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FANTASY PLAYS: A primer for Week 1 (and rest of the season)

The anticipation's been building and it's finally time — Week 1 of the 2016 fantasy football season is here. Our first tip: Relax and don't let the hype of the NFL opener Thursday between the Panthers and the Broncos get you too high or low on your team.

With so much waiting, it's easy for fantasy players to magnify the results of the first game. Don't overreact — even if you're ahead or behind significantly in your first matchup — to one game in 16 slated for opening week. It's not going to decide a win or loss either way and there are many more games to consider on Sunday and Monday.

Here are some other key tips to get off to an excellent start in your...

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