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Draftkings NFL Strategy | Building a Winner
Step 1: Understanding Value
- In general, you want to target 3x value for each player that you roster. This means that a player who costs $5,000 you would be looking for 15 fantasy points.
- Since your starting budget is $50,000, you are targeting 150 fantasy points per week.
- Typically a score of 125-130 is good enough to cash most weeks
Step 2: Roster Construction | Draftkings NFL Strategy
- Identify whether you want to play a “cash game” or a GPP
- Cash games typically 50% of the field cashes (50/50 or double up format)
- GPP typically 20% of the field cashes (more of a large tournament style format)
- For cash games, you want to target the safest players of the week. Typically there will be an injury to a key RB or WR, that makes their backup the highest owned play of the week. These are the players you want locked in to your cash games.
- For GPP entries, you can take more risks. Go for the low owned guys who could go off. In the world of professional sports, anything can happen.
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- What to look for? Typically you want to target these metrics
- Over / Under – Games with a higher projected total lead to more fantasy production.
- Defense against position – Teams that give up more yards to the run or pass
- Key NFL injuries – Injuries lead to opportunities for previously unknown players. You must stay up to date on key injuries each week.
- Carries per week – Players receiving more carries per game have more opportunities to produce
- Targets per game – More targets equals more production. Receptions can be misleading, so go with targets.
There are of course many different metrics you can analyze, but those are the key ones. If you have any questions, feel free to post them below, and good luck with your Draftkings NFL lineups!