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NFL DFS GPP Lineup Advice: Week 3 (Main Slate)

by Mike Maher | @mikeMaher | Featured Writer
Sep 23, 2021
Justin Fields

Greetings, friends, and welcome to Week 3 of our Main Slate GPP Advice series. Earlier this week, we took a look at DFS Pricing Exploitations. The main takeaway from that piece is that we are seeing some significant price changes in Week 3 after a rather conservative Week 2. That’s a good thing. It’s a great thing, actually. Significant price changes typically mean we are going to find equally significant value somewhere. Let’s take a look at some GPP lineup builders. And remember: we’re chasing higher payouts, so we want to find value and high upside, and we don’t want to pair fair market value for it. We’re targeting what I like to call the “big swings” on the cheap so that we can save our budget for reliable studs.

GPP means we are going to look for value and take big swings. You shouldn’t have every player below in your DFS lineups. These are players with upside to target so that you can save money to use on higher-priced studs. We are going to identify value. We are going to monitor injury situations. We are going to take some risks. And most importantly, we are going to make some money.

As a general reminder, these are how most FanDuel and DraftKings contests are formatted:

  • FanDuel $60,000 salary cap, 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex, 1 DEF ($6,667 average price per position)
  • DraftKings: $50,000 salary cap, 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex, 1 DEF ($5,555 average price per position)

Have questions or just want to talk football or DFS? Feel free to reach out on Twitter @mikeMaher with questions or feedback anytime.


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