A Maurice Alexander punt return in the Philadelphia Stars' USFL semifinals win against New Jersey last weekend proved to be the difference in Philly advancing to the USFL championship game this Sunday. Earlier this season, Stars quarterback Bryan Scott was one of the league's best stories, but after an injury, Case Cookus took over for the last three quarters of the season, and will face a tough Birmingham Stallions defense that held New Orleans to just 17 points last weekend. Cookus threw for just 133 yards and an interception last against New Jersey, but can he bounce back for USFL DFS lineups in the biggest game of the season?
Cookus did manage to run for a touchdown in the 19-14 win against the Generals, but is he the QB you want from the USFL DFS player pool this weekend? Birmingham's J'Mar Smith passed for 190 yards with a touchdown, and he also ran for nearly 50 yards and a score in the Stallions' win over New Orleans. Wide receiver Osiris Mitchell also had a big game for Birmingham, with four catches for 64 yards and a touchdown. Sunday's championship game doesn't have the makings of a high-flying offensive showdown, which means making your USFL DFS selections for tournaments and cash games on DraftKings all the more important.
If you're on the hunt for playoff USFL DFS picks, you can't do any better than SportsLine's No. 1 pro football expert, R.J. White.
CBS Sports' Fantasy and gambling managing editor, White has delivered consistently on a high volume of picks over the long-term, returning over $2,500 to $100 bettors on more than 800 against the spread picks since the start of the 2017 NFL season. It's no surprise, as White has cashed huge twice in the world's most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest.
He was also 16-4 on all XFL ATS picks before the league suspended operations in 2020. That included starting a 13-1 run at the start as books scrambled to correctly evaluate team quality in a league where little was known heading into the season. White had a successful finish to the 2022 USFL season, going 8-4 with his last 12 USFL picks. His combination of expert pick knowledge and Fantasy background means he can find the best USFL DFS values.
Now, White has locked in his USFL DFS picks for the championship game this week and is offering up his analysis.
White is high on Birmingham running back Bo Scarbrough, who is listed at $10,500 on DraftKings. He also says you should take a look at Birmingham quarterback J'Marr Smith ($15,600 on DraftKings), who finished with 203 passing yards and two total touchdowns in the 30-17 win over Philadelphia earlier this season.
White is also targeting several players who could go off for MASSIVE numbers in playoff USFL action! These picks could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing! You ABSOLUTELY need to see who they are before locking in any lineups.
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