Fantasy Football Week 1: Everybody, Calm Down

The worst fantasy football player is the one that doesn’t know how to keep perspective. This is the player that makes 150 moves in a single season and will pick up Laviska Shenault this week because he had a touchdown against the Colts. Listen, I’m prone to this myself sometimes. Am I pumped about Joshua Kelley stealing a TD from Austin Ekeler and Tom Brady looking like an old man in a new system yesterday? No. But I’m also not going to be on the trading block looking to get rid of these guys and searching for their replacements.

Sometimes week 1 can be a sign of whats to come. 2019 Mark Andrews is a great example of this. He had 8 catches for 108 yards and a touchdown last season in week 1. He ended this year with 64 catches for 852 yards and 10 touchdowns to lockdown a spot as a top-5 fantasy tight end. But, sometimes week 1 is just a fluke. Let’s look at 2019 Sammy Watkins. In week 1 of last season, Watkins had 9 catches for 198 yards and 3 TDs. Fantasy owners were quick to put him in their lineups for week 2. Watkins stats for the rest of the year – not another game over 100 yards and 0 touchdowns. Do you get what I’m saying?

Before you hit the waiver wire this week and dismantle your team because the Rams went with a run heavy approach in which Cam Akers didn’t shine and Michael Thomas had just two catches, take a deep breath and remember that this is a long season. And not only is it a long season, but it’s also an unusual season that had no preseason and will likely take a good amount of time for some big players to get into the flow of things.

Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups: Parris Campbell (WR, IND), Josh Kelley (RB, LAC), James Robinson (RB, JAX), Nyheim Hines (RB, IND), Dallas Goedert (TE, PHI)