2018 Fantasy Football — Week 1 DraftKings Picks, Preview and Sleepers

Pat Mayo along with Mike Leone and Drew Dinkmeyer from DailyRoto.com go position-by-position, breaking down the entire Sunday Slate, giving their Week 1 DraftKings picks for cash games and GPPs.

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2018 Week 1 DraftKings Picks: Show Index

1:11 Giveaways
3:18 RB Breakdown
38:36 WR
 Breakdown
1:02:15 QB Breakdown

1:11:18 TE Breakdown

1:19:15 DST Breakdown
1:26:38 Top Stacks Breakdown


2018 Week 1 DraftKings Plays — Cash Game

***The cash-game plays are safer, less volatile players (higher floors). Coming in first place in a cash game is great, but merely placing in the money is the goal because everyone wins the same amount in this type of contest.***

Quarterback

Philip Rivers $6,400
Case Keenum $5,100
Ryan Fitzpatrick $5,000

Running Back

Alvin Kamara $8,500
Melvin Gordon $6,800
Christian McCaffrey $6,400
Rex Burkhead $4,200
Peyton Barber $4,100

Wide Receiver

Michael Thomas $7,800
A.J. Green $7,300
Chris Hogan $6,100
Emmanuel Sanders $5,000
Danny Amendola $4,200
Keelan Cole $3,800

Tight End

Rob Gronkowski $6,900
Jack Doyle $3,600
Ryan Griffin $2,800

DST

Ravens $3,800
Panthers $3,200
Titans $2,900


2018 Week 1 DraftKings Picks — Tournament Plays (GPPs)

***Tournament plays are more volatile players (boom or bust) who can help differentiate your lineup in giant GPPs. Mixing a few of these names, along with the safer cash-game options, is a great way to construct a GPP roster***

Quarterback

Deshaun Watson $6,700
Russell Wilson $6,200
Ryan Tannehill $5,300

Running Back

David Johnson $8,800
Leonard Fournette $7,100
LeSean McCoy $6,000
Lamar Miller $5,200
James White $4,000
Jordan Wilkins $3,700

Wide Receiver

Antonio Brown $8,600
T.Y. Hilton $6,800
Tyreek Hill $6,500
Doug Baldwin $6,200
Kenny Stills $4,700
Marquise Goodwin $4,600
John Ross 3,900
John Brown $3,700

Tight End

Ben Watson $3,100
Ricky Seals-Jones $3,000
Nick Vannett $2,600

DST

Jaguars $3,700
Texans $2,200

NOTEPicks for Sunday main slate only


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I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is ThePME) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above. I am not an employee of DraftKings and do not have access to any non-public information.