Who to start and who to sit? That’s the question that plagues everyone who plays fantasy football on a weekly basis? It’s the question that leaves players anguishing in tears and second-guessing. Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic but there’s some truth to it.
Honestly, it’s the one question you need to answer right in order to do well in this crazy game of fantasy. Will you get it right all the time? No, because football will surprise, especially if you buy into the adage: On any given Sunday, any team can beat any other team. But relax, we’re here to help you work through those decisions with as much information as you need to be confident in a decision you can stand by.
Here are the Week 1 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks to Sit.
No matter how many good quarterbacks there are, some of them need to be benched. You’ve got bad matchups, injured teammates, and the looming cloud of the Coronavirus delta variant that could alter any fantasy roster at any point in the season. Every week there is a handful of starters that need fantasy owners need to consider some additional information and proceed with caution.
Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens are a tough draw for any opposing quarterback, much less Week 1. Their pass rush is solid with Derek Wolfe, Calais Campbell and Pernell McPhee. The secondary stacked with free agent signing Marcus Peters, Marlon Humphrey, Jimmy Smith and Tavon Young roving as the Nickel backer.
So when you look at what the Raiders did to boost the talent around Carr, the backfield has been strengthened with Kenyan Drake and Peyton Barber joining the fold with Josh Jacobs. Darren Waller is an obvious star. But the receivers have more questions than ever.
Is Bryan Edwards ready to step into the role that Nelson Agholor and Tyrell Williams held. Henry Ruggs needs to level up and become the leader and vastly improve on 26 receptions for 452 yards and two touchdowns. Is he ready to do that? And Willie Snead’s latest stop is in Vegas, but in six seasons has caught over 70 receptions once, over 900 yards once, and at least five touchdowns once. Is this a bunch that is going to be too much for the Ravens’ secondary? Yeah, we don’t think so either.