Week 1 DraftKings Picks | Draft Sharks

Daily Fantasy Games

Week 1 DraftKings Picks

By Jared Smola 8:09am EDT 9/6/18


We know less about the 2018 season right now than we will all year. That can make Week 1 DraftKings a little intimidating.

But remember that our opponents know no more than we do. In fact, they probably know even less. We’ve spent the past 6 months studying last year’s stats, personnel moves and coaching changes. And we learned plenty from the preseason. So the advantage goes to us.

A note before we get to the picks: We’ve partnered with FanShare Sports this season to bring you weekly ownership projections. We’ll have them by Saturday morning, so I’ll be making updates to this article (specifically the tournament targets) every Saturday.

On to the Week 1 picks …


QB

Play of the Week and Value Option: Andy Dalton, Bengals ($5,800)

Kenny Moore

Nate Hairston

Quincy Wilson

Pierre Desir

If you’ve never heard of those guys, don’t feel bad. I actually had to look up the Colts’ depth chart to see who they planned on using at CB this week. Turns out it’s those 4 guys listed above. This looks like the worst secondary in the league.

Dalton benefits in Week 1. And he’s coming off an impressive preseason that saw him complete 71.0% of his passes, average 10.5 yards per attempt and toss 4 TDs vs. 1 INT. With TE Tyler Eifert and WR John Ross healthy, his weaponry is more explosive than it was at any point last year.

It looks like Dalton will be 1 of the highest-owned QBs this week, so he’s a better cash game play. But he can still be used in tournaments considering the upside he brings vs. the price tag.


Sorry, the rest of this content is reserved for DS Insiders.

Get instant access to read it all.

Get the insider information

Already a DS Insider? Login now

Share This!

Agree? Disagree? Tell us what you think in the comments:

comments powered by Disqus

Related Fantasy Football

Premium Content The 6 Most Impactful Offensive Lines

Three offensive lines poised to elevate their skill guys; three with potential to hold them back.

12 hours ago Read More
Podcast: AFC East Preview 6-23-20

Will Zack Moss outscore Devin Singletary? Who's the RB to own in Miami? And is there any Jet worth drafting as long as Adam Gase is around? Let's kick off our divisional preview series ...

10:06pm EDT 6/23/20 Read More
Podcast: Late Spring ADP Check 6-3-20

Which WR could win you your league? Which RB situations are worth stacking -- or avoiding? And which TE are we hoping doesn't listen to this podcast?

4:06pm EDT 6/3/20 Read More
Good Player, Great Situation: Emmanuel Sanders Easy to Like for 2020

The veteran wideout brings a long record of production to wide-open opportunity and the efficiency of Drew Brees.

7:06am EDT 6/3/20 Read More
Should you believe in Melvin Gordon as a Bronco?

Melvin Gordon must share a backfield with standout Phillip Lindsay. Will it be fruitful or frustrating for fantasy football owners?

10:05am EDT 5/20/20 Read More
Podcast: Projections Party 5-14-20

The projections party is done. And these are the guys we couldn't stop fighting over ...

6:05pm EDT 5/14/20 Read More
FFPC Live Best-Ball Draft

Check out Matt's running log of this $250 slow draft, with peeks into his early projections ...

4:05pm EDT 5/1/20 Read More

Read More Articles

Turn your phone into a draft weapon with our FREE APP

Download on the App Store Download on Google Play