoring running back for the week with 41.35 points. Williams had 26 carries for 143 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also added 6 receptions for 28 yards.
Spencer Ware of the Kansas City Chiefs scored 34.15 points. Ware ran the football 11 times for 70 yards and a touchdown, but really scored in the passing game with 7 catches for 129 yards.
C.J. Anderson if the Denver Broncos scored 33.90 points on Thursday night. Anderson ran the football 20 times for 92 yards and a touchdown. He also caught 4 passes for 47 yards and a touchdown.
Carlos Hyde of the San Francisco 49ers scored 28.55 points in the last game of Week 1, Hyde had 23 carries for 88 yards and 2 touchdowns. While Hyde didn't figure much in the passing game he did end up with 2 catches for 5 yards.
Theo Riddick of the Detroit Lions came in 5th for the week with 28.30 points. Reddick ran the football 7 times for 45 yards and a touchdown. He also caught 7 passes for 63 yards and a touchdown.
Here are a couple of running backs that you or someone in your league may have started and wish they hadn't. Matt Jones of the Washington Redskins carried the football 7 times for 24 yards and caught pass for 9 yards. Jones scored 5.80 points. Giovani Bernard of the Cincinnati Bengals ran the football 5 times for 25 yards and caught 2 passes for 5 yards. Bernard scored just 5.75 points.
A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals was the top scoring receiver in Week 1 with 33.25 points. Green caught 12 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown.
Brandin Cooks of the New Orleans Saints scored 32.40 points. Cooks caught 6 passes for 143 yards and 2 touchdowns. He even added 11 rushing yards.
Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers scored 30.85 points. Brown caught 8 passes for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Willie Snead of the New Orleans Saints scored 30.20 points. It was a good day to play Saints wide outs. Snead caught 9 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown.
Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals comes in 5th with 26.10 points. Fitzgerald caught 8 passes for 81 yards and 2 touchdowns.
A couple of receivers who struggled in Week 1 where. Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys caught 1 pass for 8 yards and just put up 1.55 points. Kenny Stills of the Miami Dolphins dropped what would've been a long toucjdown pass that would've saved his fantasy week. Instead Stills ends the week with 1 catch for 16 yards and 2.35 points.
Jack Doyle of the Indianapolis Colts led all tight ends this week with 17.75 points. Doyle caught just 3 passes, but 2 of them went for touchdowns. Doyle totaled 35 yards for the week.
Doyle's teammate Dwayne Allen was the 2nd highest scoring tight end on the week. Allen caught 4 passes for 53 yards and a touchdown.
Julius Thomas of the Jacksonville Jaquars scored 16.15 points. Thomas caught 5 passes for 64 yards and a touchdown.
Eric Ebron of the Detroit Lions put up 14.35 points this week. Ebron caught 5 passes for 46 yards and a touchdown.
Jason Witten rounds out the Top 5 scoring 13.35 points Witten caught. 9 passes for 66 yards, but didn't score.
A couple of tight ends that struggled where. Jared Cook of the Green Bay Packers managed just 1 catch for 7 yards and 1.45 points. Colby Fleener of the New Orleans Saints caught just 1 pass for 6 yards and 1.35 fantasy points.
The Minnesota Vikings led the scoring this week with 25.70 points. Minnesota had 2 sacks an interception, 2 fumble recovery and most importantly scored 2 touchdowns.
The San Francisco 49ers scored 21.94 points. The 49ers had 2 sacks and 2 interceptions.
The Miami Dolphins scored 19.39 points. Miami had 3 sacks, 1 interception and fumble recovery.
The Philadelphia Eagles scored 16.79 points. Philadelphia had 3 sacks and and interception to go along with a safety.
The New York Jets scored 15.59 points. The Jets put up 7 sacks and an interception.
Hopefully you weren't playing the New Orleans Saints who scored a -1.12, but they weren't the worst Week 1 defense/special teams. The Indianapolis Colts scored a -2.23 points for the week. Ouch!
Dan Bailey of the Dallas Cowboys had the highest scoring week with 19 points. Stephen Gostkowski of the New England Patriots and Blair Walsh of the Minnesota Vikings each had 15 points. Jason Myers of the Jacksonville Jaquars had 14 points while Adam Vinatieri of the Indianapolis Colts had 13 points.
Hopefully you didn't start Connor Barth of the Chicago Bears scored just 2 points in Week 1 while Dan Carpenter of the Buffalo Bills scored just 1 point.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my review. Let me know how your team did in Week 1.
Published by John Burke