The 2017 RotoViz DraftKings Play of the Week: Sponsored by FantasyLabs
FantasyLabs is once again sponsoring our in-house DraftKings Play of the Week contest. Designed to give you our best advice for taking down the DraftKings Millionaire Maker, the Play of the Week contest pits writer against writer, using FantasyLabs great tools – Trends, Plus/Minus, Vegas Lines, and more.
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How it Works
Just like last year, we’ll be using FantasyLabs Plus/Minus metric to score our picks. The goal for our individual competitors is to recommend players eligible for each week’s Milly Maker slate that will accumulate the highest Plus/Minus. Plus/Minus is a measure of the amount by which a player exceeded his expected points. Higher Plus/Minus players are more likely to help you take down a GPP like the Millionaire Maker.
The new twist for this year is that we’ll adjust each player’s Plus/Minus based on their ownership. The adjustment multiplier we’ll use is:
(1-ownership)^(1/3) * plus/minus score
The prognosticator with the best total adjusted Plus/Minus at week’s end will pocket a handsome cash prize, courtesy of FantasyLabs and RotoViz. Along the way, you, dear reader, will benefit from the recommendations made. Make sure to check out not only the RotoViz Apps but the suite of FantasyLabs tools, to build your own lineups.
If you’re curious about how this works, check out the results from last season. On average, our analysts produced 12.9 points of Plus/Minus each week. That’s almost 13 extra points in your GPP lineups. Our analysts’ recommendations produced positive Plus/Minus results in 77 percent of Millionaire Maker slates.
What Do I Need to Do?
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- The Definitive NFL Combine Primer
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- The CIA, the NFL, and Using Data Driven Models
- I Don't Care About Drops
- Everyone is For Sale
- Rookie Running Back Lessons
- How to Value Suspensions (via Rotoworld)
- Using the Box Score Scout to Win Friends and Influence People
- Using the Dynasty App for Fun and Profit