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Fantasy Football: Week 1 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em, Picks and Busts

September 3, 2019
Some Notes:

• Just like in 2018, San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon was placed on injured reserve and will miss the entire season. Matt Breida and Tevin Coleman will handle running back duties by the bay.

• Neither Ezekiel Elliott nor Melvin Gordon reported to practice Sept. 2 and remain holdouts.

• Thursday night game: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

• Monday night games: Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints AND Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders

Hot Pickups Of The Week: Demaryius Thomas, Preston Williams, Jacoby Brissett, Damion Willis, Dare Ogunbowale (PPR), Trey Quinn (PPR)

Fantasy Football Start 'Ems For Week 1:

Quarterback Must Starts: Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson, Matt Ryan, Russell Wilson, Carson Wentz, Jameis Winston, Drew Brees, Lamar Jackson, Jared Goff

Running Back Must Starts: Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Alvin Kamara, Dalvin Cook, Nick Chubb, James Conner, Devonta Freeman, Joe Mixon, David Johnson, Le'Veon Bell, Todd Gurley, David Montgomery, Kerryon Johnson, Chris Carson, Leonard Fournette, Miles Sanders, James White, Mark Ingram, Tony Pollard, Austin Ekeler

Wide Receiver Must Starts: DeAndre Hopkins, Davante Adams, Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Odell Beckham Jr., Mike Evans, Tyreek Hill, Keenan Allen, Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, Julian Edelman, Robert Woods, Brandin Cooks, Mike Williams, Tyler Boyd, Kenny Golladay, Larry Fitzgerald, Chris Godwin

Tight End Must Starts: Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, George Kittle, Hunter Henry, O.J. Howard, Evan Engram

Defense Must Starts: Philadelphia, Baltimore, Seattle

Sleepers Of The Week:
Quarterback: Philip Rivers
Running Back: Justice Hill
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Larry Fitzgerald, Marvin Jones Jr. and Jason Witten
Defense: Buffalo

Busts Of The Week:
Quarterback: Baker Mayfield
Running Back: Kenyan Drake and Aaron Jones
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Antonio Brown
Defense: Houston 

Locks Of The Week:
1. Baltimore over Miami
2. Philadelphia over Washington
3. Seattle over Cincinnati

Picks With Points

NFL Lines For Week 1
Picks are in bold.

Favorite Line Underdog Total
At Chicago -3 Green Bay 46
At Minnesota -4 Atlanta 47.5
At Philadelphia -9.5 Washington 46
At New York Jets -3 Buffalo 40
Baltimore -6.5 At Miami 37.5
At Tampa Bay -1 San Francisco 50
Kansas City -4 At Jacksonville 52.5
At Cleveland -5.5 Tennessee 45.5
Los Angeles Rams -3 At Carolina 50.5
Detroit -2.5 At Arizona 47.5
At Seattle -9.5 Cincinnati 44
At Los Angeles Chargers -6.5 Indianapolis 44.5
At Dallas -7 New York Giants 45.5
At New England -6 Pittsburgh 51
At New Orleans -7 Houston 53.5
At Oakland -1 Denver 43

Photo Credit: Kenya Allen/PressBox