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DFS: Week 9 Tournament Leverage Plays

Denver, Colorado, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) hands the ball off to running back Justin Jackson (22) in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Winning a DFS tournament while competing in a field of 100,000 entrants is an outrageous task. The best way to tilt the odds in your favor is to play into the chaos of the NFL week. Profit disproportionately when things don’t go as planned.

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Here are three ways to build that kind of leverage into your lineups for Week 9.

Justin Jackson is the ultimate leverage play

When looking for leverage, we want to find players who negatively correlate with the most popular plays. If the chalk busts, your lineup’s odds of success increase exponentially because of its negative correlation with a large amount of the lineups that were entered. The Chargers are going to have a top-five player in terms of ownership percentage at quarterback (Justin Herbert), wide receiver (Keenan Allen) and tight end (Hunter Henry).

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