I'd ask who's ready to build some winning DFS lineups for NFL Week 8, but I already know everyone is ready. Just take a stroll through the Winner's Circle channel in the Fantasy Alarm Discord and you'll see a number of people posting their winning screenshots. And I mean real, solid wins. Real money for real people. Sure, I could try and sell you on how the Playbook's optimal lineups would have won the Milly-Maker, but that's not what we're all about. We're about helping you become a better DFS player so that you can pull down winning weekends in the thousands without handing it all back the following week chasing some pipe-dream. We all have rent, mortgages, bills and other major expenses. Some of you have kids, pets and other responsibilities that cost way more than some of us would even like to admit. Winning at DFS is not like playing the lottery where you pick a bunch of numbers and hope to win. This is work, research, dedication and patience. This is a grind. It can and should be a fun grind, but a grind nonetheless. And after a weekend like we all had last week, it is EXTREMELY important that you keep a level head and maintain your process. If you want to level-up and play in some higher-stakes contests because you've been winning consistently, then great. Go for it. But NEVER play beyond your means, NEVER haphazardly throw money at donkey contests where you're chasing a six or seven-figure pay-out, and ALWAYS maintain your process and budget.
I don't say this to lecture you. I say this to help you; to teach you. I say this to you because I am speaking from experience. Early on in my DFS play, I took down $10K with a mid-level lineup and got all sorts of full of myself. I leveled-up in entry fees and I got cocky, thinking that this game is too easy. I started chasing pipe dreams. I didn't have anyone explaining to me about maintaining the process, being careful with your bankroll, that no one wins that kind of money on a regular basis. I wish I had someone helping me like that back then and having that feeling is why I am so adamant about guiding you through your play. Winning big is an amazing feeling and when you can take a chunk of money out of your DFS account and apply it to your real-life expenses, there is a natural rush of wanting to do it again and again. Yes, winning is a drug. So just understand that it can vanish as quickly as it arrived and being smart with what you do after a big win is just as important – maybe even more important – than how you got there in the first place. So let's keep this momentum going and let's continue to dominate.
With such a successful week, comes a number of new subscribers, so 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. Also, don't miss out on the complete NFL Weekly Match-Up Report from Britt Flinn (@britt_flinn) and the all-important WR/CB Match-Up Report from JB Barry (@FantasyCoachJB).
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 8 NFL DFS Playbook!
Oh yeah! One more thing! Don't forget to check out the NFL Week 8 DFS Show with Jon Impemba and Andrew Cooper while you build your winning NFL DFS lineups! Usually it's me & Jon, but life got in the way at the tail-end of the week. Coop does a fantastic job filling in and you all know the man we adoringly call Vanilla Bean brings the heat each and every week!