DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports)

Creating Your FanDuel Core – Week 1

Michael Dubner highlights the players he’s considering for his core FanDuel lineup in Week 1. Football is back, FanDuel is back, which means we have the opportunity to make some money. Week 1 is always a wild slate:
  • Pricing comes out in early August. This can lead to value for (a) players with more defined roles by the time the season starts and (b) preseason injuries vaulting backups into starter snaps.
  • FanDuel removed the kicker and added a flex. I think change helps the more informed DFSers because it forces the public to consider (and mess up) a different roster spot.
  • There’s the greatest uncertainty heading into Week 1, especially for teams that made dramatic personnel and coaching changes. We can use this uncertainty to our advantage by being more informed than our opponents.
I usually have the vast majority of my money (80 percent) on one lineup, as I’m primarily a cash game and single-entry tournament player. I think playing one team forces me to make the optimal lineup rather than hedging with multiple lineups. Below are the primary players I’m considering for my core lineup on FanDuel in Week 1.

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By Michael Dubner | @Michael_Dubner | Archive