Optimal DFS lineups: Trio of Packers highlight the top Yahoo roster
At long last, Week 1 is upon us. All of our research and scheming is about to be put to the test, and one of the best ways to put your skills to the test is daily fantasy. Each Friday, I’ll be taking a look at preferred plays for both cash games and tournaments on Yahoo. PFF Fantasy offers many great DFS tools and resources for all major sites that you should also be using each week as you construct your lineups.
It’s important to remember some of the subtle differences between daily fantasy and other types of fantasy football, as well as the differences between the aforementioned DFS game types. Daily fantasy operates under a budget, so the relative value a player offers at his respective price is just as important as his raw statistical production when constructing lineups. As far as cash games vs. tournaments, remember that 50/50s and Double Ups generally have a lower cash line while tournaments will require a unique and high scoring lineup, so choose the ceilings and floors of your players accordingly.
Chalk is easier to swallow in cash games, so while Dak Prescott ($20) is sure to be highly owned, at a minimum price he offers too much value to ignore relative to the most expensive options at the position (Drew Brees, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson, all at $36). Given the weapons around him and what he showed in the preseason, his floor is much higher than his price would suggest.