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NFL DFS Week 1 – Ben’s Game-by-Game Breakdown

What’s up everyone! This is my fourth season breaking down every game of the weekend, and I couldn’t be more excited that football is back. If you are interested in my core plays + final thoughts cheat sheet for every main slate, you can browse our packages here. With that being said, let’s get to the analysis!

 

Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots

Game Total: 42

Overlook: We kick off the 2020 season with the trendy Dolphins heading into Foxboro. I say trendy because the Dolphins were picked by many to out-perform expectations heading into this season. While I’m a huge fan of rookie Tua Tagovailoa, it’s still the Ryan “Fitzmagic” show and this is still not going to be a good football team. The Patriots themselves are dealing with a deteriorating offensive line and several opt-outs on defense, so they to project to take a step back from the perennial division winner they’been in years past.

Cam Newton will make his Patriots debut in an A+ match-up after he was named captain by his teammates earlier this week. Newton is affordably priced on all DFS sites, making him one of my favorite upside picks in all formats for Week 1. I have extreme confidence in Josh McDaniels being able to tailor this offense to Newton’s strengths on the fly, and there isn’t a better spot to play your first game. In particular, Tom Brady was historically great in short-yardage rushing situations during his time in New England, so it makes sense why I fantasize about what they will be able to do with Newton under center. Furthermore, Damien Harris was placed on short-term IR while Sony Michel will likely be limited, working his way back from injury for what feels like the 100th time. They still have James White, who I expect to lead the backfield in touches in Week 1, but the uncertainty in the backfield provides an even greater incentive for Newton to take it himself in the red zone in my opinion.

I loved N’Keal Harry coming out of college, but it’s no secret he struggled mightily as a rookie. It’s reported that he has a strong connection with Newton, but he also has the best chance to see Xavien Howard coverage (should be play) and I will be fading the Patriots pass catchers altogether. I have no faith in the Dolphins offensive line holding up, which really takes any DFS appeal away from them. That being said, Mike Gesicki should lead this Dolphins team in slot snaps this season and I absolutely love him in that role. He took a massive step forward towards the end of 2019, and I will include him in my tournament pool as a one off.

 

Cash Game Pool: Cam Newton

 

GPP Pool: Mike Gesicki, James White

 

Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens

Game Total: 48

Overlook: This game has a much higher O/U than our first contest, mainly due to the Ravens slate-high 28 implied team total. The Ravens project as one of the top DFS stacks of the weekend. They have as much continuity on offense as any team in the NFL heading into the season and I think that presents a massive advantage over defenses with limited training camp time to prepare. Lamar Jackson averaged 30 DraftKings points per game vs this Browns defense in two meetings last year, and the Browns are already reeling with injuries on that side of the ball. The reason this stack is so good is because we absolutely know where the ball is going. Mark Andrews and Marquise “Hollywood” Brown accounted for 169 targets last season, and both are expected to see their roles increase further in 2020. The Browns have a severe lack of depth at Linebacker, and could very well be the new Cardinals in terms of a team we attack with Tight Ends weekly. Brown has a tough match-up on paper with fellow speedster Denzel Ward, but his expected rise in targets should make him a popular play on both sites at his price tag.

Mark Ingram is a solid bet for a touchdown with the game-script expected to be in his favor, but I personally don’t have much interest in DFS which certainly could burn me. On the Browns side of the ball, it’s tough for me to get excited in this match-up. The Ravens had a top-five defense in DVOA last season and somehow come into the season even more equipped after adding Calaias Campbell and several prized rookies in the draft. If I were to bet on one Browns player this week it would be Jarvis Landry who averaged over 120 yards per game vs this defense last season. He will benefit from Odell Beckham seeing blanket-like coverage from top Corner Marlon Humphrey.

It’s clear the Browns have gone all-in on a Gary Kubiak-like run game approach, I’m just not sure how that will turn out in a game they are expected to be getting beat handily.

 

Cash Game Pool: Lamar Jackson, Hollywood Brown

 

GPP Pool: Mark Andrews, Jarvis Landry

 

New York Jets @ Buffalo Bills

Game Total: 39.5

Overlook: This could very well be the ugliest game of the weekend, as reflected in the weekend-low 39.5 O/U. New York doesn’t project to take much of a leap this season under notorious fish coach Adam Gase. The Bills should once again have a dominant defense, one that Sam Darnold has averaged just 12 fantasy points per game against in his career. They have been bitten by the injury bug across their pass catching corps, and the only guy I would even consider here is Jamison Crowder in tournaments. The Bills have the ability to lock down the perimeter, and Crowder will once again work in the short/intermediate areas of the field. He has the best rapport on the team with Darnold, and did rack up 17 targets in a game against this defense last season. I’m a big fan of Chris Herndon as a breakout-TE candidate this season, but the Bills were one of the best teams in the NFL in Tight End coverage last season. I was on Herndon to start the week, but there are other cheap options I prefer in DFS.

I typically love Josh Allen in fantasy due to his rushing ability, but he was so highly efficient running the football last season I can’t expect that to carry over. I’ve never been a big Devin Singletary fan, and they brought Zack Moss in via the draft to take carries away from him. I expect Singletary to still get targets and play on third-downs, but there is more target competition this season with the team bringing in Stefon Diggs. There were plenty of reports of Singletary struggling with fumbles at camp, and I expect this backfield to be a timeshare heading into the season. We know that Allen can take it himself when they are in the red zone, which really clouds the whole situation for fantasy purposes.

The Jets lost both Jamal Adams and CJ Mosley, one to a trade and one to an opt-out. I don’t expect them to be nearly as good defensively as they were last season and the Bills should easily be in control of this game. Diggs is one of the best deep-threat receivers in the NFL which matches up well with Allen’s YOLO play style. A contrarian Allen to Diggs stack is in play in GPPs, but this game is largely an X out for me personally.

 

Cash Game Pool: none

 

GPP Pool: Josh Allen, Jamison Crowder, Chris Herndon, Stefon Diggs

 

Seattle Seahawks @ Atlanta Falcons

Game Total: 49

Overlook: From potentially the worst game of the weekend to one of the best, Seahawks/Falcons is one of the most likely shootouts on the main slate. #LetRussCook was a hot topic this offseason, and it seems like Seattle is finally willing to let Wilson attack teams early and often rather than counting on him to bail them out in the fourth quarter. This would be especially big for fantasy production, Wilson has never eclipsed 560 pass attempts in a season. Much like the Ravens, we know where the ball is going once it leaves Wilson’s hands on Sunday. Both Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf saw 100 targets last season, the next closest was Jacob Hollister at just 59. Lockett has a sparkling matchup with the slow Darqueze Dennard while we know Metcalf will be heavily involved in the red zone. Due to price, Metcalf will be the higher owned play but I do think both are strong options in a Seattle stack or game stack.

It’s the same situation again this season for the Falcons, counting on Matt Ryan to throw the ball a ton. Unlike Wilson, Ryan has topped 600 PA in each of the last two seasons. He also is remarkably consistent at hitting the 300+ passing yard barrier, which is a big 3 point bonus in DraftKings scoring especially when you factor in that he adds no value with his legs. Ryan reached the bonus 11 times in 2019, including all but two home games. The Falcons are losing just south of 100 targets from last season, with Austin Hooper in Cleveland and Mo Sanu busy getting cut by the Patriots. They did bring in Hayden Hurst to start at Tight End, but I think it’s funny how many fantasy analysts are just assuming he will be Austin Hooper in this offense…when Hooper himself is really good. Opportunity matters more than anything, which bodes well for Hurts, and the Seahawks ranked bottom-five vs the position in fantasy points allowed last season.

I’m a bit more bearish on Hurst than most, but the two guys I will confidently play this week are Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley. They will be as big of beneficiaries as anyone from those missing targets, and it should increase red zone looks as well. I mentioned earlier that continuity on offense will be a big plus early on this season, and both of these guys have strong chemistry with Ryan. Ridley is cheap on all sites, which will boost ownership while Jones is going over-looked and will be one of my favorite tournament plays this weekend.

I’m going out of my way to attack the passing games in this game, which will leave me with little to no exposure to Chris Carson or Todd Gurley. Gurley has a big opportunity with no back-up to fear, but it’s hard for me to trust his knee when I haven’t been able to see him in action this preseason. I expect the Seahawks to mix in some Carlos Hyde and Deejay Dallas to spell Carson early on, and if they truly are going to throw the ball more that knocks him down a bit for me when other RB’s are under-priced across the industry.

 

Cash Game Pool: DK Metcalf, Calvin Ridley, Hayden Hurst

 

GPP Pool: Russ Wilson, Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Tyler Lockett

 

Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions

Game Total: 43.5

Overlook: Despite the 43.5 O/U, this game is really interesting to me and I think it has a pretty good shot at going over that total. Even after trading for Nick Foles, it appears the Bears are rolling with Mitchell Trubisky Week 1. He did play well against this team last season, averaging 24 DK points per game against them across two meetings. Trubisky is a tournament option for me on both sites due to his basement-level price tag. We are unsure if David Montgomery will suit up for this game, but even if he does he’s not an option for me after missing a few weeks of camp due to a groin injury. We know that Tarik Cohen won’t get the lions share of carries even without Montgomery on the field, but what his potential absence could do is force an even more pass-happy game plan from the Bears coaching staff. The Lions did allow the most receiving touchdowns to opposing Running Backs last season (8) and I think Cohen is viable in all formats at his price. Allen Robinson will once again dominate targets for this Bears team, and Anthony Miller is locked into the WR2 role. The Lions did draft Jeff Okudah in the top-five, but Robinson is as tough as it gets for you first ever NFL match-up. ARob closed 2019 with 10+ targets in five of his last six. He’s one of my favorite receiver plays for Week 1.

The Lions gets a big boost with Stafford coming back healthy, and they profile to be a surprisingly aggressive offense again this season. The Bears defense isn’t as vaunted as it was a few years ago, but they still project to be solid all around and is not a team I’m going out of my way to attack. Khalil Mack did miss some practice time this week, and is an injury worth monitoring as we head into the weekend. With them bringing in Adrian Peterson late, I won’t be touching the Lions backfield in Week 1. I will, however, look to run back my Bears stack with one of Kenny Golladay or Marvin Jones. Both have extremely good chemistry with Stafford, and are as underrated as the come in DFS. Golladay led the NFL in targets inside the 10 yard line last season, and Jones was a top-15 fantasy receiver before Stafford went down with is injury.

NOTE: Kenny Golladay sat out individual drills on Thursday due to a hamstring injury. This needs to be monitored leading up to Sunday. 

 

Cash Game Pool: Allen Robinson (FanDuel, GPP on DK), Tarik Cohen

 

GPP Pool: Mitch Trubisky, Matt Stafford, Marvin Jones, Kenny Golladay, TJ Hockenson

 

Oakland Raiders @ Carolina Panthers

Game Total: 47.5

Overlook: This is probably my favorite overall game of the weekend, and I’m looking to be heavily invested into both sides for both cash games and tournaments. Starting with the Raiders, I expect their offense to be better than last season and this is one of the best possible matchups to see in Week 1. This Panthers defense was bottom-seven in DVOA last season and have now lost James Bradberry, Eric Reid, Luke Kuechly among others. They’re right there with the Jaguars for worst defense on paper and that’s why I absolutely love the over 47.5 in this game. Derek Carr doesn’t typically possess slate-breaking upside, but due to my interest in the Raiders skill positions this week he is in my player pool for stacking purposes.

The number one place to attack the Panthers last season was on the ground, they coughed up the most DraftKings points per game to opposing running backs. This bodes well for Josh Jacobs, who is notoriously a better play when the Raiders are favorites. It also does seem that they want to throw the ball to him more, which would be massive for his ceiling and already high-floor in this match-up. He’s one of the top overall RB plays on the slate, and someone I’m considering in cash games. The Raiders will start rookies Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards on the outside, with “old man” Hunter Renfrow occupying the slot. I love both Ruggs and Edwards at their price tags, but it really feels like they want to pepper Ruggs with short targets heading into this game. They also still have Darren Waller who led the team in targets last season.

For as good of a spot as it is for the Raiders offensively, the same case can be made for the Panthers offense. New OC Joe Brady who orchestrated LSU’s title run is set to run a really fantasy-friendly offense in Carolina. New QB Teddy Bridgewater is perennially underrated, and I don’t see why they would have paid him money if they weren’t confident in his ability to run this offense.  He’s surrounded by explosive athletes and YAC monsters, while the Raiders surrendered the fourth-most yards after the catch a season ago. They responded by drafting Damon Arnette in the first round, who ran over a 4.5 40 yard dash at the combine. Bridgewater stacks make a ton of sense to me in tournaments, and I think all of DJ Moore, Curtis Samuel and Robby Anderson will be low-owned. Of the three, Moore is my favorite.

Christian McCaffrey needs to introduction after his historic 2019 season. I’m simply locking him into my cash game builds on both sites and I do not think he is too expensive for tournaments in this expected game environment.

 

Cash Game Pool: Christian McCaffrey, Josh Jacobs, Henry Ruggs

 

GPP Pool: Bryan Edwards, DJ Moore, Curtis Samuel, Robby Anderson, Derek Carr, Teddy Bridgewater

 

Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Football Team

Game Total: 42.5

Overlook: This is another game I have a ton of interest in personally, with a chance to smash the over 45 point implied total. I’m really high on a couple pieces of this Eagles team this season, and I expect the Redskins offense to play faster under Scott Turner. Miles Sanders is fully set to be a bellcow back for the Eagles, and I’m not sweating the report that they want to “manage” his touches after he missed some camp time. I think we need to take this quote with a grain of salt, because all of these teams will be “limiting” guys snaps on Sunday. This is, basically, the first preseason game. The Eagles do have a bad matchup in the trenches, however. They are already down two really good offensive lineman, while the Redskins have one of the nastiest defenses fronts in the NFL. With limited receivers, this could boost Sanders target share and I still think he is playable in all formats.

The obvious play here is DeSean Jackson, who torched this Redskins secondary for over 30 DraftKings points in Week 1 of 2019. He has the highest target projection of guys priced below $5,000 for me, but we got some big news on Wednesday when Jalen Reagor returned to practice for the Eagles. If he ends up playing Sunday, that does lower Jackson for me but for now he is playable in all formats. The other guy that stands to benefit is target-hog Zach Ertz, who will be one of the chalkier Tight End plays.

On the Redskins side, I’m all in on this offense in tournaments. I’ve talked previously about how being contrarian in Week 1 holds even more value because we don’t know anything about these teams. I expect this offense to be more fantasy-friendly and Week 1 is the time to capitalize on that theory. Dwayne Haskins is only $5,000 on DraftKings and a great tournament option. Rookie Antonio Gibson was a big reason why the Redskins moved on from Adrian Peterson, and I think he is playable in all formats even at expected high-ownership. He is an explosive athlete that averaged over 11 yards per touch at Memphis, and he will mix in at slot receiver as well as get carries. Another chalky play from the Redskins will be Terry McLaurin. Some seem to be scared of his matchup, but Darius Slay was statistically one of the worst corners in football last season.

My personal favorite play from this team is Logan Thomas, priced at only $2,800 on DraftKings. A former college QB, Thomas reportedly has had strong chemistry with Haskins in camp. He’s hyper-athletic for the Tight End position, and should be starting come Sunday. At this price tag, he only needs a few targets for you to feel good about it and if he somehow found the end zone you would be miles ahead of the field.

 

Cash Game Pool: Miles Sanders, Antonio Gibson, Terry McLaurin, DeSean Jackson (If Jalen Reagor out), Zach Ertz, Logan Thomas

 

GPP Pool: Dwayne Haskins, Carson Wentz, Steven Sims

 

Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars

Game Total: 45

Overlook: It might be shocking that this game even has a 45 implied team total, but the Colts account for almost 28 points of that number. This Jaguars team is tanking for a top pick, and expected to be one of, if not the worst team in the NFL. The Colts are going to attempt to bludgeon teams to death with a backfield of Marlon Mack and prized rookie Jonathan Taylor behind one of the best offensive lines in football. This takes some of the appeal out of the game, as I think it will be pretty slow-paced compared to a game like Chicago/Detroit that *could* shootout. Both running backs on the Colts are interesting tournament plays, with Taylor being my favorite. People will simply be too scared of his role to roster him, but this is the best RB prospect of the last five-six years not named Saquon Barkley. I like all weapons vs this defense, but it’s unlikely we see the volume needed to really smash value. If I had to choose a Colts pass-catcher, it would be Campbell who fits more with new QB Philip Rivers style of play than TY Hilton’s deep ball ability.

On the Jaguars side, I’m actually really excited to watch Gardner Minshew this season. I think, for fantasy purposes, he can be solid and he has more rushing upside than people think. DJ Chark is GPP-playable every week especially in one where they should be handily trailing. The one guy that really interests me in tournaments is explosive rookie Laviska Shenault. I think they will manufacture touches for Viska any way they can. Don’t be shocked if he logs some carries, and even takes some direct snaps out of the backfield.

Lastly, the RB situation does need monitored for JAX. Ryquell Armstead is on the Covid list, while Devine Ozigbo was placed on IR Thursday. This has quickly turned a post-Fournette RBBC into the James Robinson and Chris Thompson show. Robinson is expected to start, but profiles more as a between the tackles guy which isn’t exactly what we want if they are trailing. Thompson knows this offense seeing as he played under Jay Gruden in Washington, and he has a more stable snap projection now with Ozigbo out of the picture. Expected game-script should be in his favor, and he is the same price as Antonio Gibson on DraftKings. Be sure to check out my cash game article (Friday night) and Final Thoughts (Saturday) for my updated thoughts on CT as the week goes on.

 

Cash Game Pool: none

 

GPP Pool: Philip Rivers, Marlon Mack, Jonathan Taylor, Paris Campbell, DJ Chark, Laviska Shenault, Jack Doyle

 

Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings

Game Total: 45

Overlook: We finish up the early slate of games with a divisional game between the Packers and Vikings. I was originally only interested in one or two plays here, but now that Danielle Hunter is out for the Vikings the Packers match-up overall has been bumped up my board. I probably won’t end up with any Aaron Rodgers, but no Hunter breathing down his blind side is a bigger deal than it seems on the surface. Aaron Jones has a strong history vs this team dropping over 100 yards per game over the last two seasons. He’s playable in DFS tournaments and will be under-owned on Sunday. The biggest play in this game, and one of the top plays on the entire slate for me is none other than cover boy Davante Adams. Adams posted 26 DK points against the Vikings in his game against them last season, and they lost all of Mackensie Alexander, Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes in the secondary. Adams vacuumed 50 targets from Rodgers over his last four games in 2019, and we should see more of the same on Sunday after they foolishly drafted a QB and RB over a WR in this years draft. Allen Lazard is locked into the WR2 role for Green Bay and can be looked at as a large field GPP flier.

I don’t know what it is about these NFC North teams with having nobody to throw to, but it seems to be the same story for the Minnesota Vikings. They at least drafted Justin Jefferson out of LSU in the first round, but it appears he failed to surpass Bisi Johnson for the WR2 job opposite Adam Thielen (yikes). Thielen is expected to be another target magnet, and is in play in all formats based on volume alone despite a tough matchup. The other Vikings pass catcher I have interest in is Irv Smith Jr. Smith saw his snap count rise repeatedly down the stretch of last season, to the point where he was playing over 50% of the snaps regularly in December and the playoffs. He is an extremely good receiver, and could wind up second in targets behind Thielen a lot of weeks. I’m looking to get in early on him.

The best play from the Vikings, in my opinion, is Dalvin Cook. Nothing is going to change with Cook’s role this season, and he is getting virtually no attention in DFS. I would much rather attack the Packers on the ground at this point than through the air, and this game should remain close.

 

Cash Game Pool: Davante Adams

 

GPP Pool: Adam Thielen, Aaron Jones, Dalvin Cook, Irv Smith Jr

 

Los Angeles Chargers @ Cincinnati Bengals

Game Total: 42

Overlook: We head to the afternoon slate with number one overall pick Joe Burrow debuting against the Derwin James-less Los Angeles Chargers. This is still a tough defense, no doubt, but Burrow has a chance to be special and the reports out of Cincinnati camp have been glowing with praise. He’s surrounded by plenty of weapons, and is getting basically another first round pick with offensive lineman Jonah Williams back from injury after missing last season. I totally get people thinking rookies will struggle after limited camp time, and I don’t necessarily disagree. That being said, there are always outliers, and if Burrow is going to be what we think I would prefer to be early to the party. I will have exposure to a Bengals stack in tournaments. Joe Mixon is a great tournament play as well, against a Chargers defense that likes to funnel usage to running backs. They allowed the 11th most DK points per game to running backs last season, and Mixon has as sure of a workload as anyone after signing his new deal to stay a Bengal.

I do expect the team to limit AJ Green after he missed all of last season, so if you’re looking to stack Burrow with someone it’s probably Tyler Body. Auden Tate had an exceptional camp as well, and CJ Uzomah is a good bet to be on the field the most out of the entire pass catching corps.

I’m extremely bearish on this Chargers team for fantasy this season, so I may be way underweight on them this week compared to other people. Going from Rivers to Tyrod Taylor is a downgrade, and I don’t expect their offense to be very good. Keenan Allen is always good in PPR formats, as well as Austin Ekeler, but neither are really sticking out for me above others in their price range. I don’t expect Ekeler to take a huge step forward carrying the ball unlike others, and I can’t count on him to repeat his 2019 efficiency either. It could be a mistake, but I’m just not as interested in this Chargers team in Week 1 DFS.

 

Cash Game Pool: none

 

GPP Pool: Joe Burrow, Tyler Boyd, CJ Uzomah, Austin Ekeler

 

Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers

Game Total: 48.5

Overlook: This is one of the highest O/U’s on the main slate and I actually expect it to go pretty under-owned outside of George Kittle. Kyle Murray put up two 23+ fantasy point games vs this team in 2019 and I simply don’t expect this 49ers defense to be as dominant as it was in 2019. Sure, they will still be good, but they can be beaten especially in the first week of the season and Murray is projecting for extremely low ownership. He might be my favorite tournament play on the slate as of Thursday. I expect DeAndre Hopkins to struggle early on after missing most of camp, he just hasn’t had enough time to get on the same page as Murray. This bodes well for Christian Kirk and Kenyan Drake, both of whom are viable stacking partners with Murray in tournaments.

If Murray isn’t my favorite tournament play, then it’s going to be Jimmy G in this same game. Garoppolo threw for a whopping eight touchdown passes vs this Cardinals defense a season ago, and if their defense does indeed take a step back early on the shootout chances are there in this contest. The Cardinals addresses safety by picking dynamic playmaker Isaiah Simmons in the draft, but it’s tough to count on him in his first ever NFL game. We targeted the Cardinals with Tight Ends weekly last season, and that won’t stop in Week 1 with George Kittle. Kittle could get an even bigger bump over the weekend, with Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel’s statuses up in the air. If both happen to miss, we could see Kendrick Bourne and Dante Pettis starting for the 49ers on the outside. Regardless, I want to be over-exposed to Kittle and some of the other pieces of this game as an afternoon hammer. The over 48.5 looks ripe for the taking…

 

Cash Game Pool: George Kittle

 

GPP Pool: Kyler Murray, Christian Kirk, Jimmy Garoppolo, Kenyan Drake, Raheem Mostert

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints

Game Total: 47.5

Overlook: And we finish up the first game-by-game breakdown with Drew Brees and Tom Brady squaring off in the dome in New Orleans. Initially, when the slate released I thought I would want a ton of pieces to this game but I’ve actually come off it the more I’ve researched. I prefer the Arizona/SF game for stacking purposes in tournaments, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t interesting plays here!

I’m really hesitant to go overboard on this Bucs team, because we really have no idea what they will look like with Brady at the helm after not seeing them in the preseason. The situation we need to monitor most is Mike Evans hamstring injury. If he were to miss, that would significantly bump up the projection on Chris Godwin but also increase the chances of him seeing Marshon Lattimore shadow coverage. Justin Watson would step in for Evans, and Scotty Miller could see some more targets in the slot. I’ve seen a lot of Godwin vs Evans debate this season but both actually profile pretty well for Brady. Overall, I’m probably avoiding this team outside of some GPP shots unless we get news that Evans is out. I expect Rob Gronkowski to be limited in his first game, and who really knows how much Leonard Fournette we will see with him just joining the team recently.

On the Saints side, it’s much easier to project because we know the ball is going to Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas. Both had terrific games against this Bucs defense last season, and it once again profiles to funnel usage to the passing game while being stout against the run. Kamara averaged almost nine targets in two games vs the Buccaneers in 2019, and is cash game playable on full-PPR DraftKings. We know the story with Thomas, he may see a few less targets this season but he is a premier play in all formats. I think it’s easier to fit him in on FanDuel compared to DK.

 

Cash Game Pool: Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas

 

GPP Pool: Drew Brees, Chris Godwin (bump if Evans out), Justin Watson/Scott Miller (bump if Evans out)

 

Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)

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