Who Should I Start? - Week 1

Chicago Bears or Houston Texans

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ECR
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# 1
# 2
Worst
# 16
# 19
Kevin Roberts
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5
2
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
1
2
Wayne Bretsky
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4
2
David Dodds
FootballGuys
4
2
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N/A
2
Keet Bailey
Breaking Football
2
3
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
2
3
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
4
3
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
2
3
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
4
3
Rich Arleo
Bruno Boys
1
3
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
2
3
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
7
3
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
5
3
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
4
3
David Gonos
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2
3
Raju Byfield
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5
3
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
1
4
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
3
4
Jody Smith
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2
4
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2
4
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16
4
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
3
4
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1
4
Sky Sperling
Razzball
3
4
Dave McKay
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2
4
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RotoExperts
1
4
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Sundays Are For Football
1
4
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6
4
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1
4
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13
4
Steve Wyremski
Dynasty League Football
1
4
Dawgmatica
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1
4
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1
4
Christopher Harris
ESPN
2
4
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2MugsFF
1
4
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
1
4
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
1
5
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
1
5
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
2
5
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Fantasy Football Empire
1
5
Derek Lofland
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3
5
Adam Pfeifer
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2
5
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2
5
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1
5
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3
5
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2
5
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3
5
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4
5
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1
5
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6
5
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1
5
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1
5
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3
5
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3
5
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1
5
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2
6
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1
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1
6
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2
6
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1
6
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3
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2
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2
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4
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2
6
Dan Yanotchko
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2
6
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1
6
Matt Smith
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1
6
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3
6
Dan Clasgens
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2
6
Matthew Berry
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1
6
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ESPN
2
6
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1
6
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2
6
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1
6
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5
7
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4
7
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6
7
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2
7
Brent Namejko
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2
7
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2
7
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1
7
John Halpin
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2
7
Jeff Paur
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1
7
Neil Parker
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3
7
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3
7
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3
7
Jason Smith
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8
7
Eric Karabell
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3
7
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3
7
Michael Pichan
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1
7
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5
7
Patrick Daugherty
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2
7
Mike Rigz
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7
8
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2
8
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2
8
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5
8
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4
8
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2
8
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2
8
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3
8
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2
8
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1
8
Paul Greco
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3
8
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3
8
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1
9
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5
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3
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10
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3
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5
16
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9
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3
19
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2
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Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Philip Rivers could easily turn the ball over a ton in this tough matchup.
Not to hate on Andy Dalton, but this is still a very good Bears defense and I can see a big turnover game here.
  
Staff Rankings
RotoBaller
Philip Rivers was sacked on a league-high 8.4-percent of his drop-backs last season, which doesn't bode well for him in this match-up against J.J. Watt and the Texans. The Houston defense should feast on a Chargers offense that lacks weapons.
The Bears were easily the best DST in fantasy last season, but the team lost Defensive Coordinator Rod Marinelli and future Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher during the off-season. Despite this, the Bears defensive core remains strong with elite corners Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings, linebacker Lance Briggs and defensive end Julius Peppers - and don't forget about Devin Hester in the return game. Their match-up against an improved Bengals offense is intriguing, but Andy Dalton is no supersta...
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
San Diego offense gave up the 8th most fantasy points to Team Defenses last season with 9.6.
Cincinnati offense gave up the 16th most fantasy points to Team Defenses last season with 8.4.
  
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FFLockerRoom
Houston should control the pace of this game and San Diego's offensive has looked rough during the preseason
The Bengals are expected to be a pretty good team, but Chicago led the league in takeaways last year and should continue to be solid in Week 1
  
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
With a healthy Brian Cushing and the addition of Ed Reed. The Texans defense will be feared as one of the best. J.J. Watt is the most impactful defender, and this Texans team is beyond starving for that first ring.
The Bears once again have a very intimidating defense despite the loss of Brain Urlacher. D.J. Williams and James Anderson are huge signings and Charles Tillman/Julius Peppers/Lance Briggs are all back.