Johnny Kampis

Johnny Kampis

Daily Fantasy Sports  |  CULLMAN, AL

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Johnny Kampis is a longtime journalist who has written for The American Spectator, Fox News, HuffPost,, the New York Times News Service, Washington Examiner, and dozens of other print and online publications. He authored the critically acclaimed "Vegas or Bust: A Family Man Takes On the Poker Pros" (ECW Press, 2018). In addition to writing for OG about daily fantasy sports, Johnny is an investigative journalist for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, and serves on the FCC's Consumer Advisory Committee.

D'Eriq King should post big numbers on Saturday night DFS. He's worth his big salary. (Image: Bleacher Report)

Saturday Night DFS: Stack Bama or Miami

The Saturday night DFS slate is small, but mighty. Miami-Florida State and Alabama-Missouri should offer plenty of high-scoring DFS totals, but other games offer players with sneaky good values for low salaries. Consider these six players for your rosters this week. Quarterbacks  D’Eriq King, Miami ($8,700 on DraftKings, $10,200 on […]

Chargers rookie running back has been an active part of the offense, yet his DFS salary remains cheap. (Image: The Athletic)

This Week’s DFS Value Plays (NFL): Josh Kelley, Curtis Samuel

We can roster the Jets’ QB Sam Darnold for $5,000 on DraftKings this week, but I’ll say no thanks to that. Instead – like we did last week – we’ll focus on running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends for our under $5K DFS value plays. Josh Kelley, Chargers RB […]

The Oklahoma-Texas game could be decided by Longhorn quarterback Sam Ehlinger with his ability to scramble out of the pocket. (Image: Getty)

College Football DFS: SEC Returns, but Look to Texas and Oklahoma

The SEC returns to play this Saturday, but for DFS purposes on the day slate, I’ll mostly focus on the Big 12. Oddsmakers predict big scores from teams like Oklahoma and Texas, so we want to draft several players from these squads. Quarterbacks Sam Ehlinger, Texas ($8,900 on DK, $10,800 […]

DraftKings CEO Jason Robbins said the company will reach two million bets on its mobile app this Sunday, less than two months after debuting it in August. The popularity, he said, is due in large part to betting market surrounding the NFL. (Photo: Mark Rebilas/USA Today)

DraftKings Stock Booms with Return of Football, Deal Announcements

With the return of the NFL and the announcement that the Big 10 will resume playing college football in October, DraftKings saw its stock soar in the past week. Although the price dipped some this week, trading at around $51 per share on Wednesday afternoon, DraftKings has been among the […]

Although he missed at the U.S. Open, Canadian Mackenzie Hughes carded three straight top 15 finishes before that. (Image: Fox News)

5 DFS Picks for PGA Tour’s Trip to the Dominican Republic

After the treacherous conditions (par wise) for PGA Tour golfers at the US Open last week, participants head to paradise this week. The Puntacana Resort & Club Championship will take place this week at Corales Golf Club in the Dominican Republic. The course is long, a Par 72 playing at […]

Oops. Detroit Lions rookie D'Andre Swift dropped an easy game winner against Chicago last week. Nonetheless, he should still see enough volume to be one of the better DFS value plays in Week 2. (Image: Detroit Free Press)

5 NFL Week 2 DFS Value Plays Under $5,000

Last week’s DFS value plays didn’t hit it big, with the Falcons’ new tight end Hayden Hurst being overshadowed by the big days posted by the team’s wide receivers, and the 49ers focusing on the ground game, leaving Kendrick Bourne with precious few targets. This week, no starting quarterback is […]

Chuba Hubbard, Grant Wells Likely to Shine in College Football DFS

Chuba Hubbard, Grant Wells Likely to Shine in College Football DFS

The Saturday slate for college football DFS will feature plenty of high-scoring offenses, with players like Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard and Houston’s Marquez Stevenson among those likely to put up big points for daily fantasy players. The 12-game slate was reduced to 11 after the Thursday cancellation of the Charlotte-North […]

Dustin Johnson is the favorite to win the US Open, which begins Thursday, but a recent missed cut and the birth of his second child are factors that may work against him. (Image: Stan Badz)

Look at These 5 Golfers for Your US Open DFS Lineups

We finally get our second major of the golf season with the US Open taking place at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, New York, this week. Opens tend to be tough, but Winged Foot amps up the difficulty, making par quite the challenge for even the world’s best golfers. For our […]

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book will have the task of leading the Fighting Irish against Navy’s No. 15th ranked defense. (Image:

Ian Book, Jarret Doege Top College Football DFS Options for Saturday

Power 5 football returns on Saturday, with the ACC and Big 12 joining in on the action. Several games on the day slate will likely be blowouts, which will likely provide opportunities for stars and reserves alike to put up high DFS scores. Consider these players for your rosters on […]

Dwayns Haskins will start for Washington in Week 1 and could provide strong DFS value for his low salary. (Image: CBS Sports)

5 NFL Week 1 Value Plays Under $5,000 in DFS

Week 1 of the NFL season will kick off in full force on Sunday, and DFS operators will crown more millionaires in their biggest tournaments. To afford the Christian McCaffreys and Davante Adams of the world, we’ve got to find the lower-priced value plays. Throughout the 2020 season, I’ll scour […]

Sammy Watkins scored three receiving touchdowns against the Chief on Sunday. (Image: Arrowhead Pride)

5 Under-the-Radar Picks for Thursday Night DFS

The Houston Texans head to the Kansas City Chiefs to open the NFL season Thursday night in a game expected to have a lot of offensive firepower. That should make for some high-scoring DFS teams during Thursday night contests on DraftKings and FanDuel. Obviously, you must play the QBs, Patrick […]

5 DFS Picks for Safeway Open

5 DFS Picks for Safeway Open

The 2020-21 PGA Tour season officially begins this week at the Safeway Open held at Silverado Resort and Spa North in Napa, California. The course plays at 7,203 yards, making it one of the shortest par 72s on the tour. Most of the game’s biggest names will sit out this […]

Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers attacks the Oakland Raiders defense during a victory at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. (Image: Jeffrey Phelps/AP)

How to Take Advantage of DFS Overlay

“Overlay” is one of a gambler’s favorite words. As with poker tournaments and other forms of wagering with guaranteed prize pools, overlay occurs commonly in DFS. It also happens most frequently during the early weeks of a sport’s season, as DFS operators try to offer tantalizing prize pools while also […]

LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow has skill and motivation, and should be a force in the LSU-Clemson National Championship game Monday at the Superdome. (Image: AP)

DFS Delayed in Louisiana

The author of the bill that set tax rates for DFS in Louisiana said the games won’t launch in the state until November, at the earliest. Gaming Control Board Slows Up Process “I was hopeful we would see fantasy sports go live in October, however, I was just informed that […]

Houston Baptist wide receiver Jerreth Sterns is a ball magnet, catching nearly nine passes per game in 2019. He could provide tremendous DFS value on Saturday. (Image: Houston Baptist University Athletics)

Week 1 College Football DFS: Don’t Sleep on Jerreth Sterns

While Week 1 of the college football season won’t be quite what we expected, the DFS slate shouldn’t lack excitement. Expect big scores to rule the day with high-powered offenses taking the field. And as with Thursday night (Central Arkansas’ Lujuan Winningham), a monster value play can be had for […]

The centerfield scoreboard at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. (Image: Patrick Gorski/USA Today Sports)

Wrigley Field Could Host DraftKings Sportsbook

Chicago Cubs fans may get to bet on their team at Wrigley Field whenever patrons are allowed back into games. DraftKings Plans Wrigley Field Sportsbook The Cubs announced a partnership with DraftKings to make the Boston-based company its official DFS and sports betting partner. It’s the latest in a series […]

Lujuan Winningham (right) celebrates with Jarrod Barnes #2 of Central Arkansas after catching the go ahead touchdown over Austin Peay during the second half of the Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff football game on August 29, 2020 in Montgomery, Alabama. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

Finding Value as College Football DFS Kicks Off Thursday Night

College football DFS returns Thursday night on DraftKings with a Heart of Dixie focus. Two teams from the state of Alabama will take on fellow Sun Belt opponents: South Alabama at Southern Miss and Central Arkansas at UAB. With a short slate, our legitimate DFS options may prove limited. Let’s […]

Dustin Johnson is the 9/1 favorite at one sportsbook to win the US Open next week. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Can We Fade Dustin Johnson in DFS at Tour Championship?

Dustin Johnson nearly won again last week, and now he’ll try to top the leaderboard again at the Tour Championship. We have precious few selections this week, with just the top 30 players in the field at East Lake Golf Club, a par 70 playing at 7,385 yards. Johnson will […]

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins is eagerly awaiting Governor Andrew Cuomo's signature on a bill that would free New York daily fantasy sports from injunction. (Image: Barry Chin/Boston Globe)

Legal Experts Believe DFS Operators Can Delay IRS Excise Tax

The IRS said it intends to impose an excise tax on DFS contest entries, but legal experts believe the industry can delay the implementation due to ambiguities in the law. Confusion About Whether DFS Contests are Wagers An IRS memo said that DFS companies must pay a 0.25 federal excise […]

Matthew Wolff holds his head and walks off the course in disbelief after hitting an eagle to win the 3M Open. (Image: Star Tribune)

5 Golfers for Your DFS Rosters at BMW Championship

Seventy golfers remain in the race for the FedEx Cup, and they hit the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club this weekend. A par 70 course playing at 7,350 yards, the event features no cut, so we’re looking at which players can pile up DFS points over four rounds. […]