2018 Football Draft Kit: DFS Strategy for Experienced Players
2018 Football Draft Kit: DFS Strategy for Experienced Players

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A lot of DFS articles I see are intended for beginners just getting into the game. I also see a ton intended for highly active players who play multiple entries in tournaments and use words like exposure, overweight and pivots. Both are great, and I learn from both, but I want to address the often forgotten middle, those serious about winning who already know what a GPP is but aren't professionals putting 150 entries into a tournament.

Check gameday inactives for WRs; consider minimum-priced replacements.
Check gameday inactives for key defensive players; use RBs/WRs against backups.
Don't overreact to weather, but avoid high wind/heavy rain.
Don't be patient with QBs.
Target QBs in games with close point spreads.
Target QBs on teams with bad defenses in projected shootouts.
Target mid-range RBs with projected game flows that lead to maximum touches.
Target WRs in preferable game flows with high implied totals against poor cornerbacks.
Target elite WRs coming off bad games.
Target star TEs or cheap TEs; avoid the middle.
Target the cheapest lower-tier TEs who get consistent targets and/or are red-zone threats.
Target defenses that pressure QBs, rather than focusing on results.
Target defenses at home favored by at least a TD facing a below-average QB.
Stack QB/WR and/or cheap TE.
Use player on opponent of QB/WR stack.
Stack RB/Team Defense.

I consider myself among those vast majority of DFS players.
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Scott Jenstad
Scott Jenstad is a veteran of both NFBC and CDM fantasy games. He has won five NFBC Main Event league titles and finished twice in the Top 10 Overall. Scott is a hardcore fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A's and Golden State Warriors. Follow him on Twitter @ScottJenstad.
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