Fantasy Football Studs & Duds: Week 1

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Sep 7, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws a 68-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (not pictured) during the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jaguars, 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Duds:

Nick Foles  

Nick Foles had a horrible day for fantasy owners, passing for 322 yards and two touchdowns but also throwing a pick, losing two fumbles and getting sacked more times than you can count. Playing against the Jacksonville defense should not have been an issue yet his performance might raise some early concerns on how consistent Foles can be this season. He should improve next week but for week 1, Foles is a fantasy dud.  

Zac Stacy

With no quarterback play things are looking bleak for the Rams. And  no one suffers more from this lack of quarterback play  than the run game. Zac Stacy had trouble finding a rhythm as he ran for 43 yards. That is unlike Stacy but he should improve as the season goes on. For now, Stacy is a fantasy dud. Only start him against a weak run defense like Tampa Bay.  

Demaryius Thomas

A depressing performance for a usually reliable fantasy stud, Demaryius Thomas dropped a lot of balls against an average Indy defense. He looked like the old Demaryius before Peyton came to town. He should bounce back soon but it is still surprising to see this fantasy stud reach our fantasy dud list.  

Jordan Cameron

Jordan Cameron was supposed to tear it up against Cleveland but without Josh Gordon this offense looks hurt and confused. Cameron left the game early after aggravating a shoulder injury. Prior to his departure, Cameron was on good pace with two receptions for 47 yards. The shoulder issue could linger as he suffered the initial injury in training camp. Considering many could have played Vernon Davis instead (who had a monster game), Cameron is a fantasy dud this week but he should be back on our fantasy stud list next week.

Jamaal Charles

Charles is the MVP of Fantasy duds. Jamaal Charles is going to have a lot of trouble getting out in to open space if the Chiefs continue with their poor passing play by Alex Smith and horrible blocking. Jamaal Charles still has what it takes to be a RB1 in your fantasy lineup but it’s hard to see how much the offseason losses will affect his ability to get the ball. This could be a rough year for Jamaal, which is why he is the fantasy dud of the week. Charles ran for 19 yards with 4 catches for 15 yards. Not something you like to see out of your starting running back.