Fantasy Reality: Players worth keeping an eye on
While Week 1 of the NFL often provides an early glimpse at future fantasy football stars, keep in mind that half of the players who just put together "breakout" performances are likely to fizzle into fantasy irrelevance (google Frisman Jackson).
So, which players currently available in your fantasy league are for real and which are pretenders? Let's break them down.
Jets offense (QB Mark Sanchez, WRs Stephen Hill and Jeremy Kerley): After all the negative hype, the Jets devised a brilliant gameplan and came to play. I'd make a serious effort to acquire Hill. He has real talent and could become the future focal point of this offense. That said, I wouldn't count on Gang Green to replicate that performance anytime soon. Let someone else suffer through inconsistency from Sanchez and Kerley.
Kevin Ogletree (WR, Cowboys): I don't think Laurent Robinson 2.0 expectations are unreasonable.
Alfred Morris (RB, Redskins): Worth targeting, but keep in mind Head Coach Mike Shanahan's annoying habit of seemingly drawing straws to determine the week's feature back.
Blaine Gabbert (QB, Jaguars): I wouldn't expect him to duplicate this kind of performance anytime soon.
KEEPING AN EYE: Aldrick Robinson (WR, Redskins), Brandon Gibson (WR, Rams), Donnie Avery (WR, Colts), Donald Jones (WR, Bills), Marcedes Lewis (TE, Jaguars), Scott Chandler (TE, Bills)
NOT WORTH ACQUIRING: Shaun Draughn (RB, Chiefs), Joique Bell (RB, Lions), Cecil Shorts (WR, Jaguars), Andre Roberts (WR, Cardinals), Rod Streater (WR, Raiders), Dennis Pitta (TE, Ravens)
Alex Case is amNY's fantasy football columnist.