Fantasy Football Week 1 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em

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Greg Dulcich, Denver Broncos
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Fantasy Football Week 1 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Tight Ends

Start: Greg Dulcich, Denver Broncos (vs. Las Vegas)

Greg Dulcich had a sneaky good rookie season for the Broncos last year. Imagine what he might be capable of under a much more competent coaching staff.

Dulcich will be way down on the tight end list this week and could give your team a surprising lift.

Start: Sam LaPorta, Detroit Lions (at Kansas City)

I know, I know, rookie tight ends never produce. But Sam LaPorta certainly seems like he can be different. While many people are expecting the Lions to be a team that is tough to deal with this year, there isn't much in the way of proven offense outside of Amon-Ra St. Brown.

LaPorta should see a ton of snaps as a rookie with the likes of Brock Wright and James Mitchell behind him on the depth chart, so Jared Goff should be looking his way often.

Now, I did recommend starting Gibbs in the NFL Kickoff Game, and I wouldn't start both he and LaPorta, unless you have poor options. But if you have one of them, start them with confidence.

Sit: Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints (vs. Tennessee)

The sun could be setting on Taysom Hill's run as a fun gadget player and he certainly seems to be out of the discussion as a tight end in fantasy formats. In fact, he shouldn't even be rostered outside the deepest of leagues.

Sleeper Alert: Noah Gray, Kansas City Chiefs (vs. Detroit)

You'll have to monitor the status of Travis Kelce before this game kicks off but if Kelce, a first-round pick in most fantasy drafts, can't go, I'd plug Noah Gray into my lineup in front of a lot of guys.

Gray has just 35 career receptions but if he takes the place of the best tight end in the league, even if it's just for one game, it's worth a shot.

Bust Alert: Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons (vs. Carolina)

Kyle Pitts is going to have to do a lot to prove himself back to fantasy owners and I would want to see it before he's in my starting lineup. He has Desmond Ridder throwing him the ball and with mouths to feed that include Drake London and rookie phenom Bijan Robinson, it could get a lot worse before it gets better.