- Scott Engel, ESPN Fantasy Games
Week 1 of the NFL season is here, and we're here to help you get prepared for the first set of fantasy matchups with the initial installment of our lineup rankings. We'll guide you through those tough decisions that have been keeping you awake at night, and confirm the smart moves you already have made yourself.
Brady will come out firing strong against the Jets, even if Randy Moss cannot play. Palmer will throw more than one touchdown pass against Baltimore, but he also will get picked off more than once. He also could lose a fumble as his protection breaks down. Romo will be ready for the rivalry. Cutler faces a very shaky Buffalo secondary. Roethlisberger will get off to a solid start. Kitna faces a solid Oakland defense, and he's a risk. Rivers has a tough matchup to open the schedule. Garcia will produce respectable totals. Huard is a good sleeper. Losman will struggle to go deep against the Denver cornerbacks.
Scott Engel provides his player rankings for Week 1 of the NFL season.