NFL Daily Fantasy Football – Week 1 – Links, Lineups & Sleepers

There’s so much NFL fantasy football coverage on the internet it’s sometimes hard to digest it all. I try to keep links to content I see during the week on twitter and decided I’ll post them here each week. My best advice if you’re playing DFS for the first time this weekend is #1 manage your bankroll. It’s easy to enter in a bunch of games … but you want to be selective and manage your bankroll for the entire season. #2 is to not get discouraged if you don’t do well. Week 1 is the most over analyzed & covered event in DFS. If you have a bad week … don’t let it get you down and remember that next week everyone is on a level playing field with only a week to prepare/research. #3 is learn from your mistakes this weekend. If some strategies don’t pan out, remember why and learn from those mistakes in week 2. It’s a long season – don’t get too high or low after week 1 since week 2 of the NFL season is right around the corner.

Vegas Odds:

Highest O/U
Eagles @ Falcons 55
Giants @ Cowboys 51.5
Packers @ Bears 49


NFLWeather provides updates. As of Saturday, there weren’t any notable games to avoid due to weather.

Injury Impacts:

RotoWorld runs down some injury news heading into week 1.

Lineup Selection:

Chances are if you follow season long fantasy football you could probably do most of the lineup work yourself. However, sometimes it’s good just to get an idea what the DFS community is thinking for week 1 NFL lineup selections.

@FFootballGeek posted an in-depth player & game selection article.

@ThePME posted both cash game & tournament DK selections on RotoExperts.

@Brad_Pinkerton posted FD cash game lineups & FD GPP lineups.

@DFSReport posted a list of DraftKings NFL projections.

@RotoDoc posted NFL week 1 projections based on machine learning.

ESPN listed who their analysts are building lineups around.

Six Yahoo experts pick lineups for the Yahoo DFS.

DFS Geek posted DraftKings Lineups on Sportsblog.

@Moxyball posted FD and DK GPP lineups.

@FantasyPros posted Week 1 lineup advice for FanDuel.

Jason Bales posted Week 1 DraftKings on Rotoballer

SoCalledFantasyExperts posted week 1 FanDuel picks.

FantasySmackTalk posted week 1 DraftKings optimal lineups.

FantasyAssembly posted Week 1 draftkings picks.

Dynastyleaguefootball posted fanduel week 1 selections.

DFSR posted picks for various sites.


Sleepers (or value plays) are a critical aspect to filling out lineups in DFS.

Yahoo posted Deep Sleepers and DFS Bargains based on the company’s new daily fantasy site.

RotoCurve posted sleeper picks for DraftKings and sleeper picks for FanDuel.

Top 5 Value Plays at RB posted on FantasyWired.

Week 1 NFL Freerolls

Free money is good. If you do anything during week 1 of the NFL season, that’s enter some DFS freeroll tournaments. If you don’t cash – oh well. However, I’ve built up some winnings by placing in freeroll tournaments.

DraftKings $100,000 ($10k to first) Freeroll

StarsDraft $1,000 Freeroll

DraftDay $50 Free Flicker

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