Me and Julio Down By the End Zone

In the weekend’s projected highest scoring affair, Julio Jones should rack up the targets and will likely turn them into monstrous production. Here are my picks the Sunday-Monday week one slate:


Quarterbacks (QB)  Running Backs (RB) Wide Receivers (WR) Tight Ends (TE) Defense (DEF)
Aaron Rodgers, $16,400 Matt Forte, $15,000 Julio Jones, $18,000 Greg Olsen, $10,200 Seattle Seahawks, $6,600
Drew Brees, $15,200 Adrian Peterson, $14,800 Demaryius Thomas, $17,700 Travis Kelce, $9,300 Cincinnati Bengals, $6,300
Ryan Tannehill, $14,700 Eddie Lacy, $14,400 Odell Beckham Jr., $17,700 Martellus Bennett, $8,500 Green Bay Packers, $6,000
Eli Manning, $14,700 Jeremy Hill, $13,600 Dez Bryant, $16,800 Jason Witten, $8,000 Miami Dolphins, $6,000
Tony Romo, $14,400 DeMarco Muray, $12,900 Jordan Matthews, $14,400 Jordan Cameron, $7,700 Carolina Panthers, $6,000
Matt Ryan, $14,400 Mark Ingram, $10,800 Davante Adams, $13,900 Tyler Eifert, $7,600 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $5,600
Sam Bradford, $13,600 Tevin Coleman, $8,700 Jarvis Landry, $11,200 Kyle Rudolph, $7,300 Tennessee Titans, $5,600
Joe Flacco, $13,200 Doug Martin, $8,400 John Brown, $8,800 Delanie Walker, $7,00 New York Jets, $5,600
Tyrod Taylor, $12,200 Chris Ivory, $8,000 Stevie Johnson, $7,200 Jordan Reed, $6,800 Jacksonville Jaguars, $5,400


Quarterbacks (QB)  Running Backs (RB) Wide Receivers (WR) Tight Ends (TE) Defense (DEF)
Aaron Rodgers, $16,400 Adrian Peterson, $14,800 Julio Jones, $18,000 Greg Olsen, $10,200 Seattle Seahawks, $6,600
Peyton Manning, $15,900 Eddie Lacy, $14,400 Odell Beckham Jr., $17,700 Travis Kelce, $9,300 Cincinnati Bengals, $6,300
Ryan Tannehill, $14,700 Jeremy Hill, $13,600 Randall Cobb, $16,200 Martellus Bennett, $8,500 Kansas City Chiefs, $6,000
Tony Romo, $14,400 DeMarco Murray, $12,900 Alshon Jeffery, $16,000 Jason Witten, $8,000 Green Bay Packers, $6,000
Matt Ryan, $14,400 Lamar Miller, $10,500 Davante Adams, $13,900 Charles Clay, $7,500 Carolina Panthers, $6,000
Sam Bradford, $13,600 Carlos Hyde, $10,000 DeSean Jackson, $13,500 Owen Daniels, $7,000 Indianapolis Colts, $5,700
Tyrod Taylor, $12,200 Giovani Bernard, $9,000 Nelson Agholor, $11,200 Delanie Walker, $7,000 Tennessee Titans, $5,600
Marcus Mariota, $12,000 Chris Ivory, $8,000 Allen Robinson, $10,800 Brent Celek, $6,500 (if it looks like no Ertz) New York Jets, $5,600
Kirk Cousins, $10,000 Ameer Abdullah, $7,600 John Brown, $8,800 Richard Rodgers, $6,400 Philadelphia Eagles, $5,400



Top Implied Totals: Eagles, Cowboys, Packers, Falcons, Broncos, Cardinals, Chargers, Colts, Bengals and Dolphins

Other Offenses to Consider: Saints Giants, Seahawks, Ravens, Vikings, Bears, Bills, Titans and Redskins

Weather Concerns: CLE/NYJ may see some light rain throughout the course of the game. Both CAR/JAX and TEN/TB should experience scattered thunderstorms at one point or another but they shouldn’t last very long. Denver is going to be like an oven due to the heat but nothing that should interrupt play.

Note: I will update the quick picks throughout the course of the day and adjust picks according to who is active/inactive.

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders is a fantasy sports expert with over 15 years of playing experience. After starting several freelance fantasy sports blogs, Ricky moved up in the fantasy industry when he joined Going9 Baseball. He wrote fantasy baseball content and had a weekly radio spot on the site’s SiriusXM Satellite Radio show. Shortly thereafter, in early 2013, Ricky joined RotoExperts as a three-sport fantasy contributor, eventually becoming one of the site’s lead basketball writers. While writing for RotoExperts, Ricky was introduced to daily fantasy sports and immediately fell in love. With help from some of his mentors, some of the best DFS players in the world, he honed his skills and became the daily fantasy expert he is today. When RotoExperts created a daily-focused website called, Ricky was brought on as one of the main contributors. He still makes frequent appearances on the RotoExperts SiriusXM Radio show and on the FNTSY Sports Television Network, talking daily fantasy sports. He also continues to write for a few DFS content sites: RotoCurve and The Fantasy Fix. Ricky is a proud and active member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He has agreed to be a writer and representative for the FantasyDraft brand and serves as an ambassador to the site. He has no more access to the site than the typical user. Don’t hesitate to contact Ricky with questions on Twitter @RSandersDFS.

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3 Responses

  1. Pete Yan says:

    what about Ty Montgomery?

    • Ricky Sanders Ricky Sanders says:

      The addition of James Jones makes me leery of the third and fourth WR situation in GB. I think they are tournament options only but prefer using Richard Rodgers as a shot.

  2. Pete Yan says:

    thanks – missed on Julio tonight. would have been key. should have listened to you.

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