We’ve changed the format of “Sit ’em, Start ’em,” this season, as we will break it up into two parts; “Start ’em Up” and “Sit ’em Down,” while expanding the number of players we cover: 2 QBs, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, and one TE, plus a Surprise Performance from an under-used player who should explode that week. Every player listed is expected to exceed 15 fantasy points for QBs, and 10 fantasy points for other positions using the following scoring system:

  • –  10 Pass Completions per point
  • –  25 Passing Yards per point
  • –  10 rushing/receiving yards per point
  • –  2 receptions per point
  • –  TDs are 6 points


niners1QB: START: Colin Kaepernick, SF vs. Dal (Fanduel Price- $8500)
As a Cowboy fan, I have dreaded Week One since the schedule was released. Since then DeMarcus Ware was released, while Sean Lee and rookie DeMarcus Lawrence were lost for the season with injuries. In short, a defense that was already historically bad will be a 100 times worse this year, and fantasy owners should begin piling on this week. Kaepernick already was coming into the season with an improved receiving core, as Michael Crabtree is healthy after missing much of last season, plus veteran Stevie Johnson and rookie Bruce Ellington join Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis as toys for him to play with. Thinking over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns is not out of the realm of possibilities.

images6JTH3NBRQB: START: Ben Roethlisberger, PIT vs. Cle ($7800)
Go with Mr. Consistent against the untested Browns, who haven’t improved a defense that gave up the 11th most fantasy points to quarterbacks. Expect Ben to be Ben, at least 250 yards and two scores.




goreRB: START: Frank Gore, SF vs. Dal ($7200)
Again, start every Niner you have on you roster and for Fanduel, $7200 is an outright steal. Expect the Cowboys D to get the ‘GORE!!!’ and don’t be surprised if he goes over 100 yards, and at least one score.




lyRB: START: Marshawn Lynch, Sea vs. GB ($8800)
He’s missed the majority of the preseason, and the Packers added Julius Peppers to a porous defensive line, but in Seattle expect Beast-Mode to be unleashed, as Lynch will torch Green Bay for a minimum of 100 yards and at least two goal-line strikes.



ninersWR: START: Michael Crabtree, SF vs. Dal ($6500)
Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr are probably the most stable part of the Cowboys defense. They’ve been terrible for the better part of the last two years. Crabtree will be the recipient of at least one of Kaepernick’s touchdown passes, he’s going to break off at least one long reception, and it’s not whether he gets 100 yards, but could he light ’em up for 200?



hiltonWR: START: TY Hilton, Ind vs. Den ($6400)
The Broncos improved their secondary with the additions of Agib Talib and TJ Ward, but with Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks aboard, that means Hilton lines up in the slot, where he is deadly and will prove that Denver still needs defensive help. Expect at least one long reception, probably for a score, possibly 150 yards, and at least two scores total.



floydWR: START: Michael Floyd, Ari vs. SD ($6600)
The Year of Michael Floyd begins with a team that gave up the sixth most fantasy points to receivers last season. Even with slight improvements to their secondary, the Chargers won’t be able to stop the Cardinals strong corps that sees Larry Fitzgerald lineup opposite Floyd, while Ted Ginn Jr and rookie John Brown figure to be involved in the slot. At $6600 on Fanduel, expect Floyd to be a cheap option who figures to grab at least one score, and tally a minimum 80 yards receiving.


bennettTE: START: Martellus Bennett, Chi vs. Buf ($5800)
Obviously Vernon Davis is a viable option here but I’m done knocking my team today. For $5800 Bennett is a quality option and an outright steal for Fanduel purposes, who could grab two goal line strikes against a team playing without its leader, Kiko Alonso for the year.




hydeCarlos Hyde, RB, SF vs. Dal ($6200)
I guess I’m not done knocking Dallas, as Hyde should rack up some carries in the second half once the Niners utterly dominate the Cowboys’ pitiful excuse for a defense early. It’s not out of the realm of possibilities that Gore has a big first half, then Hyde gets work as the Niners decide to rest their top guy for a challenging opponent, and Hyde gets at least one score with 60-80 yards. He’s a solid flex play this week, and a cheap option for those wanting an expensive player on Fanduel at a different spot.

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  1. Mike Aglialoro Mike Aglialoro says:

    As of right now, I’m 5-3 with Big Ben, Kaepernick, Lynch, Bennett, and Hyde having big games, and Gore, Hilton, and Crabtree surprisingly doing nothing. My honorable mentions on the video were Vernon Davis who blew up, and Cody Latimer and Andre Caldwell, who did nothing. Michael Floyd goes Monday.

  2. Mike Aglialoro Mike Aglialoro says:

    6-3; Michael Floyd- 5 catches, 121 total yards- 14.6 fantasy points

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