How goes that GPP roster construction for your NFL Week 13 DFS main slate lineups? Are you building correctly? Are you locking in any particular DFS stacks? More importantly, how are you fixed for DFS bargains after using some of these high-priced players like Jalen Hurts, Alvin Kamara and Tyreek Hill? It's not easy, is it? There are a few quality pay-downs offered in the NFL DFS Playbook, but they're also pretty chalky. We love using the bargain chalk like Zack Moss and Greg Dortch in cash games, but where are the pay-downs with the lower DFS ownership we can use in GPP tournaments? Well, they're right here in the Dart Board, of course.
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 13 DFS Show with me & Jon Impemba!