The time has officially arrived for fantasy football to kickoff as Sunday Funday approaches. After a very long offseason that has seen big name players find new homes through free agency as well as a few key injuries to big name stars like Arian Foster it leaves us all wondering who will be the big breakout fantasy star on FanDuel.
If you had the opportunity to jump into some action on Thursday using the New England Patriots verse Pittsburgh Steelers game you might be sitting pretty. That is if you used the fantasy connection of Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski. Brady finished the night with four touchdowns while Gronkowski came on the end of three of those receiving touchdowns.
Now while many had the opportunity to build lineups on Thursday we are gearing our attention to Sunday with an opportunity to take home a top prize of $1 million dollars on FanDuel as well as a $2 million dollar top prize on Draftkings. As we get ready to build our week 1 fantasy lineup many question marks our still left unanswered for us such as which NFL defense will be better than advertise, which teams key injuries will show up in week 1 and which offensive lines will be studs.
That being said here is our week 1 NFL FanDuel lineup with options.
Quarterback – Sam Bradford ($7,500): We love Bradford in week 1 as the Philadelphia Eagles travel to take on the Atlanta Falcons. This contest is currently slated with the highest over/under in the NFL as handicappers expect this to be a high scoring contest.
Other top FanDuel quarterback options include Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan and Teddy Bridgewater.
Running Back – Ameeer Abdullah ($5,900): We bounced around when assembling this lineup and had the opportunity to spend heavy here. That being said we have been high on Abdullah this preseason expect him to get an opportunity to put up fantasy numbers in a very good Detroit Lions offense.
Running Back – Adrian Peterson ($9,150): Peterson enters this season very healthy and relaxed after not playing since early in 2014. Week 1 he should be able to produce against a San Francisco 49ers team that has a list of concerns on defense.
Other top FanDuel running back options include DeMarco Murray, Tevin Coleman and Eddie Lacy.
Wide Receiver – Julio Jones ($9,000): Going cheap at a few spots allowed us to focus on a few of the top wide receivers including Jones. As we have said before we like to look at the over/under lines with this being one of the top options. We are expecting a potential shootout in the Georgia Dome on Monday Night Football!
Wide Receiver – Odell Beckham Jr ($8,900): While Beckham is a great option his stock to a jump when Victor Cruz was ruled out. Beckham and the New York Giants will play division rivals the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football with us wondering who can cover Beckham in the Dallas Cowboys secondary?
Wide Receiver – Kamar Aiken ($4,600): As we built our lineup bouncing around we had over $7k to work with at the running back and wide receiver positions. That being said we elected to go with a FanDuel Sleeper in Aiken who is expected to get the start opposite of Steve Smith. This move now opens up over $8 k for the running back position as well as the other two receiving options.
Other top FanDuel Wide receiver options include Davante Adams, Jarvis Landry and Calvin Johnson.
Tight End – Tyler Eifert ($5,000): We elected to go cheaper at the tight end position while many will look to Jimmy Graham we our concerned on how much the Seattle Seahawks will pass.
Other top FanDuel tight end options include Maxx Williams, Zach Ertz (Questionable) and Jason Witten.
Kicker – Justin Tucker ($5,200): As we looked at the kicker position we looked for players playing in a dome or in Denver. That landed us with one of the best kickers in the league Tucker kicking in Mile High where we have seen the ball travel farther opening up the opportunity to land four and five point fantasy kicks based on distance.
Other top FanDuel kicker options include Matt Bryant, Cody Parkey and Dan Bailey.
Defense – Kansas City Chiefs ($4,300): We love the Chiefs matchup in week 1 against a Houston Texans team that should be without Arian Foster as well a team that has question marks at the quarterback position.
Other top FanDuel defense options include New York Jets, Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins.