This is the moment we have all been waiting for folks… Sunday Football and some of our Daily Fantasy Picks for Week 1. I absolutely love Sunday’s watching my beloved Vikings, my seasonal Fantasy squads and most importantly watching live scoring and DFS scores.
The addition of Daily Fantasy sports has added an entirely new spectrum to the game. No longer is your squad sunk with a season ending injury, or a first round pick struggling. Now you pick a new lineup, toss some money on the line and hope for the best.
Depending on how much time and effort you wish to put into your lineup(s) is up to you. If you are newer to DFS, or even a veteran looking for some support and guidance you can look forward to my weekly posts on DFS here on socalledfantasyexperts.com.
Remember if you are newer to the game feel free to check out my five tips to help you win in DFS post from a few weeks ago here. If you don’t have time to read this be forewarned that winning a million dollars is not easy, nor will it happen overnight. The key is to spend your money wisely. As appealing and enticing entering a gigantic tournament of 35,000 people to win a million dollars, your odds are better in a 50/50 cash game. This basically means like the game title says, you have a 50/50 chance at doubling your deposit (After the site rake in most cases).
Each week I will be listing players at each position I am targeting and likely using in many lineups. I will also be sharing my actual lineup(s), perhaps not all of them, but at least one cash game (50/50 & H2H leagues) and one GPP game (Tournaments/Guaranteed contests.)
I will be focusing on FanDuel for this post, and will be sharing other lineups over on Athlon Sports here as well as Twitter. If you are new to the game have fun, don’t go overboard, and hopefully we will win some moolah together this season.
Week 1 FanDuel Targets (Sunday and Monday Games)
Remember a Starting DFS Lineup on Fanduel consists of 1-QB, 2-RB, 3-WR, 1-TE, 1-K, and 1-DST
Scoring: ½ point PPR
Offense: RuY = 0.1pts RuTD = 6pts PaY = 0.04pts PaTD = 4pts I = -1pts ReY = 0.1pts ReTD = 6pts Re = 0.5pts KR/TD = 6ptsPR/TD = 6pts FU/L = -2pts FU/TD = 6pts 2PC/S = 2pts 2PC/P = 2pts FGu20 = 3pts FGu30 = 3pts FGu40 = 3pts FGu50 =4pts FGo50 = 5pts PAT/P = 1pts
Defense: DE/S = 1pts DE/FR = 2pts DE/RTD = 6pts DE/FRTD = 6pts DE/BRTD = 6pts DE/XPR = 2pts DE/RTD = 6pts DE/RTD= 6pts DE/SF = 2pts DE/B = 2pts DE/I = 2pts DE/PA0 = 10pts DE/PA1-6 = 7pts DE/PA7-13 = 4pts DE/PA14-20 = 1ptsDE/PA28-34 = -1pts DE/PA35+ = -4pts
Much like Pitching in DFS Baseball, Quarterbacks are an important and vital part to your lineup each week. However, you do not always need to spend up on Quarterbacks. In cash games it is recommended to target a top 5 quarterback.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay @ Chicago Bears ($9,700)
Rodgers and Andrew Luck are elite as they come. Rodgers however has a much better matchup this week. Sadly you will really need to pay to get him and spend over 13% of your budget on him. He should reward you though by doubling his value and breaking 20 points. The Bears secondary is terrible, and even without Jordy Nelson there are weapons galore in Green Bay.
Sam Bradford, Philadelphia @ Atlanta ($7,500)
Bradford fits the bill of a high ceiling value Quarterback this week. Everyone knows the potency of the Eagles defense and Bradford seemed to gel with his new teammates very well this offseason. Fantasy owners should reap the rewards of a game that will likely not be stressing defense and be a high scoring affair. Bradford makes a great play in GPP games.
Don’t trust Bradford, or want to spend on Rodgers this week? Have a look at Russell Wilson ($8,800) or Ryan Tannehill ($8,000)
Eddie Lacy, Green Bay @ Chicago ($8,500)
Lacy has perhaps the best matchup this week in terms of opposing defense. He also has a very nice streak of totaling well over 100 all-purpose yards over his last seven games along with 5 touchdowns. That is Fantasy gold, and as mentioned above the Bears defense is nothing to fear. Sign me up!
Lamar Miller, Miami @ Washington ($7,300)
Miller averaged 5.1 yards a carry in 2014, and proved he is a feature back. Miller will get to grind away at the Redskins team that isn’t overwhelming against the run. Miller was also featured in the 3 Value RB post earlier this week.
Lamar Miller looks like a legit #1 RB and I don’t think he’s threatened by anyone on the roster. Damien Williams might be the “closer.”
— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy) September 10, 2015
A few other options if Miller or Lacy aren’t appealing enough are Jonathan Stewart ($7,100), C.J. Anderson ($8,400) and Frank Gore ($7,500)
Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants @ Dallas ($8,900)
ODB is another player who will cost a pretty penny but if you can swing it I would gladly fork over the money for him this week. Facing a division rival in what could be a shootout leaves me drooling. Beckham is also chasing history by breaking the consecutive 90 receiving yards game record. We all know how he finished 2014, and a continuation could be very likely.
Brandin Cooks, New Orleans @ Arizona ($7,400)
Cooks is poised and ready to be the top target for Drew Brees this season. He was moving up draft boards all off-season, but thankfully FanDuel’s prices were locked before the hype. This price makes Cooks a fabulous WR2, or even WR3 depending how you build your squad.
A.J. Green, Cincinnati @ Oakland ($8,300)
Big Play A.J. ( I don’t actually know if anyone calls him that) always seems to explode out of nowhere, and although Oakland has vastly improved Dalton and Green should be trying to dismantle Oakland with big plays in between the heavy-duty running game plan. He doesn’t need much volume to produce so it is worth the cost and risk this week.
Greg Olsen, Carolina @ Jacksonville, ($5,900)
As soon as the Kelvin Benjamin news broke, Olsen’s stock rose even more. The Panthers were now without a big red-zone target and Olsen will likely help filling the void plenty this season. This Week he faces a young and developing Jacksonville squad and I am sure will do plenty of damage.
Cody Parkey, Philadelphia @ Atlanta ($5,000)
Parkey should be plenty busy in this game, especially if my value Quarterback, Bradford, pays off. Honestly, Kickers oftentimes are like throwing darts. I just like the scoring chances most for Parkey.
Tennessee Titans vs Tampa Bay ($4,500)
The Titans face another young team with plenty of weapons, but they also have a rookie Quarterback in Tampa Bay. Like kickers, defenses are hard to predict, so target opponents that turn the ball over plenty and go against them. It usually pays off.
The Cash Lineup (I would play this in some GPP Games as well)
The GPP Lineup (I would play this in Cash Games as well)
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