Six Week 1 fantasy football stars who were mostly unowned

Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes in Week 1. [Image Source: detroitlions.com]
Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes in Week 1. [Image Source: detroitlions.com]

After a subpar 2018 season, Matthew Stafford put up huge numbers in Week 1.

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Every week, we'll take a look at players who performed very well in fantasy but weren’t owned in the majority of leagues. One quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, and one tight end will be highlighted after each week’s set of games.

In order to be eligible for the list, the player must have been owned in less than 25 percent of ESPN fantasy football leagues. Here are your Week 1 fantasy football stars who were mostly unowned.

1

Quarterback - Matthew Stafford, Lions (385 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, 22 rushing yards, 1 fumble lost)

Last season, Stafford had his lowest passing yards total since 2011 and lowest passing touchdown total since 2012. His 385 yards are more than he threw for in any game in 2018, and he had just one game last year with three passing touchdowns.

2

Running back - Malcolm Brown, Rams (53 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns)

While it was expected that Todd Gurley would receive fewer touches this season, nobody could have expected Brown to have both of the Rams’ scores on the ground. Brown had just one career rushing touchdown entering the game in his first four seasons.

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