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Fantasy Football Picks: Top DraftKings NFL DFS Early RB Plays for Week 1


DraftKings contributor Steve Buchanan joins The Sweat to provide his favorite early DraftKings RB play for the Week 1 NFL slate.

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Video Transcript

Steve Buchanan:

, for those who have a look at this running back group for Week 1, all the studs at the highest there are in good matchups—I believe this is completely a pay-up spot. You bought Taylor going against Houston, Henry against the Giants, McCaffrey—obviously there’s been quite a lot of buzz about him and the injuries and all the pieces—against the Browns, Ekeler against the Raiders…there’s just so many good matchups here on this one. It’s hard for me to determine where I need to go here. I believe I’m going to lean with Ekeler at $8200.

I believe that is an amazing spot for him. Obviously, we all know in regards to the pass-catching abilities that he has. He was so efficient on the bottom too when he was carrying the ball as well, but he was seeing just an immense amount of targets all throughout the season—led to Week 18 against this Raiders team with 12 targets, catching five for 35 yards, slightly below 30 fantasy points. I like his spot lots here going against the Raiders.

Steve’s Pick: Austin Ekeler ($8,200)

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