Fantasy Football Week 1 QB Preview: Ben Roethlisberger and Cam Newton are back in play

Fantasy Football Week 1 QB Preview: Ben Roethlisberger and Cam Newton are back in play
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It’s been just about a full year since you last trusted Ben Roethlisberger or Cam Newton in Fantasy Football. But they’re both fully healthy and they have the types of matchups and upside that make them enticing as starting Fantasy options in their returns in Week 1.

Newton faces a Miami defense that added a lot of pieces and should be better than they were in 2019. But as we know, that defense hasn’t actually played football together yet, so they may not be a lot better right away. While it’s true Newton also lacks experience in New England, almost the entire offense is the same as last year. I trust Newton’s teammates to be more in sync than the Dolphins defender. Plus, Newton is a former MVP, I think he can figure it out.

Week 1
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  • Tight End Preview
  • Wide Receiver Preview

Roethlisberger has a lot more continuity in Pittsburgh and returns in primetime and faces a defense that looks to be good against the run but a disaster against the pass. I would expect the Steelers will air it out early, which should mean big numbers for the vet in his return.

I’d start Roethlisberger over most other quarterbacks, with only seven ranked ahead of him this week. The most notable name I’d sit for him is Kyler Murray, who faces San Francisco. I’m not quite as optimistic about Newton. But I would start him over Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady.

Let’s get to the rest of the preview:

Week 1 QB Preview
  • 42.2 – Ben Roethlisberger threw more than 40 passes per game n 2018. It will be very interesting to see just how pass-heavy the Steelers are in 2020.
  • 7.5 – Cam Newton has averaged 7.5 rush attempts per game for his career. Week 1 should give us a better idea of what the Patriots have in mind for him.
  • 22.9 – No team gave up more Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks in 2019 than the Arizona Cardinals.
  • 84 – The combined age of Drew Brees and Tom Brady in their Week 1 matchup. Have either of them lost a step?
  • 8.0 – Deshaun Watson has averaged 8.0 yards per attempt on throws to players not named DeAndre Hopkins.
  • 243 – Carson Wentz’s rushing production rebounded to 243 yards last year.
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