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Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Week 1 QBs To Start

If your opponent started Peyton Manning against you Thursday night, you're screwed this week. However, if you start these QBs and, maybe, if your fantasy RB scores 5 rushing TDs in one game, you might have a shot.

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This is a snippet from Christopher Price's weekly Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em article. You can follow Price at @pricetopher or you can watch his pretty hysterical and sometime utterly inappropriate vines over at his Vine account.

QBs To Start

Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions)

After finishing with a dismal 4-12 record last season, the Detroit Lions are looking to get back on track when they open play this Sunday at Ford Field against a Minnesota Vikings secondary ranked 24th in the league last year, allowing 244.3 passing yards per game. In an offense plagued more by turnovers and troubles in the ground-and-pound game, additions like Reggie Bush (227 ATT, 986 YDS, 6 TD) look to not only help Mikel Leshoure (215 ATT, 798 YDS, 9 TD) and the Lions with a viable ground game, but hope to add to Detroit's still thriving passing attack, ranked 2nd in the NFL with 307.9 passing yards per game, by giving Matthew Stafford (4,967 YDS, 20 TD, 79.8 RAT) a solid and explosive check-down option. Hopefully Stafford gets it figured out again this season, because we already know Rodney Peete is probably somewhere throwing deep-fade routes to his children in hopes of a comeback. "Holly, grab the video camera... I'm back, baby!"

Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons)

Matt Ryan (4,719 YDS, 32 TD, 99.1 RAT) and the 6th ranked passing offense of his Atlanta Falcons look to have a monster opener in New Orleans this Sunday. The Saints were absolute bottom-feeders last season in both rushing defense (32nd, 147.6 rushing yards per game) and passing defense (31st, 292.6 passing yards per game) which clearly leaves a wide open path for receivers like Julio Jones, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez (who collectively totaled 264 REC, 3,479 YDS, 25 TD) en route to the NFC South championship. Anyone with an offensive player on the field at the Superdome this weekend should have a solid fantasy outing - for both the visiting Falcons and hometown hereauxs. You see what I did there? I'm just so clever!


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