NFL DFS Week 1 Cheat Sheet: Top Picks, Stacks, Leverage Games, More

Our crew has the Week 1 NFL DFS slate fully covered.

Below is all of the analysis from Sunday’s main slate. Before diving in, be sure to check out all the tools that FantasyLabs offers.

Also be sure to check out all of the projections available for purchase in FantasyLabs Models. Subscribers now have the option to purchase THE BLITZ by Derek Carty on our Marketplace. One Week Season and Establish the Run screenings are available if you subscribe to those specific sites (our optimizer is a separate add-on feature).

You can also combine them to create your own aggregated projections:


  • The player models host all our projections as well as a lot of data.
  • The Lineup Builder has filters that can be added and adjusted to limit the pool of players and better optimize your lineups. Filtering options include player projections, custom performance trends, and more.
  • Our Lineup Optimizer generates lineups in seconds, ranging from a simple optimization to a highly customized lineup portfolio based on your own rules and settings.
  • Use the Vegas Dashboard to quickly find spreads and totals for each game.
  • The DFS Trends tool allows you to access our massive statistics database to see how many specific metrics of value have historically provided on DraftKings and FanDuel.
  • Use the correlations dashboard to see which positions and stats match best.

NFL DFS Week 1 Content

Position Breakdowns

Matt Martin dives deep into every position for this week’s slate.

Best model picks and value sets

Adam Sardinha analyzes who FantasyLabs’ projections are highest for Week 1.

See the upper cap and value games here.

Main distribution of slate

Matt LaMarca reviews every relevant game and provides an in-depth analysis of everyone we should consider listing.

That’s who Matt and our projections are high on.

Lever games

Justin Bailey discusses his favorite unique tournament games.

See who he’s bred on here.

Top stacks

Landon Silinksy breaks down some stacking options for Week 1.

Discover the combos that pique his interest.


Landon brings you his locks for Week 1 in his “Landon’s Locks” post.

See who he locks up here.

DFS Round Table Flag Plants

A group of DFS personalities and analysts discuss their favorite flag plant from Week 1.

Find out who they are bred on here.

Offensive line versus defensive line

Billy Ward breaks down the lines that have the biggest payoffs this week.

See which rows have an advantage here.

Happy sweating!