Week one is almost here and that means it’s time to get our entries ready for the daily contests on DraftKings. Week one is one of the hardest weeks of the season to gauge, because we don’t have as much data to make decisions due to no games have been played yet.
Don’t worry I have you covered. I’m going to post the lineups that I’m submitting every week and you can use that as a gauge for what to do with your weekly lineup.
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Here we go for week one.
Sam Bradford, Philadelphia Eagles: Salary $6,900
He’s not going to be this cheap again. He looks good in Chip Kelly’s offense and he have a favorable match up against the Atlanta Falcons. This is going to be a high scoring game and I expect Bradford to finish in the top ten in fantasy production, with the upside of finishing in the top five for week one.
Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins: Salary $5,500
He’s facing the Washington Redskins, who are one of the worst run defenses in the league. He’s a great value and he’s going to get his share of touches.
Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers: Salary $3,700
Woodhead is my garbage pail kid. The scoring for these leagues are PPR and that makes Woodhead valuable in the format. He’s going to be a key part of San Diego’s offense, especially on passing downs. I wanted a dirt cheap running back that I know could score ten fantasy points or more. He’s safe, the odds of him being a bust in week one is limited, because his use in the passing game elevates his floor.
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons: Salary $9,300
Atlanta is going to be in a shootout with Philadelphia and Jones is going to benefit from it. The only way Jones is going to bust this week is if he gets injured. He’s safe and he has the upside to be the leading fantasy scorer for wide receivers. I feel good about spending 18.6 percent of my salary on him because I know he’s going to produce at a high level.
Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles: Salary $7,200
I love this Atlanta-Philadelpia match up. There’s going to be a lot of fantasy points scored in this game. He’s the red zone option for the Eagles, and he’s going to be the target hog in the offense. Like I mentioned earlier, this game is going to be a shoot-out and I’m going to capitalize on it by stacking, Matthews,Jones,Bradford together.
Golden Tate, Detroit Lions: Salary $6,300
He has a great match up against San Diego. He’s safe, he’s going to get enough targets to be productive. The rate of $6,300 is a value considering that he has a very high floor with and even higher ceiling.
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Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings: $3,500
He’s dirt cheap. Bridgewater has been targeting him heavily during the pre-season games. The 49ers present a favorable match up for him due to the turn over they experienced last off-season at the linebacker position. Rudolph is a sneaky buy here.
John Brown, Arizona Cardinals: $4,500
Michael Floyd is going to be back week one but he’s still going to be recovering from his hand injury. Brown should experience extra targets the first couple weeks. Brown is a key component to the offense even when Floyd is healthy. The Cardinals are at home against the New Orleans Saints. This game is going to be a shoot out and Brown is going to get a lot of targets. He is dirt cheap at $4,500 considering his match up and the amount of targets that he’s going to receive.
Titans: Salary $2,800
I selected them because they are cheap and they play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This is going to be Jameis Winston’s first start in the NFL and I’m betting against him. I like to stream defenses against rookie and back up quarterbacks. Rookies and back ups are more likely to generate turnovers.
I like this lineup. I feel that it holds the most value in 50/50 leagues, because it’s a safe lineup that has a very low bust percentage. Every player are key cogs to their offense and are facing weaker defenses that should elevate their production. I didn’t grab any risky upside players, so the odds of hitting it big in any large tournaments are highly unlikely.
Good luck with you week one lineups. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @bmatz08 for free 24/7 fantasy football advice.
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