My NFL Week 1 DraftKings Monday Late Flea Flicker includes Monday's late game and this Thursday's game. Monday's late game has the Denver Broncos hosting the L.A. Chargers. Thursday's game has Houston heading to Cincinnati to battle the Bengals. Check out the team!
QB – Trevor Siemian, $5,000, Denver vs L.A. Chargers – I love Siemian's match up versus the Chargers secondary. I don't believe any of the other quarterbacks available, DeShaun Watson or DeShaun Watson with Houston, Phillip Rivers with L.A., or Cincinnati's Andy Dalton have good enough match ups to put onto the DraftKings DFS Flea Flicker team. I'll go with Denver's third-year pro who played well last season in his first as a starter.
RB – Melvin Gordon, $6,600, L.A. Chargers at Denver – Man, Denver's rushing attack is bad. How bad? The Broncos D allowed an average of 130.3 rushing yards per game last season. Gordon rushed for 94 yards against the Broncos in the first game. In the second game, he rushed for 111 yards. Gordon played the second game against the Broncos last season in Denver.
RB – C.J. Anderson, $4,600, Denver vs L.A. Chargers – Anderson isn't likely to have a monster game. He almost never will. Then again, Denver's RB1, Devontae Booker, is out until late September. Anderson should get too many carries to leave on the bunch. Plus, $4,600 isn't a ton of dollars to spend on an RB1 against a suspect defense.
WR – Demaryius Thomas, $6,300, Denver vs L.A. Chargers – If Siemian has a big game, he's likely to throw the football to Thomas. I can't leave Demaryius off the Flea Flicker team when I'm counting on his QB to have a big night.
WR – DeAndre Hopkins, $5,800, Houston at Cincinnati – I'm a huge fan of DeAndre Hopkins. So are the Texans. That's why they gave him a 5-year, $81 million contract with $49 million guaranteed. Hopkins played hard when he didn't have the contract. Don't expect him to slow down now.
WR – A.J. Green, $7,800, Cincinnati vs Houston – Cincinnati was horrible in Week 1. They scored a donut, 0, against the Baltimore Ravens in a 0 to 20 loss. This is a tough match up for both QB Andy Dalton and WR A.J. Green. I'll add Green to the DraftKings Flea Flicker team, though. He's still the best player Cincy's got.
TE – Tyler Eifert, $4,300, Cincinnati vs Houston – He's the best available tight-end. What it means is that Eifert must be on the squad, right? I thought about adding Hunter Henry here. But, since I've saved so many dollars on my QB, I figure I'll ride with the best TE available.
FLEX – Lamar Miller, $5,300, Houston at Cincinnati – Miller could have a decent game against Cincinnati's overrated defense. Miller knows D'Onta Foreman is looking to get some carries. That's why I expect Miller to play his best on Thursday.
DST – Texans, $3,100, Houston at Cincinnati – I think the Texans D offers much more upside at $3,100 than the Bengals D does at $3,900. I'm not feeling Cincinnati this season, not after watching how they played against the Ravens in Week 1. We'll see if I'm right or wrong on Thursday night.