NFL DFS Recommendation For Week One: Strategy
Playing daily fantasy can be a significant amount of fun, but it can also be an exercise in massive frustration for those that are not sure about what they’re doing. Just like traditional fantasy leagues, it helps to have a strategy going into selecting your team. Of course, figuring out what the right strategy is – can be easier said than done.
But it all depends on where you think you can cut costs and still pick up a good player.
Suggestions For Week One
Some positions naturally score more than others; be sure and keep that in mind when deciding where you want to spend your money (values will be from FanDuel):
Quarterback: Many of your better quarterbacks have tougher matchups this week making it an excellent time to go with one of the bargain-priced QBs—and 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo ($7200) could be a steal. He had the one game in the preseason where he was terrible; however, that seemed to get him to focus. If he brings that focus against the Buccaneers, he could have an astronomical day.
Running Backs: Like the QBs, most of the better running backs have tough matchups this week. However, if the Ravens run the ball like they did last year, then Mark Ingram ($6600) could have a big day against the Dolphins. The same can be said about Chris Carson ($6600) and the Seahawks facing the Bengals.
Wide Receivers: After going with bargain-priced guys at QB and RB, go ahead and splurge a little on your wide receivers. No one is going to be as motivated to have a big day as Odell Beckham Jr. ($8200). For the other two—few were as reliable as Adam Thielen ($7400) was last year.
If you believe in Nick Foles and don’t believe the hype surrounding the Chiefs defense, DeDe Westbrook ($5900) looks like a great pick up.
Tight End: If you play your cards right, you can afford one of the better tight ends—which is why I am picking George Kittle ($7300). He was the best weapon the 49ers had last year, and they are playing the lowly Buccaneers this week.
DEF: The Bills DEF ($4000) was great against the run last year and could be good enough to contain Le’Veon Bell in his return to action after a year off. Buffalo’s defense will get a boost the more the Jets try to lean on Sam Darnold to win.
Flex: At this point, it is a matter of getting the best player for the amount of money left– $6800. At that price, the best remaining player is Seahawks wide receiver, Tyler Lockett. He is the No. 1 option for Russell Wilson, so there is a good chance he will see a lot of balls thrown his way. Against a weak Cincinnati defense, he should be able to catch quite a few (do not play him and Carson in the same lineup).
Remember the playing field is even in week one, even the pros do not know what will happen. Play and have fun but do not go big this week – even as tempting as it will be! DKL for the win! Sign up with NFL2019 promo code for a one time 50% off!
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