NFL Barometer: Blues For Mister Baldwin
NFL Barometer: Blues For Mister Baldwin

This article is part of our NFL Barometer series.

Week 1 had a bit of everything, right down to the final pair of games that closed it out Monday night. We're already dealing with usual intriguing mix inherent to the NFL – season-ending injuries, quarterback controversies and unexpected Week 1 usage. With an abundance of fantasy scenarios to pore over ahead of Week 2, let's jump in without further ado.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buccaneers: No, 417 passing yards per game is not close to sustainable for Fitzpatrick, especially at this point in this career. Based on what he demonstrated in Week 1, though, there's something to be said for a smart veteran getting a chance to prepare with the starters for the entirety of training camp and preseason. Fitzpatrick and his receivers looked locked in with each other, and he encouragingly hit his top trio of Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and Chris Godwin for a touchdown apiece (two in Jackson's case) against the Saints. The next two weeks present stiff challenges in the form of the Eagles and Steelers, but for the moment, Fitzpatrick has actually managed to give those rumblings about Jameis Winston not being guaranteed his starting job upon return from a three-game suspension some credence.

Andrew Luck, Colts: Two seasons ago, Luck's Week 1 line – 39-for-53, 319 yards, two TD, one INT – would have been virtually ho-hum for a player of his caliber. What makes matters different this time around is the fact that it provided unequivocal

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for close to 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, and the NFL for Rotowire.com, including serving as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' beat writer. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports.
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