NFL Draftkings Picks for Week 1, 2022

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Quarterbacks

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh Allen BUF $7,800 24.53 3.15
Patrick Mahomes KC $7,500 23.85 3.18
Justin Herbert LAC $7,300 22.88 3.13
Jalen Hurts PHI $6,800 22.74 3.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Matthew Stafford LAR $6,200 20.75 3.35
Jalen Hurts PHI $6,800 22.74 3.34
Daniel Jones NYG $5,000 16.36 3.27
Dak Prescott DAL $6,600 21.31 3.23

Running Backs

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jonathan Taylor IND $9,100 24.73 2.72
Christian McCaffrey CAR $8,500 23.97 2.82
Derrick Henry TEN $8,600 20.77 2.42
Joe Mixon CIN $7,100 17.65 2.49
Austin Ekeler LAC $7,800 17.60 2.26
Alvin Kamara NO $7,600 17.47 2.30

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Christian McCaffrey CAR $8,500 23.97 2.82
Ezekiel Elliott DAL $6,000 16.62 2.77
Jonathan Taylor IND $9,100 24.73 2.72
Najee Harris PIT $6,400 16.65 2.60
Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC $5,400 14.01 2.59
Leonard Fournette TB $6,600 16.95 2.57

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Wide Receivers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Cooper Kupp LAR $8,500 24.74 2.91
Justin Jefferson MIN $7,800 21.97 2.82
Davante Adams LV $8,100 21.57 2.66
Mike Evans TB $6,300 19.80 3.14
Ja’Marr Chase CIN $7,100 17.51 2.47
Deebo Samuel SF $7,400 16.83 2.27
Stefon Diggs BUF $7,200 16.43 2.28
Chris Godwin TB $5,800 16.35 2.82

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mike Evans TB $6,300 19.80 3.14
Cooper Kupp LAR $8,500 24.74 2.91
Justin Jefferson MIN $7,800 21.97 2.82
Chris Godwin TB $5,800 16.35 2.82
Tyler Lockett SEA $5,000 14.08 2.82
Julio Jones TB $4,800 12.83 2.67
Davante Adams LV $8,100 21.57 2.66
Michael Pittman Jr. IND $5,500 14.33 2.61

Tight Ends

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Kelce KC $6,800 19.68 2.89
Mark Andrews BAL $6,800 16.65 2.45
Darren Waller LV $5,400 13.44 2.49
Zach Ertz ARI $4,400 12.17 2.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Travis Kelce KC $6,800 19.68 2.89
Zach Ertz ARI $4,400 12.17 2.77
Logan Thomas WAS $3,200 8.80 2.75
Dallas Goedert PHI $4,500 11.69 2.60

Defenses

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
49ers SF $4,100 8.86 2.16
Saints NO $3,700 8.36 2.26
Bills BUF $3,200 8.36 2.61
Titans TEN $3,500 8.18 2.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Vikings MIN $2,200 6.73 3.06
Cowboys DAL $2,500 7.53 3.01
Chiefs KC $2,300 6.90 3.00
Bears CHI $2,200 6.48 2.95

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides┬áno warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.