If you’re like me, you can’t get enough fantasy football. On top of an unhealthy amount of season long teams, DraftKings and FanDuel fill up my free time. With the beginning of the NFL season, DraftKings is offering you the chance to win $1 billion if you can build the perfect lineup Week 1. The likelihood of that occurring is slim but for the cost of $0 and the potential to win thousands of dollars if you win without a perfect lineup, you can’t beat it.

For Week 1, these lineups will be Sunday only, both sites offer different leagues that vary from; the entire week, Sunday only, and primetime games. The lineup configuration differs from each site so let’s look at which positions each site offers. Also, the main difference between scoring on the sites, FanDuel is half point PPR and DraftKings is full point PPR.


FanDuel: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, D/ST, K

DraftKings: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, FLEX, D/ST

There are three guys that are in both lineups this week; DeMarco Murray, Todd Gurley and Zach Ertz. Murray and Gurley are reasonably priced and have matchups against bad run defenses. While Ertz could be the Eagles top target and is priced extremely low on both sites.

The key to having a team win big money on these sites is finding a cheap player with high upside. They offer you a strong starting option while also allowing you to spend money on stars. Week 1 the sleeper is Sterling Shepard. With Odell Beckham Jr. extremely limited in practice and at best a 50/50 shot to play, Shepard is in line for a lot of targets.


QB: Carson Palmer       @ Detroit Lions $6,000

RB: Devonta Freeman @ Chicago Bears $7,000

RB: Todd Gurley           vs. Indianapolis Colts $6,000

WR: Sterling Shepard  @ Dallas Cowboys $4,100

WR: Doug Baldwin       @ Green Bay Packers $6,700

WR: Terrelle Pryor Sr.  vs. Philadelphia Eagles, $6,100

TE: Zach Ertz                 @ Washington Redskins $3,500

FLEX: DeMarco Murray vs. Oakland Raiders $7,400

D/ST: Los Angeles Rams vs. Indianapolis Colts $3,200



QB: Eli Manning @ Dallas Cowboys $7,300

RB: DeMarco Murray vs. Oakland Raiders $7,600

RB: Todd Gurley vs. Indianapolis Colts $7,300

WR: Sterling Shepard @ Dallas Cowboys $5,800

WR: A.J. Green vs. Baltimore Ravens $8,400

WR: Antonio Brown @ Cleveland Browns $9,100

TE: Zach Ertz   @ Washington Redskins $5,900

K: Blair Walsh @ Green Bay Packers $4,500

D/ST: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans $4,100

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