Sports from the Basement

NFL Draftkings Picks for Week 1, 2021

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Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.


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Quarterbacks

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Patrick Mahomes KC $8,100 26.31 3.25
Lamar Jackson BAL $7,900 23.74 3.00
Kyler Murray ARI $7,600 23.44 3.08
Dak Prescott DAL $6,200 22.68 3.66

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dak Prescott DAL $6,200 22.68 3.66
Teddy Bridgewater DEN $4,800 16.93 3.53
Sam Darnold CAR $5,000 17.22 3.44
Tom Brady TB $6,700 22.46 3.35

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian McCaffrey CAR $9,500 25.14 2.65
Dalvin Cook MIN $9,100 24.50 2.69
Alvin Kamara NO $8,600 22.27 2.59
Derrick Henry TEN $8,800 20.36 2.31
Jonathan Taylor IND $8,000 17.79 2.22
Austin Ekeler LAC $7,000 17.10 2.44

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Troymaine Pope TB $200 0.63 3.15
Joe Mixon CIN $6,200 16.88 2.72
Dalvin Cook MIN $9,100 24.50 2.69
Mike Davis ATL $5,400 14.31 2.65
Christian McCaffrey CAR $9,500 25.14 2.65
James Robinson JAX $6,400 16.76 2.62

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Wide Receivers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Davante Adams GB $8,300 22.03 2.65
Tyreek Hill KC $8,200 21.71 2.65
Calvin Ridley ATL $7,900 20.33 2.57
DeAndre Hopkins ARI $7,800 19.71 2.53
Stefon Diggs BUF $7,600 19.16 2.52
A.J. Brown TEN $7,100 19.02 2.68
DK Metcalf SEA $7,500 18.29 2.44
Justin Jefferson MIN $7,700 18.09 2.35

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marvin Jones Jr. JAX $3,600 12.91 3.59
Marquez Callaway NO $3,400 11.72 3.45
Elijah Moore NYJ $3,000 9.54 3.18
Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE $3,000 8.78 2.93
Michael Pittman Jr. IND $4,100 11.85 2.89
Tee Higgins CIN $4,700 13.30 2.83
DJ Moore CAR $6,100 16.95 2.78
Chris Conley HOU $3,000 8.12 2.71

Tight Ends

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Kelce KC $8,300 21.83 2.63
George Kittle SF $6,300 16.65 2.64
Darren Waller LV $7,500 16.61 2.21
Mark Andrews BAL $5,300 13.46 2.54

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jerell Adams TB $200 0.54 2.70
George Kittle SF $6,300 16.65 2.64
Travis Kelce KC $8,300 21.83 2.63
Kyle Pitts ATL $4,400 11.56 2.63

Defenses

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rams LAR $4,600 9.15 1.99
49ers SF $4,200 9.12 2.17
Panthers CAR $3,600 8.99 2.50
Ravens BAL $3,700 8.57 2.32

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Colts IND $2,300 7.63 3.32
Falcons ATL $2,000 6.29 3.14
Jets NYJ $2,400 7.11 2.96
Bills BUF $2,500 7.29 2.92

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries Рthose are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.

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