Football is finally, officially, literally back! We watched the Patriots put the Gonk on the Steelers in the season opener on Thursday night and now, we look ahead to Sunday's slate of games. There is a slew of matchups that promise to produce loads of fantasy points and we even have two Monday night games to get pumped about. So, while you're making your first real fantasy roster decisions of the season, here are a few nuggets of fantasy goodness to consider before locking in your lineup.


• Jeremy Hill's Week 1 opponent, the Oakland Raiders, allowed the most fantasy points per game to running backs in the entire NFL last season at a clip of 23.58 per contest. The Raiders surrendered 15 rushing touchdowns and over 1,700 yards to running backs over the course of the season. As the Bengals' featured back Hill is set up for a monster 2015 debut in Oakland.

• Jarvis Landry might have been one of the best draft bargains of this season as the lead wide receiver in Miami who was hanging around draft boards until, on average, Round 6. He's known to be a reception hog as he posted seven or more catches in five of Miami's final eight games last year and has built great chemistry with Ryan Tannehill after just one season in the league. Throw in a matchup against a Swiss cheese Washington secondary in Week 1 and you can expect big things from this Miami wideout.

• With Kelvin Benjamin out, Carolina's receiving corps is down to Ted Ginn, Corey Brown and rookie Devin Funchess. So expect Cam Newton to lean on his most reliable target in tight end Greg Olsen against the Jaguars on Sunday. Somebody has to catch the passes, right? In Olsen's last meeting against Jacksonville, he caught seven passes for 57 yards and a game-winning touchdown. Fire him up as your tight end on Sunday.

• In his lone career meeting against the Raiders A.J. Green posted 111 receiving yards on a mere three catches. He'll be looking to bounce back after an injury plagued 2014 season and should open the 2015 campaign with a bang following a shiny new contract agreement.

• If you went with the "Zero RB" draft strategy and managed to scoop up Andre Ellington as an RB2 in the middle rounds you should feel great about it. You can deploy him in Week 1 against a Saints defense that gave up the fourth most fantasy points to opposing running backs a season ago. Ellington will be the Cardinals lead runner as he looks to put up solid numbers following an injury-plagued campaign.

• Jordan Matthews is Philly's top option in the passing attack. His Week 1 matchup against an Atlanta defense that surrendered 24.48 fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts in standard scoring leagues last season is just too juicy to pass over. In what should be a high-scoring affair on Monday night, Matthews should be a late Week 1 fantasy matchup savior.

• The last time the Browns met the Jets, Chris Ivory rushed for 109 yards on 20 carries. He' locked in as the Jets No. 1 running back and should play on all three downs for most of the game which makes him even more valuable as a fantasy asset. He should produce solid RB2 numbers.

• Over the course of his first three seasons as a pro, T.Y. Hilton has collected 100 receiving yards 16 times. He brings a ton of fantasy value to the table with his big play ability and tallied 17 receptions of greater than 25 yards just a season ago. There's no way he should be riding the pine in Week 1, but keep expectations tempered a bit against Buffalo's defense.