Fantasy Football 2018 Week 1 Recap


There’s no more speculation; no more what-ifs. It’s time for a 2018 Week 1 Recap. The Fantasy Takeaway had an amazing Week 1. Michael Thomas was the number one wide receiver. Joe called the number one tight end in his Cheap Dates: Week 1 Streamers article, and players like Kenny Stills & Emmanuel Sanders who Joe & Murphy have been pounding the table about came out strong. It was a good week, but this is no time to rest on our laurels. After some News & Notes, a Booth Review, and a Studs & Duds for the ages, the guys dive into a Week 1 Tapping the Wire for some waiver wire targets. Don’t miss the latest GIVEAWAY from The Fantasy Takeaway & Breaking the Game. Todd Gurley signed pro-line helmet anyone?

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2018 Week 1 Recap 

(09:56) – News and Notes – Le’Veon Bell, James Conner, Josh Gordon, Hugh Jackson, Adrian Peterson, Shaun Alexander, Marshall Faulk, Rule Changes

(16:02) – Injury Roundup – Leonard Fournette, Greg Olsen, Doug Baldwin, Delanie Walker, Marcus Mariota, Jeremy Hill, Kenneth Dixon, Aaron Rodgers

(24:33) – Booth Review – Adrian Peterson, David Johnson, Ravens D/ST, Josh Allen, Nathan Peterman Alvin Kamara, Kenyan Drake, Frank Gore, Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill

(31:58) – Studs and Duds

(32:03) – QBs – Ryan Fitzpatrick (42.2) Drew Brees (31.5) Philip Rivers (28.9) Patrick Mahomes (28.3) Aaron Rodgers (24.9)

(35:03) – RBs – Alvin Kamara (43.1) James Connor (34.2) Melvin Gordon (27.6) Joe Mixon (25.9) Chris Thompson (24.8) Austin Ekeler (23.6)

(42:02) – WRs – Michael Thomas (38) Tyreek Hill (36.3) Desean Jackson (31.6) Emmanuel Sanders (29.5) Randall Cobb (29.3) Kenny Stills (26.6)

(44:21) – TEs – Jared Cook (27) Rob Gronkowski (23.3) Will Dissly (19.5) Eric Ebron (15.1) Jordan Reed (14.8) George Kittle (14) Jack Doyle (11)

(47:24) – DSTs – Jets (26) Vikings (18) Ravens (17) Browns (16) Bears (14) Dolphins (13) Jaguars (13) Redskins (13)

(50:46) – Duds

(50:58) – QBs – Nathan Peterman (-2.94) Sam Bradford (1.4) Marcus Mariota (3.6) Dak Prescott (4.8)Nick Foles (4.7) Ryan Tannehill (6.8) Eli Manning (7.1) Matthew Stafford (8.04)

(51:54) – RBs – Mike Gillislee (-1.1) LeSean McCoy (3.1) Duke Johnson (3.5) Kareem Hunt (4.9) Derrick Henry (4.1) Jamaal Williams (4.7) Ty Montgomery

(53:32) – WRs – Amari Cooper (2.8) Chris Hogan (2.1)

(54:20) – TEs – Travis Kelce (1.6) Trey Burton (2.5) Cameron Brate (0) Jimmy Graham (2.8)

(54:56) – DSTs – Saints (-4) Chargers (-3)

(55:58) – Tapping the Wire

(56:21) – QB – Pat Mahomes (NFL: 37%, ESPN: 77% , Yahoo: 88%) – Mitchell Trubisky (NFL: 4%, ESPN: 23.7 ,Yahoo: 18%) – Sam Darnold (NFL: % ,ESPN: 9% ,Yahoo: 10%)

(57:46) – RB – TJ Yeldon (NFL: 4%, ESPN: 8%, Yahoo: 15%) Austin Ekeler (NFL: 14.5%, ESPN: 11%, Yahoo: 17%) Phillip Lindsay (NFL: .4%, ESPN: 1.9%, Yahoo: 5%)

(59:28) – WR – Ryan Grant (NFL: .3%, ESPN: 10%, Yahoo: 3%) Quincy Enunwa (NFL: 1%, ESPN: 9%, Yahoo: 7%) John Brown (NFL: 2.8%, ESPN: 22%,Yahoo: 20%)

(1:00:51) – TE – George Kittle (NFL: 72.8%, ESPN: 37%, Yahoo: 76%) Will Dissly (NFL: .1%, ESPN: .1%, Yahoo: 3%) Jonnu Smith (NFL: .1%, ESPN: .2%, Yahoo: 1%)

(1:02:26) – DSTs – Bears D/ST (NFL: 24%, ESPN: 40%) Browns D/ST (NFL: 3.9%, ESPN: 5%)

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