Aug 22, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) rushes for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the first quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Thursday Night Edition

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Hello Football fans! Football is back! We are just a few short days away from starting the road towards Super Bowl 49. This also means one of America’s favorite games, Fantasy Football is back as well. My job here at Fantasy CPR is to help you choose who you should start and who you should sit. I can only breakdown so many players for you all so if I miss a player you have a question about tweet your questions to @Marky_Mark2018.

The NFL season kicks off with a bang on Thursday with a blockbuster matchup when the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers.  This game has the potential to be a low scoring game which is an absolute fantasy nightmare. Especially since it will feature the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy, and  Marshawn Lynch, all whom were probably taken in the first two rounds of your drafts. You most likely will just have to temper expectations this week as all could see a potential drop from the numbers we are used to.

Start of the GameMason Crosby/ Steven Hauschka- This could be a very low scoring game, which could mean a lot of work for both kickers.  Start either if you own them

Sit of the Game: Randall Cobb:  This is almost a nightmare scenario for a player looking to bounce back from an injury plagued 2013 season. Richard Sherman should be on Cobb like a blanket which could make for a long night for the Green Bay wide receiver.

Aug 28, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a pass during warmups prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports



 You are obviously starting  Aaron Rodgers if you have him but what about Russell Wilson? Green Bay had one of the subpar defenses last year against the pass. Wilson will also benefit from having a healthy Percy Harvin, who could help him have a good fantasy day for owners.


Running Backs:

Unless you drafted four running backs with your first four picks, you definitely will be starting Eddie Lacy and Marshawn Lynch. However, there is a chance they could have down games. Adjust your expectations accordingly.


Wide Receivers:

 Jordy Nelson should benefit from not being covered by Richard Sherman.  He could be in line for a big game and should see a few targets in the Red zone.

Percy Harvin, (See Wilson, Russell) Harvin could definitely be worth a start as Green Bay had one of the worst passing defenses last year. Seattle does not have a full arsenal of weapons for Wilson, so Harvin could be in line for a large amount of targets.


That is all I have for Thursday’s Game! I’ll be back on Friday to help you with your tough fantasy decisions for the Sunday games.  Best of luck to all of you in your leagues!


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Tags: Aaron Rodgers Eddie Lacy Fantasy Football Green Bay Packers Marshawn Lynch Percy Harvin Randall Cobb Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks

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