Draft Kings DFS Billionaire Maker

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        Welcome back to the NFL season with a free chance to win a billion dollars through Draft Kings DFS. The promotion states if you can put together a perfect lineup with the highest scoring player at each position, you will be a billionaire. There are nine roster spots (quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, flex, tight end, and defense/special teams) and a perfect lineup will be determined by the top scorers at each position. Virtually an impossible task, but there is the nice consolation of $100,000 worth of payouts even if you’re not perfect so let’s go for it. Since this is a tournament, the strategy of roster construction should be different than that of head to head game. When building a tournament roster I look for value plays and high ceiling guys. Starting out with a 50,000$ salary on DraftKings DFS, you want to build a core. These are you three to five guys you love and will build around. Keep in mind you cannot just pick the top projected players or you will be out of money quick. This contest is only including the Sunday slate of games so that is the group I’ll focus on.   Quaterback I like to pay down for Qb’s in order to add pricey running backs and wide receivers, this is why you will not generally see me list the Tom Bradys’ or Aaron Rodgers.   Carson Wentz Derek Carr $6,700-In what should be a high scoring affair, paying up for Carr could be worth it. Carson Wentz $5,300- The Eagles inability to run should make Wentz a great choice this week. DeShonne Kizer $4,800-With speedy weapons around him and the ability to run if needs to should ne good enough. I also expect the Browns to be down early. Jared Goff $4,800-No Vontae Davis and add Sammy Watkins should make Goff a solid value play who could go off. Running Back

Steelers Le'Veon Bell

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Le’Veon Bell $9,800-He is my building block for this tournament. He will be on a ton of lineups and against the Browns at home he should be. I have him neck and neck with David Johnson, just like Bell slightly more this week. Bilal Powell $4,900-He should be a workhorse even with Forte there. There are new WRs the Jets added last week and in preseason I didn’t see much in the passing attack. I envision Powell to get a bunch of  dump offs Sunday. Carlos Hyde $4,600-You either like Hyde or you don’t. Hyde being the Devonta Freeman in Kyle Shanahan’s offense is the ceiling of his value and that is what I’m aiming for. Jeremy Hill $4,400-Joe Mixon’s backup? Hill is the current starter for the Bengals should get any goal line work and I am confident he can find the end zone. Rob Kelley, Ameer Abdullah, Paul Perkins $4,300-These three are kind of shots in the dark for me. They are all good value plays with upside, Kelley is the safest while Perkins who can break at any time for a long one or not get enough touches to earn us  payday. Sometimes gambling on the unknown can be the difference in these tournaments. Wide Receiver A.J. Green, Corey Graham       A. J. Green $8,000-I expect A.J. Green to remind people he is one of the best wide outs in the league. Amari Cooper $7,200-He has the high floor, just get the touch downs this week to match the production and he is worth the price. DeAndre Hopkins $5,900-Who else is there? I think Nuk will be a target monster all year and could explode week one. Alshon Jeffery, Jamison Crowder $5,800-Alshon should be a WR1 when healthy and should have big day in what I feel will be a high scoring game. Crowder in the same game will get his targets and hopefully convert for at least one long one. Randal Cobb, Pierre Garcon $5,300-Teams can beat that Seahawks secondary with speed and Randall Cobb can do just that. Pierre Garcon is not going to blow by anyone but volume will be there with good chance at a score. Brandon Marshall $5,100-One of my favorite targets if we hear any OBJ bad news. Marshall has always been a great red zone target and could be a steal if OBJ cannot suit up. Even if Beckham plays, Marshall is worth the play. John Brown $4.800-The Lions secondary has holes and while I expect Larry Fitzgerald to get his, John Brown has the speed that kills and I go upside here. Corey Coleman $4,400-Like I mentioned with Kizer, I expect the Browns to be down all game. Fantasy garbage time goodness could ensue here with Coleman. Kevin White, Rishard Mattews $4,200-Kevin White went from hype to hurt to bust. He showed flashes last year and with Cam Meredith out I’m all in on him this year. Rishard Mattews is never the sexy pick yet always produces. When looking at the last WR or Flex spot consider him. Tight End

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Jordan Reed $5,900-The number one receiver for the Redskins is still Jordan Reed. Kirk Cousins loves to find him in all situations. He’s my top TE if you can afford him. Delanie Walker $4,300-A favorite find of Marcus Mariota will be safe value play with chance for more. Zach Ertz $3,500-After the trade of Jordan Matthews the Ertz hype has grown. Someone will gain all those looks and Ertz is a good bet to do so. Charles Clay $3,200- This could be the Bills top receiving option all year not just this week. For week one however, I like him a lot fighting with a rookie and a banged up Matthews who is new to the team. Zach Miller $2,800-Has a knack for scoring touch downs and could be helpful receiving option for cheap. Defense and Special Teams Bills $3,900-They are playing the Jets, what could go wrong? Rams $3,200-Facing Scott Tolzien make the Rams my likely pick this week.

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