Daily Fantasy flex plays for Week 1

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The flex spot on DraftKings is wonderful for a number of reasons, but none more so than it allows for a lot more lineup diversity, especially in smaller slates. On a point-per-reception site like DraftKings, it makes sense to optimize your lineup for receptions, so these flex spot recommendations are biased toward receivers.

Below are flex options to round out your lineups with additional safety, upside or value, based on how you’ve constructed the rest of your squad. I’m also going to assume that you have $6,500 or less to spend. Remember to rearrange your lineup such that the wide receiver/running back/tight end with the latest start time is in your flex spot, so that if for some reason he doesn’t play, you have more options to late swap with. It’s a rare occurrence, but foolish to not take advantage of just in case.