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Fantasy Impact: Rookies, Players and Situations to Watch in Preseason Week 1

The first week of preseason football officially got underway Thursday night with a pair of games, and the rest of the weekend presents 14 more exhibition games prime for overreactions.

Starters don't typically play more than a few plays or series in the preseason, which was shortened to three games last year under the 17-game schedule, so these games present opportunities for lesser-known or inexperienced players to get some burn against opposing defenses.

Here is one early-career player (or general situation) for fantasy managers to monitor for each team in Week 1 of the preseason:

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