NFL: WEEK IN REVIEW (September 14, 2020)

NFL Review: Week 1 – (9/14/20)


There are two games left to be played on Monday night, but 14 games are in the books for the first week of the NFL season. Here’s a look at how each team fared and their top fantasy players in receiving, rushing and passing for the week.

AFC

EAST

BUFFALO BILLS (1-0) – The Bills got their first win of the season in a 27-17 victory over the Jets.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Josh Allen – 33.18 FP
      • Devin Singletary – 10.30 FP
      • Zach Moss – 11.70 FP
      • Stefon Diggs – 16.60 FP
      • John Brown – 19.00 FP

MIAMI DOLPHINS (0-1) – Miami loses 11-21 to New England to start off the season.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Ryan Fitzpatrick – 8.44 FP
      • Myles Gaskin – 10.60 FP
      • Jordan Howard – 6.70 FP
      • DeVante Parker – 8.70 FP
      • Preston Williams – 6.10 FP

 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (1-0) – In the first season without Brady, Cam Newton leads the Pats to a 21-11 win over the Dolphins.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Cam Newton – 25.70  FP
      • Sony Michel –  9.70 FP
      • Rex Burkhead – 3.20 FP
      • Julian Edelman – 13.00 FP
      • N’Keal Harry – 7.90 FP

NEW YORK JETS (0-1)

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Sam Darnold – 12.20 FP
      • Le’Veon Bell – 6.60 FP
      • Josh Adams – 10.20 FP
      • Jamison Crowder – 27.50 FP
      • Chris Herndon – 8.70 FP

NORTH

BALTIMORE RAVENS (1-0) – Baltimore stormed out of the gate with a 38-6 drubbing of Cleveland.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Lamar Jackson – 27.50 FP
      • Mark Ingram – 2.90 FP
      • J.K. Dobbins – 14.20 FP
      • Marquise Brown – 18.10 FP
      • Mark Andrews – 22.80 FP

CINCINNATI BENGALS (0-1) – Number one overall pick, Joe Burrow, had his ups and downs in this one and narrowly lost by the score of 16-13.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Joe Burrow – 17.32 FP
      • Joe Mixon – 7.10 FP
      • Giovani Bernard – 6.80 FP
      • A.J. Green – 10.10 FP
      • C.J. Uzomah – 8.50 FP

CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-1) – The Browns got off to a poor start and scored just six points in a 6-38 beat down at the hands of the Ravens.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Baker Mayfield – 10.86 FP
      • Kareem Hunt – 12.10 FP
      • Nick Chubb – 6.60 FP
      • Jarvis Landry – 11.10 FP
      • David Njoku – 14.00 FP

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (0-0) – Pittsburgh will open it’s season on Monday night against the Giants.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Ben Roethlisberger – FC Projected Score – 19.66 FP
      • JuJu Smith-Schuster – FC Projected Score – 16.15 FP
      • James Conner – FC Projected Score – 15.52 FP
      • Diontae Johnson – FC Projected Score – 11.21 FP
      • Eric Ebron – FC Projected Score – 8.15 FP

SOUTH

HOUSTON TEXANS (0-1) – The Texans lost by two touchdowns to the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

      • Deshaun Watson – 21.82 FP
      • David Johnson – 19.90 FP
      • Duke Johnson – 1.40 FP
      • Will Fuller – 22.20 FP
      • Jordan Akins – 11.90 FP

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (0-1) – New quarterback, Phillip Rivers, was unable to get a win in his Colts debut and dropped one to the Jags 20-27.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Phillip Rivers – 19.82 FP
      • Nyheim Hines – 27.30 FP
      • Jonathan Taylor – 14.90
      • Parris Campbell – 14.00
      • T.Y. Hilton – 9.30

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-0) – Jacksonville held on in a 27-20 win over the Colts.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Gardner Minshew – 20.82 FP
      • James Robinson – 10.00 FP
      • Keelan Cole – 15.70 FP
      • Lavishka Shenault Jr. – 13.70 FP
      • D.J. Chark – 11.50 FP

TENNESSEE TITANS (0-0) – Tennessee will start its season off against Denver on Monday night.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Derrick Henry – FC Projected Score – 18.49 FP
      • Ryan Tannehill – FC Projected Score – 16.81 FP
      • A.J. Brown – FC Projected Score – 15.04 FP
      • Corey Davis – FC Projected Score – 8.67 FP
      • Jonnu Smith – FC Projected Score – 8.52 FP

WEST

DENVER BRONCOS (0-0) – Denver will face Tennessee to open their season on Monday night.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Drew Lock – FC Projected Score – 15.87 FP
      • Melvin Gordon – FC Projected Score – 13.68 FP
      • Courtland Sutton (questionable) – FC Projected Score – 11.63 FP
      • Phillip Lindsay – FC Projected Score – 9.54 FP
      • Jerry Jeudy – FC Projected Score – 9.44 FP

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (1-0) – The reigning champs got off to a fast start defeating Houston 34-20 on Thursday night.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Patrick Mahomes – 20.44 FP
      • Clyde Edwards-Helaire – 22.80 FP
      • Darrel Williams – 5.00 FP
      • Sammy Watkins – 21.50 FP
      • Travis Kelce – 17.00 FP

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (1-0) – The Raiders got a win to begin the season defeating Carolina 34-30.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Derek Carr – 13.56 FP
      • Josh Jacobs – 35.90 FP
      • Devontae Booker – 8.20 FP
      • Darren Waller – 10.50 FP
      • Henry Ruggs – 9.60 FP

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-0) – Tyrod Taylor led the Chargers to a 16-13 win over the Bengals in Week 1.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Tyrod Taylor – 9.02 FP
      • Joshua Kelley – 12.00 FP
      • Austin Ekeler – 9.70 FP
      • Hunter Henry – 12.30 FP
      • Mike Williams – 10.90 FP

NFC

EAST 

DALLAS COWBOYS (0-1) – The Cowboys lost a close one to the Rams by a score of 17-20 on Sunday night.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Dak Prescott – 17.64 FP
      • Ezekiel Elliot – 27.70 FP
      • Tony Pollard – 5.20 FP
      • Amari Cooper – 18.10 FP
      • CeeDee Lamb – 10.90 FP

NEW YORK GIANTS (0-0) –  The Giants are set to play the Steelers on Monday night to begin their season.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Saquon Barkley – FC Projected Score – 19.64 FP
      • Daniel Jones – FC Projected Score – 17.47 FP
      • Sterling Shepard – FC Projected Score – 11.50 FP
      • Darius Slayton – FC Projected Score – 11.01 FP
      • Evan Engram – FC Projected Score – 10.39 FP

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (0-1) – The Eagles dropped a divisional game in a 17-27 loss to Washington.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Carson Wentz – 16.00 FP
      • Boston Scott – 7.40 FP
      • Dallas Goedert – 27.10 FP
      • Zach Ertz – 10.80 FP
      • Greg Ward – 8.10 FP

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM (1-0) – Washington got a 27-17 win over the Eagles to start the season.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Dwayne Haskins – 12.82 FP
      • Peyton Barber – 14.90 FP
      • Antonio Gibson – 6.40 FP
      • Logan Thomas – 13.70 FP
      • Terry McLaurin – 11.10 FP

NORTH

CHICAGO BEARS (1-0) – The Bears pulled off a late comeback to defeat the Lions 27-23 to begin their season.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Mitchell Trubisky – 24.28 FP
      • David Montgomery – 8.40 FP
      • Tarik Cohen – 6.70 FP
      • Anthony Miller – 17.60 FP
      • Allen Robinson – 12.30 FP

DETROIT LIONS (0-1) – The Lions give up a late touchdown and fall 23-27 to the Bears.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Matthew Stafford – 17.18 FP
      • Adrian Peterson – 14.40 FP
      • D’Andre Swift – 11.30 FP
      • T.J. Hockenson – 16.60 FP
      • Danny Amendola – 13.10 FP

GREEN BAY PACKERS (1-0) – The Pack win a shootout with a 43-34 win over Minnesota.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Aaron Rodgers – 33.76 FP
      • Aaron Jones – 17.60 FP
      • Jamaal Williams – 8.20 FP
      • Davante Adams – 44.60 FP
      • Marquez Valdes-Scantling – 19.60 FP

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (0-1) – The Vikings were unable to keep up with the Packers in a 34-43 loss to start the season.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Kirk Cousins – 22.76 FP
      • Dalvin Cook – 21.80 FP
      • Alexander Mattison – 12.00 FP
      • Adam Thielen – 34.00 FP
      • Bisi Johnson – 8.60

SOUTH

ATLANTA FALCONS (0-1) – Atlanta lost their season opener to Seattle by a score of 25-38.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Matt Ryan – 27.90 FP
      • Todd Gurley – 13.70 FP
      • Brian Hill – 4.00 FP
      • Calvin Ridley – 36.90 FP
      • Julio Jones – 27.70 FP

CAROLINA PANTHERS (0-1) – Carolina lost their opener to Vegas by a score of 30-34.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Teddy Bridgewater – 19.40 FP
      • Christian McCaffrey – 28.40 FP
      • Robby Anderson – 28.50 FP
      • D.J. Moore – 9.40 FP
      • Curtis Samuel – 9.30 FP

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (1-0) – Brees v Brady went to the Saints by a score of 34-23.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Drew Brees – 14.40 FP
      • Alvin Kamara – 23.70 FP
      • Latavius Murray – 4.80 FP
      • Jared Cook – 13.00 FP
      • Emmanuel Sanders – 10.50 FP

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (0-1) – Tom Brady gets off to a disappointing start in Tampa with a 23-34 loss.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Tom Brady – 22.46 FP
      • Ronald Jones – 10.20 FP
      • Leonard Fournette – 2.90 FP
      • Chris Godwin – 13.90 FP
      • O.J. Howard – 13.60 FP

WEST

ARIZONA CARDINALS (1-0) – The Cardinals upset last year’s NFC champs with a 24-20 win over the 49ers.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Kyler Murray – 27.30 FP
      • Kenyan Drake – 14.50 FP
      • Chase Edmonds – 13.50 FP
      • DeAndre Hopkins – 32.10 FP
      • Larry Fitzgerald – 7.40 FP

LOS ANGELES RAMS (1-0) – The Rams win one on Sunday night with a 20-17 win over the Cowboys.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Jared Goff – 11.50 FP
      • Malcolm Brown – 26.00 FP
      • Cam Akers – 5.30 FP
      • Robert Woods – 20.90 FP
      • Cooper Kupp – 8.00 FP

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (0-1) – San Francisco drop one to divisional foe in a 20-24 loss to Arizona.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Jimmy Garoppolo – 19.26 FP
      • Raheem Mostert – 25.10 FP
      • Jerick McKinnon – 13.40 FP
      • George Kittle – 9.30 FP
      • Kendrick Bourne – 5.40 FP

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (1-0) – The Seahawks got off to an explosive start with a 38-25 win over the Falcons.

Key Fantasy Players:

      • Russell Wilson – 34.78 FP
      • Chris Carson – 24.60 FP
      • Carlos Hyde – 8.30 FP
      • D.K. Metcalf – 19.50 FP
      • Tyler Lockett – 17.20 FP

About Rob

Since getting out of the casino business, Rob has been playing DFS regularly with a focus on MMA and the NFL. He now lives in Denver, CO.

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