Which fantasy stars won or lost you your matchup this week? Take a look.The wait for NFL Football is finally over and with it came another season of fantasy football to excite and frustrate the best of us. In season 2013, we will again take a look at the players who won games for you and the players who downright stunk. We had some big performances in Week 1, but nothing came close to the performance we saw from a veteran QB last Thursday night. -
HeroesPeyton Manning: 46 Fantasy Points A season ago, there were concerns about Manning's arm strength and neck but on Thursday night he was back to old self. Manning finished with 462 passing yards and tied the league record for most touchdowns thrown with seven. Whoever had Manning in their starting line-ups, must have thought it was Christmas. God help the Giants on Sunday. Colin Kaepernick: 30 Fantasy Points There was a general consensus, that if Green Bay stopped the Read-option, they would stop the 49ers offense. Think again. Kaepernick is much more than just a read-option QB and he proved it on Sunday. He finished with 412 yards passing and threw three touchdowns. Victor Cruz: 29 Fantasy Points Seems like nobody can stop the Salsa. Good thing the Giants paid the man in the offseason as he continued where he left off. Cruz scored three touchdowns and racked up 118 receiving yards from five receptions, to keep the score respectable after the Giants gifted the Cowboys the game with six turnovers. Anquan Boldin: 26 Fantasy Points This acquisition by San Francisco now looks like a steal for the sixth round draft choice they gave up. What a debut also. Could not get any better. Boldin finished with 13 receptions for 208 receiving yards and one touchdown. Green Bay's secondary had no answer. Reggie Bush: 25 Fantasy Points Bush had to overcome injuries and a heavy workload, but still managed to rack up 191 total yards that included a 77-yard touchdown reception. He could have had more fantasy points if it wasn't for touchdown vulture Joique Bell. Finally looks to have found his niche in Detroit.
Marshawn Lynch: 4 Fantasy Points Touted by many fantasy experts as top three material in various mock drafts, Lynch left little to be desired in Week 1. He did receive the bulk of the carries with 19 touches, but only managed 52 total yards. Is it case of a strong Panthers' run defense or a below par year coming up?C.J Spiller: 3 Fantasy Points Another player that was taken in the top 5 to 10 picks of most drafts, Spiller was overshadowed by Fred Jackson. His backup. Spiller finished with 17 carries for 41 yards and five receptions for 14 yards. Fred Jackson finished with 13 carries for 67 yards and four receptions for 41 yards. A lot of questions remain unanswered. Is Spiller actually going to split carries all season with Jackson? Does Buffalo have enough faith in E.J Manuel to become pass happy? Blaine Gabbert: 1 Fantasy Point Surely, nobody is stupid enough to draft this man. Continues to fail in Jacksonville and Sunday was ugly. Gabbert was a mess, completing only 16-of-35 attempts for 121 yards with two turnovers. If Jacksonville are to have some sort of respectable season in 2013, it must either trade or cut Gabbert. Ravens D/ST: -6 Fantasy Points Was the unfortunate victim of Peyton Manning's onslaught. A defense that is now without Ray Lewis and Ed Reed seemed to lack leadership and after Thursday night's opener might now also lack confidence. The only upside, faces Brandon Weeden and the Browns in Week 2. Ed Dickson: 1 Fantasy Point With Boldin gone and Dennis Pitta out for most of 2013, Ed Dickson became a hot commodity leading up to most fantasy drafts. Dickson was on the gridiron for just 39 of the team's 89 snaps in Week 1 and hauled in just one reception for 13 yards. Joe Flacco is obviously looking elsewhere. - Did anyone have Peyton Manning in their line-ups and still lose? I know one particular person who did. Let us know how your team performed in Week 1.