Fantasy Football Week 1 QB preview: Ben Roethlisberger and Cam Newton are back in the game

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It’s been just about a full year since you last trusted Ben Roethlisberger or Cam Newton in Fantasy Football. But they’re both fully healthy and they have the types of matchups and upside that make them enticing as starting Fantasy options in their returns in Week 1.

Newton faces a Miami defense that added a lot of pieces and should be better than they were in 2019. But as we know, that defense hasn’t actually played football together yet, so they may not be a lot better right away. While it’s true Newton also lacks experience in New England, almost the entire offense is the same as last year. I trust Newton’s teammates to be more in sync than the Dolphins defender. Plus, Newton is a former MVP, I think he can figure it out.

Roethlisberger has a lot more continuity in Pittsburgh and returns in primetime and faces a defense that looks to be good against the run but a disaster against the pass. I would expect the Steelers will air it out early, which should mean big numbers for the vet in his return.

I’d start Roethlisberger over most other quarterbacks, with only seven ranked ahead of him this week. The most notable name I’d sit for him is Kyler Murray, who faces San Francisco. I’m not quite as optimistic about Newton. But I would start him over Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. 

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