DraftKings Week One NFL Line Up advice

Week One DraftKings Line Up Suggestions and Stacking advice.

Welcome to Week One on DraftKings….

Updated: September 7, 2016

Now that the NFL preseason is coming to an end, it’s time to start your in-depth line up research and begin setting those week one line ups. Here are the Always Rules that I use to help me in my line up decision making process.

Week One in the NFL is usually one of the hardest weeks to handicap for fantasy purposes, no one really knows how good any real team will be (offensively or defensively), no one knows the exact plans or strategies the coaching staffs will use and it will take us fantasy players a couple of weeks of regular season game action to actually know what is what, who is who and until then, it’s just a guessing game.

Vegas has set some very high scoring overs for week one, they seem to think scoring will be up in 2016, so I am looking at some very high scores for us fantasy guys this week.

A few thoughts about the Week One match-ups:

I’m looking at the Colts taking some liberties with the Lion defense this week, so Andrew Luck combined with his talented receiving corps should put up big points.

In this game I’m also thinking that M Jones Jr. DET WR will continue to stand out as M Staffords deep guy (without Megatron this year), he has so far in camp and he has been turning heads around the league.

I really like the Stacks of B Bortles/ A Robinson JAX and Cousins/Reed WAS (Monday Night) to continue their excellent play as shown last year.

It looks like J Charles KC RB will not play in week one, this makes S Ware KC RB 4400 a must start in your line ups.

Dak Prescott DAL QB 5000 has been named starter to replace T Romo DAL QB who is expected to miss 6 to 10 weeks. Prescott has been outstanding in preseason and seems very comfortable leading the Cowboys. Although he is untested, he could easily put up 18 to 20 fantasy points this week and would be an extremely valuable play until his price increases in weeks 2 and 3.

C Ivory JAX RB should find plenty of running room for the Jaguars this year, courtesy of the deep threats of JAX WR’s Robinson and Hurns.

OAK at NO could also provide some fireworks on both sides, I think the younger Raider offense can put up some big points against the weaker Saints Defense this week.

You should also consider using L Blount NE RB, He will be “the guy” with D Lewis NE RB out in week one and beyond? No one really knows if J Garoppolo NE QB will be up to the task while he starts during Tom Bradys 4 game suspension. You would think there would be more touches for Blount, but who really knows what Coach Belichick is thinking. Blount has a great history of Goal Line touches and scores, this could be his opportunity to really shine. Also, without Tom Brady, I’d lower my expectations for any NE receivers, including Gronk until further notice.

As soon as the Monday night contests are posted on DraftKings, lean on Big Ben, Antonio Brown and D Williams as stack options. K Cousins WAS QB and J Reed WAS TE also make a nice QB/TE stack on Monday night.

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Week One Game Lines:

OAK at NO-1 (50.5), GB -4.5 at JAX (47), NYG at DAL -3.5 (49.5), DET at IND -5 (49), NE at ARI -5.5 (Sunday night) (48), PIT -3 at WAS (Monday night) (50.5).

Top defensive games: MIN -3 at TEN (42) and SD at KC -7 (43)

The current NFL contest slate set up on DraftKings does not include the Monday Night games on week one, every player I have listed are for the Sunday only contests. I’ll update this list when the Monday Contests are included.

Players and their salaries I am targeting this week on DraftKings.

QB’s: A Luck IND 8300, R Wilson SEA 7900, B Bortles JAX 7200, D Prescott DAL 5000

RB’s: S. Ware KC 4400,  T Rawls SEA 6000, L Murray OAK 5300, C Ivory JAX 4300, Langford CHI 4700, J Hill CIN 4600, L Blount NE 3700

WR’s: M Jones DET 4600, A Robinson JAX 8300, Baldwin SEA 6600, D Bryant DAL 8500, J Brown ARI 5200, T Sharpe TEN 3000

TE’s: C Fleener NO 4900, D Allen IND 3200, J Thomas JAX 3800, V McDonald SF 3100

DST’s: HOU 3200, SEA 3900, KC 3600, MIN 3100, PHIL 3300, IND 2700

Top Stacks: A Luck/D Allen IND 11500, A Luck/ TY Hilton IND 15800, R Wilson/D Baldwin SEA 14500, Bortles/Robinson JAX 15500, Cutler/Jeffery CHI 14200, D Prescott/D Bryant DAL 14500

Dorial Green-Beckham is not available in the MIN at TEN game.

S Bradford QB is not available in the MIN at TEN game.

Injuries to watch: J Reed WAS TE , J Nelson GB WR, L Fitzgerald ARI WR, J Matthews WR PHI, D Lewis NE RB, T Eifort CIN TE, C Hyde SF RB, D Amendola NE WR, J Brown ARI WR, V Cruz NYG WR, E Ebron DET TE

Injuries added: A J Green CIN WR

Out: T Romo DAL QB, D Lewis NE RB, B Watson BAL TE, T Bridgewater MIN QB

Suspensions of note: T Brady NE QB, L Bell PIT RB, J Gordon CLE WR, J Brown NYG K

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Please Note: My advice includes players I will be using in my line ups but I also may use additional players not mentioned to complete my line ups within the salary cap restraints.

 

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