Week 1 of the NFL season is finally here and with it, we’ll have a 12-game classic slate coming our way as we build up our DraftKings NFL lineup for Sunday, September 8th! As we look to build that perfect roster, which players should we invest in for our DFS lineup? From quarterbacks primed for a big day like Carson Wentz to high-ceiling running backs like Leonard Fournette, check out our Week 1 NFL DraftKings DFS picks as we feature the week’s best studs and value picks to start on Sunday, September 6th.
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Carson Wentz, PHI vs. WAS, $5,700
Offering maybe the best value on the board for the Sunday main slate on DraftKings, our top quarterback to target in NFL Week 1 DFS is Carson Wentz. One of our favorite bounce-back fantasy QB candidates for 2019, the Eagles are home for their opener and Wentz is going to be more than eager to start his season off on a high note.
In four of his final five home games in 2018, Wentz delivered at least 22 DraftKings fantasy points. In the lone home game the Eagles had against the Redskins last year, Wentz tossed for 306 yards, 2 touchdowns and a pick… bringing in 23.8 DKFP in the process.
At his best, Wentz is an elite tier MVP quarterback who can carve up any defense, anywhere. At home, he’s even more lethal. Priced out as the #12 quarterback for the slate of Sunday games, Wentz has a higher ceiling than any quarterback not named Patrick Mahomes. Buy up on this value here on the Eagles’ stud signal caller.
More Week 1 NFL DFS QBs to Consider
Baker Mayfield (CLE vs. TEN, $6,400)
Lamar Jackson (BAL @ MIA, $6,000)
Kyler Murray (ARI vs. DET, $5,600)
Click ahead to Page 2 to see which running backs you should target for your Week 1 NFL DFS lineup on DraftKings!