Week 1 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Ravens vs Jets
The Baltimore Ravens will look to get off to a hot start in 2022 when they travel to take on the New York Jets in Week 1 NFL action. FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds have the Ravens slated as a 7.5-point road favorite in a game where the spread could keep growing after Zach Wilson's injury update.
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's our start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 1 showdown.
Mark Andrews Fantasy
Start Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens: Every fantasy manager that rosters Mark Andrews is going to start him on Sunday, so this is rather a recommendation to target him in the DFS market. Andrews has a shot to finish the week as the No. 1 TE against a Jets defense that gave up the fourth-most receiving yards to the position in 2021 (1,113). New York also allowed an opposing TE to score a touchdown eight times, which tied for the sixth-highest mark in the NFL. Andrews averaged 9.0 targets per game last year with wide receiver Marquise Brown on the team. Now that Brown is in Arizona, it's expected that Andrews could reach double-digits in that statistical category.
Elijah Moore Fantasy
Start Elijah Moore, WR, New York Jets: There's not much to like about New York's offense in this game after it was announced that veteran Joe Flacco will be the starting quarterback. It's important to note that the Jets are going to have to throw the ball if they find themselves down early, though. Flacco threw the ball 39 times for 291 yards and two touchdowns in his only start of the 2021 season. In that game, wide receiver Elijah Moore posted 156 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown on nine touches. Moore's quick and reliable hands should make him Flacco's top target on Sunday, which in turn makes him a great FLEX option.
Mike Davis Fantasy
Sit Mike Davis, RB, Baltimore Ravens: It's possible that running back JK Dobbins doesn't suit up in Week 1 as he works his way back from a torn ACL. If that ends up being the case, fantasy managers need to be careful when it comes to replacing him with Mike Davis. There's no telling how the Baltimore coaching staff would split the work between him, Justice Hill and Kenyan Drake. Davis has averaged under 4.0 yards per carry in each of his last three seasons and his only upside comes as the goal-line back here. That's not enough to warrant a start considering quarterback Lamar Jackson could just run the ball in himself.
Breece Hall Fantasy
Sit Breece Hall, RB, New York Jets: This is tough because running back Breece Hall has one of the highest ceilings of any rookie in fantasy football this year. Seeing him ball out from the get-go would be surprising, however, given the presence of Michael Carter and the expected game script of this matchup. Carter is going to get carries given his experience playing in Robert Saleh's offensive scheme. The Jets could also be down by at least one possession by halftime, causing them to lean on the passing attack in the second half. Wait to see how the Iowa State product adjusts to the NFL before plugging him in at RB.
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