Fantasy football Week 1 picks, sleepers, busts and rankings

Fantasy football drafts signal the annual rite of fall. The NFL season is nearly upon us, and it’s time to shake the pandemic blues, bust out your tablets, do your research and plunge head-on into fantasy football on ESPN.com. Matthew Berry’s Week 1 Love/Hate column is here, with players he loves and hates at each position. Check out Berry’s full rankings here.

The year was 2012, and I was working on my book “Fantasy Life.” The book was to be about all the things that make fantasy football great: the camaraderie, the trash talk, the draft-day traditions, the weird rules, the obsessive behavior, the incredible trophies. The things that make fantasy football so much more than just a silly hobby but rather a way of life, an insane passion that keeps us coming back no matter how cruel the fantasy gods may be to us on a given Sunday.

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