What’s up everyone! We are super excited for the new format now available from our newest partners, OwnersBox Fantasy. This new format is called “Lightning Lineups” and it’s the most electric way to play fantasy sports. Essentially, you are presented lineups with sets of two to three players. You simply have to choose the lineup that scores the most points. You have the option to spin for new sets of players as many times as you want, and the more sets of lineups you go against the higher your payout will be. In this weekly article, I will be detailing the exact players and player sets I’m targeting in my OwnersBox Lightning Lineups contests.
How To Play Lightning Lineups
- If you don’t already have an account — click here and sign up using promo code ‘KARMA’ for a deposit match up to $500 and a FREE Lightning Lineups $10 entry.
- In the OwnersBox Lobby, select “Lightning Lineups” and then choose “NFL”
- The website will then populate three sets of two players. You choose between two player sets if it’s a one game contest. If it’s a full slate of games, you will choose between sets of three players each. Choosing between three sets pays out at 2.25x. You can increase up to 5 player sets for a one game slate, paying out at 3.5x your buy-in.
- If you don’t like your initial sets of players, simply spin again. Keep spinning until you find a set you like!
- After you’ve selected your favorite set of players, submit your entry.
Can You Profit Playing Lightning Lineups?
The simple answer is YES. Our community at DFS Karma has been dominating Lightning Lineups for both MLB and NFL since the contests became available. In fact, we had such a huge Week 1 of NFL that our COO — Trevis Waters — recorded this video on how exactly we took home $9,000. It’s much easier to compete against projections than it is 1000’s of users in a normal DFS contest. If you’re looking to grow a bankroll, I would recommend Lightning Lineups as the way to do so.
Thursday Night Football Pick
As you can see above, I’m going with Lineup 3 — JuJu Smith-Schuster and DeAndre Carter. First of all, I think this is a clear error and something we need to take advantage of. Zander Horvath did catch a touchdown in Week 1, but he is their fullback. We really can’t project him for more than one fantasy point, so locking in any player set against one with him in it essentially takes that set out of the equation. His lack of projectability turns it into a 1v1 lineup (barring something unforeseen) for a 2.25x payout. Of the remaining two players sets, I much prefer number 3. JuJu is going to the top Chiefs projection weekly after Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce. DeAndre Carter is going to get a bump with Keenan Allen out, as well, making him and Everett basically a wash for me. He’s not included here, but I love getting some exposure to Josh Palmer. Palmer has had success last season, averaging almost 20 fantasy points per game with one of Keenan Allen or Mike Williams off the field.
I’ve also seen some player sets popping with Isaiah Pacheco. That is not quite as much of a free win as Horvath, but I do think any set with Pacheco is out of the conversation. 80% of his touches only came once they Chiefs were up 30 points this past Sunday, so it doesn’t appear he is going to have a big early season role even if Ronald Jones continues to be a healthy DNP.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)