The USFL begins its new inaugural season tonight and DraftKings has added DFS contests. The biggest change from NFL DFS to USFL DFS is the roster make up. USFL DFS rosters will consist of one QB, one RB, two WR/TE, two Flex and a defense.  This means you do not have to roster a TE, and that is a good thing as there are not many in the USFL.

Most of the data we have is prior NFL experience and Vegas odds, and this makes Week 1 very difficult to navigate.  We can extrapolate a few things based on coaching tendencies, such as, Jeff Fisher likes to run the ball, so fade Shea Patterson as the highest priced QB. Todd Haley had success with Le’Veon Bell catching passes out of the backfield, so move BJ Emmons to the top of the RB list.

Week 1 will be interesting as we see how the teams are coached and how the starting rosters settle in.  For now, here are my top picks at each position.

USFL Quarterback DFS Picks

  • Jordan Ta’Amu
  • Kyle Sloter
  • Shea Patterson

USFL Running Back DFS Picks

  • BJ Emmons
  • Darnell Holland
  • Stevie Scott
  • Garrett Groshek

USFL Wide Receiver/Tight End DFS Picks

  • De’Quan Hampton
  • Shawn Poindexter
  • Devin Gray
  • Rashard Davis

USFL Defense DFS Picks

  • Birmingham
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey