The first week in fantasy football is complete and here are key takeaways from the season opener.

By – Ryan Neiman – Sports Talk Florida Fantasy Football Analyst

Dallas Cowboys are going to be a fantasy treat:

The Cowboys fired on all cylinders against the New York Giants both offensively and defensively, but it was their power-offense that was the most impressive.  It was quite a display as nearly every starter filled up the stat sheet.

Dak Prescott threw for 405 yards. Amari Cooper continued his torrid, hot stretch with the Cowboys with 6 receptions, 106 receiving yards, and one touchdown. Michael Gallup lived up to the off-season hype by hauling in 7 receptions for 158 receiving yards. Even veterans like Jason Witten and Randall Cobb were involved with one touchdown a piece.

The scary part of this offense is once Ezekiel Elliot gets going, the Cowboys are going to be a huge headache for defenses.

John Ross III is poised to have a big season:

Ross nearly surpassed his last year receiving totals in week one while Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton frequently targeted him. Ross finished with seven receptions for 158 receiving yards, and two touchdowns. The opportunity is there for Ross to emerge as a wide receiver to watch for while A.J. Green is out.

Tom Brady is who we thought he was:

The doubters continue to doubt Brady, and he likely is making many of them regret not drafting them in their fantasy football leagues. Brady craved up the Pittsburgh Steelers defense with ease tossing for 341 yards and three touchdowns. Oh, and he gets his new weapon, Antonio Brown, next week.

Marlon Mack lives up to the hype:

The Mack Attack for the Indianapolis Colts was prevalent and the hype was real as he rushed for 174 yards on 25 carries, and one touchdown.  Mack had a strong 2018 season, and with the departure of Andrew Luck, I expect him to be fully involved in the Colts offense going forward.

Is DeSean Jackson Back?

In deep leagues, Jackson is an excellent choice for a borderline WR2, but he is more of a WR3 or flex plug-in. There are just too many options for Carson Wentz to consistently depend on Jackson every week.

Mark Ingram was a steal in most drafts:

Mark Ingram was going late in many fantasy football drafts due to the question marks surrounding how he will be involved in the Baltimore Ravens offense. Well, Ingram looked as dominant as before recording 107 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Ravens offense engineered by the dynamic Lamar Jackson has a very similar resemblance to the 2018 Kansas City Chiefs, and if it is anything like that for Baltimore, it could be a great year for Ingram.

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