Build a Billion $ Winning Fantasy Lineup … Get set for Week 1 action as DraftKings is giving away one Billion Dollars to anyone who can build the “perfect lineup” for week 1 of the NFL season.
Note: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins game has been PPD until Week 11 due to Hurricane Irma.
There are a lot of great contests among the two big sites, Fanduel and DraftKings week one of the NFL season. These include contests with a million dollars to first place. However, DraftKings is running the Billion Dollar Lineup contest. This is free to enter and they are giving away $100,000 in prizes. But, if you were to pick the “perfect lineup”, you could win one BILLION dollars. The perfect lineup would be the most points possible at every single position that would fit in the salary cap. You may have to get little weird, and most likely leave money on the table to win. But it is certainly possible and we can dream can’t we? Here is an early look at week one player pricing on DraftKings to help you build that billion-dollar winning lineup.
Matt Ryan ($6,900) Coming off a Super Bowl loss, Ryan should be motivated to have another great season.
Ben Roethlisberger ($7,300) He is playing against the Browns, though he is on the road where he traditionally doesn’t perform as well.
Aaron Rodgers ($6,700) One of the best fantasy QBs especially for upside. Though he faces off against the tough Seattle defense
Kirk Cousins ($6,400) He was the 5th highest fantasy QB last year and is playing under the franchise tag again.
Andy Dalton ($5,700) Faces the Ravens at home. This isn’t the Ravens defense of old.
Joe Flacco ($5,500), Should be ready for opening day. Will be interesting to see how he connects with his new weapon Jeremy Maclin.
Jay Cutler ($5,400) Does he have a rebirth in Miami? Has good upside.
Carson Wentz ($5,300) A cheaper option with upside if looking to spend up elsewhere.
Le’Veon Bell ($9,800) He’s one of two elite running backs in fantasy, especially PPR.
David Johnson ($9,400) Insert same words as above.
LeSean McCoy ($8200) Just beneath the big two, McCoy can put up just as big games as the big two.
Devonta Freeman ($7,000) We saw Freeman put up a few monster games last season. Huge ceiling.
Demarco Murray ($7,400) Murray usually starts the season well and gets a decent matchup at home versus the Raiders.
Jay Ajayi ($6,500) He rushed for over 200 yards THREE times last season. Nuff said
Jacquizz Rodgers ($4,900) Rodgers will be starting with Doug Martin suspended for the beginning of the season. Great price for a starting running back.
Isiah Crowell ($5,300) If the Browns can keep the game close, he will get the work. That’s a big IF though.
Danny Woodhead ($5,200) He will be the pass catching back in the Ravens backfield and should also see a number of carries.
Antonio Brown ($8,800) Brown has been the best fantasy wide-out for three straight years. Only the emergence of Martavis Bryant would keep him from being number one again.
A.J. Green ($8,000) He should be able to do what he wants against the Ravens defense.
Mike Evans ($7,800) He doesn’t get much after the catch. But that’s usually because he is double covered and scoring touchdowns.
Golden Tate ($6,500) Tate should continue where he left off last season. Hopefully Matt Stafford wants to prove he deserved new contract.
Michael Crabtree ($6,000) Crabtree can have huge games, which is what we are looking for to make that perfect lineup.
Alshon Jeffrey ($5,800) Jeffrey may have a resurgence with the Eagles, who have been looking for that number one receiver.
Rishard Mathews ($4200) Came on strong at the end of last season. Hopefully he stays hot.
Desean Jackson ($4900) Jameis Winston gets a new toy to play with.
Sterling Shepard ($4100) Especially if OBJ is out, he will see more targets.
Greg Olsen ($6,200) If you are going to pay up for tight end, he would be the one.
Jordan Reed ($5900) Assuming he is healthy, play him while he is. Has the ability to be the highest scoring tight end of the week.
Zach Ertz ($3500) He will be one of the most popular tight ends week one, but for this contest we don’t need to worry about ownership percentages.
Delanie Walker ($4,300) Had a big week one last year. Let’s hope for the same.
Cameron Brate ($3100) Cheap and can get the 20 points we need to be the top tight end.
Julius Thomas ($2900) With Jay Cutler at QB, maybe Thomas can return to his old form.