Drafts are done. The regular season is here and now that you’ve finalized your roster, it’s time to put the right players forward and start the season fast. Seasoned fantasy players know about the studs and chalky plays so at Bruno Boys we try to help wade through the matchups on those tougher decisions, or point out when there’s a great matchup that you should go all-in on. On the flip side, sometimes you want start someone but all signs are pointing to a benching.
The early part of the season can be a tough one since the preseason shows so little to go on. Still, we feel very strong about these recommendations and you should use them to help guide you to your starting lineup.
Here are your Week 1 Fantasy Football Running Backs to Sit.
Duke Johnson Jr., Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints
Losing Lamar Miller wasn’t a big loss to the fantasy landscape as most pegged him as a RB3 but he did matter a lot to the Texans as he was their early down back, who could go three downs. Duke Johnson reduced the heavy need for Miller to be out there on third downs, now, that’s in the air. Carlos Hyde could be on early down duty but Johnson could get the chance he never got in Cleveland. Unfortunately, the Texans are facing a Saints team that not only allowed no 100-yard rushers, but only one eclipsed the 70-yard plateau. I like the idea that Johnson is going to have a big role in this offense but this is the wrong week to start him.