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Well, Fantasy Football fans, the moment we have all waited for has arrived! The start of the 2006 NFL season kicks off this week as the hated Pittsburgh Steelers will face the resurgent Miami Dolphins. The start of the NFL season means only one thing to die-hard fantasy football fans and that's stat watching!
Be it by scrolling news on the bottom of your T.V., cell phones or a check on your home computer at half time, the most ardent fantasy fans will find some way to keep pace on their team(s) at all times during the weekend.
Yes, this is also the time of the year when you actually might pay attention to the Jets - Titans game, just because you might have your hopes pinned on a good performance by Chad Pennington. That's what makes fantasy football such a great pastime. It makes the most miserable match-ups of the week somewhat interesting, since bragging rights are on the line for you and your fantasy opponent. There's nothing like seeing a backup running back score a touchdown that vaults you ahead of your opponent! It's simply fantasy bliss.
Here are a few players that you might want to take a look at plugging into your starting lineup this week. They may not be the top names in fantasy football, but they are the ‘under the radar' guys that you might have to make a tough decision on. The good fantasy player is able to pick these players out from a crowd and stick them in their lineup for fantasy success!
QB - Kurt Warner - Warner may not last the entire NFL season, so
you'll want to use him early. Look for him to have a big day against a Niners
defense that finished dead last in the league last year in pass defense and
didn't make many improvements in the off-season. Warner has many weapons
at his disposal with Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and now Edgerrin James in
the backfield, so expect him to make full use of them as the Cardinals open up
their new stadium in
RB Thomas Jones - Jones has been named the starting RB in the
RB Reuben Droughns - Droughns is the clear No. 1 RB in
WR Nate Burleson - Burleson is the new bird in
TE Ben Watson - We figure on Watson being a breakout player in fantasy
football this season. Expect Watson to be one of Tom Brady's main targets as
they face the Bills in
DEF Patriots - The Pats veteran defense will be squaring off against the Buffalo Bills and fantasy killer, J.P. Losman. Expect the Pats to shut down the Bills running game and force Losman into some stupid turnovers in the second half. A defensive TD would not be out of the question.