Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season has come and gone. It's important to take note of different storylines and situations, but it's also important not to overreact on some of these circumstances and occurrences. Here's a look at the last two Week 1 performances and how they finished. Not everyone who produces in Week 1 is a league-winner.
(2018) AFTER WEEK 1
- Ryan Fitzpatrick (with Tampa Bay) passed for over 400 yards with 4 touchdowns on his way to the top ranking for the week. He finished the year ranked #28
- Case Keenum had over 300 yards passing with 3 touchdowns. He finished 2018 ranked #18
- Isaiah Crowell had 100 yards rushing and 2 rushing touchdowns for Jets. He had one other game with over 100 yards rushing and finished 32nd.
- Randall Cobb had 9 receptions for 142 yards and 1 touchdown in Week 1 and he failed to exceed 43 yards receiving in a game the rest of the season, with only one more touchdown scored.
- Phillip Dorsett has a history of playing week in Week 1. In 2018 he had 7 catches for 66 yards and 1 touchdown. He finished 88th hauling in only two more touchdowns while never exceeding 5 catches again that year.
(2017) AFTER WEEK 1
- Trevor Siemian was the 4th ranked quarterback. He wound up playing 11 games and finished 29th.
- Mike Gillislee had three rushing touchdowns for New England in Week 1. He finished with 5 for the season and finished 70th among PPR running backs.
- Kenny Golladay started as the 5th ranked wide receiver thanks to two touchdown catches. He finished with three touchdowns for the season and ranked 70th.
- Broncos wide receiver Bennie Fowler also had two touchdowns in Week 1 and finished with three touchdowns and ranking of #78.
- Jesse James, Austin Hooper, Coby Fleener, and Charles Clay were all among the Top 6 in tight ends after Week 1. None finished in the Top 15 at season's end.