DraftKings Tiers – Week 17 Core Plays

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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.

Let’s take a look at Week 17 on DraftKings Tiers!



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

The Tiers Simulator is BACK! I loaded up my favorite plays for Week 17 and the Tiers simulator will give you different lineup suggestions to help you start building Tiers lineups.

-NO Tiers for Fears this week with the holiday week. I’ll be back next week with a new Tiers for Fears episode on the Fanspeak Network!




Favorite:  Patrick Mahomes


Favorite:  Justin Jefferson
Other Core:  Christian McCaffery, Tyreek Hill



Favorite:  James Conner






Favorite:  Chris Godwin
Other Core:  Kenneth Walker, Jerry Jeudy, Travis Etienne Jr.
Fade: Brandon Aiyuk, Michael Pittman


Favorite: Miles Sanders
Sprinkle:  AJ Dillon, Jerick McKinnon
Fade:  Amari Cooper

Use Fanspeak’s Tiers Simulator for Week 17 DraftKings’ Tiers contests!

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