Pat Mayo, Justin Freeman, and Cody Main discuss their 2022 USFL Week 1 DraftKings picks for the opening slate along with depth charts, using simulations and projections, the different rules, type of play, leveraging content for DFS, and the expected DraftKings strategy for different USFL rosters on DraftKings. Plus, stick around to the end for some inside info LIVE from the USFL compound and a quick chat about Sammy Watkins signing with the Green Bay Packers.
USFL Week 1 DraftKings Picks: Teams to Stack
- Philadelphia Stars
- Tampa Bay Bandits
- New Orleans Breakers
USFL Week 1 DraftKings Picks: Teams to Fade
- Pittsburgh Maulers
- Houston Gamblers
USFL Week 1 DraftKings Picks: Show Index
- 00:00 Intro
- 1:07 What is USFL/Depth Charts
- 6:26 DraftKings Scoring/Rules
- 9:37 Who is Good?
- 12:37 Winning Odds
- 16:35 Week 1 vs Week 4 Projections + Process
- Content Influence on DraftKings Ownership
- 25:16 NJ/BIR DK Showdown Picks + Showdown Strategy
- 32:06 Which Teams do what well?
- 37:21 Stacking/Lineup Construction
- 41:03 DST?
- 42:15 Which Teams to Stack?
- 46:32 Week 1 USFL Bets
- 52:28 Sammy Watkins to Green Bay
- 54:17 USFL on Location Inside Info
USFL Week 1 DraftKing Projections: RB/WR/TE
- Projections from Run The Sims
- Projections will be updated Saturday before Kickoff
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