Week 1: Daily Fantasy Football Lineup
Here it is. I’ve been giving my value picks through the
week, and the following is going to be my Draft Kings Sunday games only
Philadelphia Eagles $5,000: As I
have stated in my last post, if Wentz can stay healthy, I believe this is a
good matchup for him to put some points on the board against a weak Browns
defense that is still rebuilding.
LeSean McCoy, Buffalo
Bills $6,400: This is a name that I
have not written about but this I believe is the year we see McCoy in true
form. Bringing back and building the offensive line I think that McCoy can rack
up some yards against a Ravens Defensive line and also contribute in the
passing game as well.
Doug Martin, Tampa
Bay Buccaneers $6,200: This is
another name I have not mentioned this week but I think this is one of the
safer running backs to go with this week. The Bucs have the ability to go to
the air and attack but they still want to run the ball a bunch and control the
clock. I like Martin for 15-20 carries in this game and an average point
Odell Beckham Jr.,
Ney York Giants $9,300: Draft Kings
is a PPR format and OBJ will have a monster game this week against a weak
secondary of the Cowboys. The running game has not looked good for the Giants
so I can see a lot of passes being thrown in this game with OBJ being the
beneficiary of those.
Amari Cooper, Oakland
Raiders $7,200: This is another name
I have mentioned this week and I truly believe that Cooper could put up numbers
similar to OBJ this week that why I love this grab for $2,100 less. It helps
that the Saints secondary is a hot mess and the Raiders offense should be
coming back strong. David Carr and Cooper should have a nice day in the big
easy on Sunday.
Marvin Jones Jr.,
Detroit Lions $4,600: Again this is
a guy I have talked about this week and I love the matchup. Jones has really
taken the role as the number one in Detroit and is Stafford’s guy it seems for
the redzone. I like Jones to have a field day against an injured, aging and
slow Colts secondary.
Tennessee Titans $4,500: If you did
not catch my value picks for tight ends earlier today check it out I went into
detail why I like Walker at this price and production. The matchup will be
tough against a good Vikings defense but I still like Walker to get the
receptions and produce this week.
New England Patriots $3,400: Again
check out my tight end value picks for week one and this guy is right there
next to Walker. With Gronk not making the trip to Arizona and not playing this
week I really like Bennett to come away with a lucrative game. I like the value
so much that I’m starting 2 TE’s this week in my roster.
New York Jets Defense/Special
Teams $3,400: This was a tough
choice I really wanted to go with the Rams defense here but what I saw from the
Jets front seven through preseason, I want to take them in this matchup against
the Bengals. Dalton is not going to have a lot out there to throw to thanks to
injures and losing their number 2 and 3 receivers in the offseason. If the Jets
can shut the run down I like them to keep the Bengals in check and force some
bad throws this week.
I ended up spending the full $50,000 salary for the week but
I really like this roster a lot. As much research as you do and as much film as
you watch though, no one can plan for what’s going to happen week one of the
regular season and injuries. A lot changes and happens in the offseason and
most people think that teams and players are just going to pick up where they
left off and it’s just not the case. Different GM’s, Head coaches,
coordinators, position coach’s. All this plays a role with the team and
changing its identity for the new season. Last year we saw half the starting
running backs in the league get injured for at least a couple weeks or longer, showing
that running backs are very hard to fully commit to. Enjoy the picks, good luck
this Sunday and may the Fantasy Football odds ever be in your favor.