When playing Daily Fantasy Sports it can come down to finding that sleeper that everyone else has passed on. Every week in DFS there is that one player who out of nowhere puts up 25 fantasy points when he wasn’t even on the radar. The first week of this season is no different. We run down some of the players who are flying under the radar.
Sleepers for Week One
Kirk Cousins (5,500 Draft Kings) (7,500 Fanduel) VS the Atlanta Falcons
Chris Thompson (3,500 Draft Kings) (5,100 Fanduel) VS the Philadephia Eagles
Cole Beasley (3,600 Draft Kings) (4,800 Fanduel) VS the NY Jets
Jared Cook (4,500 Draft Kings) (6,000 Fanduel) VS the Houston Texans
When someone says sleeper in fantasy sports what names come to mind from last year? Players like Phillip Lindsay, Marlon Mack, Ryan Fitzpatrick. All players most people in week one did not have in their DFS lineup. These players will not be highly owned and could help you win in head to head or GPP contest.
After receiving a fully guaranteed 84 million dollar deal a lot was expected from Cousins. Unfortunately, it did not work out that way last year. The good thing for Cousins is that it is a new season and they face the Falcons who had the worst defense last year statistically. With multiple receiving weapons and a healthy Delvin Cook, Cousins can be a very good pivot in large group contest.
Prediction 280 yards 3 TDs
This is a classic example of the team trailing most of the game so there will be a lot of passing yards to be had. Even with the news that Derrius Guice will be starting Chris Thompson will still be the passing down back. In a statement by Thompson, he said the ankle “feels a whole lot better,”. When healthy Thompson is one of the top pass-catching backs in the league.
Prediction 5 catches 60 yards 2 rushes 10 yards
When your starting quarterback says you are his safety net you are in a good position as a wide receiver. This statement was made by Bills QB Josh Allen about Beasley. This is Beasley’s first year with the Bills and he will be playing in the slot just like he did for Dallas. During the preseason he was Allen’s number one target and that won’t change in week one.
Prediction 6 catches 80 yards
Team reporter Mike Triplett of ESPN notes that the 32-year-old has quickly emerged as a “go-to pass catcher” for Drew Brees. There isn’t a much better statement to be made about a tight end than this. Even though Brees spreads the ball around you know there will be plenty of red-zone opportunities for Cook. The Texans were one of the worst teams vs tight ends last year and I don’t see that changing in week 1.
Prediction 4 catches 70 yards 1 TD
To win in DFS you need to have low priced high upside sleepers on your roster. These players will not only help you roster higher price players but will provide much- needed scoring in your lineup.
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