NFL DFS Week 1: First Look Pricing (Fantasy Football)
It’s time to take all the theory and strategy sessions we at the Fantasy Footballers DFS Podcast have shared over the summer… and actually do this thang!
Every week the First Look article gives you a taste of the slate and some of the more intriguing salaries that DraftKings and FanDuel release. The goal is to identify early-week cash game considerations, as well as potential tournament plays, before we piece together the stacking options.
Check back on Thursday where Matthew Betz and myself share our official DraftKings and FanDuel picks for cash & GPPs exclusively in the DFS Pass.
Here are the games for this week’s main slate:
|Road Team||Home Team||Fav Team||Line*||Total*||Date||Time (ET)|
|Los Angeles Chargers||Washington Football Team||LAC||-1||44.5||Sunday||1:00 PM|
|New York Jets||Carolina Panthers||CAR||-5.5||45||Sunday||1:00 PM|
|Philadelphia Eagles||Atlanta Falcons||ATL||-3||48||Sunday||1:00 PM|
|Arizona Cardinals||Tennessee Titans||TEN||-2.5||52||Sunday||1:00 PM|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||Houston Texans||JAC||-2.5||44.5||Sunday||1:00 PM|
|Minnesota Vikings||Cincinnati Bengals||MIN||-3||47||Sunday||1:00 PM|
|Seattle Seahawks||Indianapolis Colts||SEA||-2.5||50||Sunday||1:00 PM|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Buffalo Bills||BUF||-6.5||49||Sunday||1:00 PM|
|San Francisco 49ers||Detroit Lions||SF||-7||45||Sunday||1:00 PM|
|Miami Dolphins||New England Patriots||NE||-3||44||Sunday||4:25 PM|
|Cleveland Browns||Kansas City Chiefs||KC||-6||53||Sunday||4:25 PM|
|Green Bay Packers||New Orleans Saints||GB||-4||50||Sunday||4:25 PM|
|Denver Broncos||New York Giants||DEN||-3||42||Sunday||4:25 PM|
*Note: Lines courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook as of Tuesday 8AM.
- Patrick Mahomes ($8,100) is going to be the QB1 most weeks and with the highest total (53) on the slate, it’s hard to argue against him. Just know stacking Mahomes with Travis Kelce or Tyreek Hill (both $8,200) is 32.6 percent of your budget. In other words, you need that stack to combine for at least 75+ points in a tournament to 5x.