Brady lost Edelman, but he still has one of the best offenses he's had since his record-breaking 2007. When hitting on all cylinders, this Patriots team should be able to pick apart any defense, and Kansas City isn't an exception.
Rodgers gets to play at home, which is always good, and he's also played well against the Seahawks of late, with his best-rated game of 2016 coming against them last season. At full strength, this offense is no doubt top-3 in the league.
Ryan will have trouble putting up the huge numbers of last season, but he still has that upside from game to game, especially in easy matchups like the Bears.
4. Russell Wilson, (QB No. 4)QB, Seahawks. Bye: 5.
Wilson's numbers against Green Bay look bad due to his five interception game last season in Green Bay, but his previous three games against the Packers show a different, more efficient quarterback. I expect a make-up game for Wilson this year.
Oakland is hurting in its secondary, and Mariota has a bunch of offensive additions who should help him move the ball even easier than last season. Mariota had 10 games with multiple touchdown passes in 2016 despite dealing with injuries. I like Mariota to get off to a fast start at home against a weak secondary.
10. Ben Roethlisberger, (QB No. 8)QB, Steelers. Bye: 8.
Roethlisberger's road woes are a real thing, but Cleveland is still a not good team. He also gets Martavis Bryant back, which will help this offense tremendously.
11. Antonio Brown, (WR No. 1)WR, Steelers. Bye: 8.
Brown has averaged 8.6 receptions for 127.2 yards and .8 touchdowns in his last five games against the Browns. He's decent.
Newton was brought along slowly this summer, and we could see the offense run through Jonathan Stewart and Christian McCaffrey this week in an extremely winnable game against the 49ers. Newton will likely not be asked to be the goal-line back this week either.