Football season has finally arrived, and with it all the usual rituals of fall: Laughing at the Chargers special teams and Andy Reid's timeout usage, complaining about other people complaining about their fantasy football teams on Twitter, praising whoever invented NFL RedZone, watching the Cowboys lose a lead in the fourth quarter, et cetera. Oh, yeah, and obsessively checking fantasy football scores in several different leagues.
I'm so glad it's all back.
Week 1 was a pretty good kickoff to the year. The Thursday opener was great. Cam Newton threw for 422; Tom Brady topped him with 517. A punter hit a 40-yarder on his first career field goal attempt. Ron Jaworski cursed on air during Monday Night Football. Fantasy wise, Brady's 99-yard touchdown pass to Wes Welker changed the results of many a fantasy game, and a bunch of quarterbacks put up ridiculous numbers.
Picking up a guy on the waiver wire after Week 1 can be a crapshoot. While everyone was recommending Brandon Jackson after Ryan Grant went down in the first game last year, Peyton Hillis would have been a better waiver pickup that year. Here's a look at the top fantasy waiver pickup possibilities after Week 1 of the 2011 season.