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The 2012-13 season has begun! In a game full of fantasy significance, let's delve right into some key players' performances.
Hakeem Nicks - Nicks looked strong on a few tough catches. While his overall effect was way below expectations, he fought for the ball well on a couple of occasions. While it didn't do much good for owner in Week 1, its a good sign that Nicks is rounding back into form.
Victor Cruz - Cruz had a few terrible drops last night. While he had a few big drops last season, this was out of the ordinary. The Giants pass game was pretty rusty overall so I would worry too much about his poor production in Week 1. Still an every week start regardless of match-up.
Eli Manning - See above. The Giants weren't able to move the ball at all during the first half. His receivers did little to help him and DeMarcus Ware was a bother all night, racking up 2.5 sacks on his own. I still think Manning will be a decent fantasy QB with all of his weapons.
Ahmad Bradshaw - Bradshaw exceeded expectations by scoring a 10 yard touchdown. His overall yardage was mediocre, but its clear that he's still the guy near the goal line. David Wilson fumble and subsequent cry bodes well for Bradshaw owners in the short term.
Tony Romo - Romo put up a pristine performance. If he has protection and a decent defense playing on the other side of the ball, Romo can be a top 10 fantasy option or better.
Miles Austin - Like Nicks and Bradshaw, Austin made owners feel good about the risk they took on draft day. Austin stretched out for a couple great catches, especially during his 2nd half touchdown. No preseason games, no problem. Hamstring looks good.
DeMarco Murray - Bouncing back from a broken ankle suffered late in 2011-12, Murray gouged the Giants, particularly with a couple of spectacular long runs and amassed 130 yards for the game. He's a strong RB1 play but again didn't produce any touchdowns. This is a continuing problem for him dating back to last season.
Dez Bryant - Looked good on a few long plays in the first half. Didn't notch a touchdown, but saw a fair amount of targets. The Giants clearly game-planned for a heavy dose of Austin and Bryant. Romo adjusted and Kevin Ogletree got a huge amount of targets. I don't see this continuing all year.
Jason Witten - A surprise starter last night. He wasn't a part of the offense and should have been on most fantasy benches regardless.
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The image of the act was seemingly caught on camera and broadcast for the world to see.
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The wait is over.
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