Fantasy Football 2017: Start Em Sit Em for Week 1

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5. player. 60. . Defense/ST. Vikings. Minnesota Defense/ST

I really didn’t know what defensive and special teams unit to go with here. I decided to go with Minnesota’s defense because of their opponent.

While the Seahawks could be an option here too for facing Green Bay, their defense is more notorious for making big things happen. The Vikings will host the Saints in the first game on Monday Night Football and any time you’re facing Drew Brees, points are going to be aplenty.

Due to Brees’ ability to throw the football, the Vikings might not be the best option as your starting defense this week. Throw in the fact that Adrian Peterson is returning to Minnesota for the first time as a member of the Saints, and it could be a tough night for the Vikings defensive unit.

Minnesota’s defense is very good, so I understand rolling with them anyway, but beware of Brees.