NFL Week 4 DFS is here and we've got lots to talk about, #FAmily. While the masses freak out over the array of NFL injuries we're seeing, while they start to panic over the NFL Week 4 weather report, we must remain calm and collected. Winning at DFS is all about taking these weekly disadvantages the seasonal fantasy football world is crying about and turning them into advantages for our winning DFS lineups. Keenan Allen injury setback? No big deal as we've already turned you onto Josh Palmer. No Amon-Ra St. Brown? We'll happily take a much cheaper Josh Reynolds. Storms are moving up the east coast? Big deal. We've discussed about not overreacting to the weather and if there is heavy rain, we build winning DFS lineups using a running back in our flex instead of some wide receiver who lives off the deep pass. It's about rolling with the punches. Take what the world gives us and find the advantage. That's what winners do.
But it's not just about giving you some rah-rah speech to help make you feel better so you aren't afraid to play. It's about helping you be a better DFS player overall. It's about helping you change your way of thinking – turning away from the overreaction we routinely see from the masses and understanding that there is a mission we are on and no matter what the world throws at us, we know exactly what to do to win. I'll warn you – it's not going to be easy. It's going to take a lot of patience and due diligence. But after sorting through all the players here in the Playbook, watching the NFL news like a hawk for the next 24 hours and sorting through all the weather scenarios, we're going to come out on top. Let the rest of the world freak out. Stay the course, trust the process and turn every “uh oh” into an “oh baby!”
Now, before we get to the Playbook players, allow me to remind you what you should be doing leading up this step in your research.
Step 1: Check out the DFS Position Coaches
Step 2: Check out the rest of the relevant DFS content
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, who also does the Contrarian Corner video and check out the DFS Bargains from Tera Roberts (@ItsTeraTime).
Also, our Master of Tools, Matt Selz (@theselzman), supplies you data junkies with the Weekly Match-Up Report and everyone should also be checking out the WR/CB Match-Up Report from Ryan Hallam (@fightingchance).
Speaking of tools, we have also done some major enhancements 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.
Step 3: Make your own list of players
It's real easy to just sit and wait for the Playbook, but as you are doing your research throughout the week, it is important to make notes and list the players who interest you the most. Maybe they end up in the Playbook and maybe they don't. If they're there, then great, it should mean we are honing in on the same things that make him a strong play. If not, maybe you're onto something else that someone overlooked. We aren't perfect and if you uncover something different, maybe you're right. I would be careful of routine groupthink and hype from beat writers, but often times someone will tell me something they saw about their local team that I missed and I am always looking to investigate more if its there. If you do, then say something in our Fantasy Alarm Discord Chat, Talk it out and see what the rest of the #FAmily thinks. That's why the chat is there, isn't it?
With those three steps complete and discussions are in progress, you are ready to look at the Playbook players, make comparisons and finalize your list for lineups, so let's get to it.