Welcome to the DFS Watch List for NFL Week 16!

What do you say about a week like what we just witnessed? COVID ripped through the NFL (and other sports) like a hot knife through butter and here we are hoping and praying Week 16 doesn't turn out the same way. Of course, when top players like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce have just been added to the reserve/COVID list, we're not exactly getting off on the right foot, are we?

But the cries of seasonal fantasy football owners are falling on deaf ears here in the DFS community because it doesn't matter which top guys are out. That just means there's value opening up somewhere and with the proper research, we'll find strong replacements just as we did last week. Again, the greater the number of marquee players who are out, the easier it gets for us to beat the lineup trains because they don't know the player pool, the match-ups or the offensive schemes like we do.

Be sure to keep checking the latest Fantasy Alarm Reserve/COVID list and we'll stay in tune with the NFL to see if they're going to need to move any games this week again. If they don't, then we're back to another 11-game slate as the NFL has their usual primetime games and then two on Christmas Day (Saturday). We'll see what happens…

So what exactly did last week's Playbook deliver? As always, we like to check in to ensure we remain on the right path.

Scoring The Playbook Week 15

With a dominating wide receiver analysis, combined with less games on the slate and low scoring games, the performance of the Playbook was one of the best of the season.  Here are the highlights:

  • Six of the ten wide receivers had 3X+ Value dominating the most difficult position to get right.
  • WR overall Value set a season record at 3.38.
  • Tight ends averaged 15.6 (second highest for the season) with every TE having at least 8.8 points and only one TE didn’t deliver 2X Value
  • Here is the best lineup from just players in the Playbook:

For any newcomers this week:

“If you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime.”

We take this adage to heart when it comes to playing NFL DFS. The Fantasy Alarm Playbook isn’t just about handing you a list of players and a lineup to use each week. It is designed to help you learn to be a better DFS player. It’s about teaching you the process used in selecting which players to scout and, eventually, which ones to use.

Therefore, we will begin each week with the Weekly NFL DFS Watch List which is designed to keep tabs on marquee names, chalk plays and, of course, the weekly bargains who may not see the same coverage and exposure. This piece will be continuously updated throughout the week, based on the most recent news and injuries which means you may see a name or two removed as we get closer to kick-off. You may also see a few late-week additions who pique our interest for some reason too, and by the end of the week, this Watch List will eventually become your Playbook. Again, it’s about teaching you the process.

One quick, final note:

The DFS Watch List focuses on the Sunday Main Slate. We cover Thursday, Monday and Sunday Night Football via Showdown slate coverage and I will have a special Saturday, Christmas Day Playbook out on Friday night for those who want to dive into the two-game slate!


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