With 27 days to go between now and the start of the regular season, it’s way too early to begin crafting DFS lineups that will actually be playable come September. But Draftkings released Week 1 NFL pricing even earlier than usual this season, which means it’s past time to begin exercising our DFS brains by checking for salary inefficiencies and exploring ways to gain edges in tournaments.
One note of caution -- these are first-blush, EARLY reactions to DraftKings’ Week 1 pricing. As summer winds down, preseason fallout is likely to make one or more of these takes appear downright silly. If you’re reading this article for anything more than a first look at what jumps out on DraftKings pricing, you’re not using it as intended. Stay tuned to Footballguys as the preseason wraps up, and make sure you’re subscribed to our All-Pro Plan, for a well-informed guide to beating DraftKings contests in Week 1.
With that important caveat out of the way, here are five things that stood out most on a first pass through DraftKings pricing:
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