DraftKings Tiers Core Plays – Week 3

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 3 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.

Want more details on why I’m choosing these core plays? Watch the video version with more explanation of my favorite and core plays!  Watch Week 3 Tiers for Fears on the Fanspeak HERE!

The Tiers Simulator is BACK! I loaded up my favorite plays for Week 3 and the Tiers simulator will give you different lineup suggestions to help you start building Tiers lineups.




Favorite:  Josh Allen
Other Core:  Patrick Mahomes – ownership leverage from Hurts
Fade:  Lamar Jackson


Favorite:  Justin Jefferson (1A)
Other Core:  Cooper Kupp (1B), Stefon Diggs (1C), Davante Adams (1D)
Fade:  Jonathan Taylor


Favorite:   Tyreek Hill
Other Core:  Ja’Marr Chase, Amon-Ra St. Brown
Sprinkle:  Christian McCaffery
Fade:  Derrick Henry


Favorite: Joe Mixon
Other Core:   Dalvin Cook, AJ Brown
Sprinkle:  Travis Kelce, D’Andre Swift
Fade:  Aaron Jones



Favorite:  Tua Tagovailoa (see contrarian article for more details why)
Other Core:  Kirk Cousin, Joe Burrow, Carson Wentz
Sprinkle: Kyler Murray
Fade:  Matthew Stafford



Favorite: Leonard Fournette
Other Core:  Jaylen Waddle, Mike Williams
Sprinkle:  Austin Ekeler
Fade:  Mark Andrews, David Montgomery


Favorite:  Christian Kirk
Other Core:  Tee Higgins, Terry McLaurin
Sprinkle:  Miles Sanders, Antonio Gibson
Fade:  DK Metcalf, CEH, James Robinson



Favorite:  Drake London
Other Core:  Adam Thielen, Curtis Samuel, Michael Thomas, Marquise Brown
Fade:  Josh Jacobs, Patterson, Bateman

Use Fanspeak’s Tiers Simulator for Week 3 DraftKings’ Tiers contests!