5 breakout fantasy football stars to pick up for week 1

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – AUGUST 21: Baltimore Ravens tight end Isaiah Likely #80 runs with the football during the NFL preseason game at State Farm Stadium on August 21, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. The Ravens defeated the Cardinals 24-17. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The NFL regular season starts Thursday and these five players could be good fantasy football pickups to help you win in Week 1.

After a seemingly endless offseason, the NFL returns. Week 1 kicks off Thursday night with the Buffalo Bills taking on the Los Angeles Rams for sure to be an intriguing duel, but most casual fans are more interested in how their fantasy football team fares.

Everyone tries to identify theirs Top Breakout Candidates or sleepers who make the difference between winning and losing in a given week. During the regular season, this section will break down the top prospects for the coming week to help build your team into a champion.

All players referenced here are not included in the list by more than 50 percent of fantasy teams Yahoo Leagues, which gives you the opportunity to get your targets from disclaimers. Since this is a special pre-season edition, we’re focusing on five potential pickups that could slip through drafts and onto the waiver wire.

5. Top Fantasy Football Pickups for Week 1 – Baltimore Ravens TE Isaiah Probably

Investing in Baltimore’s passing game isn’t usually a fascinating prospect, but there are advantages here. There are few proven options on the wide receiver depth chart after Marquise Brown’s trade in the offseason, leaving plenty of targets available alongside those tight end Mark Andrews.

Enter Likely, the Ravens’ fourth-round pick this year and Andrews’ backup on the depth chart. Targeting a No. 2 tight end on a team with a run-heavy offense isn’t usually optimal strategy, but he likely exploded last season, catching 12 passes for 144 yards and likely earning a significant role for the Ravens .

Tight end is a tricky position to fill, and it makes sense to take advantage of one of your last bench spots at Likely, which features in just eight percent of Yahoo’s leagues. If Lamar Jackson makes a quick connection to Likely, he could emerge as the preferred streamer at the position.

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John Verrall

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