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NLF DFS Week 1 – OwnersBox Building Blocks

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What is OwnersBox? How are they different?

OwnersBox is the newest DFS lineup platform giving you more lineup flexibility than ANYONE else by creating a “SuperFlex“. For NFL, this means that you have the ability to play TWO Quarterbacks in your lineup. You are also dealing with extremely different roster requirements. On OwnersBox, you roster one QB, two RB, two WR, one TE, two FLEX and one SUPER-FLEX. This allows for some crazy lineup builds, and should make for some high-scoring DFS slates. With that being said, let’s dive into the plays…


Jalen Hurts – $7,100

We kick off the Week 1 slate with my top-overall QB play in Jalen Hurts. Hurts is in line for a monster season. Last year, we didn’t really know if he would for sure start heading into the season. There also were concerns about him getting benched…despite leading the team to the playoffs. Much has been made about the Eagles hype this preseason, but I’m a believer. I have multiple futures bets on them as a team and on Hurts himself. I think this offense is going to throw more than expected, similar to what they were doing at the beginning of last season. Philly might have the best offensive line in football, and now they’re adding AJ Brown to go along with DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert? Overall, I think the Lions secondary is suspect at best on paper, and there’s a reason this O/U is set at nearly 50 points. There’s a lot of weather concerns for this first weekend and we avoid those here with a dome game. Hurts is my favorite overall play in Week 1.

Running Back

AJ Dillon – $5,200

There are a few cheaper Running Backs I like this weekend, but few stick out more than AJ Dillon. For starters, this Packers receiving corps is so thin that Dillon is going to be on the field at the same time as Aaron Jones a lot in 2022. Jones posted a 9-129 receiving line in their lone playoff game last season, and he’s going to be running a lot of routes this season. Dillon will not only see an increase in playing time, but he is also a capable pass catcher himself. Regardless, I think we see them both on the field together a healthy amount this Sunday — especially if Allen Lazard is out. Dillon was already taking over as the goal-line back to end last season, and he should occupy the majority of that role in 2022. I think there is plenty of room for both Jones and Dillon to eat this season in an offense that should be built around the both of them. This is too cheap for the expected game environment on Sunday, and I like Dillon as a low-owned play.

Wide Receiver

Jahan Dotson – $4,600

Like most east coast games, there is rain in the forecast in DC so this is a play we need to monitor. It appears there’s going to be some value opening up in Arizona with Rondale Moore unlikely to play, so if need be we can simply pivot down to one of their receivers. Rain aside, I think Jahan Dotson is very good and this might be the cheapest we see him all season. There are reports out of DC that he is Wentz’s go-to target, not Terry McLaurin, and that makes sense given that Dotson’s game fits with Wentz a bit more. He was always open at Penn State, and it’s important to remember that Washington drafted him inside the top-20 overall. He’s going to be a full-time player, and I think the path to 6+ targets is there in Week 1.

Tight End

David Njoku – $4,400

There is rain in the forecast in Carolina this weekend, but those concerns aside I think this is a great price tag on Njoku. Cleveland made Njoku one of the highest paid Tight Ends in football this off-season. This tells me that they’re going to feature him heavily with Austin Hooper gone, and his metrics such as yards per route run have always shown potential. I think there’s a legitimate chance that Njoku leads the team in targets this season if he stays healthy. This receiving corps is completely unknown outside of Amari Cooper — and Jacoby Brissett has always targeted the Tight End position at an above-average rate. He is cheap, and could be one of the positional leaders in targets this Sunday.


Jameis Winston – $6,200

As I’ve noted a few times, the pricing is very tight and I do think it will be difficult to comfortably fit in two QB’s on Sunday. That being said, I am going to attempt to do it in some of my lineups and I think the clear-cut second choice is Jameis Winston. He’s one of the cheapest starting Quarterbacks on the Week 1 slate…but actually projects as one of the best overall options. Now, this likely isn’t the Winston of old we are getting. New Orleans Winston was much more conservative, eclipsing 30+ pass attempts but twice out of seven starts last year. It’s likely that they implement the same type of game plan this year, given that he was one of the most efficient QB’s in football. Despite the lower volume of pass attempts expected, it’s very possible for him to have a good game against this Atlanta defense. This is one of the best supporting casts in football — promising rookie Chris Olave and Michael Thomas returning along with Jarvis Landry and Alvin Kamara. It’s important to remember that Winston broke the Week 1 slate last season throwing for 5 touchdowns against the Packers. I’m not saying that’s the likely outcome this week…but with these receivers a ceiling game is possible. Atlanta allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to QB’s last season, and I think Winston is a clear value on Sunday.

Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)

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