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Fantasy Football Roundup: Week 1

The opening week of the 2006 football season has passed, and already we are just days away from the second week of play.  For all of you fantasy football nuts out there, that means it's time to start getting your lineup ready for the weekend.  Since the drafts, this is what you wait for.  Making trades, adding free agents, and getting your starting roster configured correctly.

Throughout the season, Pride of Detroit will bring you a recap of the previous weekend of play from a fantasy football standpoint.  A look at how I fared myself will be posted, and then also a feature of a who's hot sort of thing by position.

First, let's take a look at my record in the 4 fantasy football leagues that I am in.  This year, I set a high-mark for the amount of leagues I am in, and did pretty well for the first week of play.

WEEK 1 RECORD 3-1 | BREAKDOWN:
SB Nation (ESPN) - Won 66-53
*Top Performer - Eli Manning (QB, Giants), 19 points

League 2 (ESPN) - Won 69-59
*Top Performer - Donte' Stallworth (WR, Eagles), 22 points

League 3 (NFL.com) - Won 90-69
*Top Performer - Bears Defense/Special Teams, 25 points

League 4 (Yahoo!) - Lost 75-53
*Top Performer - LaDainian Tomlinson, 20 points

Looking back, the first 3 leagues were good wins. Everybody seemed to perform well and nothing was too close. Then we get to the Yahoo! league. Things didn't go well at all. The biggest problem was that I had Frank Gore sitting on the bench. Had he started, then the top performer category would not have been LT, but instead the 49ers' running back. I didn't expect him to play so well at all.

Now, let's move on to the individual players. The risers are the players that were some of the best at each position, and probably helped out your team if they were on the starting roster.

WEEK 1 RISERS:
Quarterback
*Donovan McNabb (Eagles): 314 Pass Yards, 3 TD
*Kurt Warner (Cardinals): 301 Pass Yards, 3 TD

Running Back
*Frank Gore (49ers): 87 Rush Yards, 2 TD
*LaDainian Tomlinson (Chargers): 131 Rush Yards, 1 TD

Wide Receiver
*Donte' Stallworth (Saints): 141 Receiving Yards, 1 TD
*Laveranues Coles (Jets): 153 Receiving Yards

Tight End
*Heath Miller (Steelers): 101 Receiving Yards, 1 TD
*Tony Gonzalez (Chiefs): 81 Receiving Yards, 1 TD

Kicker
*Jeff Wilkins (Rams): 6 FG (26, 38, 29, 51, 48, 49, 24)
*Robbie Gould (Bears): 4 FG (40, 39, 28, 30)

Defense/Special Teams
*Bears: 0 Points Allowed, 3 Sacks, 2 INTs, 1 FR, 1 TD
*Ravens: 0 Points Allowed, 3 Sacks, 3 INTs, 1 TD

Next week the actual look of this post will be more cleaned up as I'll have more time to work on it. So, get your rosters set, and thanks for reading.