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FOOTBALL FANTASY: The Best and Worst of NFL Week 1

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The NFL’s Week 1 Fantasy Stallions and Duds.

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Patrick Mahomes, QB, KC

360 passing yards, 5 passing touchdowns, 5 rushing yards, 34.9 points.

Looks like he didn’t miss Tyreek Hill at all, throwing TDs at four different targets.

Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG

164 rushing yards, 30 receiving yards, 1 TD, 1 two-point convert, 30.4 points.

Looked like vintage Saquon, breaking up a 68-yard run and leading the Giants in receptions.

Jonathan Taylor, RB, IND

161 yards rushing, 14 yards receiving, 1 TD, 25.5 points.

Last year’s race leader got off to a good start and led all RBs in touchdowns this week.

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Justin Jefferson, WR, MIN

9 receptions, 184 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns, 34.9 points.

Instantly rewarded anyone who took him with their top pick in their draft.

Davante Adams, WR, LV

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10 receptions, 141 receiving yards, 1 TD, 25.1 points.

It looks like just like he was in Green Bay, Adams will also be a target monster in Vegas.

Travis Kelce, TE, KC

8 receptions, 121 receiving yards, 1 TD, 22.1 points.

Looked as good as ever while helping to set the Cardinals defense on fire.

Pittsburgh Steelers DEF

20 points allowed, 7 sacks, 4 INTs, 1 fumble recovered, 1 kick blocked, 1 TD, 26 points.

Forced Joe Burrow to five turnovers to help score the upset in overtime.

Younghoe Koo, K, ATL

4 FG, 2 PAT, 19.1 points.

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Trey Lance, QB, SF

164 passing yards, 1 INT, 54 rushing yards, 10.9 points.

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He looked good running the ball, but left a lot to be desired when he fell back to pass.

Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB

195 passing yards, 1 INT, -1 rushing yards, 4.7 points.

For the second season in a row, Rodgers and the pack looked very overwhelmed as they debuted in the season.

Dameon Pierce, RB, HOU

33 rushing yards, 6 receiving yards, 4.5 points.

The rookie played just 28% of snaps and had 12 touches to Rex Burkhead’s 19 in the game.

Rhamond Stevenson, RB, NE

25 yards rushing, 2 receiving yards, 3.7 points.

Damien Harris had the edge in touches and distance, which is not good news for the hype train.

Darnell Mooney, WR, CHI

1 reception, 8 receiving yards, 1.3 points.

The Bears completed just eight passes in their rainy game, including four for the RBs.

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DeVonta Smith, WR, PHI

0 receptions, 0 points.

The Eagles sophomore came empty on four targets to start the season.

Mike Williams, WR, BAC

2 receptions, 10 receiving yards, 2 points.

The Chargers split the ball with 11 players getting at least one target, much to Williams’ chagrin.

Kyle Pitts, TE, ATL

2 receptions, 19 yards, 2.9 points.

His yardage is the third-lowest in a game so far in his young career.

I HOPE YOU HAVE STARTED

Devin Duvernay went his entire rookie season without scoring a touchdown, but made up for lost time in Week 1. The Ravens WR found the end zone twice in his team’s big win over the Jets and caught his four targets for 54 yards.

-After a bit of social media drama involving his new QB this offseason, Robbie Anderson must be happy with Baker Mayfield now. Anderson went for his first 100-yard game since October 2020 and won a TD for good measure.

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