Every Sunday in the weekly fantasy chats, I get asked about my favorite plays of the week or who is my player pool that weekend for DFS.
This article series covers exactly that.
I will go through the games that I am targeting for stacking purposes as well as the players I am targeting as core plays for all formats and players for tournaments.
The idea is that this will paint a clearer picture of framing lineups.
Week 4 DFS Content:
For any who are new here, one of my favorite ways to play DFS from a tournament stance is small-field, single-to-five-max entry games with 5K or smaller fields.
Both sites even offer these types of games with fewer than 100 entries (albeit at a higher cost of entry) if you want to go after a really small field.
In these contests, my approach is to go with full-game stacks.
You are going to lose a lot of weeks, but if you get the game right, you gain a big advantage. Just cashing in one of these over an 18-week season can make your entire year.
When doing these, I want to aggressively build around games that have a wider range of outcomes, but with the reduced number of entries, you can also eat some chalky game stacks because we are going further in the overall game stack than what our opponents likely will.
These are the games I am circling for those tournaments in Week 2, but you can also tie these games into your stacks for other tournaments.
You can dig deeper into why I believe these games present some downside in the Worksheet, but we are solely playing for the upside outcome here in these games.
I will have some analysis on the player selections and game writeups, but check out the Week 4 Worksheet for a fully detailed breakdown of the players and games.
DOLPHINS AT BILLS
Everything is going to start here for the majority of gamers this weekend.
We have the top two teams in the league in points scored per possession and one of them just put up 70 points last weekend.
If you are going to chase that Miami side, neither site has made it easy to build Tua Tagovailoa double stacks since the Baltimore game last season. Tyreek Hill gets more expensive each week and they insulate themselves on Jaylen Waddle more weeks than not.
If looking to put Tua, Tyreek, and Waddle together, it will cost you 48.4% of your salary on DraftKings and 41.7% at FanDuel. The latter makes it more manageable, but neither site gives you room to run things back with Stefon Diggs while replacing Waddle with Diggs adds salary to your initial Tua/Tyreek pairings.
We are going to have to incorporate the ancillary pieces in this game if we go all in.
The only real way to do that on the Miami side is to target their backfield since nobody else touches the ball much at all. It may feel like point-chasing, but neither Raheem Mostert nor De’Von Achane are tracking for high ownership this weekend. And we saw in Week 2 against New England that it does not all have to be through Tua and the passing game.
If the Buffalo side is going to get there, it will be through Josh Allen. We can pair him with Diggs always at a high cost, but adding Gabe Davis, Dalton Kincaid, or Dawson Knox is a path to getting a unique stack, even if you do play Diggs.
The wildcard here is that James Cook does not offer the typical leverage we see in these spots for gamers who do not use Allen since Cook has not received any goal-line work. If he does score, it either has to come from a long distance or through the air, which Allen gets a piece of.