Late night discussion: Unexpected fantasy heroes and killers

September 11, 2019 - 1:13 am
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Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season included a lot of offense. 19 teams around the league finished their season opener with at least 24 points. A lot of the production came from household names but there were quite a few instances of unexpected blowup performances. 

Many of these surprise showings saved....or killed your fantasy football matchup. 

Who were those players that unexpectedly took fantasy owners to 1-0, or sent them home with a goose egg in the win colum for Week 1? 

Fans joined in on the conversation to share their nominees on today's late night discussion. 

A familiar name shines for Kansas City 

Many fantasy owners had their games decided by former Bills WR Sammy Watkins. Watkins had a career-performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars, finishing the day with nine receptions for 198 yards and three touchdowns. 

A loss coming from the hand of a player that was once seen as the next great receiver in Buffalo has to sting that much more. 

 

More unexpected Week 1 studs

There was a wide variety of players that seemingly came out of nowhere with a big fantasy day. 

Ekeler made people quickly forget about the name Melvin Gordon with three touchdowns and 154 yards from scrimmage. 

Jacobs immedately saw the high-volume workload in Oakland's offense on Monday night carrying the ball 23 times. The 2019 24th overall pick also found the endzone twice. 

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