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XFL DFS Week 1: Value Pack - DraftKings Edition

A handy guide on who to play in DraftKings DFS for the XFL Week 1 slate.
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Photo: XFL.com

This is the XFL! Yes, I feel better getting that out. Thanks for giving us more football, Vince McMahon. We didn’t have to go long without it, as it will have only been six days between the Super Bowl and the time XFL action commences.

When it comes to DFS for the XFL, there are two differences over here for DraftKings. One is tight ends being grouped with wide receivers and the other is the addition of team defenses. This will be an interesting take on the games since they should be higher scoring affairs due to the set of rules in place. Good luck to everyone this weekend!

Running Back

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Photo: Denis Poroy/AAF/Getty Images

Ja'Quan Gardner - SEA ($3.6K): Gardner was recently announced as the starter for the Dragons, beating out Kenneth Farrow and Trey Williams. During his time in the AAF, he logged 64 carries for 311 yards. He seems to have more of a burst and shiftiness to his game since he is a smaller player. Gardner will be able to contribute to the passing game as well. Who knows, maybe you get will get a few receiving touchdowns out of him with the double forward pass rule.

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Wide Receiver

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Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Malachi Dupre - DC ($3.0K): Dupre is one of the youngest players to pay attention to. He is the type of player that is still looking to make a major name for himself to get back to the NFL. He will be looking to show out every single week. This week, he will see more work due to an injury to DeAndre Thompkins, who has been ruled out. They have a matchup this weekend with the Dragons, whose defense is supposed to be near the bottom of the league.

Flex

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Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

L'Damian Washington - STL ($3.7K): The battle back continues for Washington. After his college career ended in 2013, he struggled to make an NFL roster through the years. During his CFL days in 2018, he appeared in eight games and posted 24 total receptions, 246 yards, and two touchdowns before being cut the following season. In 2019, he signed with the Birmingham Iron in the AAF, where he finished with 15 receptions, 250 yards, and two touchdowns. He has shown that he can make the most out of his catches. More work coming his way means he will be able to help out his team on a frequent basis. This could be a breakout season for him.

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