Week 1: Daily Fantasy Football QB & TE value picks
We’re so close the opening Sunday for the new football
season. Fantasy football is upon us and while most of us have already drafted
our teams for standard leagues. Daily fantasy football leagues are still being
filled. Here are my value picks for Quarterbacks and tight ends for week one using Draft Kings. Again these are value picks, guys that I believe can offer the most bang for
QB Dak Prescott, Dallas
Cowboys $5,000: This pick has true
sleeper value. He comes roughly $1,500 less than any other decent QB starter
out there, which could mean the difference between a good and an elite wide
receiver in your roster. What I like is that he played very well in the
preseason, he never turned the ball over and he has the best offensive line in
the NFL that he will be standing behind. What does concern me is that he is a
rookie and will have a rookie running back next to him. But even with the
Giants upgrades in free agency and the draft to their defense I think that Prescott,
Elliott, Witten and Bryant will be able to move the ball. Worth the value here.
I see Prescott going 225 yards in the air, 30 on the ground and a
touchdown for 18 points.
QB Carson Wentz, Philadelphia
Eagles $5,000: Another rookie here.
I normally don’t like to go with rookies because I believe that if a strong
defense can shake them they will play off their game and in turn, create
turnovers. Wentz is a high risk, high reward player. He comes cheap, just like
Prescott. However, he is kind of being rushed back from a hairline fracture to
the ribs and that is a little concerning. He will be playing Cleveland’s
defense and it’s anyone’s guess on how bad it will be. They have lost or traded
a lot of the talent that was there and are clearly in a rebuilding stage. I
think that if he plays the whole game Wentz could have a very strong week 1; 275
yards in the air, 20 on the ground, 2 touchdowns and 1 INT for 25 points.
TE Martellus Bennett,
New England Patriots $3,400: I liked
Bennett going into the season for a couple reason. One is the offense is going
to go back to a 2 TE passing attack similar to the days of Gronk and Hernandez.
I also know that while Gronk is a monster, he battles injury every year, and
this would give Bennett a chance to sneak in and be the number one TE in New
England. Well if you haven’t already heard, Gronk is not playing this Sunday
and didn’t even travel with the team. Therefore, look for Jimmy Garoppolo to be
throwing a lot to Bennett here. I like Bennett for 5 receptions, 60 yards and a
touchdown for 17 points.
TE Delanie Walker, Tennessee
Titans $4,500: Those who played
fantasy football last year knew about Walker and how he and Marcus Mariota were
always on the same page. The team has gutted a lot of the receiving options on
the team. One of the receivers left on the roster is rookie receiver Sharpe who
I like this year but is still a rookie. The other is Kendall Wright who is
fighting nagging injuries but is still expected to play this week. Walker
averaged 8.5 receptions 4 of the last 5 weeks of last season. Expect Walker to
come out Sunday and put up 6 receptions,
70 yards and a touchdown for 19 points.