Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 1: K Chandler Catanzaro

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SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 24: Kicker Chandler Catanzaro #7 of the Arizona Cardinals kicks the game-winning field goal against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 24, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 24: Kicker Chandler Catanzaro #7 of the Arizona Cardinals kicks the game-winning field goal against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 24, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 1 fantasy football action, Chandler Catanzaro of the New York Jets is actually worth starting if you’re looking for a kicker that will get a lot of opportunities to kick field goals.

Yes, even in fantasy football, kickers need some love, too. When it comes to kicker Chandler Catanzaro of the New York Jets, he’s in an interesting situation, to say the least. He was completely outperformed during training camp and preseason action by kicker Ross Martin but in the end, the Jets felt having an experienced player was more important than skill at the position. What is Catanzaro’s fantasy football outlook heading into Week 1 action against the Buffalo Bills?

Well, to put it bluntly, the offense of the Jets won’t really be able to do much of anything. All preseason long, they were inconsistent when it came to making first downs and forget about actually scoring touchdowns. The pass rush of the Bills should be good and well, create problems all game long against the Jets if they try to attempt passing the football.

The offensive line of the Jets also has their fair share of problems as they had issues with pass protection and even setting up proper lanes for the ground game. Needless to say, the Jets will be attempting a lot of fields goals in this Week 1 matchup.

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For this particular week, it makes sense to consider starting Catanzaro since he’ll easily get a lot of opportunities to score fields goals for the Jets. Remember, this is an anemic offense with a lot of hope to do well but reality says otherwise.

At most, if you didn’t draft a decent kicker, Catanzaro is more than likely still available via the waiver wire. If you have no other better alternative, he’s worth starting since he should be able to contribute a decent amount of fantasy football points.

Overall, give Catanzaro the nod this week as your starting kicker. The Jets won’t score touchdowns consistently and as they do their best to figure out their offensive issues over the next few weeks, Catanzaro will see a lot of action in the meantime.

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