For those of you new to the site and/or living under the rock (not a good idea btw, he’s huge), our Roto Deluxe and DFS Premium subscription packages are waiting to help guide you to glory. Free one-time 7 day trial!
To make it a little sweeter for y’all (and reward current subscribers), we have added the following:
- Next Week Projections – Under the Weekly Projections, you’ll now see a link for “Next Week Projections”. So we have all the Week 2 projections up AND you can look at Week 3 projections. We already have the 17 Week Rankings grid so you can track projected player value throughout the season. These will be updated daily (same as our Rest of Season projections)
- Stackonator – For DFS Premium subscribers, we now make researching team stacks easier by showing projected points plus $/point for DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo on all the following combos:
- QB + 1 RB/WR/TE
- QB + 2 RB/WR/TE
- QB + 3 RB/WR/TE
- RB + Team Defense
- QB + 1 RB/WR/TE + Opponent RB/WR/TE
While Next Week projections are self-explanatory, let me talk a little bit about the Stackonator. I don’t portend to be a DFS NFL guru but, if you are playing anything besides cash game (50/50, Double Up), you need to incorporate a team stack. Why? Because, everything equal, there is a greater chance that 2+ teammates (especially a QB and WR/TE) hit their proverbial ceiling vs 2+ random players as their success is correlated.
I know picking the right stack is not as simple as taking the one with the lowest $/Pt or the highest PTS projection. One huge variable for GPPs is finding a stack with low ownership so, if it does hit (like Tampa Bay in Week 1), it hits big. But I think this tool and these data points can help you in your research.
The rationale for the stacks are as follows:
- QB + Flex (1, 2, or 3) – If a QB has a big day, it is almost guaranteed that at least one of his targets has a big day. WR/TE correlate better than RBs since they accrue almost all their points through the air. It might seem that drafting more than one RB/WR/TE from the same team is counter-productive but there is research out there (that I am too lazy to link to) that this can be a sound strategy.
- RB / DEF – RB production is often driven by rush volume and rush volume is often driven by having a big lead. If a team has a big lead, that typically means a valuable Team Defense.
- QB + Flex + Opponent Flex – If a QB is having a big game, it often means the opponent is playing from behind and passing more. So there is correlation between one team’s WR/TE (and RB to a lesser extent) and opponent WR/TE.
Here is a screenshot of the QB + 2 RB/WR/TE tool. As with our other tools, you can use the text boxes to filter (e.g, typing in “Kittle” under Stack will filter to only stacks with George Kittle).
Thanks and please comment on this post with questions/feedback. You can also reach me at [email protected] or @rudygamble on Twitter.