NFL Daily Fantasy Week 1 Review

Week one in NFL Daily Fantasy the “chalk” hit big. Jame Connor & Kamara led the week at the running back position. Using Draftkings scoring Kamara scored 46.1 pts and Connor scored 38.2 points. The best part is that Connor was cheap across all the DFS sites. Needless to say, Connor’s price is on the rise but still reasonable. Kamara’s teammate Michael Thomas also had a great day. He scored 42 pts only second to the freak Tyreek Hill’s 45.3. Leading the way at quarterback was Ryan Fitzpatrick with an astounding 45.28 pts. Dree Breeze was second with 34.56 pts. I also want to give a shoutout to Mahomes with the Kansas City Chiefs, he looked very comfortable scoring 28.34 Draftkings points and winning AFC Offensive Player of the week.

Gronkowski led all tight ends with 27.3 pts and looked unstoppable. A who dat man goes out to Seattle tight end Will Dissly scoring 22.5 Draftkings points. Can you believe the Jets defense was the top defense for week 1?  At number 2, the Minnesota defense going up against a San Francisco team that I thought would get destroyed was the chalk and did well as many predicted. However, San Francisco put up a good fight.



 Week 1 Perfect lineup review

I will never tell you there are any hard rules when it comes to DFS. Just look at how well the Jets handled the Lions. However, we must always attempt to draw connections. The perfect lineup had 4 players from the Tampa Vs. Saints game. Takeaway game stacks should always be considered. Drew Brees was second in QB scoring in week one. Take away the opposing quarterback in a projected high-scoring game should always be considered.  Additionally, finding value is important, James Connor was a low priced player being thrust into a starting role. We also know the Steelers have a history of successful backups doing well.  Lastly, being contrarian, I looked at some stats that pointed to the Jets doing well but ignored them. Why? Because the Jets have the perception of being bad. Finding plays that go against the grain  and having the courage to play them can pay off.