UPDATED: Sunday, Sept. 17 at 9am ET
Who's ready for some NFL Week 2 DFS? I know I am. We got off to a white-hot start last week with both our cash game and GPP tournament play. There is nothing better than walking into NFL Week 2 playing with house money and we are 100-percent ready to get back at it this week. Now before you think we're going to be all rah-rah and puff out our chests after a successful first week, understand that we are very well aware of the fact that not everyone cashed. We saw some really strong chalk plays like Tyreek Hill hit, but then we also saw some bad chalk in the form of Jamaal Williams who was highly-owned, according to our DFS ownership projection. Using him was fine for cash games, but if you tried saving money and using him in GPP tournaments, you got burned. Our goal here is not just to make you money. Our goal here is to make you a better DFS player. So if you cashed, awesome. Congrats. I did too. Everywhere. But if you didn't, it's about understanding why and what adjustments to your game and research you are making.
Using the array of content and NFL tools we provide here at Fantasy Alarm is paramount to your growth as a DFS player. Understanding why we are identifying potential breakouts is just as important as who those breakouts are. It's about sharing knowledge of the X's & O's of football and understanding that this game is more than just studying NFL DFS projections and picking names that appear to look good. There are a variety of match-ups and intangibles we study that many algorithms don't, or can't, take into account. I gave you an article the other day, in fact, that highlights coaches, their schemes and how you can identify breakouts of some players. Using concepts like that in conjunction with the tools is what gets you to be a better, more insightful player. Sure, you can just pull players from the DFS Playbook each week, but I want you to learn the why so you can eventually create a playbook for yourself.
But we've got a full season ahead of us and plenty of time to learn lessons. Today we want to carry that Week 1 momentum into Week 2 and build that bankroll. So for those of you who have been part of the #FAmily, have at it. The Playbook is ready for you. For those who are new to Fantasy Alarm, first off, welcome. And second, keep reading and allow me to introduce to you, our team, our tools and everything else you need to win.
Let's start with our NFL tools. We continue to crunch the numbers and tweak our algorithms so that our daily fantasy football projections are the best in the industry and that, in turn, has improved things like our Lineup Generator/DFS Optimizer, our DFS Compare tool and even our NFL DFS Ownership Projections. Again, all right here on one site for your convenience.
If you are new to the #FAmily, welcome! All the aforementioned tools are, obviously, at your disposal as well, but please allow me to point you towards more of the content and tools we provide to help you crush your DFS contests each week. It also makes for a nice introduction to our DFS team.
In addition to the positional coaching pieces, you also have things like the DFS Watch List, where I provide you with a list of players I am looking at throughout the week. We have the NFL DFS Podcast with me and Jon Impemba and for the visual learners you can check out our DFS breakdown on YouTube as well! Impemba also does the Value Plays & Contrarian Corner videos so be sure to check that out as well and don't miss out on the NFL Weekly Match-Up Report from Britt Flinn (@Britt_Flinn).
If you haven't starting bookmarking everything, do yourself a favor and do it now. Yes, that's a lot of content and sure, it can be overwhelming, but these pieces come out throughout the week, so if you're seeing all of this for the first time, just know that it all starts trickling out on Tuesday so you can attack the info steadily rather than get slammed all at once. I would suggest that you go through the NFL DFS Menu and start bookmarking a lot of these pieces for ease of use in the future.
Once you've got all of that under your belt, it's time to look at the Playbook. It usually arrives in the early afternoon on Saturdays which gives you ample time to read through everything, make your notes and begin working on your lineups. On Sunday morning, we will provide you with Example Lineups for both cash games and GPP tournaments on DraftKings and FanDuel, so you have something to compare your own to before finalizing.
Pretty sure that sums up the basics, and as you should know, if you have any questions, we are all available via the Fantasy Alarm Discord Chat, social media and even email, so please do not ever hesitate to ask for help. That's what we are here for.
And don't worry -- these introductions will be a whole lot shorter moving forward. I just wanted to welcome you all personally as we plan to have a ton of fun this season and keep you all in the green!
If you are ready, let's now dive into the Week 2 NFL DFS Playbook!
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