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NFL DFS GPP Lineup Advice: Week 1 (Main Slate)

by Mike Maher | @mikeMaher | Featured Writer
Sep 10, 2021
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Greetings, friends, and welcome to Week 1 of our Main Slate GPP Advice series. I love GPP contests, and I’m thrilled to be writing this series this season. For those who don’t know, GPP stands for “Guaranteed Prize Pool” and is a tournament-style DFS contest with high payouts. Higher payouts mean longer odds, and that’s why we’re going to talk strategy, value, and risk every week in this space.

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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The players below are ones I’m looking at for large-field tournament considerations for Week 1 main slates:


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