The Week 1 fantasy football schedule is here and players to start or sit for the first week include Josh Gordon, Knowshon Moreno, Randall Cobb, Justin Hunter, Michael Floyd, Montee Ball, Mark Ingram, Drew Brees, Rashad Jennings and Andrew Luck, with Gordon as the top player to sit after he was suspended, while Floyd, Brees and Ball have solid matchups and should not be on the bench for the lineup as the NFL hits Week 1.
Josh Gordon is obviously a top player to sit in Week 1 and that goes for the rest of the season unless some major ruling comes down and flips what happened to him. Gordon was suspended for the year and now names like Miles Austin and Andrew Hawkins will be expected to step up in his place. Randall Cobb is coming back after missing most of last season and while the Packers are playing the Seattle Seahawks on the road, Cobb is expected to have a big game and he could be a factor on both offense and special teams.
Justin Hunter and Michael Floyd are two receivers to watch out for this season, as they are both expected to increase receptions and yards from where they were last year.Andrew Luck is getting back Reggie Wayne after an injury and he already has TY Hilton and Trent Richardson in the offense and the addition of Hakeem Nicks means he could have a big season. The Broncos signed a number of players on defense, but expect Luck to start of the season with a big game in Week 1, even if the Colts lose.
Cobb was one of the best fantasy players in the league in 2012 and he was expected to be a major star last season, but that was derailed by injuries. Cobb still managed to put up 31 catches for 433 yards and four touchdowns in six games and this season he could be a top 10 performer for fantasy owners as long as he can remain healthy. Cobb reportedly had a very strong camp and with Jody Nelson and Eddie Lacy in the offense for Aaron Rodgers, the Packers could be one of the highest scoring teams in the league.
Floyd is looking like a player that could be a star this season after putting up over 1000 yards last year and averaging 16 yards per catch. Carson Palmer and the Cardinals will be airing it out for most of the season and he had 66 receptions for 1054 yards and should be in line for more with Larry Fitzgerald also getting plenty of attention from defenders.
Josh Gordon had over 80 catches and led the league with 1646 receiving yards last season and now he will be out for the year after being suspended. Knowshon Moreno is gone and he could end up as the big man in Miami, while his departure from Denver means that Montee Ball is the main starter for the team. Ball could be in for a huge season playing in that offense with Peyton Manning.