UPDATED: Sunday, Sept. 10 at 11:50am ET

Who's ready to start winning some daily fantasy football? 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. 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.

**Be sure to check the Playbook and Dart Board for late changes

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


According to Adam Schefter:

Colts downgraded RB Zack Moss (forearm) to doubtful for Sunday’s opener vs. the Jaguars.

Broncos’ WR Jerry Jeudy, listed as questionable for today due to a hamstring injury, is not expected to play vs. the Raiders, per source.

Broncos elevated WRs Phillip Dorsett and Lil’Jordan Humphrey to their active roster for Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Packers’ WR Romeo Doubs, listed as questionable for today’s game due to a hamstring injury, is expected to play vs. the Bears but likely in a limited fashion, per source.

49ers’ TE George Kittle, listed as questionable for today’s game due to a groin injury, is expected to play vs. the Steelers, per sources.

49ers officially activated DL Nick Bosa today and he will play in Sunday’s regular-season opener at the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Chase Young has been ruled out for Washington’s home opener. But he was cleared for contact in practice and is not expected to miss much time.

Players out Sunday include D.J. Chark, Jeff Okudah, Christian Watson, John Metchie, Jimmie Ward, Marlon Humphrey, Joseph Ossai, Chandler Jones, Kelvin Beachum, Cooper Kupp, Jamal Adams, Terron Armstead, Jack Jones and Tre’Quan Smith.


NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Mark Andrews (quad, questionable) is expected to be inactive for Week 1 against the Texans.

Panthers WR Adam Thielen (ankle) traveled with the team and is expected to play Sunday against the Falcons.

Bears TE Robert Tonyan (back) is questionable for Week 1 against the Packers.

Commanders elevated WR Jamison Crowder from the practice squad.

Broncos coach Sean Payton said RB Javonte Williams (knee) will be on a snap count in Week 1 vs the Raiders.


HOU/BAL – Chance of showers, but nothing with which to be too concerned

SF/PIT – Chance of showers, but nothing with which to be concerned.

ARI/WAS – Similar to weather in BAL; rain during the day but shouldn't have an effect on the game

LV/DEN – Showers on and off with winds around 10mph

PHI/NE – potential heavier rains so monitor leading up to game time


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): 

Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle or Raheem Mostert (Ekeler, Allen or Williams coming back)

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

*Ravens: Lamar Jackson, Isaiah Likley, Zay Flowers or JK Dobbins (Schultz or Collins coming back)

Vikings: Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson, TJ Hockenson or Jordan Addison (Godwin or Evans coming back)

*Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, Calvin Ridley, Christian Kirk or Zay Jones or Evan Engram (Pittman coming back)

Bengals: Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins or Joe Mixon (Chubb or Cooper coming back)

Possible Lower-Owned Stacks:

49ers: Brock Purdy, Christian McCaffrey, Brandon Aiyuk or Deebo Samuel (Pickens or Johnson or Harris coming back)

Steelers: Kenny Pickett, George Pickens, Diontae Johnson or Najee Harris (McCaffrey or Aiyuk or Deebo coming back)

Browns: Deshaun Watson, Nick Chubb, Amari Cooper (Chase or Higgins or Mixon coming back)

Commanders: Sam Howell, Jahan Dotson, Terry McLaurin or Brian Robinson (Brown or Moore or Conner coming back)

Titans: Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry, DeAndre Hopkins or Treylon Burks (Williams or Olave coming back)

*Saints: Derek Carr, Jamaal Williams, Chirs Olave or Michael Thomas (Henry or Burks or Hopkins coming back)

Falcons: Desmond Ridder, Bijan Robinson, Drake London or Kyle Pitts (Sanders or Thielen coming back)

Eagles: Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith or Dallas Goedert (Smith-Schuster or Stevenson coming back)

Packers: Jordan Love, Aaron Jones, Jayden Reed or Romeo Doubs (Moore or Kmet coming back)

Bears: Justin Fields, DJ Moore, Cole Kmet or Darnell Mooney (Jones or Reed coming back)

*Seahawks: Geno Smith, DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett (Jefferson or Higbee coming back)

*Broncos: Russell Wilson, Courtland Sutton, Marvin Mims or Javonte Williams (Adams or Jacobs coming back)

Dart Throw Stacks:

Texans: CJ Stroud, Dalton Schultz, Nico Collins or Dameon Pierce (Likely or Flowers coming back)

Colts: Anthony Richardson, Deon Jackson, Michael Pittman or Alec Pierce (Ridley or Kirk or Etienne coming back)

Panthers: Bryce Young, Miles Sanders, Adam Thielen (Robinson or London coming back)

Patriots: Mac Jones, Rhamondre Stevenson, JuJu Smith-Schuster (Brown or Smith coming back)

Rams: Matthew Stafford, Tyler Higbee, Van Jefferson (Metcalf or Lockett or Walker coming back)

Raiders: Jimmy Garoppolo, Josh Jacobs, Davante Adams (Sutton or Mims coming back)

*denotes favorite

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