Week 1 NFL DFS is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited at Fantasy Alarm. We’re all about cashing lineups, winning DFS tournaments and making millionaires, so it’s time to buckle in and get to work before lineups lock at 1pm ET. By now you should have read through the Week 1 NFL DFS Playbook, all the position coaches and studied everything from the Weekly Match-Up Report to the daily fantasy football projections to the weekly fantasy football player rankings to the WR/CB Match-Up article. We have a wide range of helpful articles and DFS tools for you, so don’t miss one bit of coverage as we get ready to finalize our lineups. In order to help you further along and maybe provide a sounding board to some of your questions, I’ve built some example DFS lineups for you to check out.

Just a few notes here about the lineups below...

The cash lineups were built solely off the players I put in the Playbook. These are the guys who, unless I have indicated otherwise, offer up the higher floor and will help you cash in your Double-Ups and 50/50s. For GPP tournaments, particularly the large-field ones, you need to find alternative routes to the cash line. I will utilize players from the Playbook and the DFS Dart Board to fill in the gaps, but what I am looking for are some lower-owned stacks that make sense based on expected game flow and other news. You may also see in the GPP lineups, there may be some names I haven't discussed this week on the site, but have talked about during the week on the Fantasy Alarm Show or even on the Fantasy Alarm Sunday Gameday Show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. You will also notice, though, that others on the site have mentioned some of these players in places such as the position coaches, so it's not like we're trying to hide anything from you. The only time, and I mean the only time you will see a player in a GPP lineup who hasn't been discussed is if we are using a stack and need a player from the other team coming back. But it's rare when that happens.

Again, these lineups are meant to serve as examples for you; a sounding board, as I said. They are not meant for you to plug in as your own. That's the lazy way and we don't condone it. We are trying to teach you how to be a better DFS player; we aren't lineup-sellers. You should be creating your own lineups using all the information we provide you throughout the week and then coming here to see if there is anything you may have missed or simply for an alternative perspective.

Best of luck to you this week and let's make some money!


According to Adam Schefter:

Drake London (knee) is expected to play Week 1 against the Saints

Michael Thomas (hamstring) is expected to play Week 1 against the Falcons

Buccaneers’ WR Chris Godwin, listed as questionable due to last season’s knee injury, is expected to play Sunday night vs the Cowboys

Cardinals’ TE Zach Ertz, who is listed as questionable for Sunday due to a calf injury, is likely to play vs. the Chiefs barring any pregame setbacks

George Kittle (groin) is not expected to play Week 1 against the Bears.

Cardinals’ DE J.J. Watt, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a calf injury, is unlikely to play vs. the Chiefs

Chargers’ CB J.C. Jackson, listed as doubtful for Sunday due to ankle surgery, is not expected to play vs. the Raiders

Other News:

KJ Hamler (knee) is questionable for Week 1 against the Seahawks.

Jets placed OT Duane Brown (shoulder) on injured reserve.

Texans placed EDGE Mario Addison on injured reserve with a groin injury.


As a reminder, when you're stacking in GPP, you always want to run someone back from the opposing team. One-sided games often turn to a running back seeing higher-than-usual volume or the back-ups start to play. For a stack to really pop, the other team needs to keep things competitive. 

Chalk Stacks (Expect High Ownership): 

*Chargers: Justin Herbert, Austin Ekeler, Mike Williams or Keenan Allen (Adams coming back)

Raiders: Derek Carr, Davante Adams, Hunter Renfrow or Darren Waller (Ekeler, Williams or Allen coming back)

*Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, JuJu Smith-Schuster or Marques Valdes-Scantling (Brown or Conner coming back)

Cardinals: Kyler Murray, James Conner, Marquise Brown (Kelce or JuJu coming back)

Packers: Aaron Rodgers, Sammy Watkins, Aaron Jones or AJ Dillon (Jefferson or Cook coming back)

*Vikings: Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson, Dalvin Cook or Adam Thielen (Jones, Dillon or Watkins coming back)

Bengals: Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase, Joe Mixon or Tee Higgins (Diontae Johnson or Najee Harris coming back)

*Ravens: Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews, Rashod Bateman (Elijah Moore or Michael Carter coming back)

Panthers: Baker Mayfield, Christian McCaffrey, DJ Moore (Nick Chubb or Kareem Hunt coming back)

Possible Lower-Owned Stacks:

49ers: Trey Lance, Deebo Samuel, Elijah Mitchell or Brandon Aiyuk (Darnell Mooney coming back)

Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill, Jalen Waddle or Chase Edmonds (Damian Harris or Rhamondre Stevenson coming back)

*Colts: Matt Ryan, Jonathan Taylor, Michael Pittman (Brandin Cooks or Dameon Pierce coming back)

*Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, Christian Kirk, Travis Etienne or James Robinson (Terry McLaurin coming back)

*Saints: Jameis Winston, Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas or Chris Olave (Kyle Pitts coming back)

Eagles: Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith or Dallas Goedert (D’Andre Swift or Amon-Ra St. Brown coming back)

Dart Throw Stacks:

Steelers: Mitchell Trubisky, Najee Harris, Diontae Johnson or Chase Claypool (Mixon, Chase or Higgins coming back)

Texans: Davis Mills, Brandin Cooks, Dameon Pierce or Nico Collins (Taylor or Pittman coming back)

*denotes favorite

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