UPDATED: Sunday, Sept. 10 at 8:50am ET
While Week 1 of the 2023 NFL season officially began Thursday with the Detroit Lions upsetting the Kansas City Chiefs, NFL DFS Week 1 officially starts right here and right now. Sunday’s DFS Main Slate is right around the corner and it’s time to start building those lineups and your bankroll. We are all incredibly excited to get things going this season and we're looking to create yet another millionaire. You all remember Millionaire Mike, don't you? Our team is super pumped right now and we're expecting great things from the #FAmily.
If you are a long-time member, welcome back. Not too much has changed from last season, though you will find a variety of upgrades throughout our menus and site offerings. All of our content, our tools and everything else that has made us the leading site for all of your fantasy football needs – seasonal and daily – are here and even more accessible.
We have also done some major enhancements with our NFL tools. We continue to crunch the numbers and tweak our algorithms so that our daily fantasy football projections are the best in the industry and that, in turn, has improved things like our Lineup Generator/DFS Optimizer, our DFS Compare tool and even our NFL DFS Ownership Projections. Again, all right here on one site for your convenience.
If you are new to the #FAmily, welcome! All the aforementioned tools are, obviously, at your disposal as well, but please allow me to point you towards more of the content and tools we provide to help you crush your DFS contests each week. It also makes for a nice introduction to our DFS team.
In addition to the positional coaching pieces, you also have things like the DFS Watch List, where I provide you with a list of players I am looking at throughout the week. We have the NFL DFS Podcast with me and Jon Impemba and for the visual learners you can check out our DFS breakdown on YouTube as well! Impemba also does the Value Plays & Contrarian Corner videos so be sure to check that out as well and don't miss out on the NFL Weekly Match-Up Report from Britt Flinn (@Britt_Flinn).
Yes, that's a lot of content and sure, it can be overwhelming, but these pieces come out throughout the week, so if you're seeing all of this for the first time, just know that it all starts trickling out on Tuesday so you can attack the info steadily rather than get slammed all at once. I would suggest that you go through the NFL DFS Menu and start bookmarking a lot of these pieces for ease of use in the future.
Once you've got all of that under your belt, it's time to look at the Playbook. It usually arrives in the early afternoon on Saturdays which gives you ample time to read through everything, make your notes and begin working on your lineups. On Sunday morning, we will provide you with Example Lineups for both cash games and GPP tournaments on DraftKings and FanDuel, so you have something to compare your own to before finalizing.
Pretty sure that sums up the basics, and as you should know, if you have any questions, we are all available via the Fantasy Alarm Discord Chat, social media and even email, so please do not ever hesitate to ask for help. That's what we are here for.
And don't worry -- these introductions will be a whole lot shorter moving forward. I just wanted to welcome you all personally as we plan to have a ton of fun this season and keep you all in the green!
Now let's get to the Week 1 NFL DFS Playbook.
**You might notice that there isn't much variance from the Watch List this week. Simply put, it's Week 1 and the guys I've written up in the Watch List are the ones who stood out the most as I was doing my research. It won't always be like this, but since we don't have any “new” data to go one, this is what we've got. Doesn't make it any less effective for you. All of my lineups are coming from here with maybe a player or two emerging from the Dart Board which will come out later in the day.