Updated: Thursday, Nov. 2 at 4:45pm ET
Are you ready for NFL Week 9 DFS lineup construction? I know I am. While many of the players in the Playbook were absolute studs, a few of the misses all seemed to find a way into my lineups. I'm not a big multi-lineup player. I like to build one strong, zero-fat, high-floor cash lineup and then I usually build three GPP lineups. So while maybe I'm narrowing my chances by not being a multi-lineup player, I believe in my lineups each and every week. Most will hit. Some won't. But I'd rather do that than to throw a whole mess of crap against the wall just to see what will stick. But that's me and I don't expect you to be like me. Some of you like the multi-lineup play and there's nothing wrong with it. It's all about what makes you more comfortable. Who knows? Maybe if I build a few more lineups I would have gotten some more exposure to Dak Prescott, but even after a down week, I'm not changing my process, nor should you. If you've been winning, stay the course. If you've been losing, I suggest you reach out to us in Discord and see if maybe we can help you make a few adjustments. That's what we do.
The #FAmily had another big week in the DFS realm and with that brings a new wave of new subscribers, so as always, I would like to welcome all of you. I love seeing all the new screen names in Discord and seeing all of these new sign-ups for the All-Pro package makes me very happy, so before we fully dive in to the NFL DFS Week 8 Watch List, please allow me to welcome all of the new members of the Fantasy Alarm #FAmily. There are a lot of you and we thank you for joining. Now it's up to us to help you cash consistently on your NFL DFS action and we are psyched to make that happen. Since you are new to the Watch List, allow me to share some thoughts real quick:
“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 Sunday 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.
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 8
As I said up above, I had some outstanding components to my own lineups here. Guys like Breece Hall, Alvin Kamara and Trey McBride were all over my cash lineups, but I missed on the QB position (I used Lamar Jackson and C.J. Stroud) so those lineups failed to deliver and while I had A.J. Brown, Rashid Shaheed and the aforementioned running backs were all over my GPP lineups, I used Miles Sanders who failed to score even a single point and that's an immediate GPP lineup killer. The plays were there, I just loaded up some of the wrong people. It happens. Onwards and upwards, as they say. We're already set to crush Week 9, so let's get to it.