Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 1: Hakeem Nicks Should Sit

Hakeem Nicks of the Giants is a risky Fantasy Football play this week. Tim Farrell/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

Be sure play SB Nation's Fantasy Football Pick 6 game today

The New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys open the 2012 NFL regular season Wednesday night (8:30 p.m. ET/NBC). That means you are frantically trying to figure out how to set your Fantasy Football lineup for the week. Here is some advice regarding which players on Wednesday night's game to start or sit.

For the Giants you can safely start quarterback Eli Manning. Despite Dallas having two new cornerbacks in Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr Manning should be a good play.

You can also start Giants' wide receiver Victor Cruz. Coming off a record-setting 1,536-yard season there is no reason not to.

[Be sure play SB Nation's Fantasy Football Pick 6 game today]

As for who to sit, I would not play wide receiver Hakeem Nicks this week. Coming off the broken foot he suffered in the offseason no one really knows how healthy he is. Playing him is a risk until we know.

Playing Giants' running backs Ahmad Bradshaw and David Wilson is also a risk until you know if the Giants can actually improve somewhat on last season's league-worst rushing game.

On the Dallas side, the only advice I have is do not play tight end Jason Witten. it sounds like he is unlikely to play after suffering a lacerated spleen during the preseason.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.