While I routinely preach that you treat every NFL DFS week as its own entity and how you need to have a short memory, I have a bit more of an edge to me here in NFL Week 5 DFS. Why? Because I lost last week. I didn't lose because of the process and my research was on-point as you can see in this week's DFS Watch List where I scored last week's. I lost because I was heavily invested in Javonte Williams who got hurt and I didn't have Christian McCaffrey as my late-game hammer. Now, that doesn't mean one injury will sink your lineups every time or that you have to have McCaffrey in your lineups every week, but when they “perfect storm” you and everyone else is playing high-risk players in cash because that's what the NFL DFS lineup optimizers are spitting out for GPP tournaments, there's not much you can do. Like I've always said, you dust yourself off and get right back at it the following week. And that brings us to today. Same research, same player analysis, same understanding of coaching systems and another DFS Playbook that is going to dominate the week and win you some money.
Now before we dive right into the plays, for those who may be new to the Fantasy Alarm #FAmily, here is a rundown of the NFL DFS content you should be studying while creating your winning DFS lineups. 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.
Again, 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 Show with me & Jon Impemba, which you can click below and watch as we talk through each position, our favorite plays and even build a lineup on DraftKings. 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.
If you are ready, let's now dive into the Week 5 NFL DFS Playbook!
Don't forget to check out the NFL DFS Show with me and Jon Impemba whiles you build your winning NFL DFS lineups!