NFL Week 1 DFS: Winning Wide Receiver Combinations

Finding Wide Receiver Groups To Win Your NFL DFS Matchup

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NFL Week 1 DFS- Winning Wide Receiver Combinations

When setting your NFL daily fantasy lineup, one strategy is to make selections one position group at a time. At a minimum, a DFS player will be selecting 3 wide receivers. Having a strong grasp of this position presents an opportunity to gain a leg up on opponents. When drafting receivers, it is important to take a holistic approach. Attempting to find the best combination of projected total points and value.

While it is important to be mindful of how you are allocating to each position, there are other times it makes the most sense to go all out with the group’s top players.

Week 1 Receiver Groups (Most Points)

Receiver 1Receiver 2Receiver 3Combined PointsCombined Salary% Cap$/PointSalary RemainingAvg $/Player Remaining
0D.ADAMST.HILLD.HOPKINS46.5504492530042.254300.0347005783.0
1D.ADAMST.HILLD.METCALF46.3140622480041.353500.0352005867.0
2D.ADAMST.HILLA.THIELEN45.4334782440040.753700.0356005933.0
3D.ADAMST.HILLJ.JEFFERSON44.8376202510041.856000.0349005817.0
4D.ADAMST.HILLJ.CROWDER44.7295842300038.351400.0370006167.0
5D.ADAMSD.HOPKINSD.METCALF44.5955132450040.854900.0355005917.0
6T.HILLD.HOPKINSD.METCALF44.5189602440040.754800.0356005933.0
7D.ADAMST.HILLC.RIDLEY44.4867862520042.056600.0348005800.0
8D.ADAMST.HILLJ.SMITH-SCHUSTER43.9427202350039.253500.0365006083.0
9D.ADAMSD.HOPKINSA.THIELEN43.7149292410040.255100.0359005983.0

Being successful in NFL DFS often boils down to finding value, or paying the least for each point scored. For example, when paired with Davante Adams and Tyreke Hill, merely substituting Deandrea Hopkins for Jamison Crowder frees up $2,300 while only sacrificing 2 fantasy points (projected).

Week 1 Receiver Groups (Highest Value)

Receiver 1Receiver 2Receiver 3Combined PointsCombined Salary% Cap$/PointSalary RemainingAvg $/Player Remaining
0D.ADAMST.HILLJ.CROWDER44.7295842300038.351400.0370006167.0
1T.HILLJ.CROWDERJ.SMITH-SCHUSTER40.3267532080034.751600.0392006533.0
2D.ADAMSJ.CROWDERJ.SMITH-SCHUSTER40.4033062090034.851700.0391006517.0
3T.HILLD.METCALFJ.CROWDER42.6980962210036.851800.0379006317.0
4D.ADAMSD.METCALFJ.CROWDER42.7746482220037.051900.0378006300.0
5T.HILLA.THIELENJ.CROWDER41.8175122170036.251900.0383006383.0
6D.ADAMSA.THIELENJ.CROWDER41.8940642180036.352000.0382006367.0
7T.HILLJ.CROWDERT.BOYD38.9599872030033.852100.0397006617.0
8D.METCALFJ.CROWDERJ.SMITH-SCHUSTER38.3718172000033.352100.0400006667.0
9D.ADAMSJ.CROWDERT.BOYD39.0365392040034.052300.0396006600.0

One straightforward philosophy to choosing wide receivers is to spend no more than 1/3rd of the cap on the group. According to the week 1 model, there are ways to both spend less than 1/3rd of the cap and include top options like Davante Adams and Tyreke Hill.

Week 1 Receiver Groups Under 1/3 Of DFS Salary (Most Points)

Receiver 1Receiver 2Receiver 3Combined PointsCombined Salary% Cap$/PointSalary RemainingAvg $/Player Remaining
0A.THIELENJ.CROWDERJ.SMITH-SCHUSTER37.4912341960032.752300.0404006733.0
1D.ADAMSJ.CROWDERJ.MEYERS37.2711221990033.253400.0401006683.0
2T.HILLJ.CROWDERJ.MEYERS37.1945701980033.053200.0402006700.0
3D.METCALFJ.CROWDERT.BOYD37.0050511950032.552700.0405006750.0
4D.ADAMSJ.CROWDERG.WARD36.8194561950032.553000.0405006750.0

Week 1 Receiver Groups Under 1/3 Of DFS Salary (Highest Value)

Receiver 1Receiver 2Receiver 3Combined PointsCombined Salary% Cap$/PointSalary RemainingAvg $/Player Remaining
0A.THIELENJ.CROWDERJ.SMITH-SCHUSTER37.4912341960032.752300.0404006733.0
1J.CROWDERJ.SMITH-SCHUSTERT.BOYD34.6337081820030.352500.0418006967.0
2D.METCALFJ.CROWDERT.BOYD37.0050511950032.552700.0405006750.0
3T.HILLJ.CROWDERG.WARD36.7429031940032.352800.0406006767.0
4A.THIELENJ.CROWDERT.BOYD36.1244671910031.852900.0409006817.0

Some weeks it might make the most sense to free up cap space for can’t miss opportunities at other positions. When this happens, it is vital to still find a group with the potential for a big day.

Week 1 Receiver “Cheap” Receiver Groups (Most Points)

Receiver 1Receiver 2Receiver 3Combined PointsCombined Salary% Cap$/PointSalary RemainingAvg $/Player Remaining
0G.WARDZ.PASCALR.HIGGINS22.7365561490024.865500.0451007517.0
1G.WARDZ.PASCALD.SLAYTON21.6663921490024.868800.0451007517.0
2Z.PASCALR.HIGGINSD.SLAYTON20.5465561490024.872500.0451007517.0

In some cases, there are individual matchups that can’t be passed up. Deciding how to round out the unit comes down to finding a good combination of projected points and value.

Week 1 Receiver Groups Including Davante Adams (Most Points)

Receiver 1Receiver 2Receiver 3Combined PointsCombined Salary% Cap$/PointSalary RemainingAvg $/Player Remaining
0D.ADAMST.HILLJ.CROWDER44.7295842300038.351400.0370006167.0
1D.ADAMSJ.CROWDERJ.SMITH-SCHUSTER40.4033062090034.851700.0391006517.0
2D.ADAMSD.METCALFJ.CROWDER42.7746482220037.051900.0378006300.0
3D.ADAMSA.THIELENJ.CROWDER41.8940642180036.352000.0382006367.0
4D.ADAMSJ.CROWDERT.BOYD39.0365392040034.052300.0396006600.0

Week 1 Receiver Groups Including Tyreke Hill (Most Points)

Receiver 1Receiver 2Receiver 3Combined PointsCombined Salary% Cap$/PointSalary RemainingAvg $/Player Remaining
0D.ADAMST.HILLJ.CROWDER44.7295842300038.351400.0370006167.0
1T.HILLJ.CROWDERJ.SMITH-SCHUSTER40.3267532080034.751600.0392006533.0
2T.HILLD.METCALFJ.CROWDER42.6980962210036.851800.0379006317.0
3T.HILLA.THIELENJ.CROWDER41.8175122170036.251900.0383006383.0
4T.HILLJ.CROWDERT.BOYD38.9599872030033.852100.0397006617.0

Week 1 Receiver Groups Including Deandre Hopkins (Most Points)

Receiver 1Receiver 2Receiver 3Combined PointsCombined Salary% Cap$/PointSalary RemainingAvg $/Player Remaining
0T.HILLD.HOPKINSJ.CROWDER42.9344822260037.752600.0374006233.0
1D.ADAMSD.HOPKINSJ.CROWDER43.0110352270037.852800.0373006217.0
2D.HOPKINSJ.CROWDERJ.SMITH-SCHUSTER38.6082042050034.253100.0395006583.0
3D.HOPKINSD.METCALFJ.CROWDER40.9795462180036.353200.0382006367.0
4D.HOPKINSA.THIELENJ.CROWDER40.0989632140035.753400.0386006433.0

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