With Week 1 of the NFL coming up on it's final hours, lets take a look back at who dominated their competition and helped some happy owners win from Sunday's games. Several top draft picks stumbled in week 1, struggling to perform up to their hyped levels, but others shined much brighter than expected.
At QB, there were a few big names that had themselves big games, starting with Andrew Luck. Luck dominated the Lions, but his team came up short. He scored 37 points, throwing for 385 yards and 4 touchdowns, on 31 of 47 completions. Next was Drew Brees, who is no stranger to big stat games, as he threw for 423 yards, with 4 touchdowns, on 28 of 42 passing, for 36 points. Alex Smith, Matthew Stafford, Matt Ryan and Jameis Winston all performed very well, posting no less than 26 points for their teams.
At RB, CJ Anderson scored big for the Broncos on Thursday night, posting 27 points on two touchdowns. Following behind him are two unexpected names, Theo Riddick and Jalen Richard, who posted 24.5 and 21 points respectively. Both backs helped lead their teams to victories.
The top WR's from Sunday were some of the most impressive performances of the day, with AJ Green leading the way, as he purchased a permanent home on Revis Island, and caught 12 balls for 180 yards and a TD, tied for a third highest of the day on point total at 34, with Saints WR Brandin Cooks, who had 6 catches for 146 yards and 2 scores. Cooks combined with teammate Willie Snead, who scored 28.5 points on 9 catches and a TD totaling 172 yards.
I would expect some big names to rebound from last week, and Antonio Brown is currently dominating as I write this article and Todd Gurley will run over the 49ers tonight, but I expect AP, Julio, and Odell to find the end zone and grab a big chunk of yards.
*All point totals are from my personal leauge, half point PPR
Baltimore Orioles(-150) @ New York Yankees(+130)
Sabathia hasn't been great his last few starts and the last team he faced was the O's. I expect them to have more success against him this time around and they should put up some runs. Yanks offense has been slumping too and they also got shut out last night. Take the O's
Boston Red Sox(-190) @ Oakland Athletics (+160)
Rick Porcello has been money this year for the sox. Even when he doesn't have his best stuff he finds a way to limit the damage and keep his team in the game. Boston's offense exploded last night for 14 runs. The A's starter Mengden has been awful with his 5.73 era. Take Boston.
Miami marlins(+105) @ Cleveland Indians(-125)
This is my underdog pick. The marlins have been struggling, going 3-7 in their last 10 games. They need there ace to step up on the road and i expect Fernandez to do that. Marlins offense needs to step up and put a couple of runs on the board. If this happens they have a great chance at beating a good Indians team on the road. Take the Marlins.