Week 1 has come and gone. I hope your team did better than mine. I made the mistake of benching Aaron Rodgers in favor of Drew Brees. Not my best move. But, we move on, and we learn!
Quarterback: Mitchell Trubisky
I know, he didn't look too good in the first three quarters of his match-up against the Lions, but he showed great flashes in the 4th quarter. I'm banking on his hot hand to carry the Bears into week 2 against a good Giants pass rush. The good news is, it's the home opener for the Bears, so I'm hoping that will give the team a decent confidence boost.
Running Back: James Robinson
Probably the biggest surprise of week 1 was seeing the Jaguars defeat the Colts. Among the many surprises is the emergence of James Robinson. The now primary back for the Jags had 62 yards on the ground and one catch for 28 yards. Going up against a Titans defense giving up 4.4 yards per carry, on short rest, coming back from the west coast, I expect Robinson to have another solid day.
Wide Receiver: Scotty Miller
Tom Brady has found his new slot guy, his Edleman/Welker guy. Miller had 5 catches for 73 yards against the Saints, and he was really the only consistent pass catcher for Brady. Going into week 2, the Bucs are facing a fairly mediocre Panthers secondary. I expect Miller to have another fine week, but don't expect him to light up fantasy boards. He would be a solid pickup long term for the season.
Tight End: Dalton Schultz
Under some sad circumstances, Schultz is now the primary Tight End for the Cowboys with Blake Jarwin going down with a torn ACL. There isn't much tape on Schultz, with only 14 career catches in 3 seasons. The good thing is, he sat and learned behind Jason Witten during the 2019 season and I feel like his athleticism will be a good asset to the struggling Cowboys offense.
Defense/Special Teams: Kansas City Chiefs
Now, I know when you think of the Chiefs, you don't think of a strong defensive presence. Going up against a divisional opponent always brings out the best of a team. The Chargers are a run heavy team, and the Chiefs have a strong front 7 that can cause havoc in the backfield. Tackles for loss, forced fumbles will be something to look for when starting the Chiefs defense.
Kicker: Samuel Sloman
Rookie kickers has a rough go of it in week 1, and Sloman was no different. He missed his first career attempt, but came back to hit his next 2 attempts, plus he drained both of his extra points. Kicking in Philly may give him some issues, but the Rams offense showed in week 1 that they are able to move the ball down the field and put Sloman in a good spot to score points.
Homer Pick of the Week: Dawson Knox
The Bills tight end made a couple of nice catches against the Jets in week 1, and should've had a touchdown, but Josh put too much strength on the throw. The Bills historically the past few years have had great offensive outbursts against the Dolphins, and I don't expect much to change this year. Knox had a touchdown against the Fins last season, and I fully expect another touchdown again in this game.