The fantasy Football season is almost upon us and players of the popular game will have some tough decisions to make. Who should I start? Who belongs on the bench thanks to a poor matchup in week 1? Who are the best players at any given position? And which sleepers could be good plays in week 1? This article will take a look at five deep fantasy players who can be used in lieu of a player with a bad matchup.

1. Tyler Kroft

The Bengals tight end will get to take the place of Tyler Eifert in week 1. Without Marvin Jones in the fold, Andy Dalton will be forced to rely on his tight end and A.J. Green even more.

Eifert played a key role in the offense last season, racking up 13 touchdowns for the team. Now Kroft will get his own opportunity in week 1 against the Jets. The third round pick is sneaky good and should get plenty of chances for fantasy points in week 1.

2. Justin Forsett

It seems a little ridiculous to rank the Ravens starting running back here, but nobody is talking about him. Forsett was cut and then signed again recently, making almost everyone forget about him. Terrance West has had an amazing preseason and people were assuming he would be the starter. But Forsett is the clear leader in the backfield and should get plenty of opportunities against a Bills defense that was only average againstopposing fantasy running backs last season.

3. Kai Forbath

It's hard to believe that a kicker could ever make any fantasy list, but Forbath should certainly be considered in every league for week 1. The Saints kicker will be involved in a game that will likely turn into a high scoring battle. When that happens, the kickers on both teams generally benefit as a result.

4. Robert Griffin

The Browns quarterback has an extremely favorable matchup against the Eagles poor defense in week 1. The Eagles also weakened their defense significantly after trading away cornerback Eric Rowe. That opens the door for Robert Griffin, who has been nothing short of excellent in preseason so far.

He was hitting deep balls to Terrelle Pryor and Josh Gordon like it was nothing. He won't have Gordon for week 1, but Griffin should still be able to take advantage of a bad Eagles defense.

5. Terrelle Pryor

This would be a huge fantasy risk. Terrelle Pryor is the furthest thing from a traditional wide receiver that the NFL has ever seen. But the former quarterback has effectively made the transition and is now a starting receiver for the Cleveland Browns. Pryor has already made a few impressive catches in preseason, snagging deep balls with relative ease. Now Pryor will get a chance to do the same thing in week 1against an Eagles team that routinely allows opposing wide receivers to make deep catches.

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