Week 1 SuperFlex Lineup on OwnersBox
If you read my article last week about SuperFlex Strategy on OwnersBox then you’re ready to put together an elite Salary Cap lineup. If you still need another push, I’ve got a player to target at each and every position that even stays under the $50,000 salary cap! So feel free to submit this lineup into our Week 1 contest for free with promo code “DREW9“!
Quarterback – Baker Mayfield ($6,200): The Browns QB is playing behind the number 1 ranked offensive line in the NFL according to PFF. He’s also going against the top offense in the NFL. Expect this team to be in a passing game script for much of the game. His weapons are healthy too. Odell Beckham is back, Jarvis Landry has been a reliable option and Donovan Peoples-Jones has looked great in camp!
SuperFlex QB – Sam Darnold ($5,600): OwnersBox is 6-pt TD for quarterbacks so you need to go with a QB in your SuperFlex spot. We all know what happens when QBs get out from under Adam Gase. He’s got fantastic weapons to work with and Joe Brady will immediately help bring his 2.5% TD rate up. Redemption against the Jets should be sweet with Bryce Hall being the top CB option for New York.
Running Back – Raheem Mostert ($5,600): Mostert only needs a few touches to turn it into fantasy points. As 7.5 point favourites against the Lions there should be some healthy volume for him even with second round pick Trey Sermon in the fold. Mostert should be less owned then Sermon as well making him an even more enticing option.
Running Back – Ty Johnson ($4,000): Johnson is at minimum price for RBs and he has the chance to be the leader in the backfield. Michael Carter hasn’t been getting work with the 1st team either. The Panthers ranked 28th in the NFL last season in opponent yards per rushing attempt at 4.7. If Johnson can get in the endzone as well this could be a difference-maker for your lineup!
Wide Receiver – Donovan Peoples-Jones ($3,700): With Baker Mayfield in my lineup I’m chasing a low priced stack with the former Michigan wideout. The team has raved about him in training camp and he is an elite athlete. With a 99th percentile burst score he is a big play waiting to happen!
Wide Receiver – Terry McLaurin ($6,400): The Ohio State product is bound to build off of his 2020 season. With Ryan Fitzpatrick in the fold, he’s going to turn into a big play threat as well. The secondary is an issue for the Chargers, with Michael Davis being promoted to the #1 outside role and an aging Chris Harris manning the slot.
Tight End – Jordan Akins ($3,500): Tyrod Taylor loves his tight ends. In Tyrod’s last 3 seasons as a starter in Buffalo, Charles Clay saw 70+ targets in on offense that was extremely run heavy. The Bills ranked 3rd, 2nd and 2nd in rushing attempts per game in those seasons. I wouldn’t expect the worst team in the NFL to run the ball very much in 2021. Akins can produce immediately with the departure of Darren Fells and a matchup with the Jaguars.
FLEX – Derrick Henry ($7,600): Henry is in the same tier as McCaffrey, Cook and Kamara. He is likely to be very overlooked as a result. With a matchup against a poor rushing defense in Arizona he is a clear target for me. Henry can run people over in September too it’s not just December.
FLEX – Calvin Ridley ($7,200): Ridley is the alpha dog in Atlanta and it is going to pay dividends for fantasy owners. Ridley is the fourth ranked wide receiver on the week and deservedly so. Darius Slay is not the man he once was. With the additional salary I had to spend, Ridley was an obvious option. He should command a ton of targets, which is great for this PPR format.