By Pat Fitzmaurice (FantasyPros), Fri, Sep 17th 2021, 8:14am EDT
Goff's Week 1 numbers wouldn't have been very interesting if not for some unusual circumstances: an onside kick recovery that gave the Lions an extra possession late, then a 49er fumble that gave the Lions another possession. Quintez Cephus made consecutive circus catches, first on a touchdown, then on the two-point conversion. The Lions somehow ran 81 plays even though they were down big for most of the game. The bottom line is that Goff, the man no one wanted in fantasy drafts, wasn't terrible. He averaged only 5.9 yards on his 57 pass attempts, but he threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns, with one interception. He's probably looking at a negative game script in a road game in Green Bay, which could mean another game with heavy passing volume.