Fantasy Football: Week 1 Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em

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Start ‘Em: Brent Celek – TE/Philadelphia Eagles (at Cleveland Browns)

The Eagles are not strangers to the term “a lot of upside” and that’s all the Browns have going for them at the moment. Cleveland spent this offseason (well, namely the NFL Draft) shoring up their offense of the future. That’s great for Brandon Weedon and Trent Richardson but the defense doesn’t have a whole lot going for it and Brent Celek should reap the benefits of that come Sunday. The Browns really only have enough defensive fire power to focus on one aspect of the Eagles offense and that will be forcing Michael Vick to throw. If that happens, the Browns will have covering DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin as their top priorities leaving you guessed it wide open or severely under-covered. Celek won’t put up Gronkowski-esque numbers against Cleveland but it’s a safe bet to assume he gets a fair amount of targets. And if the Eagles get into the redzone, expect Vick to target the tight end more so than his deep threats in Jackson and Maclin.