DraftKings 2016 / 2017 NFL Preseason Week One Winning DFS Lineup Breakdown

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An Inside Look Into The Winning Preseason Week One DraftKings NFL Lineup

Can you feel it?  What is that you say?  Its the excitement of NFL Football and daily fantasy sports finally returning for a new season and like many we can hardly contain ourselves.  While we are still about a month out from the regular 2016 – 2017 NFL football season opening kickoff there is still a ton of value in starting to prepare early for all the fun and thrilling competition that is sure to be upon us shortly.   One way to get the mind focused in the right direction is to partake in the DraftKings NFL Preseason contests and tournaments as warmups to get ready for when the big events launch in less then a month.  Lets take a look at a winning lineup from the first week of NFL preseason to start to get that feeling back for what it takes to come out on top in football daily fantasy sports.  The screename of this weeks lucky winning contender is “Dlee-Iii” who scored 79.94 fantasy football points.  Lets review the players they chose to build this NFL football daily fantasy sports DraftKings lineup and what propelled it to the win.

Winning NFL Football Preseason Week 1 $50K PLAY-ACTION DraftKings DFS Team Review:

Event Date: 8/12/2016

Event Buy In: $3

Event Number of Entrants: 19607

Event Top First Place Payout: $4000

Event Top Points Finisher and Tournament Winner: Dlee-Iii (79.94)

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

Matt McGloin (9.64 Pts) 2 PaTD, 41 PaYds

Currently fighting for the backup quarterback job with fourth-round pick Connor Cook this pick shows how valuable picking a solid backup quarterback is in preseason.  McGloin completed 5 of 11 passes for 41 yards and a couple of touchdowns in Friday’s preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals and looks to be a real bright spot if anything should happen to the Raiders starting QB position.

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

Daniel Thomas (6.7 Pts) 7 RecYds, 2 REC, 40 RuYds

As a player that did not even step on the football field in 2015 it was nice to Daniel Thomas find some success.  Although its unlikely he will make the final roster it was still nice to see this comeback story start to come to fruition.

Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Look For Running Backs Trying To Make The Roster In Preseason

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

Dwayne Washington (9.7 Pts) 1 KRetTD, 12 RuYds, 15 RecYds, 1 REC

Drafted by the Lions in Round 7 as Pick 15 and 236 overall Dwayne Washington is an NFL Rookie that is starting to show flashes of what he is capable of.  Washington returned a kick 96 yards for a TD in the Lions’ preseason opener as well as caught a pass and made a few runs highlighting just how versatile he is as player.

Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Play Versatile Rookie Running Backs In Preseason

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

Geremy Davis (4.1 Pts) 21 RecYds, 2 REC

Geremy Davis suffered a hamstring injury during New York’s preseason game against the Dolphins so he probably did not perform to his full potential but still showed some flashes of someone that could possibly find a place on the roster if the injury does not keep him off the turf too long.

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

Andre Holmes (7.8 Pts) 1 RecTD, 8 RecYds, 2 REC, 1 FUM

Most likely taking a role behind Raiders wideouts Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree and Seth Roberts Andre Holmes has a lot to prove after signing just a 1 year deal with Oakland.  He showed great potential two years ago but has slowly been sliding down the scale of importance on offense so it will be interesting to see if he can re-kindle any of that old magic.

Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Find WR’s That Are 4th On The Depth Charts In Preseason

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

Charles Johnson (11.9 Pts) 1 RecTD, 49 RecYds, 1 REC

Charles Johnson had one catch for a 49-yard touchdown in Friday’s preseason win over the Bengals with a nice double move to get wide open deep really highlighting what this WR is potentially capable of.  Charles was slated as a starting wide receiver ahead of Laquon Treadwell on Minnesota’s original preseason depth chart but those rankings may be changing after Friday.

Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Find WR’s That Are Fighting For A Starting Spot In Preseason

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

Troy Niklas (6.4 Pts) 44 RecYds, 2 REC

Can Troy Niklas move past Darren Fells and Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) in the TE roster order for the Cardinals?  That is yet to be seen but after two injury plagued seasons he is finally healthy and getting heaps of praise from head coach Bruce Arians.  With 4 preseason games left it will be interesting to see what I kind of case he can build to become a starter but he certainly a Tight End to keep on the radar for both the preseason and regular season.

Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Find Preseason Players That Are Gaining Favor With Coaches

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Position 8: Draft Kings NFL Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – FLEX:

Terrelle Pryor (7.7 Pts) 57 RecYds, 2 REC

Terrelle Pryor is listed as third on the depth chart behind Corey Coleman and Josh Gordon for the Browns wide receiver rankings and looks to remain so despite experiencing a non threading hand injury during Friday’s preseason opener against the Packer.  He was highest owned player on the winning lineup at 9% and his value should remain high as a preseason option as long as there are no lingering issues with the injury.

Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Play Wide Receivers That Are 3rd on Depth Chart In Preseason

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

Packers (4 Pts) 4 SACK, 1 INT, 1 DFR, 1 7-13 PA, 2 STY

The Packers defense is always solid and this year looks to be no different.  They put on a real display of skill on Friday and we have to think if the backups are this good that the full starting squad is even that much better.

Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Remember Good Preseason Defenses To Play In Regular Season

Well that concludes the NFL DraftKings preseason week 1 $50K PLAY-ACTION DraftKings winning lineup review and congrats again to “Dlee-Iii” for taking down the $4000 first place prize!!!  Sure preseason daily fantasy sports football may not provide huge insight into what will happen come opening week kickoff but it does allow for the creative football DFS juices to get flowing.  Its a chance to get back on the grind while practicing for the upcoming season.  Do you think you have the knowledge and skills to make winning preseason DraftKings NFL daily fantasy sports lineups?  Sign Up to DraftKings today and see if get your ticket to that next million dollar daily fantasy sports tournament. Click HERE for details.

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