Week 1 DFS Goals Overlooked

If, like me, you enjoy a little Daily fantasy sportsyou are probably considering who to start with in week 1.

Personally, I love the ones that lurk. If we choose Jonathan Taylor each week there will be a high ownership rate and we will be less likely to rise to the top.

For that reason, I like to charge on sleepers. That said, let’s take a look at who I think people are going to be sleeping on this week at Quarterback, Running Back, Wide Receiver, FLEX, and Defense.

QB Down in the Bayou

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Part of me can’t believe I’m saying this, but Jameis Winston could be a great piece at week1. Although he is coming back from an ACL injury, the Falcons are a pretty soft opponent in the first week. Winston has something to prove, so maybe we’ll finally get a chance to see what the Buccaneers saw when they fielded him as No. 1 overall in 2015.

New Orleans has a lot to prove in their passing game. But the addition of Jarvis Landry, the continued growth of Tre’Quan Smith and Marquez Callaway and a great first round of former Buckeye Chris Olave gives Winston plenty of options. And if their running game can get going early and often, it should open up some great play opportunities. Michael Thomas remains a huge question mark, but if Winston trusts the others, he could have a big day against Atlanta.

Sony runs back to the other side of LA

Los Angeles Rams' Sony Michel #25 walks off the field after an NFL game against the Houston Texans

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After a sputtering start to his New England career and stint with the Rams, Sony Michel has found himself in what will probably be a very good Chargers team. Of course Austin Ekeler remains the number one defender for the Bolts, but his track record of injuries proves that he should not be relied upon as the every backslide. There has been mixed success with extra backs and Michel should fit in well to stabilize the position. This one The Chargers attack has no shortage of weapons, so I would expect Sony to be able to handle a fair amount of touches. If he can hit a short win score or two, he could be a sneaky pick this week.

A day in Miami

Jakobi Meyers #16 of the New England Patriots warms up for the preseason game between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers

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Jakobi Meyers is perhaps the only part of the New England Patriots Violation that’s almost automatic. Big questions arise about who is and should be called plays, and the Pats seem to be kicking back from the dynasty they started building 20 years ago. However, Mac Jones quickly developed a relationship with Meyers, who saw his shares soar. Who knows if the offensive line will be able to plow the hash for the running game, so it could mean Jones has less time in the pocket, and old reliable can get a lot of looks.


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