Studs and Duds: Week 1

Mon Sep 11 9:01am ET
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Hill won a lot of games in Week 1

Well, that was an interesting start to the fantasy season. For the most part, scores were down across the board unless you had the Dolphins connection. There was more bad than good for fantasy teams, seeing a lot of players underperform. The good news is this is just a week. Things can get going in a hurry. Don’t start to panic just yet. 

Lions 21, Chiefs 20

Fantasy Stud: Amon-Ra St. Brown. It was kind of surprising, but there weren’t big fantasy players in this expected high-scoring game. St. Brown was one of the few big performers. He had six receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown. It was a great start for St. Brown, who seems setup for another huge season in this offense. 

Fantasy Dud: Kadarius Toney. Toney had a brutal game, dropping several passes, including one that went through his hands and right to a Lions defender that returned it for a touchdown. Toney had just a catch for a yard and a rush for a negative gain. Toney can only go up from here, but you have to wonder how much faith the Chiefs have in him going forward. 

Game Notes: David Montgomery had 21 carries for 74 yards and a touchdown while rookie Jahmyr Gibbs ran seven times for 42 yards. Montgomery played 77 percent of the snaps compared to 27 percent for Gibbs. 

Clyde Edwards-Helaire got the first carries for the Chiefs in this one, which was a surprise. He had six carries for 22 yards. Isiah Pacheco did have more touches in the end, though, rushing eight times for 23 yards. Pacheco also had four receptions for 31 yards.

Commanders 20, Cardinals 16

Fantasy Stud: Brian Robinson. Robinson wasn’t huge but good for this game. He had 19 carries for 59 yards and caught a pass for a severn-yard touchdown. Robinson had 20 touches for 66 total yards and a score. He dominated the touches, which is good news for his fantasy value going forward. 

Fantasy Dud: Antonio Gibson. Gibson was not on the field much, watching Robinson dominate the work at running back. Gibson ran three times for just nine yards and caught a pass for 10 yards. The concern was Gibson’s lack of work in the passing game. Hopefully, that changes going forward. 

Game Notes: Josh Dobbs was just alright in his starting debut for the Cardinals. He kept the Cardinals in the game but was 21-of-30 for just 132 yards without a score or interception. 

Sam Howell scored two touchdowns. He was 19-of-31 for 202 yards and a touchdown with an interception. He also ran two times for 11 yards and a touchdown.

Falcons 24, Panthers 10 

Fantasy Stud: Tyler Allgeier. Allgeier still got plenty of work despite Bijan Robinson starting. Allgeier actually had more carries and got the goal-line work. He ran 15 times for 75 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught three passes for 19 yards. He looks to still be a factor in this offense despite the addition of Robinson. 

Fantasy Dud: Bryce Young. Young was up and down in his first NFL start. He was 20-of-38 for just 146 yards and had a touchdown to two interceptions. He also ran three times for 17 yards. There will be better times ahead for Young, but this was a little bit of a disappointing start. 

Game Notes: Bijan Robinson was productive in his debut despite not getting the goal-line work. He had 10  carries for 56 yards and six receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown. He scored 20.3 fantasy points.

Drake London was a nonfactor for the Falcons, going without a catch. Desmond Ridder struggled to make many plays down the field, going 15-of-18 for 115 yards and a touchdown. 

Browns 24, Bengals 3

Fantasy Stud: Desahun Watson. Watson didn’t even hit 200-passing yards, but scored twice, including a rushing score. He was 16-of-29 for 154 yards and a touchdown with an interception. He also ran five times for 45 yards and a score. He scored a solid 23.2 fantasy points. This was a good start for Watson to his season. 

Fantasy Dud: Joe Burrow. Burrow had arguably the worst game of his career. He was 14-of-31 for just 82 yards without a score or an interception. He was really held in check by a Browns defense that looked pretty good. Plus, the poor weather conditions didn't help Burrow, either. Better days are ahead for Burrow, but that was a really disappointing one for Burrow.

Game Notes: Nick Chubb hit the 100-yard mark. He ran 18 times for 106 yards and caught four passes fro 21 yards. He actually led the Browns in receptions.

Backup running back Jerome Ford had 15 carries for 36 yards. He got a lot of work but didn’t do much with it and lost a fumble.

Ravens 25, Texans 9

Fantasy Stud: Zay Flowers. Flowers was the main target in the Ravens passing attack. He had nine receptions for 78 yards and seems to have a great rapport with quarterback Lamar Jackson. Flowers could be setup for a big rookie season. 

Fantasy Dud: Lamar Jackson. There were a lot of fantasy duds in this game, but Jackson was maybe the most disappointing. He failed to score a touchdown. He was 17-of-22 for 169 yards with an interception. He also ran six times for 38 yards. Jackson lost a fumble too, giving him multiple turnovers. Jackson scored just 10.3 fantasy points. 

Game Notes: JK Dobbins suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon. He is done for the season. Dobbins had eight carries for 22 yards and a touchdown before the injury. Gus Edwards and Justice Hill split the work at running back once Dobbins left the game. Edwards had eight carries for 32 yards while Hill ran eight times for nine yards and two touchdowns.

Nico Collins was the leading receiver for the Texans. He had six receptions for 80 yards. He is looking like the top option in this Texans passing attack. 

Jaguars 31, Colts 21

Fantasy Stud: Travis Etienne. Etienne had a great start to his season, running 18 times for 77 yards and a touchdown. He also added five receptions for 27 yards. He showed his three-down ability. Etienne scored an impressive 21.4 fantasy points. 

Fantasy Dud: Christian Kirk. Kirk was the forgotten man in the Jaguars offense this week. He had just a catch for nine yards. He led the way at receiving last year, but that wasn’t the case in Week 1. There are four receivers that had at least five receptions for the Jaguars. Kirk can get it going, but it would not surprise to see him post some up and down numbers this year in an offense with a lot of weapons.

Game Notes: Michael Pittman had a huge game, catching eight passes for 97 yards and a touchdown. It was a great start for Pittman and good to see him meshing with rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson. 

Calvin Ridley looked great in his Jaguars debut. He caught eight passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. Ridley seemed as good as ever, showing few signs of rust. 

Saints 16, Titans 15

Fantasy Stud: Chris Olave. Olave looked great in his first game in year two. He had eight receptions for 112 yards. If Olave keeps getting this weekly workload from Derek Carr, he could have a huge season. Olave is talented enough to be one of the best fantasy receivers this season. 

Fantasy Dud: Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill had a rough start to his season, making you wonder if he can make it through the whole season as the starter for the Titans. He was 16-of-34 for 198 yards and three interceptions. He will need to clean up his game in a hurry if he hopes to keep the young Titans quarterbacks off the field. 

Game Notes: DeAndre Hopkins got a ton of work as the top target for the Titans. He had seven receptions for 65 yards on 13 targets. 

Michael Thomas looked healthy and was productive. He had five receptions for 61 yards. It was good to see him get through a game and produce. 

49ers 30, Steelers 7

Fantasy Stud: Brandon Aiyuk. Aiyuk had eight receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns. He looked great and built on a good training camp, where reports were he was the best player all camp. Aiyuk played well last season but could be in store for even better things this year.

Fantasy Dud: Najee Harris. Harris had a tough time finding room to run against a good 49ers defense. He had six carries for just 31 yards and caught two passes for two yards. things will get better for Harris as the matchups get more favorable. This was a disappointing start for his fantasy owners, though.

Game Notes: Christian McCaffrey looked as good as ever, running 22 times for 152 yards and a touchdown. He also had three receptions for 17 yards. 

Diontae Johnson suffered a hamstring injury and had to leave the game early. He had three receptions for 48 yards. This is an injury to watch going forward.

Bucs 20, Vikings 17

Fantasy Stud: Justin Jefferson. Jefferson showed why he was the first overall pick in most leagues this year. He had nine receptions for 150 yards. It was business as usual for Jefferson. He just posts huge numbers on a weekly basis for his fantasy owners.

Fantasy Dud: Rachaad White. White was not very impressive despite a ton of work. He had 17 carries for just 39 yards, averaging 2.3 yards per carry. He also had just two catches for 10 yards. White will need to start producing better if hopes to keep starting and getting this much work.

Game Notes: Jordan Addison scored a touchdown in his first NFL game. He had four receptions for 61 yards and a score.

Baker Mayfield played a solid game, going 21-of-34 for 173 yards and two touchdowns without a turnover. He moved the offense and led his team to a road victory. 

Raiders 17, Broncos 16

Fantasy Stud: Jakobi Meyers. Meyers had a fantastic start to his Raiders career. He had nine receptions for 81 yards and two touchdowns. It will be hard for him to keep this pace, but it sure was encouraging. He got a lot of looks, make a lot of plays and got targets in the red zone. Things are looking up for Meyers in Las Vegas. 

Fantasy Dud: Josh Jacobs. Jacobs got a ton of work, which was encouraging, but didn’t do much with it. He had 19 carries for just 48 yards, averaging just 2.5 yards per carry. He also caught two passes for 23 yards. Jacobs missed nearly all of camp, so maybe it could take him a week or two to round into form.

Game Notes: Greg Dulcich suffered a leg injury and was knocked from the game. He had two catches for 22 yards before leaving the game. Adam Trautman had five receptions for 34 yards, getting most of the work at tight end after Dulcich left the game.

Javonte Williams had 13 carries compared to eight for Samaje Perine. Williams ran 13 times for 52 yards while Perine had eight carries for 41 yards. 

Dolphins 36, Chargers 34

Fantasy Stud: Tyreek Hill. Hill carried fantasy teams to victory with his monster game. He had 11 receptions for 215 yards and two touchdowns. If this start is any indication, Hill could lead all fantasy receivers in scoring this year. He looked amazing and was targeted heavily throughout the game. What a start. 

Fantasy Dud: Gerald Everett. Everett had a quiet Week 1. He had two receptions for 21 yards and watched backup tight end Donald Parham finish with three catches for 21 yards. This is a bit of a concern, seeing the backup outproduce him. It is a situation to keep an eye on going forward. 

Game Notes: The Chargers had a dominating performance running the ball. Austin Ekeler ran the ball 16 times for 117 yards and a touchdown. Backup Joshua Kelley had 16 carries for 91 yards and a score.

Tua Tagaovailoa enjoyed one of this best career game. He was 28-of-45 for 466 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. As long as he can stay on the field, expect big things from Tagovailoa in this offense. 

Eagles 25, Patriots 20

Fantasy Stud: Mac Jones. Jones played a solid game in a close loss, finishing 35-of-54 for 316 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. Jones scored 28.3 fantasy points. The Patriots might not throw this much every week, but this offense looks to be in much better shape with some new weapons and a new offensive coordinator. This bodes well for Jones going forward.  

Fantasy Dud: D’Andre Swift. Swift came off the bench behind Kenneth Gainwell and barely saw the field. He ran once for three yards and caught a pass. Swift could play his way into a bigger role, but this start is a big concern for fantasy owners. He has some work to do to get more touches for the Eagles.

Game Notes: Kendrick Bourne was the leading receivers for the Patriots. He had six receptions for 64 yards and two touchdowns. He got a lot of looks and produced with his touches. 

Jalen Hurts was not super sharp, scoring just once while failing to throw for 200 yards. He was 22-of-33 for 170 yards and a touchdown. And he ran nine times for 37 yards, losing a fumble. Hurts failed to top 16 fantasy points. 

Packers 38, Bears 20

Fantasy Stud: Jordan Love. Love looked great in his debut as the unquestioned starter for the Packers. He was 15-of-27 for 245 yards and three touchdowns without a turnover. You could not have asked for a better start from Love, who was without his No. 1 receiver.  

Fantasy Dud: D.J. Moore. Despite building a great rapport with Justin Fields during camp and preseason action, Moore was not able to get it going in Week 1. He had just two receptions for 25 yards. You expected more from this duo, but it didn’t happen to open the season. 

Game Notes: Aaron Jones looked great but had to leave early with a hamstring injury. He had nine carries for 41 yards and a touchdown. He also caught two passes for 86 yards and a touchdown. The injury didn’t appear too serious, but is one to watch this week.

Romeo Doubs was iffy to play because of a hamstring injury but was able to play and produce. He had four receptions for 26 yards and two touchdowns. 

Rams 30, Seahawks 13

Fantasy Stud: Puka Nacua. Nacua got a chance for more playing time because of an injury to Cooper Kupp and sure made the most of it. He had a huge game, catching 10 passes for 119 yards. It was an impressive showing for the rookie that seems to have earned a big role in this offense going forward. He will be a hot item on waivers.

Fantasy Dud: Geno Smith. There were a lot of duds for the Seahawks, but Smith tops the list because his poor play hurt the entire team. He was 16-of-26 for 112 yards and a touchdown. Smith scored just 10.2 fantasy points. He had fewer than 15 fantasy points all but two games last year. This was not a good start for Smith in what seemed like a good matchup. 

Game Notes: Tutu Atwell hit the 100-yard mark for the Rams. He had six receptions for 119 yards. Atwell is going to be a big part of this offense, especially early in the season. 

Kyren Williams got a lot of work for the Rams. He had 15 carries for 52 yards and two touchdowns. Cam Akers had a lot more carries, but managed just 29 yards on 22 carries. He did score a touchdown, though, which helped make up for his poor production on the field. 

Cowboys 40, Giants 0

Fantasy Stud: Cowboys defense. The Cowboys defense absolutely dominated this game. Dallas had seven sacks, a fumble recovery, two interceptions and two touchdowns. It was an unreal game by this unit, which looks to be one of the best in all of football this year. The pass rush is just relentless for the Cowboys. 

Fantasy Dud: Daniel Jones. It was tough conditions, but Jones had a rough opener. He was 15-of-28 for 110 yards without a touchdown and two interceptions. He ran 13 times for 43 yards. He scored a dismal 7.8 fantasy points. Things can only go up from here for Jones and the entire Giants offense. 

Game Notes: Darren Waller was able to play on his hamstring injury and had three receptions for 36 yards. He looked near full strength, which is a good sign for him going forward. 

Tony Pollard had 14 carries for 70 yards and two touchdowns. It was good to see Pollard get the work around the goal line. He could rack up the scores in this offense.

Jeff Paur is a two-time finalist for FSWA Fantasy Football Writer of the Year and won the FSWA award for Best Fantasy Football Article on the Web in 2011. He also was the most accurate expert in 2012, winning the FSTA Fantasy Football Accuracy Award. If you have any questions for Jeff, email him at Follow Jeff on Twitter @jeffpaur.

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Jalen Tolbert Oct 2 11:40am ET
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Chase Claypool Oct 2 11:30am ET
Chase Claypool

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Brandin Cooks Oct 2 11:30am ET
Brandin Cooks

It wasn't much, but Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks caught a season-high four passes on four targets for 27 receiving yards in the team's 38-3 blowout win over the New England Patriots in Week 4 on Sunday in Dallas. Cooks returned in Week 3 from a knee injury after missing one game and he has six receptions for 44 yards on 11 targets the last two weeks. The Cowboys really haven't had to throw the ball all that much early on this year, which has hurt Cooks in his first year with the team. That won't remain the a case all year, but the 30-year-old veteran wideout probably isn't going to have a very dynamic role in this offense unless CeeDee Lamb or Michael Gallup miss time with an injury.

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Pat Freiermuth Oct 2 11:20am ET
Pat Freiermuth

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Demario Douglas Oct 2 11:20am ET
Demario Douglas

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Kendrick Bourne Oct 2 11:20am ET
Kendrick Bourne

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Myles Garrett Oct 2 11:20am ET
Myles Garrett

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Trevor Siemian Oct 2 11:13am ET
Trevor Siemian

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Justin Herbert Oct 2 11:10am ET
Justin Herbert

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Rhamondre Stevenson Oct 2 11:10am ET
Rhamondre Stevenson

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George Pickens Oct 2 10:10am ET
George Pickens

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens caught just three of his seven targets for 25 yards in the team's 30-6 blowout loss to the Houston Texans. Still, outside of running backs, the second-year pro led the team in receiving yards. The entire Pittsburgh offense sputtered against a beatable Houston defense. They also lost quarterback Kenny Pickett (knee) and tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) to injuries. It appears as though Mitch Trubisky could get the start against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5. The passing game can't get much worse, so Pickens will still be viewed as a flex option next week.

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Jaylen Warren Oct 2 10:00am ET
Jaylen Warren

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Ezekiel Elliott Oct 2 9:50am ET
Ezekiel Elliott

New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed just six times for 16 yards against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon. He added six receiving yards on two catches. The Patriots lost by a score of 38-3, falling to 1-3 on the season. Elliott was reportedly expected to handle the workload of an RB1 on Sunday, but that certainly did not happen. Not only did he and the offense struggle, but he was out-touched by Rhamondre Stevenson, 16 to eight. Elliott should not be started in fantasy football, and he can be dropped in leagues with 10 or fewer teams.

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Najee Harris Oct 2 9:50am ET
Najee Harris

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris cobbled together a fantasy-relevant performance for the Steelers in their 30-6 loss to the Houston Texans. The third-year pro ran the ball 14 times for 71 yards and caught one pass for 32 yards. His 100-yard performance was his first of the young season, despite his lowest snap percentage of the campaign. Backup running back Jaylen Warren received 14 touches in the game. The Steelers scored just six points on the afternoon as the offense continued to sputter. Harris and the Steelers face the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5, where quarterback Mitch Trubisky may start in place of Kenny Pickett (knee).

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Hunter Henry Oct 2 9:50am ET
Hunter Henry

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Kenny Pickett Oct 2 9:20am ET
Kenny Pickett

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (knee) will miss some time but it appears he's avoided a season-ending injury. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that an MRI showed no ACL injury to Pickett's knee. We'll have a better idea about Pickett's injury soon but expect Mitchell Trubisky to start in Week 5 against Baltimore. Following their tilt against the Ravens, the Steelers will have a bye week. Pickett hasn't been good for fantasy managers this season and isn't on rosters in standard-sized redraft leagues. The Steelers' offense has been a disaster so far in 2023 and a new quarterback may not solve the problem.

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Mike Evans Oct 2 9:10am ET
Mike Evans

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) may not miss any time with what is believed to be a minor hamstring injury. The 30-year-old departed the game against New Orleans in the second quarter after snagging three catches for 40 yards. The Buccaneers are on bye in Week 5 which gives Evans more time to heal. They'll face the Detroit Lions in Week 6. If he is still unable to play two weeks from now, Chris Godwin will play the role of No. 1 wide receiver. Trey Palmer and Deven Thompkins would also earn more snaps.

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Adam Thielen Oct 2 5:00am ET
Adam Thielen

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Adam Thielen caught seven of his eight targets for 76 yards in a 21-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4. Thielen wound up leading all Panthers receivers in yardage while finishing second behind Terrace Marshall Jr. in targets and catches. Thielen has been productive since his Week 1 dud, going for 25 catches and two touchdowns over his past three games. Emerging as the top target in Carolina, Thielen has earned every week WR3 status in fantasy. He will look to stay hot against the Detroit Lions on the road in Week 5.

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Terrace Marshall Jr. Oct 2 4:50am ET
Terrace Marshall Jr.

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. caught nine of his 11 targets for 56 yards in a 21-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4. Marshall saw an uptick in playing time with rookie Jonathan Mingo (concussion) inactive and he made the most of those chances by leading the Panthers in catches and targets in the loss. The third-year receiver has been busy over the past two weeks as he has drawn 18 targets, turning those into 14 receptions for 91 scoreless yards. That being said, Marshall is likely to return to a backup role once Mingo is ready to return, which could be as soon as Week 5 against the Detroit Lions.

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Bryce Young Oct 2 4:40am ET
Bryce Young

Carolina Panthers quarterback Bryce Young completed 25 of his 32 passes for 204 yards and added 10 yards on two carries with a lost fumble in a 21-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4. Young did not throw any touchdowns or interceptions in the contest. The rookie signal-caller missed his team's game in Week 3 with an ankle injury but he appeared to emerge from Week 4 without any issues. Young has now thrown just two touchdowns to go along with two interceptions in three contests. He will face off against the Detroit Lions on the road in Week 5.

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