INDIANAPOLIS --- The regular season has arrived, and each Sunday morning at 8:45 AM I will be posting my FanDuel picks.
Be sure to also watch 1st Down with Rick Venturi (Sundays at 8:30 AM on CBS 4 in Indianapolis) for our weekly fantasy segment as well with FanDuel Managing Editor and Indianapolis native Will Carroll.
You can also use these picks for your traditional fantasy football teams, as the FanDuel lineups will often include sleepers. If you are a new and want to learn how to play (and win) on FanDuel, click here for my FanDuel strategies, how to play, and how to best build a lineup.
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STEVE'S FANDUEL WEEK 1 LINEUP
QB - Sam Bradford (PHL, $7,500)
RB - Adrian Peterson (MIN, $9,200)
RB - Doug Martin (TB, $6,900)
WR - Julio Jones (ATL, $9,000)
WR - Andre Johnson (IND, $6,900)
WR - Nelson Agholor (PHL, $5,500)
TE - Greg Olsen (CAR, $5,900)
K - Chandler Catanzaro (ARZ, $4,700)
DEF - New York Jets ($4,400)
Total Salary - $60,000; Remaining Salary - $0
The Eagles at Falcons game should be a shootout. That's why I'm loading up with the Bradford-Agholor stack, hoping both won't be in many lineups. I'm going Julio Jones too, hoping he also won't be in as many lineups, since he is the most expensive receiver week 1.
Andre Johnson is my Colts pick this week, with a very reasonable $6,900. Buffalo is tough to run on, and I like Johnson's size on Buffalo's corners.
Doug Martin has had a great preseason and gets a good matchup against the Titans.
Gronk is not available after playing Thursday. I like Olsen the most from the other remaining top-5 TEs, and he's the cheapest of those reliable options.
The Jets defense has been revamped, and they get a favorable matchup against the Browns. Priced outside the top-10 defenses, it's great value.
Colts & FanDuel 2015 Fantasy Season Plans
Every Sunday morning on 1st Down with Rick Venturi (CBS 4 in Indianapolis at 8:30 AM Sundays; Colts.com starting 9:00 AM Sundays), FanDuel Managing Editor Will Carroll will join me to give our FanDuel lineup picks for the FanDuel Sunday Million Tournament.
Every Friday afternoon, Colts.com will also host the FanDuel Fantasy Focus, a weekly fantasy football live show that will hit on both traditional and FanDuel fantasy football. You can join the conversation, by questions at the bottom right of the Colts.com Fantasy Football page. Download the Colts mobile app for alerts on when to watch. If you miss it, it will also be on Colts.com over the weekends.