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FanDuel Showdown Cheat Sheet: Week 1 NFL DFS Picks TNF Cowboys vs. Buccaneers

Nathan Joyce

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Week 1 of the NFL regular season is upon us! With our Thursday Night Football matchup of the Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, we have our NFL FanDuel picks Showdown Cheat Sheet. As always, Awesemo has you covered from top to bottom with NFL DFS picks today, as well as strategy, advice and how to go about building winning lineups. Our FanDuel NFL DFS cheat sheets will be FREE all season long, with expert NFL DFS Picks from the Awesemo lineup optimizer. As of right now, CeeDee Lamb looks like a top play in today’s FanDuel cheat sheet.

Week 1 NFL DFS Picks: FanDuel Showdown Cheat Sheet

Need More NFL DFS Showdown Picks & Strategy?

Be sure to check out Matt Savoca’s Week 1 Thursday Night Football Showdown Breakdown. Matt goes over all the pertinent information and data for you to make the best NFL DFS picks for the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers TNF game tonight. 

Dak Prescott Will Be Popular, and For Good Reason

Despite being touchdown underdogs, Prescott’s projected ownership and Captain ownership look to be nearly as high as Brady’s. This is not too surprising, as Prescott can affect the game as a rusher as well. Still, Brady looks like the safer option where affordable, facing a Dallas defense that ranked 27th in PFF’s team coverage grade.

The Safest Receiver Bets

At $5,600 on DraftKings, Antonio Brown comes in as the highest-value skill position player for either team and ranks second in that metric on FanDuel. CeeDee Lamb comes in as Awesemo’s top-value skill position play on FanDuel and is a strong MVP option in tournaments.

Running Back by Committee in Tampa?

If Leonard Fournette earns more playing time after his excellent performance during last year’s playoff run, then he is a great NFL DFS pick at $7,000 on DraftKings and $11,000 on FanDuel. However, the Awesemo projections show that Fournette is far from a sure thing. Ronald Jones is projected for nearly identical production but comes in at significantly lower salary on both FanDuel and DraftKings.


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