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Week 2 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Advice: Don't Overreact to Week 1 Fantasy Outputs

Zach Brunner
Washington Redskins v Philadelphia Eagles
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With Week 1 of the NFL season in the books, we were witness to some surprising fantasy football performances. From rookies dominating to some of the best players in the league being complete no-shows, it's always smart to take a step back and realize that this is just one week within a long NFL season.

More specifically, it's important not to overreact to some of these big-time performances.

Now, everything is relative. Should we take note of these performances? Of course, but we shouldn't go off the deep end. For example, last season's Week 1 saw Travis Kelce score just 1.1 fantasy points (in half-point PPR leagues), while Will Dissly scored 16.5 for the Seattle Seahawks.

Kelce went on to have one of the best tight end seasons ever, so a poor showing in Week 1 didn't impact his season-long production much.

So yes, John Ross, DeSean Jackson and Marquise Brown all had incredible weeks from the wide receiver position. Case Keenum was a terrific quarterback while Cam Newton barely finished with more points than an injured Nick Foles.

Take note of the performances, but don't overreact after Week 1.

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