Week One DFS GPP Lineup Tipsheet

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Aug 19, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) runs for a touchdown during the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Whereas the strategy in cash games is to draft consistent players with high floors – lets put some lines together for GPP tournament games targeting players with high ceilings due to their matchups this week.
Although I’m playing the full slate – I will not be playing anyone in the Thursday night game. People tend to overdraft players in this game in order to have a rooting interest in it. Although every move has a contrarian counter strategy – I’ll stick to one of my best practices here.

GPP games:

Strategy: draft high ceiling players and stack them to leverage the fantasy points awarded.

QB: Carson Wentz / PHI at just $5300 with better receivers this year or Marcus Mariota / TEN at $6800 with a top 5 Vegas implied total score as home favorites.

RB: LeSean McCoy / BUF looking at a high percentage of snaps in this game against a weakened Jets defense. RB2: pair Darren Sproles / PHI with Wentz to double up on the dump off passes. Also consider: pairing DeMarco Murray / TEN with Mariota in an air/ground stack.

WR: Antonio Brown / PIT with his high upside potential – regardless of the high ownership percentage. Larry Fitzgerald / ARZ with a plus matchup working from the slot and Terrell Pryor Sr. / CLE with big play potential at $6100. Also consider: either OAK receiver to counter balance your TEN stacks.

TE: Ertz / PHI if using Wentz and Walker / TEN  if using Mariota.

FLEX: Christian McCaffrey / CAR and the package of plays tailored specifically for him.

DEF: NYG at $2600 while hoping for regression of DAL success last year.

I entered lineups with this tipsheet into single-entry and 3 max entries tournaments.

Look for my cash games lineup tip sheet too.I’m KDOOLZ8 on DraftKings!

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