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.

Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford should have to throw early and often against the Buccaneers in the divisional round of the playoffs, making him a solid DFS pick. (Image: KTLA)

NFL Divisional Round DFS: Pair Stafford and Kupp

The divisional round of the NFL playoffs will prove tricky for DFS and requires close monitoring of status reports. Some of the potential top players this weekend remain on injured reserve as of Friday morning, but are likely to play. With that being said, here are some players to consider […]

Rookie quarterback Mac Jones will start for the New England Patriots in Week 1. (Image: Mike Stobe/Getty)

Mac Jones’ Rookie Card is the Most Submitted for PSA Grading

While the Buffalo Bills waxed the New England Patriots in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs, Mac Jones became the king of graded cards. PSA, the market leader in card grading, released a graphic showing the top-10 most submitted cards for December, and the Patriots quarterback made the list […]

WinStar World Casino is among the gambling destinations that may open sportsbooks in the future if a Oklahoma sports betting bill passes this year. (Image: Dallas Morning News)

Oklahoma Sports Betting Bill Filed

The Oklahoma Legislature will consider a bill this year that would authorize in-person sports wagering in the state. Rep. Ken Luttrell, R-Ponca City, filed House Bill 3008, which could permit sportsbooks in tribal casinos in Oklahoma, with federal approval. The legislation doesn’t broach the issue of online wagers. “I have […]

Ben Roethlisberger will be leading the Pittsburgh Steelers in its AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans. (Image: Getty Images)

Wild Card NFL DFS: Roethlisberger Tempting at QB

Twelve of the 14 teams in the NFL Playoffs will face off over wild-card weekend, which gives us plenty of fantasy options over those six games. A balanced lineup of studs and value plays looks to be the way to go in DFS this weekend. Here are six players at […]

Alabama's Wind Creek casino could offer sports betting if legislation passes this year that would authorize new casinos and sports betting across the state. (Image: Montgomery Advertiser)

Sports Betting Bill Likely in Alabama in 2022

Alabama lawmakers will take another crack at passing sports betting legislation this year. Last year, legislators attempted to pass a wide-ranging bill that would have authorized not only sports wagers, but also a lottery and casinos. It didn’t make it through the House before the end of the session. Pushing […]

A proposal merging fantasy sports and pari-mutuel wagering could be the first step toward sports wagering in the Golden State. (Image: Ethan Miller/Getty)

Organizers Rush to Meet Signature Requirement for Florida Sports Betting Vote

With a month left to go, a campaign to let voters decide whether to legalize sports betting in Florida remains well short of the required signatures, but organizers insist they’re making enough progress to capture the required minimum. Florida Education Champions, the campaign pushing an amendment of Florida’s Constitution to […]

Fanatics announced it was buying Topps, but little should change about the look of the card manufacturer's products. (Image: Johnny Kampis)

3 Points to Consider in Aftermath of Fanatics’ Acquisition of Topps

While Fanatics’ $500 million acquisition of Topps’ card manufacturing business didn’t come as a big surprise to most industry insiders, the announcement this week was certainly a momentous occasion for the hobby. In the ensuing years, Fanatics will become the license holder to use team logos and player likenesses in […]

Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott should get more carries this week, with two of his peers remaining questionable for Week 17. (Image: DraftKings)

Boston Scott, Cole Beasley Cheap DFS Options in Week 17

With only two weeks remaining in the NFL’s regular season, teams continue to deal with injuries to starters, as other players attempt to clear COVID-19 protocols. As a result, Week 17 will see more opportunities for reserves to shine in starring roles. Here are five players under $5,000 on DraftKings […]

PSA will temporarily stop accepting submissions for all of its lower-tiered grading levels to help it clear its enormous backlog. (Image: Linked In)

PSA Report Shows Millions of Cards Still in Grading Backlog

PSA, the market leader in sports card grading, announced this month the return of another of its grading tiers, but the December blog post shows that the company still has a long way to go to clear its backlog. PSA will reopen its Regular grading service level, although at a […]

Tampa Bay Bucs WR Antonio Brown stiff arms a defender from the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1. (Image: Julio Aguilar/Getty)

NFL DFS Week 16: These Cheap Receivers Should Provide Big Value

COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the NFL, with numerous players under threat of missing action in Week 16. That will likely provide opportunity in DFS, as reserves with low fantasy salaries are thrust into starting roles. Here are five players under $5,000 on DraftKings to consider this Sunday. Justin […]

Jeff Wilson Jr could be the starter for the 49ers this week, boosting his fantasy value. (Image: NBC Sports)

NFL DFS Week 15: Look to Jeff Wilson, DeVante Parker for Value

With just a few more weeks left in the NFL regular season, teams are jockeying for playoff positions or fighting for their postseason lives. The spread of Omicron is putting a wrinkle into Week 15, with numerous players possibly sitting out this week due to the NFL’s COVID-19 policies. That […]

Rookie Davis Mills should get the start in Houston this week and could be worth rostering in DFS. (Image: Houston Chronicle)

Week 14: COVID-19 Throws Wrench in NFL DFS Roster Construction

Injuries and COVID-19 complications could make for interesting roster construction challenges in Week 14. We also get some viable options at quarterback in the value range this week. Here are five players under $5,000 on DraftKings to consider this week: Davis Mills, Texans QB ($5,000) The injured wrist (and ineffectiveness) […]

Kent State quarterback Dustin Crum has put up big fantasy numbers all year. You should lock him in many of your lineups this Saturday. (Image: Kent State Athletics)

Conference Championship Week Picks for College Football DFS

It’s conference championship week in college football, and while the focus will be on the big matchups in the major conferences, I see much more value in DFS among the teams competing in the Group of Five. Here are six players to consider for your rosters on Saturday: Quarterbacks Dustin […]

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 10: Kenneth Gainwell #14 of the Philadelphia Eagles in action during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Week 13 NFL DFS: Kenneth Gainwell, Tyler Boyd as Value Plays

The NFL regular season is now two-thirds over. As we enter the stretch drive in Week 13, it’s tough to find great value lower in the salary pool on DraftKings this Sunday. But there are a handful of plays under $5,000 that will allow us to roster some of the […]

Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman has put up monster numbers in recent weeks and looks to continue that trend against Duke. (Image: Associated Press)

Sam Hartman, Jaquarii Roberson Could Be DFS Bounties This Saturday

The final regular-season weekend of the college football season sees some very expensive DFS quarterbacks such as CJ Stroud, Bryce Young and Sam Hartman in what should be some high-scoring games. Fortunately, we can find some cheap plays at other positions to help us roster the blue chips. Here are […]

D'Onta Foreman could lead the Titans rushing attack in Week 12, making him a solid play for a low DFS salary. (Image: Field Gulls)

NFL DFS Week 12: D’Onta Foreman, MVS Could Provide Value

With Thanksgiving happening this week, we get a skinny 10-game slate in Week 12 this Sunday. That’s required deeper digging to find value plays under $5,000 on DraftKings at the various positions. We’ve got no options at quarterback this week, and limited options at running back. But we can save […]

Redshirt freshman CJ Stroud will take over at quarterback as Ohio State aims to win a fifth straight Big Ten Championship. (Image: Jamie Sabau/Getty)

CFB DFS Week 12: CJ Stroud & Value Options Lead the Way

Week 12 of the college football season brings another monster slate, and a ton of value in DFS. With several high-volume cheap options, we can plug in a mix of low-salaried players and blue-chip guys like CJ Stroud. Here are six players to consider for your DFS lineups this week: […]