DraftKings Tiers Core Plays – Week 1


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 1 v 1 player decisions. So let’s take a look at Week 1 on DraftKings Tiers!

 

COUPLE NOTES:

-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.

Want to watch the video version with some more explanation of my favorite and core plays? Watch Week 1 Tiers for Fears on the Fanspeak HERE!

-In future weeks I will have more in-depth graphics and write-ups. Check out the show Tiers for Fears for explanations.

-Watch the weather on Sunday. The worst weather and rain look to be in Chicago (Bears/49ers). But there will be a lot of rain along the east coast. A little rain is fine. Just pay attention there are no expected washouts. Good luck!

 

WEEK 1 CORE PLAYS:

TIER 1:

Favorite:  Justin Herbert
Other Core:  Patrick Mahomes
Sprinkle:  Lamar Jackson
Fade:  Jalen Hurts

TIER 2:

Favorite:  Christian McCaffery
Other Core:  Jonathan Taylor, Derrick Henry
Sprinkle:  Davante Adams, Austin Ekeler
Fade:  None

TIER 3:

Favorite:   Justin Jefferson
Other Core:  Ja’Marr Chase
Sprinkle:  Dalvin Cook, Joe Mixon (both for ownership discount in the big tournament)
Fade:  Alvin Kamara

TIER 4:

Favorite:  Keenan Allen
Other Core:   Tyreek Hill, D’Andre Swift
Sprinkle:  Mark Andrews, AJ Brown
Fade:  Deebo Samuel

 

TIER 5:

Favorite:  Joe Burrow
Other Core:  Kirk Cousins, Kyler Murray, Derek Carr
Fade:  Trey Lance, Aaron Rodgers

 

TIER 6:

Favorite:  Aaron Jones
Other Core:  Travis Kelce, James Conner, Terry McLaurin, Mike Williams
Fade:  Nick Chubb

 

TIER 7:

Favorite:  Amon-Ra St. Brown
Other Core:  Marquise Brown, Tee Higgins, Michael Pittman Jr.
Sprinkle:  Brandin Cooks
Fade:  Najee Harris, Josh Jacobs, Saquon Barkley

 

TIER 8:

Favorite:  1A – JuJu Smith Schuster / 1B – Jaylen Waddle – ownership discount
Other Core:  DJ Moore, Adam Thielen
Sprinkle:  Dionte Johnson
Fade:  Lazard (Doubtful), Etienne Jr.