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Fantasy Football Week 1: Cowboys Vs. Jets Projections

The prime time game on Sunday night should have plenty of fantasy implications. The projections for the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1 aren't terrible favorable, but they're not awful save for Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. The projections for the Jets, however, are looking pretty good from a fantasy perspective.

Quarterback Mark Sanchez, who isn't exactly synonymous with fantasy glory, is projected to be the 10th best quarterback in Week 1. Dallas' secondary isn't that great to begin with, and Terrence Newman being out for the Cowboys on Sunday only makes the matchup better for the Sanchize.

Shonn Greene isn't projected to have as good of a day as Sanchez. Greene is projected to be the 22nd best running back in Week 1, which is certainly acceptable, but not outstanding. Greene's counterpart in LaDanian Tomlinson is projected to be the 38th best running back in Week 1, which is only worth starting in a flex position.

Santonio Holmes is projected to be one of the elite fantasy wide outs this week, projecting as the 11th best, ahead of even Larry Fitzgerald (barely). Plaxico Burress must still be incarcerated to numberFire since they don't have him listed, but I'd put him as a WR3 or fringe flex play this weekend. He's an unknown at this point, but does carry some potential as well. 

Dustin Keller is a must-start at tight end as well, as he's projected to be the sixth best fantasy tight end this week. 

Defensively, the Jets are the sixth ranked fantasy defense, making them a pretty good play against the Cowboys.

To conclude:

START: Santonio Holmes, Shonn Greene, Dustin Keller, Jets D, Mark Sanchez
SIT/FLEX: LaDanian Tomlinson, Plaxico Burress
SIT: Nick Folk

I barely recommend starting Sanchez, but his projection and matchup is just too favorable this week. 

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