QB- Marcus Mariota vs. Oakland: Mariota had a great second year in the NFL last season with a limited amount of weapons. This season, the Titans added WR’s Corey Davis and Eric Decker to the offense, to go along with a power ground game. The Raiders ranked 24th in the NFL last year with over 4,000 passing yards against them. With the Raiders offensive firepower on the opposite side of the ball, this game could become a shootout in no time, which will be good for Mariota and the Titans offense.

QB- Kirk Cousins vs. Philadelphia: Let’s be honest here Eagles fans: Cousins owns Philadelphia. He has a 4-1 career record against the Eagles (4 straight wins) and has 12 touchdown passes, compared to only 3 interceptions, with a quarterback rating of 102.9 in those 5 starts. The acquisition of WR Terrelle Pryor will help soften the blow of losing Desean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. Look for Cousins to continue his success at home against the NFC East rival Eagles.

RB- Le’Veon Bell @ Cleveland: Bell will be suiting up and ready to go against the Browns new look defense on Sunday. Against Cleveland in his career, he has been a huge threat not only in the run game, but in the air as well. Bell has 507 yards rushing and 190 yards receiving against Cleveland in 5 career games. The Browns defense is young and ready to go, but the potential loss of number one overall pick Myles Garrett for week 1 hurts big time. Expect Bell to wreak havoc in Cleveland this week.

RB- David Johnson @ Detroit: Johnson, the number one back in most leagues, will look to continue his success from last season against the Lions in week 1. I love Johnson this week because he is playing in a very explosive offense, against a Detroit team that could get behind early. The Cardinals have a ton of weapons on offense, but I expect them to get Johnson more than his fair share of touches. Detroit ranked 18th against the rush last year and this stat proves to be the blueprint for Arians and his staff on Sunday.

WR- Antonio Brown @ Cleveland: With former Brown Joe Haden now joining him in Pittsburgh, things will be that much easier for AB on Sunday. Brown has been feasting on Cleveland defenses since he arrived in Pittsburgh. In 11 career games against the Browns, AB has over 1100 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns. He will get the bulk of the targets and somehow finds a way to get his hands on the football, no matter who is covering him.

WR-Doug Baldwin @ Green Bay: Baldwin and Russell Wilson seem to have a strong connection, especially in big games. Seattle ranked in the top 10 last season in total passing, led by Baldwin with 1,128 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns. Green Bay ranked 31st in passing defense last year and they will be tested early in week 1. I like Baldwin because of his intangibles. He is always in the right position and plays so well next to Wilson. Look out for Baldwin to find the end zone on Sunday.

TE- Zach Ertz @ Washington: Washington’s defense ranked 22nd in the NFL last season against opposing tight ends. Ertz and Carson Wentz developed a good rapport in their first year together, and I have to believe that relationship to grow in year 2. The additions of WR’s Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith should give Ertz more room to work with. I like the looks of this Eagles offense and expect them to have a huge increase in offensive production in 2017.

K-Stephen Gostkowski vs. Kansas City: Gostkowski missed 5 field goals last season, the most since 2012. I look for him to have a big week 1 with this matchup against Kansas City on opening night. With the way the Patriots move the ball, you expect the Chiefs defense to stop them a few times in the red zone/own territory. This should allow Gostkowski to attempt at least three field goals, of short to medium length. I wouldn’t be surprised if he is asked to try from 50+ yards multiple times Thursday night.

D/ST- Panthers @ San Francisco: I like the Panthers matchup against the 49ers in this opening contest. This will be the first game in a new offense and with San Francisco ranking 31st in total offense a year ago, the changes won’t be felt overnight. Carolina ranked 2nd in sacks, 9th in interceptions, and tied for third in fumbles forced last season. This proves to be a good indicator for Sunday’s matchup.

Sleeper of the week: WR Chris Hogan vs. Kansas City: Hogan could be a sleeper for the first few weeks of fantasy. He is going to be a hit or miss weapon on the Patriots because they have so many. With the Chiefs likely placing their top corners/safeties on Cooks, Gronkowski, and Amendola, don’t be surprised to see Hogan get more touches than expected.