Fantasy Football 2020: The Week one winning DFS lineup

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TE | Hayden Hurst | vs. Seahawks | $5,200

This may be the play that makes the difference this week.  Hayden Hurst will become the Atlanta Falcons starting tight end after being buried on Baltimore’s depth chart last season behind standout Mark Andrews.

Hurst is inline for a heavy workload as he’s set to replace Austin Hooper, who earned 97 targets last season in this Falcons offense.  Hooper enjoyed a career year making 75 receptions totaling 787 yards and six touchdowns.  Hooper received a heft raise joining the Cleveland Browns in free agency, overtaking David Njoku for the starting job.

Hurst may produce similarly to Hooper last season.  Hooper averaged nearly 12 points per week, and Hurst notched less than four as a backup.  Quarterback Matt Ryan loves to utilize the tight end in Atlanta’s offense, and the team opens against Seattle, who defended the position second to last in 2019.

 FLEX | Stefon Diggs | vs Jets | $6,600

I typically prefer to use a running back in the flex position, but with limited funds to spend, I’ve opted to plug in the Buffalo Bills number one receiver entering the 2020 season.  Diggs, the former Vikings playmaker, had been dealt to the Bills after requesting a trade.

The Bills have not had a playmaker like Stefon Diggs at the wide receiver position in quite some time.  Diggs is the perfect complimentary piece to the speedy John Brown in the offense that loves to stretch the field behind the leagues’ strongest armed quarterback, Josh Allen.

Diggs can go deep but also excels running the intermediate routes and can do massive damage after the catch.  The Jets traded away Jamal Adams this summer, leaving us a perfect reason to question the Jets secondary.  Diggs has the potential to have a monstrous debut with his new club.

Defense | Indianapolis Colts | @ Jaguars | $3,700

This is a no-brainer and a bargain at $3,700.  The Colts defense draws a very favorable week one matchup against the depleted Jacksonville Jaguars.  After D.J. Chark, there isn’t much to worry about when it comes to the Jags offense after cutting Leonard Fournette.

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The Jags continue to clean house as they are tanking for Clemson’s quarterback and expected first overall pick in 2021, Trevor Lawrence.  After releasing Fournette, the Jaguars are expected to start undrafted rookie James Robinson at tailback, good luck kid.

The Colts, on the other hand, are a team gearing up to make a run.  Their new-look defense will feature one of the league’s best interior linemen, DeForest Buckner, along with the surging linebacker play of Darius Leonard.

Last season, corner Rock Ya-Sin emerged as a solid playmaker; he will have Xavier Rhodes playing opposite him this season.  Rhodes struggled the previous year in Minnesota but may benefit from a change of scenery.  The Colts also return veteran Justin Houston and Malik Hooker, a ball-hawking safety.

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The Colts are a darkhorse AFC playoff contender, and they’ve quietly put together an excellent defense that has top-ten potential.