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NFL Fantasy Football Week 1: Bengals at Colts starts and sits

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Are you ready for some football? How about some fantasy football? It is that time of year again Youth Ryan Glasgow Jersey , and we have a pretty great fantasy matchup for Week 1. The Bengals and Colts have pretty great offensive weapons, and the Colts have a terrible defense, and the Bengals have some holes that can be exploited as well. Here are this weeks starts and sits for the Bengals game at the Colts.Must startsA.J. Green (Bengals WR): Green is pretty much a must start any week. However, who on the Colts can cover Green? He is in line for a huge game.Favorable matchupsJoe Mixon (Bengals RB): Mixon didn’t have a great preseason behind the Bengals offensive line. He only gained 1.8 yards per carry. He still figures to be a massive part of Cincinnati’s game plan, and the Colts run defense may end up being one of the softer against the run this season.Jack Doyle (Colts TE): The Bengals are notoriously bad a covering tight ends. Doyle caught 80 passes last season without Andrew Luck as his quarterback. This seems like an easy one, especially for points per reception leagues. You may even be able to get away with rolling with Eric Ebron if you are in a real pinch at tight end for some reason.T.Y. Hilton (Colts WR): Many Bengals fans may be wary to play Hilton because of William Jackson, but the Colts will likely be able to get Hilton on Dre Kirkpatrick a couple of times. It only takes one big play to make Hilton worth the play.Andy Dalton (Bengals QB): Dalton’s day won’t be taken advantage of by many fantasy owners. He will have have all of his offensive weapons and what looks to be a decent offensive line. It should be a pretty nice day for Dalton, who could become a pretty hot waiver wire pick up after a big game against a weak defense.Good but not greatAndrew Luck (Colts QB): Luck may be running for his life on Sunday. The few times Luck is actually able to get the ball off may be fruitful, but the thought of him throwing it under duress the whole game isn’t ideal.Marlon Mack or Jordan Wilkins (Colts RBs):Mack is questionable right now, but of he goes he is a nice flex option. If he doesn’t then Wilkins is more of a possible flex option if you’re in a pinch. I’d feel far safer with Mack, but I understand Bell owners may be looking over the waiver wire Week 1. The Bengals have had trouble giving up yards, and more importantly, points to opposing running backs. I wouldn’t expect anything spectacular Cheap Jessie Bates III Jersey , but they could have a few big plays.John Ross (Bengals WR): Ross isn’t a guy that you should start week in and week out. He just won’t see the necessary volume over the season. However, the Bengals will look to prove people wrong by hitting a few big plays to their first round pick from last season against the likes of Kenny Moore and Nate Hairston. (Actual Colts’ corner backs)Tyler Eifert (Bengals TE): If Eifert is healthy he should be in your line up. He is a red zone monster, and he is a huge mismatch anywhere on the field. He isn’t higher because between Green, Mixon and Ross there are only so many opportunities, but Eifert will make the most of his.Just sit themBoth defenses: This game could turn into a shoot out very quickly. The saving grace for the Bengals defense is that they could pile up plenty of sacks, but that will only get them so many points. This is still Luck’s first game in quite some time, so it is hard to believe the Bengals will totally shutdown their offense. As for the Colts, there are just too many Bengals players capable of hurting them. They could try and take away Green, but with guys like Eifert, Mixon and Ross, Cincinnati should still be able to move the ball pretty easily. In what will be the biggest game of the Bengals’ season so far, the team’s primetime matchup with the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium will have something for everyone’s taste. How will Cincinnati’s quarterback play under the lights with a narrative chasing him? Can the team’s most explosive offensive weapon remain healthy to help out his quarterback? What about the young pass rusher who has flashed but hasn’t put together a full game yet?There are plenty of names to watch for when the Bengals take on the Chiefs, but here’s the five that will attract our attention the most and who the team is relying on to bring home a win.Andy DaltonEvery week now Youth William Jackson Jersey , the Bengals have a chance to win because of their quarterback. In seven in and a half years of the Dalton era, how many times could we comfortably say that?Dalton’s 94.4 passer rating and 6.39 adjusted net yards per attempt place him 14th and 15th in the NFL respectively due to the boom the passing game has seen this season, but his consistency is what has kept the Bengals competitive all year against a decently tough strength of schedule. And while he already played well in one primetime game this year, the Sunday night stage is one that Dalton’s Bengals have yet to conquer.It’s been three years since the Bengals have been featured on Sunday Night Football, but the last time they were, Dalton played well enough for them to win. Against the Cardinals in 2015, Dalton threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns and finished with a passer rating of 99.8. The primetime narrative has played itself out and over the last few years, playing under the lights hasn’t been as big of an issue for the Bengals quarterback as the narrative would make it seem. Now, Dalton gets to go up against the defense that is in the bottom three in the NFL in expected points added. The Bengals aren’t going to win this game if they can’t keep up with the Chiefs offense, and that falls on Dalton’s shoulders. He should have little problem doing so, but it’s just another hurdle he and the team have to get over.John RossHelping out Dalton will be Ross, who should be active for the first time since Week 4 against the Falcons when he scored his second touchdown of the season.When the Bengals offense struggled to sustain drives against the Dolphins, it was obvious the lack of a deep threat crippled the Bengals enough where 112 yards from A.J. Green wasn’t enough to score more than 13 points on offense. They did better against the Steelers a week later Cheap Geno Atkins Jersey , but Ross’ absence paved the way for Cody Core and Josh Malone to play and do absolutely nothing as compliments to Green and Tyler Boyd.Ross’ durability issues are an annoyance from an outsiders perspective, but his impact on the offense is worth dealing with it. With a clean week of practice under him, he should be salivating for a chance to go up against a weak Kansas City secondary to, once again, get back on track.Sam HubbardThe Bengals defensive line remains talented even with defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow on injured reserve, but some of that talent needs to be producing at a more consistent rate. Hubbard is no exception.10 of the Bengals’ 13 sacks have come from Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap, along with the majority of pressures too. The three other sacks have come Carl Lawson, Shawn Williams and Hubbard. While we all expected more than one sack from Lawson by this point, he’s still accumulating consistent pressure on the quarterback. Hubbard cannot say the same, despite similar opportunity against the pass. Hubbard has a chance to put a solid game together against a Chiefs interior offensive line that’s playing a backup at right guard and will likely be playing a backup at center. Collapsing quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ pockets from the inside will be crucial to limiting him, and Atkins can’t do it alone. Hubbard needs a big game.Jordan EvansThe most underwhelming part of the Steelers game last week was how lost the Bengals’ linebackers looked. There was a reason why Evans was starting for Vontaze Burfict in the first four games of the season instead of Vincent Rey. The second-year player provides at least some sense of athletic ability when playing in space over the veteran Rey, but you could see that mental mishaps still limited his effectiveness. Perhaps this was why Rey filled in for Nick Vigil last week when he went down with a knee injury.In predictable fashion, Rey played terribly and Evans was once again forced onto the field to salvage anything at the position. Vigil will remain out for the next few weeks and Evans will once again see playing time in relief Youth Bobby Hart Jersey , this time at SAM linebacker instead of WILL when he replaced Burfict. This will give him plenty of meetings with tight end Travis Kelce entering his zone.


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