Load up on players about to embark on successful seasons. I can't help you with that latter pursuit (I'm still cleaning cheese out of my CD-ROM drive), but to assist with the former, here's an early look at the top players at each position in fantasy football for 2017.
Assemble a team dripping with upside and short on risk.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should do himself a favor and bring Deflategate earplugs when he finally shows his face at Gillette Stadium for the Thursday night opener. The 2015 quarterback class: Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are primed to make a playoff run. Mariota welcomes first-round receiver Corey Davis and ex-Jets WR Eric Decker. Dak to the future: Tony Romo is in the CBS booth with Jim Nantz, so Jerry Jones is praying there is no sophomore jinx for Dak Prescott.
Of their 28 meeting, 27 have come in the ho-hum 1 p.m. (For reference, just five of the 29 Cowboys-Giants games in that span have come at 1.) The Titans hold a narrow 15–13 edge in the series and mediocrity has defined the showdowns: Only once, in 2011, have both sides finished with a winning record in the same season.In 2012, Duke Johnson won both the ACC Rookie of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year awards.He is the first Miami Hurricane to win both awards.We celebrate the open of training camps when the addictive smell of the NFL is in the air and the Jets still are 0-0 and tied with the Patriots. Winston has been armed with a new deep threat and complement to Mike Evans in De Sean Jackson and a new tight end in first-round draft O. But the Cowboys might want to temper the expectations for another 23 touchdown-four interception repeat — especially if and when sidekick Ezekiel Elliott earns himself a suspension. Suck for Sam Sweepstakes: The commish will be vigilant on the integrity of the game if and when the Browns and Jets embark on a calculated tank job, subtle or otherwise, for a shot at USC quarterback Sam Darnold, should he decide to declare for the draft. Skittle big man: Marshawn Lynch is back, eager to be Beast Mode for his hometown team in Oakland, and help million man Derek Carr take the Raiders back to the Super Bowl — where Lynch might announce he is just at Media Day so he don’t get fined. The 2004 quarterback class: This is Philip Rivers’ first season in Los Angeles, and he still trails Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning by two Super Bowl championships.So The Post provides a primer on what to look for on the Road to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis and who to look for and where to look for them. Big Ben may or may not retire after this season, and Manning’s window may close after the 2018 season when heir apparent Davis Webb is ready. The 2016 quarterback class: Jared Goff has the Hollywood looks, but he looked lost as a rookie while the Eagles celebrated the Rams passing on Carson Wentz with the first-overall pick.