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(Week 1): NFL DFS Advice



Tom Brady – Prior to Edelman going down with a season-ending knee injury, there were whispers of shattering passing records and undefeated seasons.  Losing Edelman has slowed down the hype train, but a healthy Gronk and newcomer Brandin Cooks could spell disasters for opposing defenses.  Lock Brady in as a sure-fire QB1 Thursday night against the Chiefs.

Drew Brees – Brees and the Saints travel to Minnesota to kick off their 2017 season in prime time on Monday Night Football.  Brees is about as consistent as it gets and, even against a strong Vikings pass defense, should still feast.

Ben Roethlisberger – Big Ben has weapons at his disposal all over the field.  He also has a juicy matchup against the Cleveland Browns, widely considered one of the worst teams in the last decade.  Cleveland has addressed defensive concerns in the draft with number-1 overall pick Myles Garrett and Jabrill Peppers with their 2nd pick in the 1st round.  Still, the Browns have a ways to go and Big Ben, in week 1, will be the beneficiary.

Aaron Rodgers – Rodgers barely makes out list for week 1 as he’s got the most difficult matchup of our elite options as the Packers take on the Seahawks in Lambeau.  The 12th man is eliminated, but the Seahawks still possess an elite defense, and the Legion of Boom is back with safety Earl Thomas healthy.  Tread cautiously here, but Rodgers could be a great low-owned GPP option.



Marcus Mariota – Mariota is back for his first regular season action since breaking his fibula at the end of 2016.  He’s got more weapons at his disposal that at any other time in his career with the addition of Eric Decker in free agency and rookie weapons Corey Davis, Taywon Taylor and TE Jonnu Smith.

Carson Wentz – Wentz has a tough matchup against the Redskins this weekend and reports out of Redskins camp indicate that Josh Norman will shadow Alshon Jeffrey.  However, Wentz has several options to take advantage of including TE Zach Ertz and RB Darren Sproles.  Look for a lot of check-down passes that could turn into big gains for Wentz and the Eagles.

Sam Bradford – It’s difficult to advocate for Sam Bradford, but the Vikings will likely be in a shootout Monday night against the Saints in Minnesota.  Bradford is healthy, has a stud rookie RB in Dalvin Cook, and a solid stable of targets including Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, and TE Kyle Rudolph.  Bradford is cheap and will be criminally under-owned in DFS.  Lock him in as a solid, cheap GPP option.

Trevor Siemian – Siemian isn’t going to set the world on fire, but he’s starting and costs less than his backup on Fanduel…


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