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NFL DFS Week 1 Show – Episode 13

Martavis Bryant Pittsburgh Steelers DFS Week 1

The DegeNation Pod – NFL DFS Week 1 -Ep. 13, September 7, 2017.

Week 1 is upon us! It’s been awhile since the DFS DegeNation Podcast has been just the three amigos talking football, but Kevin Steele (@FantasyWrath13), Eliot Crist (@EliotCrist) & Ryan Williams (@RyanAlexander_W) discussed their favorite (and least favorite) DFS Week 1 plays on the Main Slate (Sunday only) for Draftkings and FanDuel.

The approach to the weeks will be simple – favorite plays by position. This is not your typical game-by-game breakdown like other podcasts in the industry. The DegeNation Podcast is an open conversation for the guys to discuss their research findings, who they’re targeting in Cash vs. GPP games (yes, Kevin Steele will play Cash games this year), and, let’s be honest, to talk smack on each other. If you enjoy the DegeNation Pod, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review on iTunes, stitcher or your podcasting software of choice. You can also follow the podcast on Twitter @DegeNationPod We’re giving away a chance to win an entry (on us) to the massive Milli-Maker tournament on Draftkings for five-star reviews!

Games on Main Slate for DFS Week 1 (Draftkings/Fanduel)

Chicago vs. Atlanta (-7)

Cleveland vs. Pittsburgh (-8.5)

Tennessee (-2) vs. Oakland

Buffalo (-8) vs. New York Jets

Cincinnati (-3) vs. Baltimore

Detroit vs. Arizona (-1.5)

Houston (-5.5) vs. Jacksonville

Miami vs. Tampa Bay (-2.5)

Washington vs. Philadelphia (-1)

LA Rams (-3.5) vs. Indy

Green Bay (-3) vs. Seattle

San Francisco vs. Carolina (-5.5)

Dallas (-4) vs. New York Giants

Minnesota (-3.5) vs. New Orleans

Denver (-3.5) vs. LA Chargers

 

DFS Week 1 Positional Breakdown:

Quarterbacks

Eliot: Carson Wentz and Carson Palmer (Cash)/Deshone Kizer (FD GPPs); Big Ben, Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota (Draftkings GPPs)

Kevin: Carson Palmer (Cash/GPPs) & Carson Wentz

Ryan: Derek Carr, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton & Aaron Rodgers (GPPs); Carson Wentz, Palmer, Deshone Kizer (Cash Draftkings)

Running Backs

Eliot: Carlos Hyde (Cash DK/FD); Lesean McCoy, Demarco Murray, Jordan Howard and Ameer Abdullah (GPPs)

Kevin: Todd Gurley & Shane Vereen (DK)

Ryan: Gurley, Carlos Hyde and DJ (Cash);  Le’Veon Bell, DJ,  Isaiah Crowell, Jonathan Stewart/Christian McCaffery, Lamar Miller (DK GPPs)

Wide Receivers

Eliot: Martavis Bryant (the nuts everywhere), Larry Fitzgerald (Cash), Doug Baldwin (the nuts x2); Amari Cooper, Paul Richardson, Rishard Matthews, John Brown, Kendall Wright (GPPs)

Kevin: AJ Green, Jordy Nelson/Randall Cobb, John Brown, Terrelle Pryor, Corey Coleman, Allen Robinson (GPPs only)

Ryan: Jordy Nelson, Doug Baldwin (Cash/GPPs); Kelvin Benjamin and Michael Crabtree (GPPs)

Tight Ends

Eliot: Charles Clay (FD Pivot) and Zach Ertz (EVERYWHERE); Pay up for TE with Greg Olsen and Jordan Reed (Large Field GPPs)

Kevin: Zach Ertz (Everywhere), Jimmy Graham & Vance McDonald (GPP)

Ryan: Delanie Walker (Draftkings/Fanduel Cash/GPP), Zach Ertz (Draftkings Cash); Jimmy Graham & Jermaine Gresham (GPP)

Kickers

Eliot: Justin Tucker and Caleb Sturgis

Kevin: No

Ryan: Chris Boswell and Dan Bailey

D/STs

Eliot: Houston/Rams, Jaguars (FD), Giants (GPPs)

Kevin: Houston, Falcons (GPPs)

Ryan: Rams/Houston (Cash), Eagles (Large Field GPPs)

DFS Week 1 Milli Maker Lineup:

QB: Carson Palmer

RB: Todd Gurley

RB: David Johnson

WR1: John Brown

WR2: Martavis Bryant

WR3: Jordy Nelson

TE: Charles Clay

Flex: Paul Richardson

D/ST: Rams

Total Salary: $49, 900/$50,000

 

Note: The TFA Sunday Gameday Pod kicks off this weekend! Tune in Sunday from 10am-12pm CT to get start/sit and lineup advice prior to lock

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Senior Writer and 1/4 of the TFA Podcast. Currently reside in Chicago, IL - the greatest city in the states. I support all Chicago sports, but I'm loyal to the Bears, Bulls, and Cubbies. Also a fan of the Steelers. Don't @ me. Been playing Fantasy Football for years, most specifically redraft, but I dabble in dynasty, MFL10, and DFS. DFS is my vice. You can find me on Twitter @RyanAlexander_W talking mainly sports, and then whatever else is on my mind.

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