AJ Green #18 of the Arizona Cardinals makes a leaping catch against the Los Angeles Rams
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Daily Fantasy Sleeper Cell: Week 1 Targets to Get Any Lineup Into the Endzone


If you, like me, enjoy a bit of Daily Fantasy Sports, you're probably considering who you're going to roll with by kickoff in Week 1.

Personally, I love to hone in on the those who lie in wait. If we choose Jonathan Taylor every week, there's going to be a high ownership percentage and we're less likely to rise to the top.

For that reason, I love loading up on sleepers. With that said, let's have a look at who I think folks are going to be sleeping on at Quarterback, Running Back, Wide Receiver, FLEX, and Defense this week.

QB Down in the Bayou

Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints looks on against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter

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Part of me can't believe I'm saying this, but Jameis Winston could be a great play in Week1. Though he's coming back from an ACL injury, the Falcons are a pretty soft week one opponent. Winston has something to prove, so maybe we will finally have the chance to see what the Buccaneers saw when they drafted him No. 1 overall in 2015.

New Orleans has a lot to prove in their passing game. But the addition of Jarvis Landry, the continued growth of Tre'Quan Smith and Marquez Callaway, and a great first round grab of former Buckeye Chris Olave will give Winston plenty of options. And if their running game can get going early and often, it should open up some big play opportunities. Michael Thomas remains a giant question mark, but if Winston relies on the others, he could have a big day against Atlanta.

Sony Running Back to the Other Side of LA

Sony Michel #25 of the Los Angeles Rams walks off of the field after to an NFL game against the Houston Texans

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After a sputtering start to his career in New England and a stint with the Rams, Sony Michel has found himself in what is likely to be a very good Chargers team. Of course Austin Ekeler continues to be the number one back for the Bolts, but his track record of injuries prove he shouldn't be relied upon as the every down back. There has been varied success with supplemental backs, and Michel should slot in nicely to stabilize the position. This Chargers offense is not short of weapons, so I'd expect Sony can manage a decent number of touches. If he can manage a short gain score or two he could be a sneaky pick for this week.


One Day in Miami

Jakobi Meyers #16 of the New England Patriots warms up before the preseason game between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers

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Jakobi Meyers may be the one piece of the New England Patriots offense that is near automatic. Major questions loom around who is and should be calling plays, and the Pats seem to be back pedaling from the dynasty they started to build 20 years ago. However Mac Jones quickly developed a relationship with Meyers, which saw his stock rise. Who knows if the offensive line will be able to plow the hash for the running game, so it may mean Jones will have less time in the pocket, and old reliable could get a lot of looks.

Still FLEX-ing in Arizona

Wide receiver A.J. Green #18 of the Arizona Cardinals lines up during the NFL game at State Farm Stadium

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AJ Green could fly this week. The Cardinals low key have a lot of great weapons in the skill positions, but there's also a history of landing on the injured list. If James Conner can get going and Zach Ertz can man between the hashes, Green can become an interesting play. He's a brilliant pass catcher, and if healthy can run routes with the best of them. There's no doubt in my mind that AJ Green's career would be on a pedestal if not for the constant injuries. Marquise Brown and Rondale Moore will likely get more looks, but Green may just catch fire and take you to the promised land.


The Best Defense Is...

Darius Leonard #53 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates his interception with teammates during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium

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When it comes to a defense, it's a crapshoot. So the wildest advice I can give is that you don't actually need a specific defense. Have it it. It's officially the wild west.

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