The biggest day in American sport, and one of the biggest days on the sports betting calendar, is quickly approaching with Super Bowl LIII ready to kick off on Monday.

Draftstars has $10,000 available to celebrate the festivities.

With just two teams in action, and multiple spots with only one player needing to be selected, this game represents a different challenge to typical Draftstars NFL contests, with point of difference selections becoming all the more defining.


Tom Brady – QB – $20,900

Let’s not complicate matters too much here. You need to pick a quarterback, and there is only $160 between them so we aren’t fishing for value in this spot. With just two teams on the slate, you’re going to need some point of difference to get the edge, but this isn’t the position to do it. Brady, the man that time forgot, is the most successful playoff, and Super Bowl, quarterback of all time. He’s coming off back to back 300+ yard games. He threw over 500 yards with three touchdowns in the big dance last year. Goff is a great young talent, but Brady has more wins, yards, passing touchdowns, and game winning drives in the playoffs alone than Goff has recorded in his entire career so far.

Rob Gronkowski – TE – $10,690

Let the risk taking begin. Gronk comes at a big price compared to other TE options and he has burned fantasy owners multiple times this season. But that’s where the appeal comes in. Plenty of people are going to fade Gronkowski here because of his price, inconsistency and lack of touchdowns during the year. Fact remains that he can still be an absolute weapon on the field, and it’s only going to take one big play, one big score, for Gronkowski to be the clear best play at this position. He got plenty of looks in his last game with six grabs for 79 yards. Highee is the next TE in line and although much cheaper, he doesn’t inspire much excitement and does not have anything close to the big play potential of Gronk.

Sony Michel – RB – $13,170

The running back spot is a bit of a minefield for this encounter. Todd Gurley is the clear cut best back on the table who people will be quick to add, but he’s been dealing with injury issues that may hamper his performance. Even if he does play to his full potential, it’s likely his performance is going to be cancelled out by the large number of other people who select him. C.J. Anderson has thrived of late, with three hundred yard efforts in his last four games, along with four touchdowns, but his performance hedges on Gurley’s availability. Enter Sony Michel, he has surpassed 100 yards in each of his last two games, finding the end zone five times in the process. He has three 100+ yard games with scores in his last four outings.

Robert Woods – WR – $14,890

If you fancy a higher priced receiver, Woods stands out as the man to target. Julian Edelman is the most expensive receiver on the slate which will make him a popular pick by default, and being Brady’s go to man doesn’t hurt either. People are also going to be drawn to Brandon Cooks after his 107 yard effort last week. Throughout the year, however, Woods has been the Rams leader in snaps among receivers, partaking in 95% of offensive snaps while averaging slightly more yards per game than Cooks, scoring more touchdowns, and being more a prominent part of the running game as well.

Chris Hogan – WR – $10,150

Chris Hogan led all Patriots receivers in snaps during the season, taking the field on 72% of Patriots offensive possessions. He hasn’t posted explosive numbers of late, but has 14 receptions in his last three games, and is a target that Brady is very comfortable with and who has been with him in this situation before. With the way Brady distributes the ball, if you’re on the field a lot, you’re going to see targets and be a strong candidate to find yourself in the end zone. Julian Edelman, along with Gronkowski, are going to be the primary concerns for the Rams secondary, allowing Hogan a little more room to move also. Hogan should also be a less popular option than the aforementioned Edelman and the trio of more expensive Rams receivers.

Enter the $5,000 Super Bowl LIII tournament.



Pass TD = 4 pts

1 Pass Yard = 0.04 pts

Interception = -1 pts

1 Rush Yard = 0.1 pts

Rush TD = 6 pts

1 Receiving Yard = 0.1pts

Reception TD = 6 pts

Reception = 1pt

Return TD = 6 pts

2 pt Conversion = 2pts

Lost Fumble = -2pts


Sack = 1 pt

Interception = 2 pts

Fumble Recovery = 2 pts

Touchdown = 6 pts

Safety = 2 pts

Blocked Kick = 2 pts

Kickoff/PR Touchdown = 6 pts

Points allowed – 0 = 10 pts

Points allowed – 1-6 = 7 pts

Points allowed – 7-13 = 4 pts

Points allowed – 14-20 = 1 pt

Points allowed – 21-27 = 0 pts

Points allowed – 28-34 = -1 pt

Points allowed – 35+ = -4 pts