Monday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Titans vs Broncos

Max Staley
Monday Night Football fantasy picks for Week 1.
Monday Night Football fantasy picks for Week 1. / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The final game on Week 1's slate brings us a showdown between the Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos in Mile High Stadium. Tennessee and Denver are two of the most intriguing offenses in the league this year, so this is a really important matchup to monitor for fantasy purposes.

With that in mind, here are the best start 'em, sit 'em picks for the second Monday Night Football matchup of the week.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start A.J. Brown, WR, Tennessee Titans: A.J. Brown draws a really tough matchup here, but that's definitely not enough to consider benching him. The Broncos' defense lost its best player in Von Miller, and the secondary isn't nearly as good as it used to be. We have Brown as the WR16 in our Week 1 PPR rankings and fantasy manager shouldn't overreact to the tough spot.

Start Noah Fant, TE, Denver Broncos: The new-look Broncos' receiving corps has quietly gotten decimated prior to the start of the season. Courtland Sutton and KJ Hamler both look like game-time decisions. That likely leaves Jerry Jeudy and Noah Fant as Drew Lock's top targets. In 2019 the Titans surrendered the sixth-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. That all makes the second-year TE a really intriguing option in Week 1.

Sit Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee TItans: Ryan Tannehill was an incredible real-life and fantasy asset once he took over as the team's starter. He was fantasy's QB3 from Week 7-17. However, Tannehill was unsustainably efficient during that stretch. He posted a 10.2 adjusted yards per attempt (AY/A) mark in 2019. The second-best figure was Matthew Stafford at 9.1 AY/A, and even Patrick Mahomes had just a 9.6 AY/A mark during his record-breaking 2018 MVP season. Tannehill is bound for a significant regression. Until he proves otherwise, he's not worth starting in fantasy.

Sit Jerry Jeudy, WR, Denver Broncos: As mentioned above, the shorthanded Broncos receiving corps could lead fantasy managers to think about playing Jeudy. However, even if he sees an uptick in volume, it remains to be seen how valuable those targets will be in this offense. Lock was held under 210 passing yards in four of his five starts. That's generally not going to be enough to sustain more than one fantasy-relevant receiver, making Jeudy difficult to trust – especially if Fant has the showing we expect him to.

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