Updated: Sunday, Nov. 19 at 8am ET
How goes your NFL Week 11 DFS lineup builds for GPP tournaments? We want to be invested in guys like Austin Ekeler, Tyreek Hill and CeeDee Lamb, but their pricing can make it pretty constructive. We're looking for some serious DFS bargains this week, right? The problem is, those bargains need to be more than just a pay-down. It has to be worthwhile. Will the running backs see the touches we need to pay off? Will the wide receivers see the targets we need? Usually, the NFL Injury Report gives us a few places where the value opens up, but we aren't exactly dealing with a ton of running back or wide receiver injuries that will open things up for is this week. Don't get me wrong, there are definitely a few places we've identified, but in this case – Week 11 – there really aren't any guys who also float into cash game qualification. Nothing wrong with that though. The Playbook has you fully covered for your cash lineups, so let's get to those GPP builds.
If you're new to Fantasy Alarm, the DFS Dart Board is an add-on to the Playbook that I started several years ago. It came about when I was building GPP lineups and realized I needed more salary relief. As I dug through my notes to see who stood out the most among those players at a more affordable price, it hit me. When I put players in the Playbook, I am thinking primarily about cash lineup plays -- guys with a high floor who I could conceivably put into my core-group and build a lineup around. After those players, I would mix in a handful of guys who had boatloads of upside and were in soft match-ups, but I wasn’t paying as much attention to their salary as I should have. And that's where the Dart Board came into play.
Occasionally you may see a min-priced QB or TE in here, but more often than not, this space is reserved for running backs and wide receivers who are below $6,000 on FanDuel or $5,000 or lower on DraftKings. Also, while we call this a Dart Board, keep in mind that every player has been carefully researched. We're not up here picking players all willy-nilly, desperately hoping they hit. We're looking for the cheapest bargains possible who still have the strongest potential to give you at least a 3-5x return on what you pay.
All set? Great. Let's get to it and while you do, maybe give a listen to this week's NFL Week 11 DFS Show with me & Jon Impemba!