Welcome to Week 1 of the OSG Report. Week 1 always offers plenty of surprises, and a pass to stack anybody you want (with very good reason. This week I have laid out my favorite QB/WR stacks along with other pieces to help you fill out those lineups and climb to the top of your leagues. So here we go…WEEK 1!!!!!!!
Quarterback (Top 8)
Kyler Murray vs Ryan Tannehill — The two QBs in the best game environment need to be at the top of our lists. You can pair Murray with Deandre Hopkins, or with 3K rookie Rondale Moore. Murray and D-Hop showed great chemistry, and that should continue. Tannehill and AJ Brown great a tremendous upgrade at WR in Julio Jones, and you play them both here (not on same lineup). Tannehill and Brown, Tannehill and Julio. Julio has great Week 1 numbers for what it’s worth.
Patrick Mahomes — Yes, it is a decently tough matchup for Mahomes. However, I cannot tell you not to play one of the best QBs in the NFL with the week’s highest total. It’s to note, last year’s playoff game was a 55 total that only made 39. Pair him with Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce.
Josh Allen — On the surface, a tough matchup for Allen and Buffalo. Bet on the talent here, pairing him with Stefon Diggs. If you’re feeling frisky, play Cole Beasley.
Aaron Rodgers — He and Davante Adams are EASILY the most in sync QB/WR pair in the NFL. While they kill the clock somewhat as an offense, he’s Rodgers go to red zone target.
Jalen Hurts — I don’t have a favorite to pair for Hurts. He has a core of cheap WRs to pick. I’ll tend to either play him solo, or with Miles Sanders who should own the backfield in a matchup built for pass catching RBs. In the dome, this could turn into a shootout with Atlanta.
Sam Darnold — YIKES you may say. But week 1 offers a double revenge game for Darnold and Robby Anderson vs The Jets right out the gate. Along with DJ Moore and 3K rookie Terrace Marshall, this is by far Darnold’s BEST set of targets not to mention McCaffrey since he left USC.
Ryan Fitzpatrick — A prime target to sling the football with reckless abandonment, Ryan FitzMAGIC should be locked in on Terry McLaurin and Logan Thomas (TE) vs The Chargers. On surface, yes, it’s a decently tough matchup, but the offense should move MUCH BETTER than we have seen the last few seasons out of Washington.
Russell Wilson — He’s in a dome. Paired with DK Metcalf first, or Tyler Lockett, the offense should move the ball freely. Chemistry and rhythm are there for this group.
Trevor Lawrence — He’s a wild card here in his first NFL game. What better matchup can you get vs Houston? This will be one of few games the Jags should be expected to win. While I prefer DJ Chark here to take a step forward, you must include Leviska Shenault, and Marvin Jones, Jr. (3.6K) in the mix to stack with.
Aside from ALL the stacking mates mentioned above, you can fill out your rosters with:
Calvin Ridley — Steps into his role as the #1WR post Julio era. He certainly has the chemistry with Matt Ryan vs a beatable secondary. Russell Gage is also in the same spot.
Keenan Allen — Yes Washington is a tough defense. But I all but guarantee Allen scores a TD from 8–10 targets, and a shot at 100 yards.
Justin Jefferson & Adam Thielen — Jefferson first, but this could this be a blow-up spot for either, if Kirk Cousins is on it vs a shaky Cincy defense.
Tyler Boyd — On the other side of the game, Boyd was Burrow’s favorite target pre-injury. This should continue despite the addition of Chase. Tee Higgins could also see a decent number of targets.
Marquez Callaway — We know that Jameis Winston can push the ball up field. He’s 3.4K and with NO Michael Thomas, he’s the #1 man in NOLA.
Jerry Jeudy — May see a decent amount of quality targets vs a banged-up Giants secondary. The Giants offense should struggle here, enhancing red zone chances.
Dalvin Cook — Minnesota should control this game vs Cincy. Their head coach prefers the ground game to begin with, enhancing Cook’s ceiling here to dominate.
Derrick Henry — We may love the passing game, but you CANNOT forsake The Big Dog here vs a shaky AZ defense.
Christian McCaffrey — I could be wrong, but I wonder if the addition of Chuba Hubbard will take away CMac’s ceiling here. It’s a great matchup vs the Jets. His pass catching ceiling is always thru the roof.
Aaron Jones — The Saints usually have a decent rush defense. Behind Adams, he and Tonyan are Rodgers’ next best targets.
Alvin Kamara — The one thing you can do on Green Bay is run. It’s a downgrade being out of the dome in NOLA, but he should dominate any backfield touches here.
Nick Chubb — Possibly my FAVORITE RB of the week. If this game is close, Chubb should and will dominate. If the Browns are playing from behind, we will see more Kareem Hunt.
Antonio Gibson — If FitzMagic isn’t hurling the ball downfield in double coverage, he could see a decent amount of check downs, and should dominate RB rushes here. His price on DK places him firmly in play.
Clyde Edwards Helaire — Not one of my favorite RBs, but you must mention anyone attached to Mahomes.
Miles Sanders — Should dominate backfield touches and passes vs a team built to be beat by pass-catching backs.
James Robinson — Matchup driven play here. He should dominate the touches vs a team who CANNOT stop the run.
Najee Harris — Should dominate the backfield vs a team you can run on. We know Pittsburgh will use their RB to the tune of 20+ touches when they can. He’s young, he’s fresh. Priced well if he is in fact a bell cow.
Travis Kelce — Mainly only in stacks with Mahomes, as he is priced like a WR. You can use him as such with the abundance of cheap WRs on DK. For several seasons, we have targeted TEs vs Cleveland. I can’t recommend fading the best of the best with one of the best QBs to team up with.
Logan Thomas — My early week favorite TE play. Could be second in team targets behind McLaurin.
Kyle Pitts — The rookie in Atlanta should be popular Sunday. He lines up in several positions and can flat out play. Matt Ryan and Atlanta has a history of TE usage.
Jonnu Smith & Hunter Henry — I do not like the Miami-New England division matchup. However, the signing of these two TEs with a rookie QB, shows New England could be trying to go back to heavy 2 TE sets. I’m just not sure which one can take the lead here.
Austin Hooper — Mayfield uses his TEs. There are 3 usable ones in Cleveland with Njoku and Harrison Bryant.
Robert Tonyan — Big Bob Tonyan has the trust and chemistry with Rodgers. Along with Aaron Jones, the best targets behind Adams catching balls from one of the all-time greats.
Gerald Everett — Oh I just love Gerald Everett and his 3.4K price tag on DK making his Seattle debut. He has an O-Coordinator from New Orleans to sweeten the deal with a more than competent QB, and a coordinator moving to an up-tempo offense. Sign me up coach!
Jared Cook — Now with the LA Chargers, with no Hunter Henry, he should be in line for a season with of targets from Herbert.
Defense is wide open this week. If you have a reason to play a defense (including it fits your bill due to price, by all means go for it.
Denver — Playing Daniel “turnover machine” Jones….
Seattle — Playing Carson Wentz is a recipe for defensive fantasy points. Wentz does not have the best WR core, and Seattle’s defense is better than advertised.
Buffalo — Big Ben is old. Should be a slow-moving affair from the Steeler offense.
Jacksonville — Their playing a Tyrod Taylor led offense.
San Francisco — They are pricey on DK, but Detroit’s offense is going nowhere. Jared Goff caves under pressure.