Gaming the Game: Week 1 DFS Strategy

Renee Miller walks you through her Week 1 DFS strategy. Imagination has no place in your lineups this week.

| 3 years ago
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Gaming the Game: Week 1 DFS Strategy

shane vereenWeek 1 is upon us. All our season long drafts are done and we’re ready to watch some meaningful football. I am anyway. Everyone loves drafting. It’s the best day(s) of the year for some of us. The late rounds are my favorite. Finding the diamond in the rough is the challenge that wins leagues. The high upside fliers du jour seem to be Travis Kelce, Ladarius Green, Brandin Cooks, Carlos Hyde, Khiry Robinson, Latavius Murray, Sammy Watkins, and Justin Hunter to name a few. You’re excited to leave your draft with them aren’t you?

The brain is a funny thing, because it takes that excitement about these “sleeper” picks and carries it from your seasonal league over where it has no business being–your DFS lineups. We see the great value price tag attached to some of these players we really like and it compounds. Before you know it you have a really high upside DSF lineup…maybe for week 7. To read the entire article, please login or sign up for a PFF Membership

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Renee Miller is a neuroscientist and fantasy sports enthusiast. She's played NBA and NFL DFS since 2011/12 and added MLB to her addiction this summer. Recently, Renee combined her knowledge of the brain with her love of football in an eBook, "Cognitive Bias in Fantasy Sports: Is your brain sabotaging your team?". You can find the book on her website She'll be writing this weekly NFL DFS strategy column.

  • reneemiller01

    With Shorts out look to Golden Tate or Eric Decker in this price range on DK. If Gates doesn’t play, go get all the Ladarius Green. Opportunity was his only drawback.