The first NFL Sunday is in the books. For many fantasy teams, overreactions are running rampant. A large reason is injuries. Whether it was Allen Robinson, Danny Woodhead, or David Johnson, fantasy owners everywhere are eagerly looking to the waiver wire already.
It’s important that context matters. No, the Houston Texans defense likely won’t be as bad as it was against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Injuries to players such as J.J. Watt and Brian Cushing derailed their defense early. Likewise, Eli Manning and Andy Dalton will eventually outscore Jared Goff at some point (hopefully). We’re also looking at players from Sunday’s games, so no mention of rookie phenom Kareem Hunt or discussion about whether or not Tom Brady is finally in decline.
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