From being familiar with football throughout the years, knowing these coaches is the best way to analyze our approach to the XFL draftkings DFS picks for week 1.
If anyone knows who they are really going to feature in these games let me know, since its anyone’s guess, other then our coaching scenarios for this weekend.
Since I am writing this the day before kickoff we at least have clarity it seems with the depth charts and ideas of how these coaches will use these tools in their offenses.
Dallas – Bob Stoops:
Stoops has been the HC for Oklahoma basically since 1999, successfully grooming quarterbacks and their readiness in the NFL recently with Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. Expect Landry Jones to play but if out, this is a an unknown scenario. Cameren Artis Payne figures to be heavily involved as well in attempting a balances attack. They are favored by 8.5 points, so we could see a heavier then normal workload for CAP.
DC Defenders – Pep Hamilton:
Hamiltion has a balanced mix of assistant and head coaching experience in college and pro levels. We are likely to see the Indianapolis Colts style of offense along with Stanford’s style in the mix, as the team only announced interestingly, 5 starters instead of the normal 6 starters for fantasy DFS purposes. I would expect a balanced passing attack as they are favored by 7.5 points. Plenty of experienced talent on the team.
With that all in mind here is the optimal tournament lineup:
QB Phillip Walker – HOU
RB DeVeon Smith – TB
WR Rashad Ross – DC
WR Nelson Spruce – LA
FLEX Sammie Coates – HOU
FLEX Reece Horn – TB
DST DC Defenders
Tournament Differentiation plays: