NFL Barometer: Conner-Bound in Pittsburgh
NFL Barometer: Conner-Bound in Pittsburgh

This article is part of our NFL Barometer series.

The regular season is finally upon us, and Week 1 depth charts appear mostly set. The preseason finale and subsequent roster cuts helped sort out the last of the job battles, but injuries – including a big season-ending one over the last few days – are certainly still playing a part in the fantasy trajectory of multiple players. With plenty to pore over as we speed towards the regular-season openers, let's dive right in!

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Nathan Peterman, Bills: The long, yet somewhat underwhelming, Bills quarterback battle finally came to a conclusion Monday, as Peterman was named the victor over first-round pick Josh Allen to start the season. His name is seemingly forever tainted by his unforgettable five-interception half last season, but Peterman was actually otherwise serviceable in 2017 and turned in a solid preseason overall this summer. It remains to be seen how much support he'll have in the air attack – given that the pass-catching corps is shaky beyond Kelvin Benjamin, Charles Clay and LeSean McCoy – but Allen looks like he still needs a fair share of seasoning, meaning Peterman could hold onto the job for an extended period if he proves competent.

Sam Darnold, Jets: Darnold was the second signal caller to officially get the starting nod for Week 1 on Monday, although his starting role had been telegraphed once he was held out of last Thursday's preseason finale. Much like Peterman, Darnold has a relatively shallow arsenal of weapons

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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 over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Arena Football for Rotowire.com, including serving as the beat writer for teams in multiple sports. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports as well.
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