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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits 31897288 Sit - Eddie Lacy Sit+-+Eddie+Lacy Fantasy Football

There’s no doubt that Green Bay has lacked a running attack since Ahman Green left (in 2006, not 2009). It seems as though Eddie Lacy has the first shot as the No. 1 RB, but I don’t like his chances in Week 1. The San Francisco 49ers allowed 94.2 rushing yards per game in 2012, fourth-best in the league. During last season, the Packers passed the ball 56 percent of the time. Over time, Lacy may get the carries to become a solid back in fantasy football, but this isn’t the week. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits 31897289 Sit - Chris Ivory Sit+-+Chris+Ivory Fantasy Football

Speaking of the Jets, I mentioned that disaster of an offense earlier. The quarterback situation is in flux which also affects the running game. Tampa Bay added Darrelle Revis in the offseason to improve the worst passing defense in the NFL. Though the secondary needed help, the Bucs owned the best running defense last year only allowing 82.5 rushing yards per game. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits 31897292 Sit - Josh Freeman Sit+-+Josh+Freeman Fantasy Football

Entering the final year of his contract, Josh Freeman has a tough opponent to start the season in New York. While the Jets’ offense is wreck, the defense held their own last year. In 2012, New York allowed 189.8 passing yards per game. Granted, Darrelle Revis was on the roster last season, which helped a lot. However, the Jets still have Antonio Cromartie and added Dee Milliner from Alabama through the draft. – Adam Meyer

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Like the Super Bowl last February, I expect the lights to go out when the Falcons and Saints meet in the Superdome for Week 1.  In 2012, when these two teams met for round one, there were a total of seven touchdowns, 58 points, and 894 yards of total offense. The New Orleans’ defense has been a mess since the bounty issue surfaced. Last year, the Saints possessed the worst run defense (147.6 yards per game) and the second-worst passing D (292.6 yards per game). – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits 31897290 Sit - Torrey Smith Sit+-+Torrey+Smith Fantasy Football

The Ravens played Denver twice in 2012. In the regular season, Torrey Smith recorded one catch for 14 yards at Mile High. When the playoffs rolled around, Smith caught three balls against the Broncos. Granted, one reception was for a 59-yard TD and another one was for a 32-yard score. As the number one receiver in Baltimore, I would think that he would receive the coverage of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits 31897286 Start - Riley Cooper Start+-+Riley+Cooper Fantasy Football

In 2012, the Washington Redskins had the third-worst passing defense, allowing 281.9 yards per game through the air. Riley Cooper and the Eagles travel to D.C. this Sunday where the world will see Chip Kelly’s offense unleashed for the first time in a game that counts. Coach Kelly was hired to bring his up-tempo offense to the NFL this season. In Oregon last year, Kelly’s Ducks ran 1,077 plays in their 13-game schedule (almost 83 plays per game). Philly ran 1,079 plays in 2012 with a 16-game season. More plays mean more opportunities to produce fantasy stats. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits 31897285 Start - Daryl Richardson Start+-+Daryl+Richardson Fantasy Football

No Steven Jackson, no problem. Daryl Richardson will be the starting running back when the season kicks off. His biggest competition this year will be Isaiah Pead, and maybe Zac Stacy later down the line. Pead will be serving a one-game suspension this week and Stacy still needs to get his feet wet in the NFL. So, that basically gives Richardson a one-game head start on his colleagues. This week, he’ll face Arizona, a team that owned the fifth-worst rushing defense in 2012 (137 yards per game on the ground). – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits 31897283 Start - Darren McFadden Start+-+Darren+McFadden Fantasy Football

Mr. Glass jokes aside, I’m well aware that Darren McFadden hasn’t played a full 16-game season in his NFL career and he might not this year either. However, he’s healthy-ish now so you should start him. This week’s opponent, Indianapolis, allowed 137.5 rushing yards per game in 2012 (fourth-most in the league). Also, probable starting quarterback, Terrelle Pryor, will need to get the running game established before trying his fate through the air. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits 31897284 Start - Shane Vereen Start+-+Shane+Vereen Fantasy Football

Let’s be honest here: if you have a New England Patriot on your fantasy football roster, it’s probably a good idea to start them every week. While Steven Ridley is one of those must-starts on a weekly basis, this Sunday would be an opportune time to add Shane Vereen to your roster, too. The Bills allowed the second-most rushing yards in 2012 (145.8 yards per game) and the most rushing touchdowns (23) all season. Coincidentally, New England scored the most TDs on the ground (25) last year. – Adam Meyer

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy 2013: Top 10 Starts and Sits 31897287 Start - Kenbrell Thompkins Start+-+Kenbrell+Thompkins Fantasy Football

One of the highest rising stars of the preseason will get a very favorable opponent for Week 1 of the regular season, Buffalo. During the four exhibition games this year, Kenbrell Thompkins caught 15 passes, the most in the league. Tom Brady is without his two most reliable targets from last season (Wes Welker in Denver and Rob Gronkowski is injured). So, Brady is forced to look elsewhere for targets. Other than Danny Amendola, Thompkins could see the second-most targets to start the season. – Adam Meyer

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