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What is Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS)?
The DFS game is a one week fantasy contest where players create rosters (typically via a salary cap) to score points for one week. Once the week is over, everything is wiped clean and a new slate of choices and salaries are available for the next week. DFS enthusiasts pour their entire week of research into specific edges that only pertain to a single matchup. Draft Kings and FanDuel are the main platforms that have become very popular over the last few years. With this growth, many fantasy sites have created specialized DFS content.
As the daily industry has expanded, more “traditional” sites are adding DFS columns and other content. If you have never made a DFS lineup in your life but play season long fantasy, you should still be using DFS information to cherry pick available players for little to no cost on the wire.
B_Don triumphantly returns from his European adventures, now infinitely more cultured. And infinitely more food poisoned. B_Don returns just in time for Donkey Teeth to leave the country himself. But not before the guys discuss their top 5 (or 6) waiver pickups for week 15, including DeAndre Washington, Adrian Peterson, Raheem Mostert, A.J. Brown, Anthony Miller, Noah Fant, Patrick Laird and Russell Gage.
Then in the deep pickups segment B_Don and Donk discuss Trequan Smith, C.J. Prosise, Tony Pollard, Justin Watson, Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams. Plus DT’s obligatory mention of Ryquell Armstead as Leonard Fournette matches his way toward a full 16 game season, against all odds. Catch all of this and the A**hole of the Week on this weeks Razzball Fantasy Football Podcast!
What are some games to look at this week? Well, there are a lot of them. But for the purposes here, we are not looking at games, but instead, matchups. Whether they be exploitable matchups, like a tight end against Arizona. Or a scary one, like a quarterback against a team out for revenge, we have both of those covered here. So let us move past any idol chat and get right to some players to look at or avoid. Depending if you are trying to win or trying to tank for Burrow or Tua.
First, I’d like to say I hope the counsel of the Waiver Sherpa helped keep you warm during these cold nights. If you don’t make it past next week, I am thankful you have chosen me to be your guide during the 2019 season. Now, onto business!
A clash between two 3-7 NFC South teams down in the A-T-L. Tampa Bay has surrendered 33 points per game over their previous 5 matchups and the Falcons have allowed 22, setting up nicely for the over to hit in the highest projected point total for week 12.
Off the top B_Don and Donkey Teeth discuss leaves, snow storms, RazzBowl Playoffs and dreams of a healthy Cam Newton on the Chicago Bears. Only Superman can save Da Bears now. Eventually the guys dig into their respective top 5 pickups for this week including Brian Hill, Derrius Guice, J.D. McKissic, DeVante Parker, Darius Slayton, Kalen Ballage and Peyton Barber.