Welcome to the DFS Playbook for NFL Week 4!

Right back to the drawing board, people. Right back to the process. While we spent the week celebrating the rise of Millionaire Mike and his unbelievable win on FanDuel, we know we can't rest on our laurels. As successful a week as #FANation had, we have to put it behind us and move forward with a brand new set of match-ups in Week 4. We stay focused on the process and we remain sensible with, not only how we play, but in which contests we choose. Remember, it's ok to drop your lineup into the million-dollar contests, but that shouldn't be your primary effort. Even mega multi-entry GPP players spread their money around to more sensible contests to increase their chance of winning. 

For me, I stick to my usual cash games (50/50s) and the small single-entry GPP like the Small Sweep on FanDuel. The entry fee is $25 and first place gets $2K, but you're only playing against 93 other people. Win a few of those and then you can step up your entry fee and continue playing against fewer opponents. No, it's not a $25K win, but are you going to thumb your nose at winning $2K? I didn't think so. You've got to crawl before you walk and walk before you run. No one starts playing DFS and cashes every time and no one hits it big their first time out. Anyone who doesn't hammer home the point to you that it's a grind is doing you a disservice. 

OK, we've gone over this a bunch already. I just like to reiterate it, especially after someone in the #FAmily wins big. Everyone wants to be that guy – to be like Mike, so to speak. But you have to remain clear-headed and stay grounded. 

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

QB Coach – Jon Impemba (@jimpemba777)

RB Coach -- Justin Vreeland (@JustinVreeland)

WR Coach -- Colby Conway (@colbyrconway)

TE Coach -- Andrew Cooper (@CoopAFiasco)

D/ST Coach -- Dan Malin (@RealDANlanta)

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 our newest #FAmily member 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). 

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.


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