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FantasyGuru bills itself as "The Leader in Fantasy Sports News and Analysis." Hard to say that's hyperbole based on some outstanding picks for Week One Reaches.

FantasyGuru expert Adam Caplan cited two non-elite quarterbacks to consider starting, and both Joe Flacco and Matt Hasselbeck exceeded opening day expectations.

"Against the Chiefs, Flacco should have no trouble against one of the league's worst defenses," Caplan wrote, and he was spot on as the Ravens' second-year quarterback threw for 307 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-24 win.

Hasselbeck, meantime, passed for 279 yards and three touchdowns after Caplan posted this about the Seahawks veteran: "When Hasselbeck throws the ball, he'll have success spreading the ball around to his open receivers. He's not a bad low-end starter this week."

Among the running backs Caplan suggested included Mike Bell, who rushed for 143 yards on 28 carries, and he targeted wide receivers Percy Harvin, Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem. All three caught touchdowns.

Perhaps Caplan's best call was tight end Jeremy Shockey, whom many experts had soured on because of his injury risk. Shockey caught a pair of touchdowns and reasserted himself as a legit No. 1 fantasy tight end after being nearly forgotten last season.

"I know I'm listing a lot of Saints this week, but they will probably post 6-7 TDs this week. Yes, I'm not joking," he wrote before Drew Brees passed for a franchise-tying six touchdowns in a 45-27 win against Detroit.

By Gene Wang  |  September 14, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  | Category:  Fantasy Football Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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