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Tyrod Taylor Fantasy Sleeper
Chargers starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor is one of That Sports Guys Fantasy Sleepers. Check this out!

By Craig Forrestal

It is Sunday morning and the last minute panic is setting in on all fantasy football players. Have they been forced to play Boston Scott and James Robinson in Week 1 as their RBs? Is playing those 2 at RB a bad thing? Who is the QB Stream of the Week? Take a look below as we have all your last second worries covered. Who are the Fantasy Sleepers week 1, find out below!

QB: Tyrod Taylor/ LA Chargers: Has a great matchup and has some good weapons around him in Hunter Henry, Austin Ekeler, and Keenan Allen. The Bengals gave up the most rushing yards to QBs last season and it is something the Chargers could look to exploit with Taylor and his running ability. Taylor should be a pleasant surprise.

WR: Kendrick Bourne/ San Francisco 49ers: Deebo Samuel is out for 3 weeks after being placed on the short-term IR list Saturday. Bourne has shown flashes of ability as he enters his 4th season and has 9 career TDs; all coming in the last 2 seasons. George Kittle can only catch so many passes in one game and rookie Brandon Ayiuk has been battling injury. Bourne looks like he is going to get stuff thrown his way.

WR: Bryan Edwards/ Las Vegas Raiders: He will take over for Tyrell Williams immediately and while many are on the Henry Ruggs train I prefer Edwards. Edwards is a sculpted 6ft3 WR with jaw-dropping natural talent but some injuries pushed him down to Round 3 in the 2020 NFL Draft. Carolina features a bogus secondary and Edwards should make an instant impact Week 1. He could be one of the top Week 2 Waiver Wire adds.

WR: Steven Sims, Jr/ Washington Football Team: Scary Terry McLaurin is nice and he and Dwayne Haskins have a connection going back to Ohio State. However, just like in San Francisco, McLaurin can only catch so many balls in one game and Washington desperately needs a #2 option. While some are looking to TE Logan Thomas or rookie RB Antonio Gibson I am thinking Sims builds off last season. Sims had 34 catches last season with 6 Total TDs ( 4 receiving, 1 rushing, and 1 KR). Sims is the starter opposite McLaurin and they could be throwing a good amount.

RB: Boston Scott/ Philadephia Eagles: Miles Sanders is often hurt and that is how Week 1 starts out. Last season Boston Scott had four carries inside the 5-yard line and scored all four times so that makes him the favorite for goalline work over Corey Clement. I figure that Scott should be called on for about 13-15 touches totaling about 75 yards and he has a decent TD shot. Sanders should be back Week 2, but don’t drop Scott after this week.

RB: James Robinson/ Jacksonville Jaguars: This is going to make or break a lot of fantasy weeks as many people are rolling the dice on the undrafted rookie from Illinois State. Robinson has made great strides in camp and has the confidence of the team, as Jay Gruden, Jags OC, has said Robinson has the talent to handle a full workload. It is Week 1 and the home opener for a team that is looking for young guys to build around. Robinson will be on the field for more 3rd Down situations than many expect. Robinson comes with 20-touch potential.

TE: Jonnu Smith/ Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis has been battling an injury, Delanie Walker is gone, Derrick Henry isn’t much of a pass catcher so who will Ryan Tannehill throw to? Enter Jonnu Smith. Smith is an athletic tight end that should be able to establish himself in this offense sooner than later. Tannehill loves his TE historically and that should continue with Smith. Outside of AJ Brown, the Titans need another reliable pass-game option. Smith has the shot to be the tight end out of nowhere this year aka the Darren Waller of this fantasy season.

FLEX: James White/ New England Patriots: He may not be a sleeper in the traditional sense but he is looking at an increased workload with no Damien Harries and Sony Michel going to be “eased” into the game this week. The Miami Defense is better but James White is looking at too much volume to ignore. Plus, Cam Newton will need a new RB to trust out of the backfield and let us not act like it won’t be White.

D/ST: LA Chargers: I like them because Gus Bradley is a fiery DC and if he has the opportunity to welcome Joe Burrow to the NFL by unleashing Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram then he will gladly take it. I like the Chargers to register a few turnovers today.

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