The Buccaneers managed to take home a road victor in week 1 thanks in large part to quarterback Jameis Winston, who passed for a whopping four touchdowns in the game. The Falcons struggled to get much going early against a tough Buccaneers defense but eventually managed to score some points through a combination of Mohamed Sanu and Julio Jones. Along the way, fantasy players learned quite a lot about what they can expect from their star fantasy players during the regular season. For more fantasy Football takeaways, click here.

1. Charles Sims is the thorn in Doug Martin's side

Martin gets a majority of the carries on offense, but Charles Sims gets enough work to make any fantasy owner cringe. When Sims scored on a 22-yard touchdown pass, the groans of Doug Martin fantasy owners around the league could be heard everywhere. Martin still didn't have an awful fantasy day, racking up 9 fantasy points through a mixture of receiving and rushing yards. But Sims will continue to take the work that might have gotten Martin a touchdown for the rest of the regular season.

2. Mohamed Sanu is a legitimate Fantasy option

The former Bengals wide receiver was targeted enough on Sunday to be considered in future fantasy weeks. Sanu had 80 receiving yards and one touchdown in the game, a good sign for what could come later in the year. He even finished with more yardage than Julio Jones, who is obviously Matt Ryan's favorite target. If fantasy owners can continue to get even half of Julio's production out of Sanu, they will be happy.

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3. Running Back battle in Atlanta?

Devonta Freeman struggled to pick up any yardage on the ground during the game. He finished with just 20 rushing yards on 11 carries and tacked on another 20 receiving yards. That's just four fantasy points for a player who was among the elite running backs of 2015. Now he will have to compete with Tevin Coleman, who had a far more successful fantasy debut by catching five passes for 95 yards. If Freeman wants to keep the starting job, he will have to run much better than he did against the Buccaneers in the future.

4. Mike Evans is matchup-proof

Last season, the Atlanta Falcons allowed the 2nd fewest points to opposing fantasy wide receivers. Mike Evans had a pretty tough matchup against Desmond Trufant, who is one of the best cornerbacks in the league. For most of the game, Evans was kept in check. But he eventually broke out and finished the game with five catches for 99 yards and a touchdown, a very respectable fantasy performance.

5. Jameis Winston looks perfect

The young Buccaneers quarterback already looks like a seasoned veteran. Winston went on the road and quickly quieted an Atlanta crowd that witnessed him pass for 281 yards and four touchdowns. He ended his day with a total of 25 fantasy points, tied for fourth among all fantasy quarterbacks. Winston will face another tough matchup in week 2 against the Cardinals, but could have another big fantasy day if he manages to play this well on the road again.

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