My my my! It’s officially back and by god did it feel good to watch football all day yesterday. Of course, unless you play fantasy football on ESPN, but, that’s a different topic for a different blog. With ten games decided by one score, I don’t think we could have asked for a better opening weekend of the NFL. Well, unless you’re a Browns fan, I suppose.
I’m not going to pat myself on the back too hard after week one. But, I think we did pretty well all things considered. While, yes, I got some of my calls right, all of my wrong calls were definitely brought to my attention. So, thank you for that. In fact, I’ll start there.
What I got wrong:
Derek Carr- Carr actually played well leading the Raiders to a last minute comeback victory. However, for fantasy purposes, he was just average only throwing for one touchdown. I obviously expected a much bigger day.
Matthew Stafford- I should have known playing the Colts that Stafford was going to have a monster game. Shame on me for not believing in Golden Tate, Marvin Jones and Theo Riddick.
Matt Forte- I bought into the coach speak all off-season that Forte would essentially be splitting carries with Bilal Powell. Well, that wasn’t even close as Forte out touched Powell 27-6 on Sunday. I will not be making that mistake again.
Tyler Lockett- That’s a disappointing week one for a player that I’m all-in on. So I do deserve to take one on the chin for this. However, he did receive eight targets and almost broke a return for a score. Better days will be ahead.
Mike Wallace- I actually liked Wallace to have a rebound season. I didn’t see 91 yards and a touchdown in week one, though. I didn’t even rank Wallace in my top 50 receivers. That’s a whiff for sure.
Willie Snead- For having Brees as my number one quarterback this week, I guess I should have had Snead higher. I did have Cooks in the top 10, but I definitely missed on the Saints number two option.
Coby Fleener- Anddd this is why I missed on Snead. I had Fleener as my number four tight end. He had one catch for six yards. That isn’t good if you’re keeping score at home.
What I got right:
Jameis Winston- Yep, I’m doing it. I’m not a huge fan of Winston, as you probably already know. But, I did have him inside the top ten and I’m not sure most people did. So with my distaste for him, I’m counting that as a win.
Dak Prescott- Again, can we please chill with the Prescott love? He’s a very average quarterback right now. Can he develop into something more? Sure. But the Cowboys certainly aren’t going to be starting him over Tony Romo when Romo is healthy. Sell high if someone still believes.
Spencer Ware- Most people, if not everyone, was high on Ware this week. But with the title of the article, I have to include him as a win. Also, I’m including him because I was high on him before the season started.
Christine Michael- He was OK. Not this must start player that everyone claimed he was. He did out produce Thomas Rawls, but the touches were much closer than anyone anticipated, which is why I wasn’t starting him this week.
Doug Baldwin- This is not a fluke, guys. He’s going to be a touchdown machine (again) in this offense. Let’s just hope Russell Wilson’s ankles are ok.
Martellus Bennett- Hated this matchup for the supposed top five tight end. For everyone that invested in Bennett, I’m sorry.