2016 DraftKings Week 1 Winning DFS Lineup Breakdown

An Inside Look Into The Winning Week 1 DraftKings DFS NFL “MILLIONAIRE” Team

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Well it finally came and the first weekend of the 2016 – 2017 NFL Football daily fantasy sports season was just as amazing as anticipated.  With the return of the regular 2016 – 2017 NFL DFS football season so to does the excitement of huge daily fantasy sports tournaments with life changing first place payouts.   There are not many chances in life where you have the opportunity to turn a $3 investment into a million dollar cashout but this weekends DraftKings NFL $5M Fantasy Football Millionaire [$1,000,000 To 1st].  Lets take a look at a winning lineup from this massive week 1 2016 – 2017 NFL Football daily fantasy sports tournament to get a better feel as to what may be needed in order to win these giant contests.  The screen name of the first newly crowned DraftKings millionaire of the 2016 – 2017 NFL Football daily fantasy sports season is “RandyRanderson1” who scored 250.52 daily fantasy football points to take this one down.  Lets review the players selected to build this NFL football daily fantasy sports DraftKings lineup and what propelled them to the win.

Winning NFL Daily Fantasy Sports Football Week 1 MILLIONAIRE DraftKings Lineup Review

Event Date: 9/12/2016

Event Buy In: $3

Event Number of Entrants: 1436510

Event Top First Place Payout: $1,000,000

Event Top Points Finisher and Tournament Winner: RandyRanderson1 (250.52 points)

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Position 1: DraftKings NFL Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Quarterback (QB): 

Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints) (35.42 Pts) 4 PaTD, 423 PaYds, 300+Pass, 1 FUM, 5 Ru, (7.5%)

One of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game in a highly predicted shootout should always be on your radar.  The game was everything it was billed to be and Drew Brees came through putting up extremely impressive numbers against a vulnerable Raiders defense.

Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Pick Star QB’s In Close Games With Expected High Point Totals 

Position 2: DraftKings NFL Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Running Back (RB):

Theo Riddick (Detroit Lions) (27.8 Pts) 1 RecTD, 63 RecYds, 5 REC, 1 RuTD, 45 RuYds (3.2%)

The lowest owned player on the roster Theo Riddick came through in a major way even after almost getting knocked out of the game in the 3rd quarter.  Luckily he came back strong and brought home the million dollar payday for this lucky daily fantasy sports player.  Both Detroit running backs were getting tons of looks this game so certainly something to watch for in the future.

Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Look For Cheap Running Backs That Both Run and Catch

Position 3: DraftKings NFL Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Running Back (RB):

Spencer Ware (KC Chiefs) (35.9 Pts) 129 RecYds, 7 REC, 1 100+Rec, 1 RuTD, 70 RuYds (27%)

With Jamaal Charles injured and C West struggling Spencer Ware was one of the most intriguing daily fantasy spots lineup plays leading up into week one.  The biggest chalk pick on lineup at 27% ownership Ware believers were not disappointed as he had an even better game then expected.  Again we see a cheap running back pick who is immersed in both the running and passing game shine and this is certainly a winning pattern to keep an eye on for the rest of the year.

Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Play Inexpensive Versatile RB’s Filling In For Star Players

Position 4: DraftKings NFL Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Wide Receiver (WR):

Brandin Cooks (New Orleans Saints) (36.4 Pts) 2 RecTD, 143 RecYds, 6 REC, 100+Rec, 11 RuYds (7.4%)

A talented wide receiver on a highly explosive offensive team working behind a great quarterback should always be on the radar.  While it is often hard to tell on the Saints who will be the go to offensive powerhouse of the day this year everyone might be able to get some run each game with Brees and the offensive scheme support displayed in NFL week 1 by New Orleans.

Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Cuffing Wide Receivers With QB’s Can Work Well


Position 5: DraftKings NFL Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Wide Receiver (WR):

A.J. Green (Cincinnati Bengals) (39 Pts) 1 RecTD, 180 RecYds, 12 REC, 1 100+Rec (4.4%)

A superstar receiver Green is simply one of the best in the game right now and does not have strong WR supporting cast so should be seeing tons of targets this year.  With Andy Dalton back the Duo’s chemistry looks like it might be on display all year.  Torching one of the best CB’s in the game in the Jets Revis goes to show just how talented A.J. is and we all should be looking for big things to come from him every game.

Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Star Wide Receivers Against Star Defenders Can Still Pay Off

Position 6: DraftKings NFL Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Wide Receiver (WR):

Willie Snead (New Orleans Saints) (35.2 Pts) 1 RecTD, 172 RecYds, 9 REC, 1 100+Rec (10.1%)

Probably the biggest surprise of this lineup is the use of a quarterback and wide receiver double cuff but it paid off handsomely in week.  A non standard theory the QB/WR double cuff might be a new play to keep hidden up sleeve.  Snead is a solid receiver on one of the fastest paced and highest scoring offenses in the league and at a below 5k price tag he should be highly considered on any given week.

Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Outside The DFS Box Ideas Like Double Cuffing Can Work

Position 7: DraftKings NFL Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Tight End (TE):

Julius Thomas (Jacksonville Jaguars) (17.4 Pts) 1 RecTD, 64 RecYds, 5 REC (5.9%)

In a week where the TE position was the toughest to fill it was an old familiar face that came through with a winning performance.  Coming off then a less then stellar season last year Thomas still seems actively entrenched in the Blake Bortles run Jags offense.  Thomas did tweak his ankle in this game so also something to keep an eye on moving forward.

Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Look For Tight Ends That Are A QB’s Third Or Better Option

Position 8: DraftKings NFL Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – FLEX:

Donte Moncrief (Indianapolis Colts) (18.4 Pts) 1 RecTD, 64 RecYds, 6 REC (12.2%)

The second highest player owned but the second worse in the scoring department Moncrief was probably the worst pick of lineup.  1 of 3 on a talented receiving core he was not targeted much in the second half despite almost finding the end zone for a second time.  Looks like Donte might be a hot end zone target but more then likely he is not that great of play in the 6k – 7k range on any given week.

Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: You Can Still Win Big With Poor Performing High % Owned Players

Position 9: Draft Kings NFL Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Defense (D):

Packers (5 Pts) 3 SACK, 1 INT (6.3%)

The Packers defense is always solid and this year looks to be no different.  Even in preseason they looked great so always a solid pick.  They did not perform that well in this opening but not many defenses did.  They were playing on the road so maybe a defense to really start to consider when they get back to the confines and comfortability of their own home field.

Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Good Defenses Might Still Be Best Avoided On The Road

Well that concludes the DraftKings 2016 – 2017 NFL Football daily fantasy sports week 1 NFL $5M Fantasy Football Millionaire [$1,000,000 To 1st] winning lineup review and congrats again to “RandyRanderson1” for taking down the impressive $1,000,000 first place prize!!!  Daily fantasy sports football is back in a major way and if $5,000,000 tournament prize pools and million dollar first place purses are not enough proof of this then we do not know what is.  The chance to turn your sports knowledge into 5, 6 and even 7 figures is finally upon us.  Do you think you have the skill sets to make winning NFL daily fantasy sports lineups?  Sign Up to DraftKings or any one of our other great partner sites in our exclusive DFS review section and grab one of our daily fantasy sports sign up bonuses today.  Punching your ticket to that next million dollar daily fantasy sports tournament is only a few clicks away.

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