The fantasy season is already upon us and decisions about who to start in any given week need to be made. I've already taken a look at some fantasy sleepers with massive potential to go off in week 1. I've also ranked the top ten players at each given position before the games will start on Sunday. And finally, I've suggested five players who belong on the bench in week 1. This article will give a preview of five players who are must startsfor the first week of the year.

1. Amari Cooper

The Raiders wide receiver has an absurdly good matchup against a Saints defense that is absolutely awful. Expect Cooper, who had over 1000 receiving yards as a rookie last year, to easily reach double digit fantasy points this week. Derek Carr, Latavius Murray, and Michael Crabtree should also have big games against an extremely weak Saints defense.

2. Zach Ertz

Somehow the Eagles managed to trade Sam Bradford to the Vikings for two high draft picks, leaving the Eagles with Carson Wentz as their starting quarterback.

The young rookie has no experience and will likely rely on his tight end in week 1. The Browns aren't particularly good in pass coverage, so I wouldn't be surprised to see both Ertz and Jordan Matthews have big fantasy games.

3. Wil Lutz

It seems a bit strange to put a fantasy kicker on this list, but they are part of the game too! Lutzwill get to play in what will likely be the highest scoring game of the week and should have plenty of opportunities to score fantasy points.

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Remember, Brandon McManus scored only 3 fantasy points in the first game of the year. Don't neglect the kicker position and start the rookie fantasy kicker with confidence in week 1.

4. Tyrod Taylor

Taylor could easily be a top five fantasy quarterback this week. The Bills quarterback makes his return to Baltimore and will get a chance to take on a Baltimore defense that couldn't cover anybody last year.

Taylor will be able to rely on weapons like LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins to put up big fantasy numbers in week 1. And I haven't even mentioned his rushing ability yet! That alone makes Tyrod a must play for anybody without a top flight quarterback for week 1.

5. DeAngelo Williams

When Bell is out, DeAngelo is a must start fantasy player. Williams scored double digit fantasy points in most of his games as a starter last season and is certainly in the elite tier of running backs to start the year.

It also doesn't hurt that Williams will play in what should be one of the highest scoring games of the week against the Redskins. Expect big things from the Steelers running back in week 1.

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