NFL DFS Week 1 Picks: Premium Summary

The Premium Summary is your source for consolidated, easy-to-consume content compiled from all of our Premium NFL DFS picks each week. Use this article to quickly get an overview of today’s top-rated DFS plays along with helpful insights from RG’s best DFS tools.

Notorious Core Plays

All Sites: Dalvin Cook, Leonard Fournette, Chris Carson, Chris Godwin
FD Specific: Jameis Winston, Travis Kelce
DK/FDFT Specific: Kyler Murray, Hunter Henry

Other Grind Down and RG Optimal Plays

QB: Carson Wentz (borderline)

RB: Christian McCaffrey, Nick Chubb, Austin Ekeler, David Johnson, Kerryon Johnson

WR: Curtis Samuel (DK), D.J. Moore (FD), Tyler Lockett, Dede Westbrook, Tyler Boyd, Kenny Golladay (Yahoo only)

TE: Evan Engram

DST: Ravens DST, Eagles DST

SNF/MNF Optimal: James Conner, Julian Edelman, James White (DK), Vance McDonald, Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins, Duke Johnson (Monday slate), Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas, Jared Cook (Monday slate), Broncos D/ST

GPP Conviction Plays

Jsurab: Odell Beckham, Travis Kelce, Leonard Fournette, Chris Carson
KMurrDFS: Stefon Diggs, Leonard Fournette, Dante Pettis, Matt Breida
EBeimfohr: Tyler Lockett, Evan Engram, Dede Westbrook, Michael Gallup

STLCards Core Stacks

Core Stack #1 – Jameis Winston + Chris Godwin + Tevin Coleman (or Matt Breida)
Core Stack #2 – Rams/Panthers Game Stack – Newton/Goff + WR + Opposing Key Skill Player
Core Stack #3 – Baker Mayfield + Nick Chubb + Rashard Higgins
Core Stack #4 – Chris Carson + Tyler Boyd
Core Stack #5 – Carson Wentz + Eagles Defense
Core Stack #6 – David Johnson + Matthew Stafford + Kenny Golladay

Other Top GPP Plays By Position

This List Excludes Options Listed Above, In Order of Preference

Higher Salary Options

QB: Patrick Mahomes, Cam Newton, Baker Mayfield
RB: Saquon Barkley, Damien Williams, Le’Veon Bell
WR: Julio Jones, Mike Evans, Adam Thielen, Kenny Golladay, Keenan Allen, Tyreek Hill
TE: Zach Ertz, George Kittle, O.J. Howard
DST: Cowboys DST, Seahawks DST

Lower Salary Options

QB: Lamar Jackson, Kirk Cousins
RB: Matt Breida, Mark Ingram, Miles Sanders
WR: Christian Kirk, John Brown, Jamison Crowder, Albert Wilson, Sterling Shepard
TE: Austin Hooper, Greg Olsen, Jordan Reed, Mark Andrews, T.J. Hockenson, David Njoku
DST: Chargers DST, Bills DST, 49ers DST

Key Injuries to Watch from The Situation Room

Stefon Diggs: Q – Hamstring – DNP > LP > LP – Expected to play for now
Robby Anderson: Q – Calf – LP > LP > LP – Expected to play
Albert Wilson: P – Hip – LP > LP > LP – Expected to play
Keke Coutee: Q – Foot – LP > LP – “Touch and Go” and not ruled out
Jordan Reed: Q – Head – LP > LP > LP – Listed as questionable

The Five Best WR vs. CB Matchup Advantages

1. Chris Godwin – Vs. K’Waun Williams / 49ers
2. Michael Thomas – Vs. Bradley Roby / Texans
3. Mike Evans – Vs. Ahkello Witherspoon / 49ers
4. Kenny Golladay – Vs. Chris Jones / Cardinals
5. Tyler Boyd – Vs. Ugo Amadi / Seahawks

WeatherEdge Situations of Note

TEN vs. CLE: Bump to Passing Yards, Completions, Attempts
SEA vs. CIN: Forecasted Rain is questionable at the moment, but could provide bumps to the run game.

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