Well, it’s finally time to put a DFS draft together. What will the NFL be like this year? We don’t really know, but whatever happens, we will continue to provide picks and sleepers each week. In this version of the week one DFS picks, we’ll look closely at some players you should consider.
We will go through the majority of the positions and focus on players that you may not think about, while other players will be left off since they will most likely be thought of.
You have a chance to start a great QB or a QB that may bring you a win. This will come down to several different things, but playing an upside QB is key for big-time tournaments.
Derek Carr – $5900
Why not? Here is a team that has made strong offensive moves in the offseason going against a Panthers team that is starting all over. Here is your chance to get a cheap QB and allow you to play high priced players in the other spots. Let Derek Carr air it out in this shootout potential
Cam Newton – $6100
New England has a new QB for the first time in many moons. Why not give a talented Cam Newton a chance at home to start the season off. He is a proven QB going into a proven system and the price is right this time around.
Of course, you can add Dalvin Cook or McCaffery but you will run out of salary space real quick. It’s time you find a player or two that fall below that salary where you can scoop up some cheap points.
Devin Singletary – $5400
Devin isn’t getting the props in week one but we think he has a good chance early in the season to make a difference. Going against a Jets team at home gives us the feeling Singletary will find the endzone more than once.
Chris Carson – $6200
Maybe a little expensive here, Carson could provide some nice underground appeal on the road in Atlanta. It will be interesting to see what he can do this year, but he seems poised to have a great season for Seattle.
Last year proved you could start good matchups all season long. This year we will stick with this potential system. Look for some deep diamonds below.
Terry McLaurin – $5600
For this price, Terry is a great number one WR that may make the deepest moves in fantasy. The Washington Football Team is still in question, but Terry is not.
Allen Lazard – $4900
You have to consider Lazard at this price point. He could be worth $5800+ by the end of the season with AA Rodgers throwing him the ball. Lazard can free up cap space for a big-time Tight End or even an upgrade at QB
There are a lot of good tight ends out there, but only a handful will stand out each week. It’s up to you, to find that one TE that will make a difference.
Greg Olsen – $4000
We have to go old school on this one. Olsen has a great QB throwing to him. If he can stay healthy, Olsen could have one of the better years at this position.
There is a lot at stake for the first week. There are more questions than answers and that is before the first kickoff. Take a chance on some lesser name players to free up the cap space for those spots you need help. Good luck in week one and we look forward to helping you with your journey.