Jacksonville Stadium | Sunday, September 12 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Jaguars 17, Broncos 13
210 pass yards, 1 pass TDThe Jaguars struggled against the pass last season, so look for the Broncos to try and move the ball through the air. Still, Orton is unlikely to put up big numbers given the Broncos' uninspiring receiving crop.
1 rec, 30 rec yards, 0 rec TD, 70 rush yards, 0 rush TDMoreno was banged up during the preseason and it's unclear how much he will play in Week 1. He is a risky option without knowing much he will be on the field.
1 rec, 25 rec yards, 0 rec TD, 50 rush yards, 0 rush TDBuckhalter could see the majority of the carries if Knowshon Moreno is unable to play much. He is a high-risk, high-reward option for the opener given Moreno's questionable status.
5 rec, 70 yards, 1 TDGaffney had 213 receiving yards in Week 17 last season and will play a bigger role in 2010 without Brandon Marshall around. He will have some value in deeper leagues or those that require more than the standard three receivers.
3 rec, 50 yardsRoyal will be the Broncos' top receiving option and could cause some matchup issues working out of the slot. However, keep in mind his only touchdowns last season came in the return game.
2 rec, 20 yardsDecker likely earned himself some extra playing time after a strong preseason finale, but he will need to prove himself before being a worthy fantasy option.
2 rec, 15 yardsGraham is primarily a blocker in the Broncos offense, and given that he missed most of the preseason, he is unlikely to produce much in the opener.
1 PAT, 2 FGsPrater should see a couple field goal opportunities in a game that does not figure to be very high scoring.
2 sacks, 1 INT, 0 Fumbles, 0 TDWithout Elvis Dumervil, the Broncos may have some trouble generating a pass rush. Still, expect them to limit the Jaguars' scoring and pick off at least one David Garrard pass.
200 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 15 rush yards, 1 INTGarrard faces one the league's top passing defenses. Last year Denver allowed the fifth fewest fantasy points for QBs.
5 rec, 40 rec yards, 85 rush yards, 1 rush TDJones-Drew practiced on Monday and says he's healthy despite missing preseason games and reports he has a meniscus issue. If healthy, he has a good match going against last year's 27th ranked defense against the run.
5 rec, 75 yards, 1 TDSims-Walker faces a tough matchup against cornerback Champ Bailey this week and the Denver defense allowed the third fewest passing yards last season. But he'll get loose for one long score.
3 rec, 35 yardsAs a No. 2 receiver against a better pass defense, keep expectations to a minimum this week for Thomas.
4 rec, 50 yardsLewis isn't a great fantasy option at TE and faces one of the leagues tougher pass defenses.
2 PATs, 1 FGScobee finished the preseason a perfect 9-for-9 on field goals and 7-for-7 on extra points. He could get several FG chances in an expected lower scoring game.
2 sacks, 0 INTWhile Jacksonville is perhaps the weakest fantasy defense, they have a good matchup at home in warm weather and against an offense with injury concerns in the running game.