Fantasy Football Post-Week 1 Outlook: Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow got to a decent fantasy day in Week 1 via a rushing TD, but are bigger things in store?

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The Cincinnati Bengals were competitive in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Chargers, losing 16-13. If not for an iffy offensive pass interference call on A.J. Green, Joe Burrow would’ve had a game-winning touchdown pass in his NFL debut.

Burrow’s final line was 23-for-36 for 193 yards and an interception, along with 46 rushing yards and a score on the ground. That rushing score salvaged something fantasy-wise for him, with 16.32 points (ESPN scoring; -2 points for an interception).

Burrow was sacked three times, with six more hits on him, so his mobility stands to be an asset behind an offensive line that still wasn’t good in the season opener.

Burrow was a QB2 for fantasy entering the season. There were going to be weeks where he’d be more usable than others, as a starter in two-quarterback leagues or as a streaming option.

One game in, has anything changed in the fantasy outlook for the 2020 No. 1 overall pick?

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