Found September 02, 2013 on Football Nation:
Fantasy football is officially three days away.  You have completed your draft.  You have made your adjustments to injuries and cuts (who saw the Pittsburgh Steelers releasing Jonathan Dwyer?) and now you are contemplating your first fantasy lineup of the season.  It's go time! Steady, and remember these five facts:5. THURSDAYThe season starts this Thursday with the reigning champions Baltimore Ravens going against the Denver Broncos.  The game is in Denver.  Which means you have until 6:30pm Mountain Time or 5:30pm Pacific Time or 8:30pm Eastern Standard Time.  This game is loaded with fantasy options. 4. Last Year StatsYou used all the available magazines to get your team, now discard them.  Last year stats are last year stats, this is a new year. It's the first game of the season.  Stick with what you know. 3. Old Meets NewLike every season there are new players in new situations.  Not just rookies but veteran players.  Darrelle Revis going to Tampa, Elvis Dumervil going ...
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