DraftKings Week 17 Tiers Core Plays

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By:  Megan Shoup

Have you ever played the Tiers contests on DraftKings? If not, could I interest you in a game that you don’t have to worry about salaries or defenses? You literally just need to pick the highest scoring player in each tier. Ah, but it’s not that easy! The Tiers format has its own strategies and nuances. I covered 3 reasons to play the Tiers game and 5 strategies to have an edge on the field in the very first Tiers for Fears on the Mayo Media Network.

But the best part is we can use Run the Sims, an excellent fantasy tools site, for extra leverage against our competition.  The Run the Sims Percentile Projections and Rangefinder tools are excellent tools to look at ceiling outcome opportunities and help make 2 v 2 player decisions. So let’s take a look at Week 15 on Tiers.


-I play about 20 Tiers lineups per week. So when I mention “sprinkle”, I’m probably just playing them a couple times.  Then I try to rotate through the rest of my favorite and core players.

Want to watch the video version with some more explanation of my favorite and core plays? Watch Week 15 Tiers for Fears on the Mayo Media Network HERE!

-Things are constantly evolving this week with the Covid outbreaks, so be sure to check out my updates on Twitter Saturday PM/Sunday AM.

-Best news…we now have a Tiers Simulator on Fanspeak! This is built with my core plays for each week, so it will rotate through the core plays to give you different lineup ideas for Tiers! It is updated with the recent game postponements too. Check it out here! 



Favorite:  Mahomes & Allen (some snow possible during game, doesn’t sound like much accumulation)
Other Core:  Brady (depending who is his active WR are) and Murray
Favorite:  Kupp
Other Core:  J. Taylor, Hill, Diggs
Favorite:  Chase
Other Core:  Andrews, K. Allen
Favorite:  Lamb
Other Core:   AJ Brown, Mixon, Kelce
Favorite:  Stafford
Other Core:  Burrow, Dak
Sprinkle:  Herbert
Favorite:  A. Brown (IF HE PLAYS and all sounds good to go!)
Other Core:  Higgins, Waddle, Montgomery, D. Harris (make sure he’s active)
Favorite:  R. Jones II
Other Core:  Cooper, Gronkowski
Sprinkle:  Renfrow, J. Williams
Favorite:  Edmonds (IF Conner is OUT) / IF Conner is IN, I will play some Edmonds and pivot to some Penny
Other Core:  Jacobs, McLaurin (lower owned)
*NOTE:  At this time Conner is a game time decision.

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