Week 14 Main Slate NFL DFS Plug

Week 14 Main Slate NFL DFS Plug



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This is the Sunday Main Slate NFL Daily Plug! Occupy Fantasy’s Chris Rooney has written up a guide to the slate using the Occupy Model, betting line movements, and news updates. Keep an eye on this page, updates will be made IN BLUE on Sunday mornings if anything changes.

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Consider the Plug an in-depth road map for the main slate. Let’s get to it!

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BETTING ODDS

Biggest Favorites:
Seattle Seahawks, -14
Green Bay Packers, -7.5
Kansas City Chiefs, -7
Tennessee Titans, -7
New Orleans Saints, -6.5

Highest Game Totals:
GB@DET, 54.5
TEN@JAX, 53
MIN@TB, 52
IND@LV, 51
KC@MIA, 50.5

Highest Implied Team Totals:
Green Bay Packers, 31
Seattle Seahawks, 30.5
Tennessee Titans, 29.75
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 29.5
Kansas City Chiefs, 28.75

Lowest Implied Team Totals:
New York Jets, 16.5
Philadelphia Eagles, 18.25
Cincinnati Bengals, 19.25
Washington Football Team, 19.75
New York Giants, 21.25

GAMES TO STACK

Each week, we’ll point out the games to stack based on the Occupy Model, betting line information such as game totals, implied team totals, line movements, and more.

We have a huge, full slate of games in Week 14. Normally, we list out 3 options for game stacks – this week, however, there’s a lot of games with stacking opportunities on our priority list. Our favorites?

MIN@TB

The Vikings and the Buccaneers have the highest total game on the slate that isn’t a second matchup of division rivals.

Divisional rematches are often lower scoring, reducing fantasy point performances by about 10% on average. So while GB@DET and TEN@JAX have high totals – and are very stackable this week, admittedly – we’re not prioritizing them here at Occupy this week.

Tom Brady is fresh off a bye, and should have his full complement of weapons available. Ronald Jones is the clear lead back, but Leonard Fournette is involved enough as a pass catcher that it’s worth thinking about game scripts where he plays more.

Mike Evans, Antonio Brown and Chris Godwin rank in that order for weighted opportunities over TB’s last 3 games; Evans leads the way in both air yards and targets. Evans has 8 red zone targets in that stretch, no one else has more than 2.

Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate are both involved at TE, but Gronk is clearly the top option.

The Vikings have the most clearly defined roles in the NFL. Dalvin Cook will get virtually all of the RB touches – we project him for 32.4 weighted opportunities to touch the ball in the Occupy RB Model, 2nd most on the entire week.

Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and Irv Smith Jr. should be the top receiving threats this week – we expect Smith to return from injury, while Kyle Rudolph seems headed for the inactive list in Week 14.

LAC@ATL

Every game below the MIN@TB game is much closer in our rankings.

The appeal of Chargers-Falcons is two fold. First, people are probably going to overreact to the poor performance of the Chargers last weekend, and not play them enough. Second? We have two WRs in this game who are severely underperforming their recent opportunities.

Each of these factors gives us a scenario we think we can leverage in NFL DFS tournaments.

The Falcons are slight 1 point favorites, but the line has moved towards the Chargers with the news Julio Jones won’t play.

Calvin Ridley has seen a 28% share of Matt Ryan’s targets when Julio has missed games this year, so he clearly gets the biggest bump in anticipated production. Russell Gage has 25 targets over the last 3 weeks – it appears his role has solidified in this offense, while others have been dealing with injuries.

These are the top two receivers we like the most. Hayden Hurst should still see about 15% of Matt Ryan’s targets, so he’s an option at TE, as well.

We love the Chargers side of the ball this week. Justin Herbert is one of our favorite QBs this week overall (he sits atop our QB Model). 

Austin Ekeler is our top ranked RB this week. Keenan Allen is our 6th highest ranked WR, while Mike Williams is on our radar as an underperforming WR. Hunter Henry is ranked 3rd in our TE Model.

Across the board, our Model that is designed for high-risk contest optimization loves the Chargers against the below average Falcons pass defense. #TrustTheModel, ignore last week’s dud, and stack Chargers.

Rather than locking into three specific games at this point, there’s a few others we like. We’ll narrow our options by the time we’re live on Twitch Saturday to take member questions on Week 14. These are the other games we’re monitoring:

KC@MIA

This one is probably the best of the remaining games, and it’s simply because – Chiefs. Mahomes is unreal, and Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce are top options at their respective positions. They’re also expensive to stack – so consider dropping down to guys like Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson, or Clyde Edwards-Helaire at RB.

On the Miami side, it should be a heavy dose of DeAndre Washington at RB, while DeVante Parker, Mike Gesicki, and Jakeem Grant round out the best options to use in game stacks for the Dolphins.

This game is the leader in our staff chat poll for a third game stack, so if you want to get ahead of the curve, use this game and the two above in your lineup builds.

HOU@CHI

Brandin Cooks and David Johnson are out for the Texans, which means we have cheap pieces up and down the starting lineup to stack with perennial QB1 Deshaun Watson.

On the Bears side, Darnell Mooney is one of our underperforming WRs, while TE Cole Kmet has received twice as many targets as Jimmy Graham in recent weeks. The game does have a low total, but we like the lineup flexibility this game affords us – we can get expensive pieces from the other games in HOU/CHI stacks really easily.

We’re watching NO@PHI, where Taysom Hill, Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara on one side are attractive, and Jalen Hurts, Miles Sanders, Jalen Reagor and Dallas Goedert are in play on the other. Each piece in this game is modestly (or cheaply) priced, and probably has more upside than the current betting market lines indicate.

We’re also looking at ARI@NYG and DEN@CAR, which have some injury news (and players returning from injury) leaving things a bit murky at this time.

In general, we really think at any level – 3 entry max, 20 entry max, 150 max – that you should narrow your options to 3 game stacks. Running 6 QBs is about the upper limit we’re comfortable recommending.

Watch the game total moves between now and Sunday morning. Which games move up? Which games move down? Pick games where a.) there’s optimism in the markets for high scoring totals, and b.) there’s a concentrated volume of opportunity on the offenses to leverage.

BEST PLAYS BY POSITION

QB

Stud: Patrick Mahomes (@ Miami)

The Chiefs are back on the main slate, and that means they are back at the top of our priority list. Mahomes is the second highest ranked QB in the Occupy Model this week.

This is a return to the site of Mahomes’ greatest triumph, as the Chiefs won their championship in February at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The Chiefs play at the 8th fastest situation-neutral pace in the NFL this season, which should help negate Miami’s pass rush a bit.

Mahomes is playing elite football; his passer rating trails only fellow MVP candidate Aaron Rodgers. With 300+ passing yards in 5 straight games (400+ in 2 of them), Mahomes is averaging over 31 DraftKings points per game recently. Don’t overthink this one – if you want to pay up at QB, he’s the guy, and it’s hard to argue he isn’t worth the price of admission here.

Value: Justin Herbert (@ Atlanta)

The rookie is the highest ranked QB in our Model this week. 

It’s hard to be high on him after the poor performance last week, but that’s what we do here – we move on, and quickly. The Falcons are a below average pass defense, that allows the third most passing yards per game to their opponents this year, and the most yards per attempt to QBs.

Look for Herbert to try and wash the bad taste out of his mouth from last week in this spot. It’s a plus matchup for his favorite target, Keenan Allen, which should help him tremendously. The Chargers have the 3rd fastest pace on offense in situation neutral – they’ll move quickly when they move the sticks. The presumptive rookie of the year has gone for 20+ DraftKings points in all but 2 starts. He’s a fine play in a bounce back spot.

Value: Taysom Hill (@ Philadelphia)

Taysom Hill SZN gets one more week, as Drew Brees is expected to be activated next weekend.

The Eagles are a plus matchup for Taysom, as they rank just 24th by DVOA against the pass. He should be able to find his favorite target (more below) when he drops back to pass with ease.

We have Taysom in the middle of the Occupy Model, as the Eagles project to bring the most pressure to an opposing QB on this slate. Hill’s rushing ability should negate some of that here, though.

A quick note on Jalen Hurts – he certainly is viable because of his price in low-risk. It’s probably not the best spot this week, given that the Eagles have one of the lower team totals on the slate, and the Saints should be able to control this one.

RB

Stud: Derrick Henry (@ Jacksonville)

It was a false start to DeHember last Sunday, as the Titans couldn’t move the chains early against the Browns, and suddenly found themselves down 3+ scores for the majority of the game. Henry still finished with 16 touches in the worst situation possible. Now the Titans 3rd best run blocking line gets to try to open holes for him against a below average Jaguar rush defense.

Hard to see the same super negative game script playing out against these Jaguars, a team Henry has historically dominated. We project him for the highest ownership at the position, so he should be a staple of low-risk lineups as a result. We project 26.6 weighted opportunities for him to touch the football in the Occupy Model.

Stud: Austin Ekeler (vs. Atlanta)

Speaking of false starts to the month, couldn’t get much worse than Henry’s game script… unless you were Austin Ekeler. The Chargers couldn’t muster a single score in their game against New England.

Ekeler still got (slightly) over half the RB carries, and drew 9 targets from Justin Herbert. He’s once again our top ranked RB in the Model, and that’s because he’s the rare RB who also gets WR like volume in the passing game at the position. His 30.5 weighted opportunities we project him for is the 3rd most this weekend.

Value: Ezekiel Elliott (@ Cincinnati)

It’s time for the Cowboys to Feed Zeke if they want to remain contenders in the NFC Least.

The Bengals have the 21st ranked rush defense, while the Cowboys have a top ten run blocking offensive line somehow. Elliott’s last rushing touchdown was in October, when Dak Prescott was still active for a game. That’s a problem.

The workload is still strong – Elliott’s averaged 20 opportunities to touch the ball in the last 5 games – and that’s even including the poor performance on Thanksgiving by Dallas. He’s still consistently playing about 65-70% of the snaps overall, as well. If we’re ever going to use Zeke again this season, it should be in this spot, where the Cowboys are 3.5 point favorites against a Cincinnati team with nothing to play for.

Elliott also correlates with the Cowboys defense, our top ranked unit on this slate. He is our 6th highest ranked RB on both FanDuel and DraftKings, and projects for 28.3 weighted opportunities to touch the ball Sunday. 

Value: Myles Gaskin DeAndre Washington (vs. Kansas City)

Yes – playing underdog RBs in low-risk is usually not the best. No, there still aren’t any true hard and fast rules in DFS. The Chiefs rank 30th by DVOA defending RBs. Now? We get to play an even cheaper RB against them.

With Gaskin on the COVID list, it should be the DeAndre Washington show – at minimum price – this week. ESPN Dolphins beat reporter Cameron Wolfe seems to think Washington is atop the pecking order (remember they literally traded for him this year, Miami loves him clearly).

Washington can catch passes. He’s had a high volume of targets in games where he’s played 30+ snaps in the NFL. This week looks like another one. Use him liberally in all lineup types.

Gaskin returned from IR and handled virtually all of the RB touches for the Dolphins last weekend. He’ll have a similar set up against the Chiefs, with only DeAndre Washington and Patrick Laird behind him at the position.

The Chiefs have been the worst rush defense in the league in 2020 – Gaskin should not only see enough volume to hit value, he has a good shot to rip off big plays to get there as well. We projected 21.1 weighted opportunities for him this week. 

Value: J.D. McKissic (@ San Francisco)

Antonio Gibson is out this week, which should lead to another heavy dose of McKissic and Peyton Barber for Washington.

McKissic’s target volume is what puts him ahead of Barber for us, especially on DraftKings. He’s had 10+ targets in 3 out of the last 5 Washington games this season, as well. At the moment, McKissic is probably the best cheap RB on this slate to use. We’ll want to make the switch to a player in a better situation if any injury news opens up another spot.

Keep an eye on the Houston situation, where David Johnson is once again on IR. Duke Johnson was upgraded to a full participant in Friday’s practice – he should be RB1 for HOU unless anything changes.

WR

Stud: Davante Adams (@ Detroit)

It’s not often you can play a goal line back at WR, but with the Packers? Davante Adams is your man!

Adams has scored a touchdown in seven straight games. It’s insane. He has 9+ targets in every single game since Week 6, and 10+ in all but 2.

Earlier in the season, Aaron Jones torched the Lions with 168 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground, with another 68 yards and a touchdown as a receiver.

This was an awesome performance against a pathetic defense (Jones is a fine low-risk play) – but understand Adams tweaked an injury that day, played his lowest number of snaps of the year, and then missed two games as a result.

The field may be overvaluing Jones, and undervaluing Adams in this game as a result of the box score performances. We project Adams for 9.5 targets this week. Several of these should come in the red zone – where Adams has 20 out of 33 red zone targets for Green Bay since Week 6. No one else has more than 3.

Davante Adams. Goal line back. At WR.

Stud: Tyreek Hill (@ Miami)

Imagine not knowing you caught a TD? Tyreek is the only human on the planet who can claim this status after last Sunday night.

He should have no problem knowing he caught one against the Dolphins – the speedster has 11+ targets in four straight games, and is the fourth highest ranked WR in our Model this week.

We have Tyreek projected for 8.7 total targets. Mahomes’ favorite deep threat is a contender to break every single slate he’s featured on. When his volume is up (as it has been in recent weeks), it’s tough to ignore him in all lineup types as a result.

Stud: Michael Thomas (@ Philadelphia)

It’s starting to become egregious that Michael Thomas hasn’t scored a touchdown for the Saints in 2020. In the last 3 games, Thomas has a 57% share of Taysom’s air yards, and a 39% target share.

0 touchdown celebrations. Come on, man. Michael Thomas needs to be putting points on the board for the Saints at the Linc on Sunday, or we riot. We project 8.5 targets for Thomas in the Occupy Model.

Value: Keke Coutee, Chad Hansen (@ Chicago)

With Brandin Cooks out, Coutee should continue to man the slot, with Chad Hansen splitting out wide all day. These will be Watson’s top receivers today, so expect them each to see a floor of about 7 targets. Each is viable in low-risk to help make your builds fit now as a result.

Value: Robby Anderson (vs. Denver)

DJ Moore and Robby Anderson have been seeing elite volume as a tandem all season; without Moore available (COVID), Anderson should definitely see a higher floor of target opportunity. His ceiling should be higher in the right situation, as well.

The Broncos have actually been the 7th best pass defense this season, so it’s not the easiest matchup – but volume and opportunity trumps all in NFL DFS. We safely project Robby A for 7.4 targets, but it could easily be more.

The best part? The opposing Broncos will be without their CB1 A.J. Bouye, matching up Anderson with a reserve DB on Sunday.

Value: Marvin Jones (vs. Green Bay)

Since Kenny Golladay has missed a ton of time, Marvin Jones has seized hold of the top WR role for the Lions.

He has a patently absurd 489 air yards in his last 3 games (45% share) on 26% of Matthew Stafford’s targets. He’s also our top underperforming WR on this slate, which is a great way to land in a featured spot in the Plug. 

This game with the Packers has the highest game total on the slate; while the field will play Packers players, Jones offers plenty of standalone value of his own for low-risk, and is the perfect run-back option in Packers game stacks as well.

Value: Nelson Agholor (vs. Indianapolis)

When one player just absolutely dominates their chances, and scores for their offense, it means others don’t. Crazy concept, right?

Nelson Agholor has 402 air yards in the last 3 weeks for the Raiders – a 43% share. He has a 23% share of the targets, 2nd only to that dominant player, Darren Waller.

So while Waller has been overperforming, Aggy sits here as an underperformer with a tremendously safe role on his team at a low price. The Colts are fighting for a playoff spot, and are a tough defensive matchup – for Darren Waller. This sets up well to be a good game for the Raider receiver as a result.

TE

Stud: Travis Kelce (@ Miami)

Yes, we think you need a piece of the Chiefs this week. If not Mahomes at QB, or Hill at WR, go with Kelce at TE. He’s our top ranked player at the position (always), and projects for 9 targets.

The Dolphins are an average matchup; more importantly, Kelce has a 24% share of Mahomes’ targets, and a 29% share of the air yards. He’s not that far behind the exorbitantly priced Hill for opportunity, but he’s cheaper to roster on FanDuel and DraftKings. He may be the best low-risk play of the 3 here as a result in Week 14.

Value: Evan Engram (vs. Arizona)

Daniel Jones is slated to return for this matchup, which should elevate all of the top NYG receiving options.

The top option in recent weeks? Engram! He leads the Giants in air yards and targets since Week 11. It’s an average TE matchup, but Engram should command plenty of opportunity – more than enough to pay off his modest price this week.

Value: Jordan Akins (@ Chicago)

Akins was a wind sprint King for the Texans against the Colts, drawing only 3 targets despite running a route on the vast majority of Watson’s dropbacks.

Chad Hansen at WR took a lot of the slot work, which may explain Akins’ lack of production. Still priced below $3000 on DraftKings, Akins seems like a fine punt at the position if you’re looking to jam studs elsewhere. He’s our second highest ranked TE in the Occupy Model for Week 14.

DST

Defenses are not typically going to be written up in detail in our Daily Plug on main slates. One of the optimal ways to select defenses for low-risk contests? Focus on defenses facing opponents with low Vegas team totals. We also want to target turnover prone quarterbacks when it makes sense. You shouldn’t ever pass on a player at another spot just to jam in a defense. We’ll always provide a list of low and high risk defenses in the player pool below.

BANKROLL ALLOCATION

Use 4-5% of your bankroll.

There’s a juicy amount of GPP’s with big prizes for NFL compared to other sports. Depending on your bankroll tier, take advantage! Read Contest Recommendations below for suggested contests by tier.

If playing low-risk, focus on the same spots we normally recommend – H2Hs, single entry double ups (as always, multi-entry double ups are OK if you can max enter them).

Our studs and values by position above are intended to be a roadmap to help you win in low-risk contests. For high-risk, there are plenty of strong GPP plays in the “Best of the Rest” player pool.

LINEUP STRATEGY

Check out the player pool below. In low-risk contests, you should continue to try and play 3 running backs from the write-up and low-risk sections. Often, the highest projected owned RBs in the Occupy Model end up being the sharpest low-risk plays. Smart players have all week to figure out who to run, ownership projections reflect that.

This week is tough. With phenomenal high price options at QB, WR and TE, its worth taking a hard look at cheap RBs to get those guys in.

MIA’s DeAndre Washington is now the virtual lock cheap low-risk RB – he should play the bulk of the snaps.

We recommend one Chief – whether its Mahomes, Hill or Kelce – in your lineups this week.

Depending on which route you go, it will change the rest of your build. Derrick Henry is the clear top RB for low-risk in our Model, with Austin Ekeler right there due to his PPR role. We like Ezekiel Elliott because of the matchup and opportunity, while JD McKissic and Duke Johnson are strong punts.

The field will also be on Aaron Jones, James Robinson and David Montgomery – so consider those guys as well. Remember that projected ownership is our best indicator of the best RBs to use in low-risk contests.

Building 5-10-20, even 150 lineups for large-field GPPs? Stick to a core of top plays (outlined below) that are projected to be highly owned, and build game stacks around that core. We strongly recommend stacking the highest total games on the slate above to accomplish this.

For large-field high-risk contests, we recommend 3×1 stacking (a QB, two of his teammates, and one opposing player). In smaller high-risk contests like 100-player leagues, we recommend 3×1 or 3×2 stacking.

You can use our Lineup Builder to set your groupings using the Occupy Model rankings! Available for as low as $4 a week for Occupy members. You probably should – our CEO Brian Jester was able to take down a FanDuel GPP in Week 9 using this exact tool!

Best of the Rest

If building player pools for mass-multi entry is your thing, consider using these names in addition to top plays above. Please remember – the Occupy Model is designed for high-risk contest optimization. Lower-ranked plays may still be great low-risk plays for that reason.

QUARTERBACKS:

LOW-RISK: Jalen Hurts

HIGH-RISK: Kyler Murray, Daniel Jones, Kirk Cousins, Tua Tagovailoa, Matt Ryan

RUNNING BACKS: 

LOW-RISK: David Montgomery, Aaron Jones, Giovani Bernard

HIGH-RISK: Dalvin Cook, James Robinson, Alvin Kamara, D’Andre Swift, Chris Carson, Mike Davis, Leonard Fournette, Devontae Booker, Kenyan Drake, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Miles Sanders, Jeff Wilson, Ronald Jones, Peyton Barber, Raheem Mostert, Todd Gurley, Wayne Gallman, Ty Johnson, Jonathan Taylor, Kalen Ballage, Melvin Gordon, Chase Edmonds, Latavius Murray, Nyheim Hines, Jamaal Williams, Le’Veon Bell, Tony Pollard

WIDE RECEIVERS: 

LOW-RISK: Keenan Allen, Calvin Ridley, DK Metcalf, Jarvis Landry, Tyler Lockett

LOW-RISK: Calvin Ridley, Keenan Allen, DK Metcalf, Brandon Aiyuk, Breshad Perriman, Corey Davis

HIGH RISK: DeAndre Hopkins, Terry McLaurin, Justin Jefferson, Amari Cooper, Deebo Samuel, Allen Robinson, Tyler Lockett, DeVante Parker, Brandin Cooks, Chris Godwin, Adam Thielen, AH Brown, Jerry Jeudy, Kenny Golladay (if active), DJ Chark, Christian Kirk, Sterling Shepard, Curtis Samuel, Michael Pittman Jr., Tee Higgins, Jalen Reagor, T.Y. Hilton, Mike Williams, Mike Evans, Antonio Brown, Tyler Boyd, Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins, CeeDee Lamb, Jakeem Grant, Russell Gage, Demarcus Robinson

“UNDERPERFORMING WRs”: Jerry Jeudy, Marvin Jones, Jakeem Grant, Nelson Agholor, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, DJ Chark, Christian Kirk, Darnell Mooney, Breshad Perriman, Mike Williams, Tee Higgins, Calvin Ridley

TIGHT ENDS:

LOW-RISK: Hunter Henry, Jacob Hollister, Darren Waller

HIGH RISK: T.J. Hockenson, Bob Tonyan, Mike Gesicki, Dallas Goedert, Hayden Hurst, Rob Gronkowski, Irv Smith Jr

DST:

LOW-RISK: Cowboys, Texans, Seahawks, Saints

HIGH-RISK: Falcons, Chiefs, Eagles, Bengals

Plays are listed in order of preference (DK OF Index).

CONTEST RECOMMENDATIONS

Smaller Bankrolls

Always, always always play freerolls. This week, there’s one on DraftKings – the Irish Spring Keep it Fresh Series.

Look for no-badge users for low-risk H2Hs in the lobby. On DraftKings, post your own H2Hs and make sure you limit the opponents to 1 entry (per price point) against you (FanDuel doesn’t have this option). With the rest of your low-risk allocation, play single-entry double ups.

This is likely most people reading this – single-entry GPPs are the best high-risk tournaments to play. You want to give yourself the best shot to win; being on a level playing field with every other user by max-entering a contest is the way to go. Single entry contests are the easiest places to do this.

The first place you can do that with are “Contests” – these low priority, blandly named GPPs come with smaller field sizes and (usually) less experienced players. On DraftKings, the $0.25, $1, and $3 Contests are good places to start looking at playing. On FanDuel, the single entry 3-100 Player leagues meet this criteria. Everyone is drawn to the sexy, high-dollar top prize contests – you can lay low in here and (hopefully) grow your bankroll. You can 20-25x your entry fee by beating just 99 other people in these formats – it’s a great place to play.

On DraftKings, the $3 entry fee, NFL $60K Pylon or $12 entry fee, NFL $200K Fair Catch ( or the smaller field $50K Fair Catch option) are great places to spend your high-risk allocation. 

On FanDuel, there is also the $5 entry fee, $65K Sun NFL Spike, the $2 entry fee $30K Sun NFL Safety, and $1 entry fee $20K Sun NFL Squib you should look at for single entry GPPs.

Want to practice your multi-entry skills? Max enter a three entry max contest like the $5 entry fee, $150K Nickel on DraftKings.

The $40K Quarter Jukebox is a 20 entry-max tournament that costs just $5 to play at $0.25 per entry. Practice your mass-multi entry skills with our optimizer with a shot to win $2,000!

Want an even bigger challenge? FanDuel has a 150-entry max contest at just $0.05 per entry, the $33K Sun NFL Pooch Punt. There’s also a $0.25 cent version, the $65K Sun NFL Hail Mary.

Satellites are the best way for us to accumulate entries to the big contests each week. On DraftKings, play for Millionaire Maker Satellites tickets you can use in later weeks. We have two special Millionaire Makers in the lobby – the Showdown $3K MEGA Millionaire on 12/17, and the $1500 Main Event Millionaire on 12/20.

There are also generic “NFL $3 Ticket SuperSatellite” contests – these award 4 tickets and are $0.25 single entry GPPs. This would be a great way to accumulate Pylon or Play-Action tickets.

There’s also satellites for the UCL Group Stage Special, the 12-22 NBA $15 Tipoff Special, 12-25 NBA $25 Holiday Classic, the EPL Boxing Day Special on 12/26, and the TEN $15 Aussie Special, the 1-23 MMA $25 257 Special and the NAS 2021 America’s Race contests.

On FanDuel, the WFFC Fan Championship on 12/20 is a great place to start – it’s a $250 entry fee online live final. There are also satellites for the UFC Octagon on 12/2, the NBA Opening Day Shot, the NBA Santa Slam on 12/25, TEN SUPER Smash on 1/18, and the NAS SUPER Intimidator on 2/14.

Larger Bankrolls

100-player Leagues/Contests remain great places to play – on DraftKings look for Contests in the $5 to $50 entry fee range, these are the best places to build your allocation around.

We introduced 20 entry-max contests to the Smaller Bankroll contest players. At your level, you should consider max entering the $3 entry fee, $1.3M Play-Action on DraftKings. This contest comes with a shot of taking down $100K, so you should have exposure to that nice prize here.

You can also probably look at some of the higher dollar value single entry GPPs at your bankroll size – The $27 entry fee $125K Blind Side and $50 entry fee $300K Red Zone stand out. The $500K Spy is a $100 entry fee GPP that awards $100K to first (there’s a smaller version with 50K to 1st, too).

For FanDuel users, the best single entry GPPs in the next tier not mentioned above? The $25 entry fee, $100K Sun NFL Sweep, the $100 entry fee, $120K Sun NFL Cover 2, and the $50 entry fee, $70K Sun NFL Hot Route.

Look at the $222K Sun NFL Rush, which is a $9 entry fee 150 max GPP with 40K to 1st. It’s near and dear to our hearts – our own CEO won this GPP in Week 9!

Largest Bankrolls

Have enough to (WITHIN our allocation guideline for your bankroll) max-enter a larger GPP? Congrats on being a big baller! Teach us your ways.

On DraftKings, the $150 entry fee, $555K Power Sweep is a three entry-max GPP with a $100K prize to 1st (there’s also a $200K Power Sweep with a smaller field). Consider this heavily every week it’s offered at your bankroll size.

The $2.25M Fantasy Millionaire is a $500 entry fee, 150-max contest with a $1,000,000 top prize. This is a smaller field, so it’s one of the better shots to try and win $1,000,000 if you won tickets, or have the bankroll to play this contest.

Don’t forget about the $20 entry fee $3.5M Fantasy Football Millionaire! We like to say don’t play these contests with your own money without being able to max enter, so unless you’re a big baller, steer clear of this one.

The next best 150-max contest is the $9 entry fee, $400K Slant this week. It has one of the flattest payout structures on the slate, and a $40,000 top prize.

FanDuel users, you’ve got the $2M NFL Sunday Million which is a $4.44 entry fee, 150-max contest with a $500,000 top-prize.

The $425K Sun NFL Bomb is a $55 entry fee, 150-max GPP that offers $100,000 to 1st place that is also a decent GPP to consider for you.

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Situation statistics sourced from Stathead.com. DVOA data from FootballOutsiders.com. Air Yards data cited from AirYards.com. All salaries from contest providers. While we like the player pool selected above, we reserve the right to roster other players should news and trends closer to lock push us in that direction. Pay attention to our stream schedule for discussion of those thoughts!