Week 1 fantasy rankings

Week 1 fantasy rankings
September 5, 2013, 11:30 pm
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The journey across the desert is complete: The 2013 fantasy football season is finally upon us.

But long though the trek has been, it’s important to remain patient, and not fall prey to Week 1 overthink.

After a nine-month break, you’re just dying to start the 12th-round flier you’re positive is going to be the difference in your league. But there’s one fantasy credo that rings most true in Week 1: Start your studs.

Yes, there are some spots where deviation from your masterplan will prove unavoidable. Say, for example, benching Eddie Lacy in his NFL debut against a fearsome 49ers run defense on the road. But you didn’t spend all winter, spring and summer preparing for this moment only to let a couple of rash decisions start you in an 0-1 hole. Stick with the process that got you here. There will be plenty of time to get cute before it’s all said and done.  

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