Fan Duel Week One NFL line up advice

Welcome to Week One of NFL Fantasy on Fan Duel

Updates will be made as needed leading up to week one kick offs.

Last Update: Sunday, September 7

Each week I’ll be posting players I am strongly considering for my Fan Duel football line ups each week. I’ll also include QB/WR stacks and injury news you should be watching for possible reserves who may benefit from those situations.

Vegas has several high scoring games on their lines for week one, there should be plenty of points to be had for savvy fantasy players this week.

Always keep in mind that Week One is typically a hard week to handicap, no one really knows who or what the coaching staffs are secretly planning to use or how to use their newly found gems and we’ll all have to wait and see the regular season play out a couple of weeks to really get a grasp on exactly what team defenses are good and how the rookie class of players will be used/emphasized.

Week One Top scoring 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)

Players I’m targeting this week,

I’m putting a lot of emphasis on the Monday night match-up of PIT at WAS for my Fan Duel line-ups. There are a couple of stacking opportunities to behold and I can see this game being even more high scoring than the wise guys in Vegas are predicting.

Even without L Bell PIT RB (3 game suspension), the Steelers should be able to rack up a shitload of points. Don’t be the guy who does not have A Brown PIT WR in your line-up. D Williams PIT RB also proved to be a more than capable replacement for L BELL when he missed time last year.

It looks like J Charles KC RB will not play in week one, this makes S Ware KC RB 5400 a must start in your line ups.

The connections that B Bortles JAX QB had with A Robinson WR  and A Hurns WR  was incredible last year. Any stack involving those guys cannot be discounted and it is one I can highly recommend on the Sunday game slate this week. Also the 2016 JAX running game has been greatly improved with the addition of C Ivory and I can see their deep threats opening a lot of space for Ivory.

K Cousins WAS QB and J Reed TE had a fantastic end of season run in 2015, you can expect that to continue to grow in 2016.

Without T Brady NE QB for the first month, I can imagine that L Blount RB will have quite a few more touches especially if J Garoppolo NE QB has any trouble in the Patriots spot light. Of course you can never tell what Coach Belichick will do, but without D Lewis NE RB (out) in the mix to take touches, Blount looks like a pretty good choice, at least for the first few weeks and especially up close on Goal Line opportunities.

M Jones Jr. WR DET has established himself as M Stafford’s DET QB deep threat in camp and without Megatron this year some one has to step up and be the Lions go to deep guy.

I was fortunate enough to see a few preseason games this past week end on the NFL Network. Make sure you use the HOU D 4900 against CHI on week one. The Bears offense looks terrible and the HOU defense looks ready to dominate offenses this year.

Players to consider and their salaries for week one on Fan Duel:

QB’s: K Cousins WAS 7800, R Wilson 8500, B Roethlisberger PIT 8500, Bortles JAX 8400, Dak Prescott DAL 5000

RB’s: S Ware KC 5400, L Blount NE 6000, D Williams PIT 7100, Langford CHI 6200, L Murray OAK 6600, D Sproles PHI 5600, C Ivory JAX 6100, J Hill CIN 6500

WR’s: K White CHI 6000,  M Crabtree OAK 6100, A Brown PIT 9300, M Jones Jr DET 5500, T Sharpe TEN 4800

TE’s: J Reed WAS 7400, D Allen IND 5500, V McDonald SF 4700

K: D Bailey DAL 4800, C Boswell PIT 4600, B Walsh MIN 4700

DST’s: HOU 4900, SEA 5000, KC 5100, MIN 4600

Top Stacks: K Cousins/J Reed WAS $15200, Big Ben/ A Brown PIT 17800,  Bortles/A Robinson JAX 16900, D Prescott/D Bryant DAL 13000

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

New Injuries to watch: A J Green CIN WR, K Stills MIA 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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