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East Coast Offense: How Much Does Week 1 Matter?

Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

It's hilarious how virtually every fantasy sports media outlet tries to get people pumped up for Week 1. "Bring energy!" they urge us on the radio show. "It's Christmas morning for the fantasy player!" Let's be honest - Week 1 starts off like Christmas morning, but when you open your presents, it's a lot of crap you don't want, stuff you need to return and, to tell the truth, the turkey was a bit cardboardy, and the gingerbread house stale.

I know, I know. It's the spirit that counts. Which is why I try to appreciate the occasion for what it really is - the joy of futilely hoping for the backdoor cover (how I lived without it during the offseason is mystifying), the diminished expectations for that sleeper in whom you unrealistically believed and coming to terms with your real-life favorite team handing away a win and lowering its chances to make the playoffs. The realization that for all your research, diligence and planning, you cannot prevent C.J Spiller from fumbl

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