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USFL DFS Picks
BIR RB Bo Scarbrough (With Detroit Lions in 2020)

USFL DFS Picks: The USFL DFS Daily Plug Week 6

The USFL DFS Daily Plug is our weekly USFL write-up that highlights the top USFL DFS picks for DraftKings. The Plug then provides actionable information for each slate by giving lineup construction advice, making specific recommendations on how much of your bankroll to allocate, and exactly what types of contests to play -- all depending on the type of player you are. Be sure to read all the way through to the end!

Keep an eye on this page, updates will be made IN BLUE on gamedays if anything changes. 

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Betting Odds

Biggest Favorites:
New Orleans Breakers, -8
New Jersey Generals, -7

Highest Game Totals:
TB@PHI, 40
HOU@NJ, 39

Highest Implied Team Totals:
New Jersey Generals, 23
Birmingham Stallions, 22
New Orleans Breakers, 22
Tampa Bay Bandits, 21.75

Lowest Team Totals:
Pittsburgh Maulers, 14
Michigan Panthers, 15.5
Houston Gamblers, 16
Philadelphia Stars, 18.75

USFL DFS Rules

DraftKings has PPR scoring, and the same 3 point bonuses as NFL for passing/rushing/receiving. DraftKings rosters will consist of 1 QB, 1 RB, 2 WRs, 2 flex players, and 1 DST. TEs have been lumped in with WRs on DraftKings. 

With the USFL’s rules for 1, 2 or 3 point conversions, DraftKings decided to award the respective amount of points scored on a conversion to players. Example: if a QB throws a successful 3 point conversion to a WR, both players will earn 3 fantasy points.

Note: should any game go to overtime, each offense gets to run 3 two-point conversion plays. Any successful conversions will accrue fantasy points accordingly.

USFL DFS Picks, Lineup Advice, Slate Notes

Bankroll allocation

  • 3-4%. We're feeling good about what we've learned from 5 weeks of USFL DFS contests. The offerings are still pretty lean on DraftKings, so focus on small contests. But using the high-risk strategies we've developed below, take some additional shots at the right contest types for your bankroll as defined in the Ultimate Guide.
  • Low-risk lineup strategy: This is still DFS at its core. The way to build a lineup with a high floor is by rostering players that are anticipated to have a high volume of touches. Tailing popular plays is also a viable strategy. We’ve listed the most popular plays by position below, as well as the leverage spots. In your low-risk lineups, play one of the popular QBs, and pair him with his popular pass catchers. With salary not being a concern (more below), there’s no reason to get cute at the QB position this weekend.
  • High-risk lineup strategy: For your high-risk lineups, start each with a 2-1 or 3-1 game stack -- that is, a QB, one of his pass-catchers, and an opposing player from the same game. We recommend using at least 1 WR/TE in your FLEX spots, but it’s not a requirement to only use 1 RB in your lineup. We’ve studied optimal lineups from the first few weeks. We’re really confident in the optimal approach to building USFL DFS lineups based on what we found in the data. All of our key findings are summarized below with easily digestible charts. Here’s what we learned:

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