Gaming the Game – Week 6 DFS Strategy

Renee Miller breaks down her Week 6 NFL DFS strategy, combining a mix of high priced "studs" and low priced "scrubs" to create optimal cash game lineups.

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Gaming the Game – Week 6 DFS Strategy


Matt ForteWith the first Millionaire Maker of the season a resounding success over at DraftKings, it’s awesome that they went ahead and put another one on the table for Week 6.

I’m of the opinion that they will continue to offer these huge games every week if this week’s fills…and I believe it will. Michael Rathburn claims that 25% of the lineups were single entries. That’s awesome. Many of those were likely new players lured in through TV or ubiquitous internet ads by the promise of turning a skill they possess into a million dollars. Weren’t we all?

While some of those will likely be turned off by not cashing, I’ve heard that a significant amount of cashing lineups were from users with fewer than 3 entries (I believe this data will be released at some point). Even if you entered this tournament for the first DFS experience of your life, the chance to do it again, with the experience under your belt might be too good to pass up.

I guess that about 80% of single entry, new players will be playing again. I also guess that increased advertising, now claiming to have made a new millionaire in Week 5 will draw in yet more new players to the tournament. Experienced DFSers won’t balk at putting in a similar number of entries as in Week 5, except perhaps markgenorex, who only had 2/1200+ finish in the top 100.

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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 www.unbiasedfantasysports.com. She'll be writing this weekly NFL DFS strategy column.

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