When it comes to DFS, everyone looks for those slate-breaking players (and if you are not, then you should be!), players who can win you the big bucks if they have a day and lower ownership, even better! This especially matters in tournaments, where you are looking to differentiate from your competition and sometimes even yourself and your other lineups, as opposed to cash games, where you would be after more ‘safer’ lineups to secure a more likely pot of cash.
These articles will highlight those players who I feel can break the slate and players you should be, at the very least, considering, going for position-by-position.
Studs (3x plus return): 18
Average Joes (2.1 – 2.9x return): 22
Scrubs (2x or lower return): 16
I would not be doing my DFS duty to you readers if I did not tip up Matthew Stafford ($6,300) this week. If you are playing the full six-game slate like me, waiting for the final game of the slate could see you have colossal leverage points over the rest of the field. People are often impatient and will likely have 90% of their lineup wrapped up by Sunday, so going for the SNF and MNF games could be super advantageous. This is especially the case when you see Stafford’s matchup here in Arizona, who rank as a bottom six-unit between Week 15 – 17 (20.7 ppg allowed overall and 8.2 ppg in the red zone).
Are you telling me Jimmy G and this San Fransicso offense cannot keep up with the highest-scoring offense in the league? I beg to differ. I may get crucified for this in some corners, but Jimmy Garoppolo ($5,300) is the best QB play on the Wildcard Weekend slate. Not only are all his elite weapons in Samuel, Kittle, Mitchell and Aiyuk all in fine form, but they are putting in the performances to back up those claims. Look at last week’s must-win game over LA. And at this price, when his average this season is 3.2x his price this week, you have to consider Jimmy.