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DraftKings NFL Week 2 Picks and Optimal Lineup

One week in, the quest to build the perfect DraftKings Millionaire Maker lineup continues… Week 2 is an absolutely loaded slate and this is the only article you need to build winners on DraftKings. Before we jump into our picks, just a friendly reminder that Aaron Donald vs. Quenton Nelson kicks off at 1 PM on Sunday and should be can’t-miss football. I want to start this week’s lineup by identifying the chalk stacks that clearly stand out, but probably need to be avoided if you hope to take down a Millionaire Maker. We will certainly have shares from these…

NFL Week 1 FanDuel Sunday Million Lineup Strategy

With our week 1 DraftKings Millionaire Maker picks out, we turn our attention to the FanDuel Sunday Million. If you have yet to do so, subscribe to receive an update on these picks in the days leading up to week one. As a bonus, we will send out our single-game lineups and favorite prop bets for the Thursday Night Cowboys-Buccaneers game. While we remain high on our Hurts/Goedart stack (which we featured in our week one DraftKings article), we wanted to feature a different lineup here. We also wanted to highlight some value plays that could pay out for week…

DraftKings NFL Week 1 Millionaire Maker Lineup Strategy

If you haven’t opened the DraftKings app since last football season, get ready for some changes. There are now daily snake drafts, there is a million-dollar best ball contest, and the Millionaire Maker is now the Fantasy Football Millionaire… We choose not to honor the name change. This article will remain the Millionaire Maker lineup strategy throughout the 2021 NFL season. Here is a look at how we are leaning for week one after an early pre-preseason glance at week 1 pricing. We will update this article throughout the preseason, so be sure to subscribe to receive our final picks…

Fantasy College Football Rankings for 2021

Fantasy football isn’t just for the NFL anymore. If you love fantasy football but follow the college ranks more closely than the NFL, you have to check out fantasy CFB. Here are our current fantasy college football rankings for the 2021 season. Additionally, we are adding complete breakdowns for our favorite players at each position above the rankings. Be sure to target these names in the first few rounds of your 2021 draft, or in early-season DFS contests! Fantasy Player Prop Contests Now Available at PrizePicks Ready to take fantasy college football to the next level? Check out prop-style CFB…

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DraftKings NFL Week 1 Millionaire Maker Lineup Strategy

If you haven’t opened the DraftKings app since last football season, get ready for some changes. There are now daily snake drafts, there is a million-dollar best ball contest, and the Millionaire Maker is now the Fantasy Football Millionaire… We choose not to honor the name change. This article will remain the Millionaire Maker lineup strategy throughout the 2021 NFL season. Here is a look at how we are leaning for week one after an early pre-preseason glance at week 1 pricing. We will update this article throughout the preseason,…

Best Daily Fantasy Sports Apps for 2021

Rankings Last Updated: September 1st, 2021 Best Overall App PrizePicks This time last season we were making the argument that PrizePicks was the best prop betting fantasy app in DFS, fast-forward to 2021, and they appear to have cemented themselves as such. This is a near-perfect fantasy product and a must-try app.Read more… Try for Free Best Salary Cap Fantasy FanDuel For the second straight season, FanDuel takes our top DFS/sportsbook rating. With the industry’s top app, the widest variety of betting options, and great bonus offers, the FanDuel sportsbook…

2021 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule

Our custom strength of schedule cheat sheet releases each year the week before training camp starts. We time it to allow the majority of offseason moves to complete and rosters to take their near-final shape prior to publishing. This is because, unlike the majority of cheat sheets available across the fantasy and sports betting industry, our’s is not solely based on last season’s data. We have found a way to build in offseason moves and roster improvement using PFF player grades, comparing each team’s 2020 roster with their projected 2021…

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