Erik Hafner, a top-ranked daily fantasy pro, just padded his bankroll substantially.
Known as “ehafner” on DFS sites and on FanDuel ads, Hafner won first and second places in the DraftKings NFL $4 Million Main Event this weekend, grossing $1.35 million. Including other contests, Hafner reportedly won more than $1.6 million during Week 16 on DraftKings alone.
Hafner had 20 lineups in the 2,960-team Main Event field, which carried a $1,500 entry fee. The top two scored 233.32 and 229.52, and shared five players in common.
Though DeAngelo Williams’ 36.3 points made him the highest-scoring player in both lineups, Brandon Marshall and Javorius Allen were arguably the most valuable players included on both rosters; Marshall put up 34.5 points with a 4.3 percent ownership rate, while Allen had 22.4 points and was just 2.2 percent owned.
The following players formed the core of the winning lineups:
- Blake Bortles, 34.22 points, 25.6%
- DeAngelo Williams, 36.3 points, 20.7%
- Javorius Allen, 22.4 points, 2.2%
- Brandon Marshall, 34.5 points, 4.3%
- Travis Kelce, 16.3 points, 3.6%