Remember last year's season opener? Peyton Manning had to face the always tough Baltimore Ravens defense. Not a great fantasy match-up, for sure. But if you were shrewd, you picked Peyton anyway, and you were rewarded: Peyton shredded the Ravens D for 462 yards and SEVEN touchdowns. Fantasy gold!
49ers WR Anquan Boldin also likes season openers, putting up not one but two 200+ yard season openers in his career.
Below are some of the greatest season openers in NFL history. Will your NFL RUSH Fantasy starters put up these numbers?
Top Passing Performances:
Peyton Manning, Denver vs. Baltimore, 9/5/13
462 passing yards, 7 TDs.
Tom Brady, New England vs. Miami, 9/12/11
517 passing yards, 4 TDs.
Top Rushing Performances:
Arian Foster, Houston vs. Indianapolis, 9/12/10
231 rushing yards, 3 TDs.
Michael Turner, Atlanta vs. Detroit, 9/7/08
220 rushing yards, 2 TDs.
Top Receiving Performances:
Anquan Boldin, Arizona vs. Detroit, 9/7/03
217 receiving yards, 2 TDs.
Anquan Boldin, San Francisco vs. Green Bay, 9/8/13
208 receiving yards, 1 TD.