Week 1 of the NFL season is here. The long wait is over and we are back to provide you with the necessary help to bring home the bacon on DraftKings!
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Do you want to win money? Here are some under-the-radar players that can help you do it in Week 1.
Alshon Jeffery – WR, PHI
Opponent – Washington Redskins
Price – $5,900
Alshon Jeffery is unreal pic.twitter.com/PRiPwnPtGM— eagles.mixes (@eagles_mixes) May 15, 2019
Because I’m a fan of Carson Wentz this week, I also like his pass-catchers. That’s why I am taking a chance on Alshon Jeffery against the Redskins.
I have a feeling Wentz is going to want to wet his feet a bit in his return and send the ball in the direction of #17, who has some of the best hands in all of football. If he finds the endzone, Jeffery could be the reason your lineup wins you money.
Robert Woods – WR, LAR
Opponent – Carolina Panthers
Price – $6,400
If you followed along with our lineups last year you probably came to realize that we love Robert Woods. Well, not much has changed.
Woods is still a heavily-utilized weapon from the slot receiver position for Jared Goff. I’m not worried about Cooper Kupp taking away too many targets from Woods, although that could change as the season rolls along.
Get Woods in your lineup for a discount in Week 1!
Hunter Henry – TE, LAC
Opponent – Indianapolis Colts
Price – $3,900
Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz and George Kittle are the Top 3 TEs and then the production from the rest of the league declines dramatically.
This is why Hunter Henry is our Sneaky Play of the Week. After missing the entirety of the 2018 season, Henry is geared up and ready for a big year. With Philip Rivers as his QB, he is going to see a good amount of targets per game.
Last year the Colts had trouble limiting opposing TEs. Let’s take a shot and roll the dice on Hunter Henry in his return.
Chris Carson – RB, SEA
Opponent – Cincinnati Bengals
Price – $5,700
This is the week to get Chris Carson in your lineups at a bargain because I see his price rising in future weeks.
Carson is the featured RB in a run-heavy offense at home against a lackluster defense. I see him breaking 20 fantasy points this week without issue.
Baltimore Ravens – D/ST
Opponent – Miami Dolphins
Price – $3,800
The Ravens have been known for their stingy defense for the past several seasons.
With no data from this season available just yet, I’m going to go with a top-5 defense from the previous season against a Miami team that’s traded away its top players.
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