Week One Fanduel/Draftkings Tournament Plays
The typical DFS player wants to shoot for the stars, and by that I mean, you want to start the fantasy season off with a bang and win a tournament with a huge payout on Fanduel or Draftkings. In today's breakdown, I'm going to give you some players that shoulden't have that much ownership that could be the reason you win some serious money! With that being said, let's get straight to it!
QB: Jacoby Brissett- Fanduel-$6,000 Draftkings- $4,400
Breakdown- People see Brissett's numbers in 2017 and aren't impressed but numerous things have changed. He has an elite OL, terrific head coach, and way more passing options in 2019. The matchup against the Chargers isn't the best but it makes you feel better about Brissett's outlook when you realize Derwin James will not be playing this week. I'm not saying that Brissett will feast in this matchup but with his price, it's will be relatively easy for him to hit value. With saving that money at the QB spot, you can fit in way more superstars, which gives your lineup immense upside.
RB: C.J. Anderson- Fanduel-$5,300, Draftkings- $3,900
Breakdown- Anderson is purely a tournament play because your hoping the short yard plodder falls into the end zone. Given the matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, I think it happens. The Cardinals were one of the worst teams against the run last year and especially when it comes to giving up TD's. I know everyone loves Kerryon Johnson but he himself said his rookie year that he will never be a 3-down back. After seeing what Anderson did with the Los Angeles Rams last year, it's evident he still has some good games left in him. I think he gets a goal-line td this weekend.
RB: Justice Hill- Fanduel-$5,000, Draftkings- $3,600
Breakdown- Even in a week one away game, the Baltimore Ravens are still 7 point favorites and if i'm being honest, even that sounds generous. I think the Ravens quickly run away with this game and will be run-heavy throughout the game. We already know Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram will get touches but who isn't to say that Hill doesn't make the most of his touches? He is an explosive back with break away speed ability. The Dolphins allowed 4.47 yards per carry last year and lost Cameron Wake and Robert Quinn in free agency, so this could be really sneaky.
WR: Curtis Samuel- Fanduel-$5,900, Draftkings- $4,200
Breakdown- I think I'm on my own island when I say that Curtis Samuel will be the Carolina Panthers number one WR this season. Did you know that Samuel had 72 yards in 3 of the last 5 games last year? It was a sign that he was coming into his own! We can't ignore the reports all season that Samuel was unguardable all offseason in training camp and practice. With the Rams playing mostly zone coverage, don't be shocked if Samuel squeezes loose for a big one.
WR: Rashard Higgins- Fanduel- $4,500, Draftkings- $3,200
Breakdown- This is a sneaky sneaky play! Last year when Baker Mayfield took over, it was really Rashard Higgins who benefited the most. Higgins had 40 targets, 30 receptions, 455 yards, and 4 TD's despite being behind Antonio Callaway on the depth chart. Callaway paved the way for Higgins this year after getting suspended. I believe this could be a great, cheap pivot off of Odell Beckham Jr in tournaments.
TE: Will Dissly- Fanduel- $4,000, Draftkings- $2,900
Breakdown- Gather around for a little story time. So last year in week one, I played Seahawks TE Nick Vannett. He was super cheap, had a great matchup, I thought I had the cheat code! Im watching the game and I see Russell Wilson throw a TD to a TE and i'm jumping up and down yelling, just to realize that it went to Will Dissly.... I'm not making that mistake again! Dissly is a sneaky, fast athletic TE. The Bengals just so happen to give up the most fantasy points per game to the TE position last year. With the Seahawks not having a lot of weapons, Dissly could be the move!