We are officially kicking off Week 1 of the NFL Season with a 13-game slate Sunday. We will be covering every Sunday Slate with the top players at every position. Who should we grab at the highest and lowest multiplier with the best match-up in front of them? I’ll be breaking it all down for you. Let us dive in with the multipliers.
Matt Ryan (1.35x)
While I prefer Matt Ryan in this game, you can honestly go with either Quarterback. Coming off of a disappointing season, the Falcons made the big move of trading Julio Jones to the Tennessee Titans while adding Kyle Pitts through the draft. While the Falcons aren’t the most impressive team on offense, Matt Ryan will be in a position to throw. The Philadelphia Eagles defense finished 20th overall last season while allowing 27 passing touchdowns throughout the season.
Sam Darnold (1.6x)
There is a very obvious narrative here with Sam Darnold getting to kick off his first game with the Carolina Panthers by facing off against his former team, New York Jets. Darnold is now in a much better system with weapons all around him like Christian McCaffrey, Robby Anderson, and DJ Moore. He also gets to face a New York Jets defense that was ranked 26th last season and is now supported by rookies without a snap of NFL experience and has multiple holes to attack in the secondary.
Top Running Backs
Raheem Mostert (1.4x)
I can’t make it through this Week 1 article without targeting a piece of the San Francisco 49ers backfield. Though shared by Raheem Mostert and rookie Trey Sermon, both should be in the perfect spot to eat. Kyle Shanahan loves to run when ahead and Mostert has big play ability. He held a 31% explosive run rate last season and if the game plan is for Sermon to tire out defenses first, Mostert may just improve that percentage.
James Robinson (1.35x)
The sophomore running back, James Robinson, gets a juicy match-up to kick off his second NFL season facing the Houston Texans. The Texans’ defense gave up the second-most rushing touchdowns with 24 throughout last season and gave up the most rushing yards overall. Not doing much to improve their defense, it’s hard not to have James Robinson in your lineups.
Top Wide Receivers
Calvin Ridley (1.15x)
Being more on the lower side of the multiplier, Calvin Ridley will still be a top option for this slate. With Julio Jones being traded to Tennessee, Ridley will be Matt Ryan’s main focus. Ridley finished last season with 1,374 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns but will be in a much better position to finish at the top of the receiving class by the end of the season.
DK Metcalf (1.3x)
The Indianapolis Colts defense is a little banged up with Xavier Rhodes being ruled out and with DK Metcalf being a top target of Russell Wilson, I want in. Not only that, Tyler Lockett will see Kenny Moore across from him and that may cause him to not be targeted as often. The Colts’ defense had an above-average season last year. However, the absence of Xavier Rhodes should make things harder against such a potent passing attack.
Top Tight Ends
Dan Arnold (2x)
I truly think the tight end position is going to be the spot to capitalize on the multipliers. Dan Arnold is now paired up with quarterback, Sam Darnold, who loves tight ends. Already breaking down the Jets defense above, this defense is going to struggle to stop offenses and Arnold could be in store for a big season as rookie Tommy Tremble is his only competition currently.
Kyle Pitts (1.5x)
There will be a lot of eyes and ownership on Kyle Pitts. This may be a concern, but he’s the next option in this Atlanta Falcons offense behind Calvin Ridley now. A lot of hype is surrounding Kyle Pitts as he is coming off of a huge year at Florida with 770 receiving yards and twelve touchdowns. Another positive for Pitts and the stacking of the Atlanta Falcons is that this game could become a shootout. Neither defense was great against the passing attack last season.
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