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Week one of the 2015 NFL season is here, as tonight the first game of the season takes place as the New England Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The first week of football is always exciting - especially when looking forward to the Colts versus the Bills on Sunday afternoon. Of course, week one also provides a perfect opportunity to jump in and start with fantasy football, and there's a unique way of doing fantasy football that I'd encourage you to check out.
This is through FanDuel, which is a weekly fantasy football league. The basics are that you construct your team each week based on who you think will do the best that weekend. The catch is that you have a salary cap and have to construct the team under that cap, as certain players are valued higher than others based on their projected production. It's a fun challenge, and if you join here you could win prizes if you do really well.
When it comes to the Indianapolis Colts, they have plenty of interesting fantasy football options that you can choose from, of course starting with quarterback Andrew Luck. It's important to note, however, that the Bills have one of the very best pass defenses in the entire NFL, so it will provide a challenging test for Luck, T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, and others. That's not saying not to start them in fantasy this week, but it's a warning to caution you as you look at the options and their respective values. Also consider that Frank Gore will be on a pitch count - he'll likely produce and get opportunities, but those opportunities might be more limited than some fantasy players might like. And the Colts' defense? They're the wild card this week - they're facing an offense that isn't that good and is starting a first-time quarterback in Tyrod Taylor, but they're also going against LeSean McCoy with an inexperienced defensive line. In short, we have no idea what to expect from the defense this week.
That's one of the keys for doing well in FanDuel, though - finding the underrated plays that don't cost as much toward the salary cap. It's important to weigh expected production against the value, and that's part of what makes it so fun. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and join here to play!