Welcome to Week 1 of The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview, by Rich Hribar.

Months and months of fantasy preparation were poured in over the summer and all that work is about to be put to the test as Week 1 of the NFL football season is finally upon us.

The NFL is inherently a fluid game, with things in constant motion. What was yesterday isn’t always tomorrow and then will be different in the middle of the season. 

So with a fresh start to a new season, taking an evidence-based approach is easier said than done. 

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As the author, it’s imperative that I note that this is an expectations-based column over a linear start/sit forum. The labels for each subset of players for each game is simply the vehicle for those expectations and have a different context for each player. 

This article will be updated throughout the week to reflect major news or injury implications. I encourage that you use the game by game tables and data points here in conjunction with the player rankings that will be available every week this season on Thursdays and enjoy the games.

Click the matchups below for the individual game previews.

Week 1 NFL Games

GB at CHI: Thursday, Sep 5 – 8:20 ET
KC at JAX: Sunday, Sep 8 – 1pm ET
ATL at MIN: Sunday, Sep 8 – 1pm ET
TEN at CLE: Sunday, Sep 8 – 1pm ET
BUF at NYJ: Sunday, Sep 8 – 1pm ET
BAL at MIA: Sunday, Sep 8 – 1pm ET
WAS at PHI: Sunday, Sep 8 – 1pm ET
LAR at CAR: Sunday, Sep 8 – 1pm ET
IND at LAC: Sunday, Sep 8 – 4pm ET
CIN at SEA: Sunday, Sep 8 – 4pm ET
SF at TB: Sunday, Sep 8 – 4:25pm ET
DET at ARI: Sunday, Sep 8 – 4:25pm ET
NYG at DAL: Sunday, Sep 8 – 4:25pm ET
PIT at NE: Sunday, Sep 8 – 8:20pm ET
HOU at NO: Monday, Sep 9 – 7:10 ET
DEN at OAK: Monday, Sep 9 – 10:20 ET