We have a tendency to overreact to everything that happens in the first week of the National Football League season, especially now in the social-media era. It's safe to assume they'll finish with around the 15th best offense again this season. In fact, a few of the best fantasy players had career lows and failed to do anything to help your fantasy team. In the article, SI writer Jacob Feldman tackles the next generation of the NFL's ground game in a feature story this week, analyzing rising star running backs like Kansas City Chiefs' Kareem Hunt, Chicago Bears' Jordan Howard, Jacksonville Jaguars' Leonard Fournette, and more as the position resurges.
This team is going to struggle and things won't be getting any better as they travel to Tampa Bay next week before playing Pittsburgh, Green Bay and Minnesota in succession. The trend continued on the weekend, as the Packers defense stifled the Seahawks and shut down Wilson. The 40 yards rushing was a positive sign after past year when Wilson only once topped 40 yards rushing, but overall this was one of the worst fantasy games for the quarterback in his career.
Holding out over the preseason hurt Le'Veon Bell in week one.
Dating back to past year, the Under is now 8-1 in Cincy's last nine regular season games. The Dallas Cowboys received the other No. 1 overall vote, and they come in at No. 3 this week. His week one performance left a lot to be desired, as the veteran receiver had his lowest yardage total since week three of 2014.
We don't know yet if the Texans will stick with rookie DeShaun Watson under center or if they'll go back to Tom Savage on Thursday against Cincinnati. He was an enormous threat in the running game, opening up the field for quarterback Alex Smith and allowing Smith to turn in one of his best games as a pro. Expect another slow performance by Eifert.
The Houston Texans defense did not necessarily have the worst week of any team in Week 1, but they did, however, fail to register any meaningful stat. Blake Bortles was sacked 34 times last season and tossed 16 interceptions, yet in Week 1, the Texans could not get their hands on the ball or the quarterback.
The NFL season will continue on Thursday night when the Texans travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals.
Adam Vinatieri had what many deemed to be a pretty good matchup in Week 1.
The Indianapolis Colts looked awful against the Los Angeles Rams in the season opener and if they intend to use Scott Tolzien at quarterback until Luck can return, it's going to get even worse. The average points scored per game in Week 1 last season was about 4.5 points higher at 44.8. He missed another field goal earlier in the game, finishing Week 1 with just three points.