Monday, August 17, 2015

Daily Fantasy Roundup – August 17, 2015

Week 1 of the preseason came to a close with the Eagles 36-10 victory over the Colts on Sunday. Even without Sam Bradford and DeMarco Murray suiting up, the fast-paced Philly offense looked crisp while the Colts seemed content to get their reps in. Most importantly, we got our first look at some promising rookies and there are a couple of interesting takeaways to pass along.

Eagles first-rounder Nelson Agholor had an impressive debut, putting up a line of 3/57/1 on 5 targets. Agholor appears to be in line to start the season as the WR2 for the Eagles and will be an intriguing prospect to watch in the Chip Kelly offense. Week 1 of the regular season finds the Eagles traveling to Atlanta for a Monday Night affair with the Falcons. Agholor should be firmly on your radar at a price of $5,700.

On the Colts side, rookies Phillip Dorsett and Josh Robinson provided some glimpses into the future. The Colts are very high on Dorsett and he is squarely in the mix for the WR3 role behind T.Y. Hilton and Andre Johnson. Sixth-round pick Robinson is more of a long-term prospect but a name to remember in case the injury bug strikes the 32-year-old Frank Gore. Dorsett could be a bargain at $3,600 for Week 1’s date with the Bills. Robinson is priced at $3,000 but is not a valid option at this point.

News flies fast during the preseason and there’s always a ton of injury news that has a fantasy football impact. Footballguys Dr. Jene Bramel has an outstanding roundup posted on site that breaks down the major injury issues around the league.

Preseason action returns on Thursday with two games on tap. DraftKings has posted a full complement of games in the lobby, including the $15K Play-Action - top prize of $1,000 with only a $3 entry fee. Stay tuned to Cracking DraftKings throughout the week as we get you set for another week of preseason action.  

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