Week 17 Main Slate NFL DFS Plug

Week 17 Main Slate NFL DFS Plug


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:
Indianapolis Colts, -15
Baltimore Ravens, -13.5
Cleveland Browns, -9.5
Tennessee Titans, -7
Seattle Seahawks, -6.5

Highest Game Totals:
TEN@HOU, 56.5
MIN@DET, 54.5
ATL@TB, 50.5

LV@DEN, 50
GB@CHI, 49

Highest Implied Team Totals:
Tennessee Titans, 31.75
Indianapolis Colts, 31.75
Minnesota Vikings, 29
Baltimore Ravens, 28.75

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 28.5

Lowest Implied Team Totals:
Cincinnati Bengals, 15.25
Jacksonville Jaguars, 16.75

Pittsburgh Steelers, 16.75
New York Jets, 18.25
Los Angeles Rams, 19.25

TEAM MOTIVATIONS

Week 17 is a completely different beast. We know from past perfect lineups (h/t numberFire) on Week 17 slates that our core plays should largely come from teams still fighting for playoff positioning.

Here’s a rundown of each team we expect to be playing without much motivation Sunday:

RESTING: KC, PIT
CLINCHED, COULD REST: BUF
ELIMINATED: ATL, CAR, CIN, DEN, DET, HOU, JAX, LAC, LV, MIN, NE, NYJ, PHI, SF

The Bills aren’t confirmed to be resting anyone yet. However, they hold the head-to-head tiebreaker edge over Pittsburgh. That, coupled with the Steelers resting their key players means the Bills are likely locked in to the 2 seed in the AFC.

There are only a handful of guys on the eliminated teams we like this week, which lines up with how perfect lineups in Week 17 have played out – roughly 60% of players in perfect lineups come from teams that are contending in the final week.

These are the teams who have a lot on the line, and plenty of motivation Sunday:

WIN, CLINCH BYE: GB
WIN, NEED HELP FOR BYE: NO, SEA
WIN AND IN: ARI, BAL, CHI, CLE, LAR, MIA, TEN, WAS (night game)
WIN, NEED HELP: DAL, IND, NYG

The Saints need a win and a Packers loss for the bye, which isn’t outrageous – the Packers are playing a Chicago Bears team that needs a win to get into the bracket, themselves.

The Seahawks have a really remote chance at the bye week, and have already won their division – they could find themselves scoreboard watching, and resting guys in the second half if things aren’t going their way around the league (they need both NO and GB losses).

There are 11 teams that need to win to either lock up their playoff berth, or have a shot if things break their way in other games. Those are the teams we should be focused on for our player pools in Week 17.

The only team not on this list above? The Buccaneers have clinched, can’t win their division, and therefore can’t get a bye week. But! A win does guarantee they play the winner of the NFC Least in round 1, which they might see as the next best thing to a bye, so they are motivated to win against Atlanta.

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. Given Week 17’s added playoff motivation factor, we only have two game stacks we’re very interested in this week:

TEN@HOU

While the Texans have been dead for weeks, Deshaun Watson and company have still showed up to play. Watson’s thrown for 300+ yards in 5 out of the last 6 weeks, and had a solid 35 DraftKings point (335 yard, 4 touchdown) performance against this same Titans team in Week 6. With David Johnson coming on strong late in 2020 as a three down back, and Brandin Cooks getting an aggressive number of targets, this is still a highly stackable offense.

The game total is also the highest on the slate at 56.5 points, which is tough to ignore.

The Titans are the side with all the drama – a win gives them the AFC South championship, while a loss could mean they’re sitting on the couch next weekend. 

Ryan Tannehill has three rushing touchdowns in the last 2 weeks, much to the chagrin of Derrick Henry stans – but this weekend the Titans have the highest implied team total on the slate, so both could thrive.

The Texans are the worst DVOA rush defense of 2020 through 16 weeks, so fade Henry at your own risk. In the passing game, Corey Davis and AJ Brown each own a 33% share of Tannehill’s air yards this season.

Given Brown’s ailing ankle and knee issues this season, Davis has had a much larger role than many expected, and accounts for more downfield targets – Davis’ 12.1 yard average depth of target on the season is one yard further than Brown’s. Tennessee loves their TEs – Jonnu Smith, Anthony Firkser, and even MyCole Pruitt have been involved all season long. It’s best to stick with Jonnu if stacking any TEN TEs though – he’s back to a near every down role with 5+ targets in the last 2 weeks.

The other game we like? Should be no surprise:

GB@CHI

An early January clash at Soldier Field? The temperature forecast looks appropriate for the season in the low 30s, but beyond that, no cause for concern.

It’s very simple for Green Bay this Sunday. Beat the Bears? They’re the top seed in the NFC, get a bye week, and wait for their opponent in the divisional round. They also would get to savor another victory against rival Chicago – one that ends their season.

Rodgers and Adams have linked up 109 times for 1,328 yards and 17 touchdowns this season. Even more absurd? That’s in just 13 games. To set some franchise single-season records, Adams needs: 4 more catches, 192 more yards, and 2 more touchdowns.

You can safely bet that Rodgers will be looking to get 17 the ball as much as possible to get him there, here. Rodgers needs the points himself – two more passing touchdowns breaks his own Packers record, and would likely tie a nice bow around his 2020 MVP campaign.

There are, of course, other Packers on this offense for us to consider. AJ Dillon broke out on Sunday Night Football last weekend, but how reliable is he? Jamaal Williams is slated to return to action, and Aaron Jones avoided the injury report, so he’s likely fine as well. We’d expect Jones to still see the bulk of the work for Green Bay.

Allen Lazard and Robert Tonyan have been the most involved in the passing game behind Adams. We wouldn’t recommend really going too far outside of the group of Adams and those two as a result here.

There are a handful of offenses on one side of games we like, with one-off runback options worth pondering.

The Colts have a massive spread edge over Jacksonville, who will have nothing but cheap bring back options to play with both James Robinson and DJ Chark out.

The Browns are back to full strength at WR, while the Steelers should be playing backups.

The Vikings don’t have much to play for, but we have highly concentrated volume in the passing game, vs. a Lions defense that hasn’t shown much interest in doing their jobs lately.

Stick to the two game stacks as much as you can if you’re building 20 lineups or less – but if you’re 150 maxing on a Week 17 slate (bless your heart), feel free to expand to some of these other offenses.

BEST PLAYS BY POSITION

QB

Stud: Lamar Jackson (@ Cincinnati)

Jackson has played his best football when it matters most – since returning from the COVID-19 restricted list, Jackson has scored the 2nd most DraftKings points at QB (Weeks 13 to 16).

Now facing a Cincinnati Bengals defense looking forward to getting on with their offseason program, expect Jackson to take care of business and get Baltimore into the playoffs. The Bengals are poor all around, they are the 25th and 28th DVOA pass and run defense, respectively. We rank Jackson 2nd in the Occupy Model for Sunday.

Stud: Aaron Rodgers (@ Chicago)

Our Model actually despises Rodgers this week, which is an opportunity to remind you – the Model is designed for high-risk optimization.

From a practical perspective, if we expect Rodgers to be feeding his top WR to chase records, then that means he himself is super viable in fantasy football this weekend. Green Bay’s 27 point implied team total is one of the highest of the weekend, as well.

Rodgers is 5th on the same list we cited above with Lamar Jackson – that’s because when Davante Adams is your goal line back? The QB has to be anchored to that production, frankly.

The presumptive co-favorite to win NFL MVP is more than fine as a “pay up” option this week in low-risk contests.

Value: John Wolford (vs. Arizona)

The opportunities to discuss the short lived Alliance of American Football are few and far between – the best QB from the failed spring league draws the start for the Rams this Sunday in Wake Forest’s John Wolford.

Wolford wasn’t facing NFL coverages, sure – but he played remarkably efficient football in his 8 weeks of action in the spring of 2019:

He also flashed rushing upside, with 4.5 carries and 20 yards on the ground per game. With the Rams severely limited at RB this week, Wolford could call his own number at times, which would help pay off his super cheap salary against the Cardinals defense.

Now – despite the affordable price tag, this is still a QB for an underdog offense in a low total game (Arizona is favored by 3, total is 40). We recommend only using Wolford if you’re jamming studs at RB/WR for that reason.

RB

Stud: Derrick Henry (@ Houston)

We thought we’d have two high-priced backs to choose between, but now that Alvin Kamara is on the COVID-19 list, it’s just the King atop the list.

Henry’s matchup with the worst rush defense in the NFL couldn’t have come at a better time – the Titans need to roll here in order to clinch a division title, and home playoff game. Expect Henry – who projects for the 2nd highest ownership on FanDuel & DraftKings this weekend – to be the key player that helps the Titans lock all that up.

Henry ran for 212 yards and 2 touchdowns, with an additional 52 yards receiving against Houston in Week 6.

We project him for 28.6 weighted opportunities to touch the ball in Week 17.

Stud: Nick Chubb (vs. Pittsburgh)

Win and in. Fans in Cleveland are stressing this game with their hated rival, but it’s the first time in 13 years they’ve had a chance to make the playoffs on the final weekend of an NFL season.

Pittsburgh has already declared QB Ben Roethlisberger, C Mike Pouncey, LB TJ Watt, S Terrell Edmunds, and DT Cam Heyward out for Week 17. WR Diontae Johnson also missed Friday practice with an illness.

The Browns went from 6.5 point favorites to 10.5 point favorites on the news Roethlisberger will sit out the game. If the Browns roll? Expect a heavy dose of Nick Chubb salting away the game late, in addition to whatever he does in the first 2.5 quarters.

We project Chubb for 23 weighted opportunities on Sunday (likely only 1-2 targets in the passing game).

Stud: Jonathan Taylor (vs. Jacksonville)

After spending the majority of the year in a three-headed committee, Taylor has asserted dominance in the backfield for the Colts. He has 60% of the team’s carries since Week 13, and a healthy 8% target share.

The passing game is an area he still loses work to Nyheim Hines – who probably is worthy of a comp to NE’s James White if you’re trying to understand how these players are used right now.

With Indianapolis favored by two touchdowns over the Jaguars, it should be a positive game script for Taylor – who has seen 20+ opportunities to touch the football in 3 of the Colts last 4 victories.

Taylor projects for 28.5 weighted opportunities in the Occupy RB Model this weekend, at the fourth highest projected ownership on both FanDuel and DraftKings.

Value: Myles Gaskin (@ Buffalo)

The Gas Can finally ERUPTED in Week 16 with 169 all purpose yards and 2 touchdowns against the Raiders.

Now on the road in a must win game against Buffalo, expect him to continue to be the RB1. We hadn’t seen a game yet with both Gaskin and Ahmed on the field together going into last Saturday. The result?

Gaskin: 76% of snaps, 14 carries, 5 targets
Ahmed: 24% of snaps, 6 carries, 1 target

It appears that the Dolphins buy into the old school “no one loses their job because of injury” mantra, as Gaskin is still clearly the RB1. Lock him in to a similar workload against the 21st DVOA rush defense Sunday.

Value: Latavius Murray Ty Montgomery (@ Carolina)

The Tave Game is canceled. Our guy Walid must be in SHAMBLES. We know Sean Payton prefers to give one RB the majority of the work when he has the chance – last season’s Murray usage without Kamara is our best indication of that:

Latavius Murray played on over 80% of snaps in Weeks 7 and 8 of the 2019 season, which are notable because they are the last time Alvin Kamara missed action:


There is likely far more incentive for Sean Payton to use Taysom Hill now, with the Saints without their top 2 RBs, their top 2 WRs, and their starting FB (yes, this does matter for blocking purposes).

Montgomery flashed dynamic upside in a featured role in 2016/17 with Green Bay – so yes, its been awhile. Still – Montgomery has been with the team all year long, and the veteran has Sean Payton’s trust. The former 3rd round pick is more likely to be involved than UDFA Tony Jones out of Notre Dame. Montgomery is more than fine as a low-risk punt – understand there’s not much edge in high-risk, as he projects to be one of the highest owned players on the slate, and we have several cheap RBs to pick from now.

Value: Malcolm Brown (vs. Arizona)

It appears Cam Akers is going to “try to play” today. We think its unlikely he has a large role with his high-ankle injury so soon after developing it. Medical experts we trust support our belief. Best case scenario for Cam Akers might literally be a ceiling of 5 touches if Brown stays healthy all game. Brown is still viable in all contest types. 

Sean McVay has kept us on our toes all season, but he has no chance of fooling us this time around.

Only Cam Akers, Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown have played significant snaps for the Rams at RB in 2020. Only Malcolm Brown remains.

Brown – in his sixth year with the Rams – is heavily relied upon in pass protection as well, something they will need with a first time NFL starter under center.

Brown has been mainly a third down, passing down back of late with Akers coming on strong for the Rams. Expect him to stay in that role, but now get the benefit of early down touches, as well.

We project Brown for 31.6 weighted opportunities on Sunday against the Cardinals.

WR

Stud: Davante Adams (@ Chicago)

Davante Adams is on the slate.

Davante Adams is expected to be active.

Davante Adams will probably get 9+ targets and a touchdown. Why? Because he’s done exactly that in 10 out of 13 games he’s played this season. No reason to really get cute and elaborate any more, here.

We project Davante for 10.7 targets in the Occupy Model.

Stud: Allen Robinson (vs. Green Bay)

We have a ton of interest in stacking GB@CHI, so naturally we want to consider Chicago’s WR1. Robinson has a 34.4% share of Trubisky’s targets over the last 3 weeks of play – he’s a lock for 10+ targets at that share.

He was limited late in the week with a hamstring issue, so monitor that through the weekend – but he has no injury designation headed into the pivotal Week 17 tilt for Chicago.

Value: Justin Jefferson (@ Detroit)

We can’t ignore our final chance to play the most impressive rookie WR of the 2020 class. Jefferson is the WR1 for the Vikings – a role he will have for years to come.

He has a 28% share of Cousins’ targets in the last 3 weeks, and now gets to wrap up his first full NFL campaign against a Lions defense that ranks 31st defending WR1s on the year.

Minnesota has the third highest implied team total on this slate – so despite being eliminated from playoff contention, fade Jefferson at your own risk. We have him projected for the 2nd highest ownership at the position on both FanDuel and DraftKings. 


Value: Curtis Samuel (vs. New Orleans)

Curtis Samuel has seen at least one rush attempt in every game this season. In Week 16? That crept up to a season high 7 carries, which he turned into 52 rushing yards. These were traditional RB touches, as Samuel lined up in the backfield on 10 snaps last week (PFF).

Since the Panthers have no future games to account for, there’s no need for them to come up with a long term solution to their RB problem (CMC and Mike Davis are out this week) – they can just mix Samuel in with Rodney Smith, Trenton Cannon, and FB Alex Armah.

We expect he will retain his slot WR role, while mixing in at times in the backfield for Carolina in Week 17. This creates a role that has a much higher floor/ceiling combination than his price tag reflects on this slate. We project Samuel for 5.7 targets, and you can layer on 3-5 carries on top of that for a rough ~20 weighted opportunities this Sunday. 

Value: Gabriel Davis (vs. Miami)

The Bills will likely be resting their starters for the majority of Week 17. Gabriel Davis is a starting WR at this point, running a route on a majority of Josh Allen’s dropbacks.

The problem? With Cole Beasley out, the only other WRs on the active roster are Stefon Diggs (definitely going to get vet rest treatment), Andre Roberts (kick returner), Isaiah McKenzie, and the newly activated John Brown.

It doesn’t appear that they will have the luxury of resting Davis even if they wanted to as a result.

Davis is one of our underperforming WRs this weekend against the Dolphins, and should play the most out of any Bills WR. The Athletic’s Joe Buscaglia (Bills beat reporter) thinks Davis could have a featured role with Diggs inactive today.

TE

Stud: Darren Waller (@ Denver)

Waller has been phenomenal all year, so expect him to close out the campaign strong against Denver’s 19th DVOA defense against the TE position.

He is our highest ranked TE in the Occupy Model, and we project him to see 9 targets this Sunday.

Stud: Mark Andrews (@ Cincinnati)

The workload for Mark Andrews may have been shored up this week, as it looks like slot WR Willie Snead is on the wrong side of questionable after three straight DNPs in practice this week.

Expect Lamar Jackson to funnel his targets to Andrews and Hollywood Brown, as a result. We project Andrews for 7.3 targets against the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Value: Evan Engram (vs. Dallas)

Must win! The 5-10 New York Giants can still win the NFC East. What a world.

Engram has a 21% target share for the Football Giants in the last 3 weeks, and is amongst the routes run leaders at the TE position. The Cowboys are the 29th DVOA defense defending TEs, which bodes well for the fourth year man out of Mississippi in Week 17.

We project Engram for 8.3 targets on Sunday, the 2nd most at the position.

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.

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: Baker Mayfield

HIGH-RISK: Kyler Murray, Ryan Tannehill, Daniel Jones, Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky, Kirk Cousins

RUNNING BACKS: 

LOW-RISK: Chris Carson, Dare Ogunbowale

HIGH-RISK: Jeff Wilson, David Montgomery, D’Andre Swift, Josh Jacobs, Aaron Jones, David Johnson, Ezekiel Elliott, Alexander Mattison, Ronald Jones, Ty Johnson, Kenyan Drake, Melvin Gordon, Nyheim Hines, Kareem Hunt, Wayne Gallman, JK Dobbins

WIDE RECEIVERS: 

LOW-RISK: Calvin Ridley, DeAndre Hopkins, Robert Woods, DK Metcalf, Michael Gallup, Mike Williams, Rashard Higgins

HIGH RISK: Stefon Diggs, Diontae Johnson, Brandin Cooks, Chris Godwin, Jarvis Landry, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Mike Evans, AJ Brown, DJ Moore, Amari Cooper, Tyler Lockett, Robby Anderson, Marquise Brown, Jerry Jeudy, Emmanuel Sanders, Keke Coutee, Chase Claypool, Tee Higgins, T.Y. Hilton, Corey Davis, Darius Slayton, Jakobi Meyers, CeeDee Lamb, DeVante Parker, Nelson Agholor, Adam Thielen, Antonio Brown, Sterling Shepard, Darnell Mooney, Christian Kirk, Laviska Shenault, Allen Lazard, Marquez Callaway, Keelan Cole, Richie James, Chris Conley

“UNDERPERFORMING WRs”: Darius Slayton, Jerry Jeudy, Gabriel Davis, Breshad Perriman

TIGHT ENDS:

LOW-RISK: George Kittle, Noah Fant, Mike Gesicki, Jared Cook

HIGH RISK: Robert Tonyan, T.J. Hockenson, Irv Smith, Rob Gronkowski, Donald Parham, Jonnu Smith, Dalton Schultz, Cole Kmet

DST:

LOW-RISK: Cardinals, Chargers, Browns, Colts, Ravens

HIGH-RISK: Bills, Dolphins, Seahawks, Giants

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

CONTEST RECOMMENDATIONS

Smaller Bankrolls

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 $40K Pylon or $12 entry fee, NFL $150K Fair Catch (or the smaller field $30K Fair Catch option) are great places to spend your high-risk allocation. 

On FanDuel, there is also the $5 entry fee, $60K Sun NFL Spike, the $2 entry fee $25K 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, $100K Nickel on DraftKings.

The $30K 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 $1,500!

Want an even bigger challenge? FanDuel has a 150-entry max contest at just $0.05 per entry, the $30K Sun NFL Pooch Punt. There’s also a $0.25 cent version, the $60K Sun NFL Hail Mary.

Satellites are the best way for us to accumulate entries to the big contests each week. On DraftKings, play for Wild Card Millionaire tickets – this is a $25 Millionaire Maker next Saturday for the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs.

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 NHL Opening Night Puck Drop, the NBA $888 Mega 8’s, the TEN $15 Aussie Special, the 1-8 NBA $1.25M $2,021 Special, the 1-23 MMA $25 257 Special, the NAS 2021 America’s Race, and the LOL $20 Spring Special.

On FanDuel, there are satellites for the NBA EPIC Monster on 1/6, the NBA Spectacular Slam on 1/12, the NHL SUPER Monster on 1/14, the TEN SUPER Smash on 1/18, the NBA Clutch Shot on 1/19, the UFC Octagon on 1/23, the NBA Hang Time on 1/27, the NHL Opening Day Breakaway, the NBA Alley Oop on 2/5, the TEN Super Smash on 2/8, the NAS SUPER Intimidator on 2/14 and the PGA MEGA Eagle on 4/8.

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, $1M 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 $100K Blind Side and $50 entry fee $250K Red Zone stand out. The $500K Spy is a $100 entry fee GPP that awards $100K to first (there’s a smaller version with 25K 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, $80K Sun NFL Cover 2, and the $50 entry fee, $70K Sun NFL Hot Route.

Look at the $200K 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, $500K Power Sweep is a three entry-max GPP with a $100K prize to 1st (there’s also a $125K Power Sweep with a smaller field). Consider this heavily every week it’s offered at your bankroll size.

Don’t forget about the $20 entry fee $3M 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, $300K Slant this week. It has one of the flattest payout structures on the slate, and a $30,000 top prize.

FanDuel users, you’ve got the $1.5M NFL Sunday Million which is a $4.44 entry fee, 150-max contest with a $300,000 top-prize.

The $375K 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!