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Fantasy Football: Lineup advice for FanDuel Week 1 $5M NFL Sunday Million

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Sam Bradford? really? If you want to win for FanDuel league, yes.
Sam Bradford? really? If you want to win for FanDuel league, yes.
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FOOTBALL IS FINALLY BACK!!! Every offseason feels longer and longer, and the thirst for the NFL is at a fever pitch. Fantasy football is a big reason for this surge of excitement, and more specifically, daily Fantasy Football on FanDuel. DFS is a magical puzzle of roster building, with the main objective being to construct a lineup that exploit's mis-priced assets. Sometimes it makes sense to pay for the studs, if you can find deep value elsewhere. I've been tinkering for weeks now, and have finally settled on my lineup. Players with prices and brief explanantions can be found below. Please don't be shy in the comments section; tell me I'm a genius or an idiot. I can take it. Enjoy, gamers!!

Sam Bradford, QB, PHI $7500

Obviously, Bradford has a well-deserved injury stigma attached to his name, but he also has some of the best pure arm talent in the NFL. He looked fantastic in the preseason, and I see him as a lock top 10 QB play in Week 1.  He's priced as the number 17 QB on FanDuel, which is the exact definition of value.

Eddie Lacy, RB, GB $8500

Not so "fat" Eddie has a great matchup against the Swiss Cheese run defense of Da Bears. Without Jordy Nelson and with a hobbled Randall Cobb, I expect Green Bay to ride Lacy to an easy victory. He's worth the price.

Jeremy Hill, RB, CIN $8600

Speaking of worth the price, Hill is exactly that as well. Oakland's defense may be slightly improved, but they still haven't shown the ability to stop the run. I'm forecasting 20-25 touches for the young horse from LSU, and I think he's easily a top 3 RB play this week.

Allen Robinson, WR, JAX $6100

ARob is a fantasy favorite with the experts this year, as Blake Bortles looks to be much improved heading into his sophomore season. ARob has all the tools to be a legit WR1 on a team that should be playing from behind most of the year. The Carolina secondary looks to be a huge weakness right now, which makes Arob's upside at $6100 a fantastic value.

Davante Adams, WR, GB $5500

I mentioned before something about "mispriced assets." Adams is exactly that. Jordy Nelson's injury doesn't seem to be priced into Adams cost, making him close to a "no brainer" WR pick for Week 1.

Dez Bryant, WR, DAL $8700

That sound was me ducking as fellow Giants fans throw tomatoes at me. I'm sorry, but Dez is set up to have a huge game against our suspect defense. The cornerbacks look solid, but the safeties are a HUGE question mark. Dez is unguardable one-on-one, and will exploit the G-men's weaknesses on the back end. Pay up, cringe, and if he doesn't have a big game, at least that means we probably won!!

Greg Olsen, TE, CAR $5900

Assuming the Panthers don't add WR help this year, it's conceivable to think that Olsen could break the target record for TE's. The Panthers starting WR's are Philly Brown and Ted Ginn Jr.

Brandon McManus, K, DEN $4500

I don't like spending money on placekickers, and $4500 is the cheapest cost for them. I Like McManus in the Mile High air to have a shot at some bombs.

Miami Dolphins DST $4700

They aren't cheap, but I think they're worth it. The Redskins have issues on their offensive line, and Miami has a potentially top 5 overall defense. I also have a suspicion that Ndamukong Suh really wants to show the world that he's worth the contract that Miami handed him this offseason. Who knows, maybe we will see RG3 after Cousins and McCoy get broken in half by the third quarter.