Week 1 Fantasy Football DraftKings Contest and Suggestions

BY foxsports • September 6, 2016

Now that your year-long fantasy football drafts are complete, not only is it time to finalize your roster, but it's also time to start manufacturing those DFS lineups.

Every week, you can compete in a DraftKings contest against the fantasy football experts at FOX Sports. This week, we have a 50-person, $2 contest where the Top Five lineups win. Join by clicking the link below:


If you're having trouble constructing a lineup, here are some suggestions for Week 1...

Adam Meyer's suggestions:

WR - Doug Baldwin, SEA ($6,600)

Even though Marshawn Lynch retired in the offseason, the Seahawks were without him for over half of the 2015 regular season. Baldwin had his best season in 2015. He caught 14 TD passes and recorded over 1,000 yards. For a No. 1 receiver, Baldwin's price tag at $6,600 is very appealing to add.

RB - James White, NE ($3,600)

DraftKings has a PPR scoring format, so targeting running backs who can catch is a must. When Dion Lewis was put on the PUP list, White became the main pass-catching back for New England. For the young quarterback, Jimmy Garapollo, look for check down passes to White in order to move the chains. Defenses already know how big of a weapon Rob Gronkowski is, so hopefully they double cover him and leave White with room to operate. At only $3,600 on DK, he is almost too cheap to avoid.

RB - Ryan Mathews, PHI ($5,700)

With DeMarco Murray out of the picture, this should be Mathews' show in Philly. His quarterback, Carson Wentz, is a rookie and his opponent, Cleveland, has a terrible defense. Last year, an opposing running back rushed for at least 90 yards in seven of the first eight games against the Browns.

D.J. Foster's suggestions

RB - Spencer Ware, KC ($4,400)

With Jamaal Charles being "a stretch to play Week 1", according to head coach Andy Reid, Ware enters into a prime point scoring position against a San Diego defense that was 27th in rushing yards allowed per game last year. Spending just $4400 on a goalline back who averaged 5.3 yards per carry is a steal of a deal.

WR - Marvin Jones Jr., DET ($4,600)

Jones was never a top option in Cincinnati's run-first offense, but he has a real chance to shine in Detroit. Jones will play the role of Calvin Johnson in a passing game that vastly improved in the second-half and should start fast against a banged up Colts' defense. With Eric Ebron not 100%, Jones is clearly the best red-zone option Matthew Stafford has, and the price is absolutely right at just $4600. 

D/ST - Cleveland Browns ($2,300)

Anytime you can go up against a raw rookie QB who missed preseason time, you do it. This game has one of the week's lowest projected point totals at 41, which bodes well for Cleveland's chances defensively. At just $2300, I'm just fine with saving up cash here and hoping that Carson Wentz makes some silly rookie mistakes in his first game.