Daily fantasy kicks off on FanDuel this week. I'll share the lineup I am entering for this FanDuel contest.
I like to start with my defense. The Miami Dolphins at $4,700 vs Washington is the pick this week. There are some cheaper DSTs out there if you need to save a couple bucks, but I am counting on interception-y Kirk Cousins to show up today.
At kicker, I want to get a guy close to the minimum salary but still in a high over/under projected game. Brandon McManus fits the bill, kicking for the Denver Broncos and coming in at $4,500.
No Gronk on this slate since the Patriots played on Thursday, so I'll pass on a few of the higher price options. Miami's Jordan Cameron for $5,500 against Washington looks pretty tasty. I hope he's largely avoided since he's expensive enough to ward off those looking to punt at TE, but also dodge someone willing to pay up at the position.
I like to find a value at WR early, then see if I can take advantage of those savings later. Allen Hurns at $4,600 is a great value for GPPs this week. I'll roster him and use those savings to get some studs.
Now I'll take a look at a quarterback and wide receiver to get a nice stack. Tony Romo at $8,700 and Dez Bryant at $8,700 in a spicy matchup against the New York Giants, yes please.
I'll pick out my backs next. I've saved a good bit with my selections thus far, so I have plenty to spend at running back. I see two studs sitting next to each other that I just can't pass up. Eddie Lacy and CJ Anderson cost $8,500 and $8,400 respectively, so they're on the squad now.
I've got $6,400 left, and John Brown at $6,000 jumps off the page at me. He's on the team.
Now, I have $400 salary left. Anytime I have leftover salary, I like to look at positions where I've tried to save (my last WR and my TE). I can swap out Allen Hurns for Eddie Royal, and I like that over/under in the Packers V Bears game. I'll make that swap and go with Royal.
QB: Tony Romo - $8,700
RB: Eddie Lacy - $8,500
RB: CJ Anderson - $8,400
WR: Eddie Royal - $5,000
WR: Dez Bryant - $8,700
WR: John Brown - $6,000
TE: Jordan Cameron - $5,500
K: Brandon McManus - $4,500
DST: Miami Dolphins - $4,700