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  • thedkexperience

    I was surprised to see that there was not a best ball thread for discussion. Assuming the mods have no issue with one being created, I may as well kick things off.

    The biggest takeaway I have from my earliest DK BB drafts is that Jameis Winston is wildly under valued this year. In BB in particular I don’t see any legit argument for going QB early. There are a lot of reasonably safe bets for 4000 yards going at QB3 prices between Winston, Goff, and Roethlisberger. There are also plenty of guys with high week to week upside like Daniel Jones and Fitzmagic available late.

    Are you guys really leaning into QB late as a strategy this year too?

  • jv21

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    @texasboss302 said...

    Anyone know who won the DK best ball milly maker last year?

    I email dk support and they sent me the folder with the contest csv. Here is the winning Draftkings Best Ball milly lineup won by MrPointman :
    QB: Josh Allen
    RB: Alvin Kamara
    RB: David Montgomery
    WR: Davante Adams
    WR: Michael Gallup
    WR: Jamison Crowder
    TE: Mark Andrews
    FLEX: Calvin Ridley
    BN: Drew Lock, Latavius Murray, Darrel Williams, D’Andre Swift, Brandon Aiyuk, Chase Edmonds, Tevin Coleman, Kenny Golladay, Tre’Quan Smith, Chris Thompson, Ian Thomas, Auden Tate

  • 808state

    kamara and adams on the same team. that was probably one of those free tickets that they handed out to fill the contest

  • tvegas40

    Could have been an early draft as last year Kamara was falling in the first round because of holdout chances

  • kbarnhill7523

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    @jv21 said...

    I email dk support and they sent me the folder with the contest csv. Here is the winning Draftkings Best Ball milly lineup won by MrPointman :
    QB: Josh Allen
    RB: Alvin Kamara
    RB: David Montgomery
    WR: Davante Adams
    WR: Michael Gallup
    WR: Jamison Crowder
    TE: Mark Andrews
    FLEX: Calvin Ridley
    BN: Drew Lock, Latavius Murray, Darrel Williams, D’Andre Swift, Brandon Aiyuk, Chase Edmonds, Tevin Coleman, Kenny Golladay, Tre’Quan Smith, Chris Thompson, Ian Thomas, Auden Tate

    wow EIGHT running backs.

    Makes the zero RB truthers cringe haha

  • squidkill

    @jv21 said...

    I email dk support and they sent me the folder with the contest csv. Here is the winning Draftkings Best Ball milly lineup won by MrPointman :
    QB: Josh Allen
    RB: Alvin Kamara
    RB: David Montgomery
    WR: Davante Adams
    WR: Michael Gallup
    WR: Jamison Crowder
    TE: Mark Andrews
    FLEX: Calvin Ridley
    BN: Drew Lock, Latavius Murray, Darrel Williams, D’Andre Swift, Brandon Aiyuk, Chase Edmonds, Tevin Coleman, Kenny Golladay, Tre’Quan Smith, Chris Thompson, Ian Thomas, Auden Tate

    Very eye opening-

    No StACKS! Drew Lock as the 2nd QB LOL Also no Diggs to pair with Allen-

  • bigez952

    @808state said...

    kamara and adams on the same team. that was probably one of those free tickets that they handed out to fill the contest

    I noticed that part too as one of those guys really had to fall to get them in the second. Most drafts I did last year had those two going in the mid to late first round. I was big on Adams last year so I guess maybe that is why I never saw him drop as I didn’t let him get out of the first round if I had a pick from 6-12. I wasn’t high on Kamara but I also never saw him escape the 1st round and he was commonly gone in the 4-6 overall range.

  • Smallchimp

    It’d be interesting to see all of the teams drafted and figure out how common that kind of thing is. Only takes one bad or colluding league to have someone end up with multiple early first-round players

  • Straightfire118

    Bruh DK needs to add another 300k $3 best ball, its gonna fill a month early with ease.

  • Straightfire118

    @Smallchimp said...

    It’d be interesting to see all of the teams drafted and figure out how common that kind of thing is. Only takes one bad or colluding league to have someone end up with multiple early first-round players

    Yeah there’s no way really for DK to prove definitely if a league is colluding or not. It’s probably worth a shot to get 11 other friends and try to keep getting in the same drafts and let one team build a super team.

  • bigez952

    @Straightfire118 said...

    Bruh DK needs to add another 300k $3 best ball, its gonna fill a month early with ease.

    They over compensated from the disaster they had last season where everything was set to overlay so they started handing out free tickets like Candy to get contests filled which totally ruined the integrity of the contests and some of those final drafts the week of were a total joke with the teams people were able to pull against a bunch of guys who didn’t care.

  • kbarnhill7523

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    @bigez952 said...

    They over compensated from the disaster they had last season where everything was set to overlay so they started handing out free tickets like Candy to get contests filled which totally ruined the integrity of the contests and some of those final drafts the week of were a total joke with the teams people were able to pull against a bunch of guys who didn’t care.

    They’ll have to do the same for the $20 this year. It’s only like 1/3 full.

  • bigez952

    @kbarnhill7523 said...

    They’ll have to do the same for the $20 this year. It’s only like 1/3 full.

    Hopefully they learned thier lesson and will just let it overlay instead of the massive last week free for all of free tickets where drafts were filling so fast it was hard to even use the free tickets lol.

  • Straightfire118

    @kbarnhill7523 said...

    They’ll have to do the same for the $20 this year. It’s only like 1/3 full.

    Na the $20 milly maker will fill, and so will the $555. DK undersold themselves this year.

  • thedkexperience

    @kbarnhill7523 said...

    wow EIGHT running backs.

    Makes the zero RB truthers cringe haha

    I like this style. Just gives you so many ways to not get zeros in late November and surviving to get to the championship is part of winning the championship I’ve always figured.

  • thedkexperience

    Did another draft tonight, my 9th. I really feel like I’m rounding into form now.

    I ended up at 9 and my first 5 picks were Aaron Jones, Jonathan Taylor, Mike Evans, Julio Jones and Dak. I’ve been waiting on QB less the last few drafts and I’ve splurged on both Dak and Wilson lately. I can’t really stomach taking any QB higher than the 5th.

    I also made sure to grab Watson and pair him with Tyrod Taylor for my backup QB. I missed out on all the Danny Jones and Roethlisberger types this time. Even Goff went a bit earlier than I expected.

    This team also had 8 RBs: Jones, Taylor, Hunt, Fournette, Mattison, Coleman, Mack and Ingram.

  • Smallchimp

    @Straightfire118 said...

    Yeah there’s no way really for DK to prove definitely if a league is colluding or not. It’s probably worth a shot to get 11 other friends and try to keep getting in the same drafts and let one team build a super team.

    They definitely have enough data to make fairly accurate assumptions of foul play occurring between the same handful of users, but they probably figure that it’s not significantly bad enough where they need to police it sufficiently. I wouldn’t tempt fate lol

  • thedkexperience

    @Smallchimp said...

    They definitely have enough data to make fairly accurate assumptions of foul play occurring between the same handful of users, but they probably figure that it’s not significantly bad enough where they need to police it sufficiently. I wouldn’t tempt fate lol

    Even then if you were to slip by and had 11 people give you “all the best players” it still doesn’t guarantee you anything. Two or 3 ill timed broken legs at a few positions is still something that can happen and it’s not like at this point last year people know that Justin Jefferson would instantly be one of the best WRs in football.

    Also Tebow isn’t in the player pool. 🤣

    But seriously even if everything goes right you still gotta beat multiple thousands of other people outside your league.

  • squidkill

    @thedkexperience said...

    Did another draft tonight, my 9th. I really feel like I’m rounding into form now.

    I ended up at 9 and my first 5 picks were Aaron Jones, Jonathan Taylor, Mike Evans, Julio Jones and Dak. I’ve been waiting on QB less the last few drafts and I’ve splurged on both Dak and Wilson lately. I can’t really stomach taking any QB higher than the 5th.

    I also made sure to grab Watson and pair him with Tyrod Taylor for my backup QB. I missed out on all the Danny Jones and Roethlisberger types this time. Even Goff went a bit earlier than I expected.

    This team also had 8 RBs: Jones, Taylor, Hunt, Fournette, Mattison, Coleman, Mack and Ingram.

    Yikes Not a whole lot of upside here pal- Lots of miles on those player tires-

  • Supersharpie

    @Straightfire118 said...

    Na the $20 milly maker will fill, and so will the $555. DK undersold themselves this year.

    At the current pace neither the $20 nor the $555 will come close to filling.

  • jv21

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    @Supersharpie said...

    At the current pace neither the $20 nor the $555 will come close to filling.

    yeah I doubt the $20 fills without help. I sent dk an email asking what they plan to do.

  • jv21

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    Dk response about $20 best ball contest.

    Thank you for reaching out to us.

    Since we are still a month away from Week 1 and the start of the 2021 NFL season, we do not have any early projections on when these Best Ball contests will fill, if they do ahead of that first week. That said, please feel free to reach back out to us a week or so ahead of week 1 and we will be happy to update you on those numbers. That said, we are not able to comment on if any free tickets will be offered to users at this time.

  • Straightfire118

    @Supersharpie said...

    At the current pace neither the $20 nor the $555 will come close to filling.

    The $20 milly maker is over 40% full I’m willing to wager it will fill. The $555 on the other hand probably won’t fill but it will get close. I see they added a $5 best ball, crappy format tho they should have stuck with the 20 max no one wants to draft 150 teams that’s a joke.

  • Supersharpie

    @Straightfire118 said...

    The $20 milly maker is over 40% full I’m willing to wager it will fill. The $555 on the other hand probably won’t fill but it will get close. I see they added a $5 best ball, crappy format tho they should have stuck with the 20 max no one wants to draft 150 teams that’s a joke.

    There are 29 days until opening night. Right now about a 1000 entries are being added per day. Unless that pace nearly quadruples ASAP, it won’t fill.

    As things stand, I think it only fills if DK offers tens of thousands of tickets.

  • squidkill

    @Supersharpie said...

    There are 29 days until opening night. Right now about a 1000 entries are being added per day. Unless that pace nearly quadruples ASAP, it won’t fill.

    As things stand, I think it only fills if DK offers tens of thousands of tickets.

    Plenty of time- Normal people are enjoying summer and not even thinking about football season yet- I have 3-4 friends who do the Best balls as mock drafts and they haven’t done their usual 10-20 entries yet. still early

  • Straightfire118

    @squidkill said...

    Plenty of time- Normal people are enjoying summer and not even thinking about football season yet- I have 3-4 friends who do the Best balls as mock drafts and they haven’t done their usual 10-20 entries yet. still early

    Exactly the rate of people drafting will pick up substantially, the milly maker will fill.

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