Fantasy Football is back and our teams are all drafted. To prepare us all for week 1, we’ll let you know which wide receivers you should have in your starting lineups and which ones would be better left on your bench.
Wide Receivers to Start in Week 1:
Corey Davis – New York Jets
Zach Wilson will have his first career start against the Carolina Panthers as the rookie quarterback is hopeful to start undefeated. We have doubts that will happen as other New York Jets wideout Jamison Crowder will be out due to COVID protocols in week 1. With Crowder being out, Davis is in a prime position to be a solid flex option.
Keenan Allen – Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Herbert and Keenan Allen are quietly turning into one of the best quarterback-receiver duos in the NFL. Allen is going to be his go to target in week 1 against the Washington Football Team. The Chargers are looking to upset Washington and Allen/Herbert will be the difference makers in getting that done.
Justin Jefferson – Minnesota Vikings
Jefferson had an incredible rookie season topping several rookie receiving records. Jefferson is hoping to make the Pro Bowl in year 2 and has a very good shot of doing so. To start the season, Jefferson goes up against a weak secondary at Cincinnati. Jefferson is a must start in all fantasy lineups in week 1.
Wide Receivers to Sit in Week 1:
Allen Robinson – Chicago Bears
Robinson has consistently been a solid player for the Chicago Bears despite their poor quarterbacks they have had over the years. This season will be no different as Andy Dalton and Justin Fields will be under center for them. Robinson is quarterback proof and can perform with anyone, but week 1 is a different story as he has to go man to man against Jalen Ramsey who is going to give him a very tough time.
Pittsburgh Steelers Committee
The Steelers have 3 viable receivers in Claypool, Johnson, and Smith-Shuster. Last season, any of them could show up while the others would be irrelevant. We are fairly concerned about what will happen this season and with a week 1 matchup against the Super Bowl favorite Buffalo Bills, we are fading the Steelers across the board this week.
Kenny Golladay – New York Giants
The Giants added Golladay who will be their #1 receiver this season and provides much needed relief to Daniel Jones who is looking to get his career back on track after a rather disappointing start. Golladay is going up against a better secondary at Denver, but we are fading him due to injury concerns. Golladay hasn’t looked like he has fully recovered this offseason so far and we want to give him a few weeks before we begin to add him to our flex or as a wide receiver #2 in our lineups.