Welcome to the latest episode of the FantasyPros Football Podcast. The show is hosted by Bobby Sylvester (@) and produced by JP Gale (@GoJPG). Throughout the NFL season, we’ll be interviewing featured experts and team correspondents who will offer insight to help your squads.
With the first week of the NFL season upon us, we’re covering the DFS slate for Week 1 of with Doug Norrie (@DougNorrie) of Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings. We begin with general strategy, and Doug gives us some common mistakes made by novice daily fantasy players (1:39), if taking players in later games is a viable strategy (3:26), the difference between the scoring systems on FanDuel and DraftKings and how you should approach building a lineup on each site (7:00), the difference between “cash” and “GPP” style games (9:57), the concept of “stacking” when building a lineup (12:42), and if you should feel comfortable leaving money on the table after you’ve built your roster (15:12). Moving on, Bobby and Doug discuss quarterbacks beginning with Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz, both of whom have been priced very low for Week 1 (18:36), which quarterback will finish with the most points at his position (22:52) and a mid-range play at quarterback that could surprise with strong first week’s performance (24:09). The convo moves on to running backs, where Bobby and Doug discuss Spencer Ware and Christine Michael and their low Week 1 prices (29:16), which tailbacks could finish with the most points at their position (34:33), and if mid-tier players like Ryan Matthews and LeGarrette Blount are worth a look (36:01). Next we examine wide receivers and give our top high priced plays for the week (38:09), receivers we like in the middle tier (43:21), some bargains that could pay off (45:47) and who we think could finish with the most points at the position (48:55). We finish with tight ends where we discuss whether Rob Gronkowski or Jordan Reed are mandatory plays (51:52), who we like outside those two (53:00), and some tight ends we think could have a big day for GPP lineups.
Intro music courtesy of Absofacto. [Listen to the full track here].