Something happens on DraftKings championship week, the normal strategies for winning a tournament are a little different. There are far fewer games being played this deep in the postseason and that will effect the way you construct your lineups. During the regular season, you don't neccicarily need to hit on the best performer of that particular week at any given position. Creating a GPP lineup for championship week on Draftkings, pick the best QB for fantasy points. There are only four to choose from and you need to pick the right one. For that matter, DraftKings championship week lineups should offer less risk than during regular season.
This lineup was put together using the Optimal Lineup Tool.
Try putting together at least four lineups, starting with each of the four QBs as the core. Depending on the lineup, use them in whatever amounts of contests you want to. This way, at least one of the lineups would have hit on the right quarterback. Of course you need to pick the right players at the other positions but the QB is a good place to build from.
Russell Wilson ($8,000) Green Bay@Seattle
He's the 3rd most expensive QB on DraftKings and has a lot of upside. This gives you value and there are several factors that play into why he might be the QB to have the best week from a fantasy football standpoint. Green Bay's defense is probably the worst of all 4 teams playing this week and Wilson could post 30+ fantasy points if he runs for a bunch of yards. Vegas has Seattle being the 2nd highest scoring offense of the week behind New England. I like Wilson over Brady because he will account for a higher percentage of the offense than Brady will.
Marshawn Lynch ($7,600) Green Bay@Seattle
Lynch is the most expensive RB on DraftKings for championship week and has a good chance of being the top performer at his position. He makes a good pair with Wilson in a tournament because if one has a good day, the other will. Lynch finished the regular season with 17 rushing touchdowns, two of which came against Green Bay in week 1. Green Bay is a favorable opponent for Seattle rushers in general. They finished the regular season averaging 120 yards rushing to opposing backs.
Daniel Herron ($5,900) Indianapolis@New England
Herron ends up in the other RB slot for this lineup because I feel that if/when Green Bay gets behind in the game, the Packers will be passing the ball most of the time which will cut into Eddie Lacy's stats. You could go with a New England running back if you can pick the right one who will be featured. Jonas Gray had a phenominal game against the Colts last time they played but has been nearly absent since. Herron has been trending upward throughout the playoffs and has been a real weapon for Andrew Luck both running and catching. Herron has caught 18 catches in the last two games which gives him extra value in the 1ppr format of DraftKings.
Julian Edelman ($7,200) Indianapolis@New England
Again, the Patriots are projected by Vegas as scoring the most points this weekend, and I'm picking Edelman here as my number 1. You don't need to hit on all of the right WRs, just the combination of 3 that gives you the most points. Try and grab one high priced, one mid, and one low priced. There will be a player at all the price levels that will score more fantasy points compared to others at that price point. The Colts do have a good pass defense on the outside, but Edleman makes a lot of plays over the middle compared to Brandon LaFell.
Jermaine Kearse ($3,800) Green Bay@Seattle
There are only 3 mid priced WRs to choose from this week. I was going to go with someone like Doug Baldwin here but I decided to get Gronk and save some money with Kearse who could have a similar day statistically as Baldwin.
Donte Moncrief ($3,500) Indianapolis@New England
Of all the WRs priced around him, Monchief is the only one available who has posted multiple 25+ fantasy point games during the season. And that is exactly what you are looking for here, a guy with big upside. Compare to Hakeem Nicks, who is slightly cheaper, who has never topped 20 fantasy points this season.
Rob Gronkowski ($7,800) Indianapolis@New England
It's not hard to just go ahead and pick Gronk here because he will more than likely put up the best numbers out of all the TEs. More than that, he could very well post more fantasy points than most all of the receivers too. The matchup is more than favorable for Gronk as the Colts defense finished the season ranked 26 against TEs.
Andrew Quarless ($2,600) Green Bay@Seattle
You won't see sub-$3,000 priced players on DraftKings during the regular season and it's usually not such a great idea to put in a TE for the flex. Things are different this week and TEs do provide a lot of value for your lineup with so few options at WR available. This is such a low price for a player who is a starter and will certainly get some targets and catches. You don't need him to have a career game but if he got some catches and maybe in the end zone, it would be a big pay off for $2,600. I don't feel that any individual player from Green Bay will have a great game but Seattle is fantastic against passes on the outside and Aaron Rogers could really work the middle of the field to combat that.
Seattle ($3,600) Green Bay@Seattle
This defense has been solid late in the season and they are at home. I'm probably going to play Seattle's defense in nearly all of my lineups despite Green Bay's great offense.