Daily Fantasy Football Lineup – Week 1
5 September 2016 Fantasy Football
Whether you play FanDuel or Draft Kings, daily fantasy football is a blast. While there are a bunch of different games you can play within each of those respective sites, I’m going to give an advantage for playing in a 50-50 league. While you probably don’t have as much of a chance at winning a decent amount of money, it gives you the best chance to succeed on a weekly basis.
Here is my ideal lineup for winning a 50/50 Week 1 of the regular season (Salary: $60,000):
QB: Brock Osweiler– Texans ($7,100) vs. Chicago Bears
Analysis: While he is unproven, Osweiler will face off against a Bears defense that could be a little shaky early in 2016. Osweiler also has an upgraded arsenal of offensive weapons.
RB: David Johnson- Cardinals ($8,800) vs. New England Patriots
Analysis: Johnson will get the ball early and often as the Cardinals leading back. The power back will go up against a defense that will be without some key pieces, especially in the front seven.
RB: Ryan Mathews- Eagles ($6,100) vs. Cleveland Browns
Analysis: The Browns defense could be absolutely dreadful. Mathews will get the call in goal line situations. Expect anywhere from 60-80 yards and a possible touchdown.
WR: DeAndre Hopkins- Texans ($8,400) vs. Chicago Bears
Analysis: Hopkins is the best receiver this week for the money. While more offensive firepower was added to the Texans offense, he will still be the main target for Osweiler
WR: Jeremy Maclin- Chiefs ($6,800) vs. San Diego Chargers
Analysis: Maclin is cheaper than he should be, especially against this Chargers defense. Jamaal Charles could be out so the passing attack could see a little more action than normal.
WR: Amari Cooper- Raiders ($7,100) @ New Orleans Saints
Analysis: Once again, a receiver going up against one of the worst defenses in the league. Cooper is the big threat in the Raiders aerial attack so expect a big day from the second year pro.
TE: Gary Barnidge- Browns ($6,300) @ Philadelphia Eagles
Analysis: Every quarterback needs a reliable safety blanket, and Barnidge is just that for RGIII.
K: Matt Prater- Lions ($4,600) @ Indianapolis Colts
Analysis: The Lions will move the ball enough to get into field goal range consistently, but may have a hard time punching the ball in for six. Prater should see two or three field goal attempts.
Defense: Philadelphia Eagles ($4,800) vs. Cleveland Browns
Analysis: The Eagles defense was on fire in the preseason and is going up against a Browns offense that has a shaky line, no real threat at running back and unproven wide receivers.