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Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 1: Defense

Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate weekly look at NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Fantasy superstars such as Todd Gurley and Antonio Brown will not be featured. All player matchups are based on PPR scoring system. NFL researchers Matt Frederick and Michael Florio have contributed to the column. For your final starting lineup decisions, check our weekly fantasy football lineup rankings.

Start 'Em

Start 'Em:

Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
D/ST
New York Jets
New York Jets
Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
D/ST
Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys

Sleepers:

Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
D/ST
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
D/ST
Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears

Sit' Em

Sit 'Em:

Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
D/ST
Washington Football Team
Washington Football Team
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
D/ST
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints

Busts:Seahawks D/ST at Denver Broncos, Patriots D/ST vs. Houston Texans

Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
D/ST
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
D/ST
Houston Texans
Houston Texans

Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on NFL.com and NFL Network and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Hall of Fame. You can follow Michael on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram for all of the latest fantasy football news, notes and in-depth analysis!

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