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Draft Kings Strategy

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:05 am
by Fantasyfanatic11
Tried this strategy for the past 2 weeks and I've produced solid Lineups that won me $40 the past 2 weeks. Thought I'd share it with the DLF community even though no one uses this thread lol.

QB- Look for a middle priced QB with a good matchup
RB RB - Cheap RBs that are starting that week, and are decent PPR backs.
WR WR WR- STUD, STUD, WR2. Get those STUD WRs that are the most consistent and going to put up solid numbers.
TE- Usually middle of the pack TE or low end TE that is starting this week.
FLEX- Usually need to go cheap here so I get a cheap RB because they usually produce more than cheap WRs (harder to predict WRs)
D/ST- Go with a top end D/ST that has a great matchup.

So here was this past weeks lineup that won me a couple entries.

QB- Big Ben (I think he was the 10th most expensive QB)
RB- David Johnson (dirt cheap starting RB)
RB- Doug Martin (15-20th most expensive RB)
WR- Odell Beckham (STUD WR, paid a top 5 price, but it was worth it)
WR- Antonio Brown (STUD WR, paid a top 5 price, but it was worth it)
WR- Danny Amendola (Very cheap for a WR who was Brady's #1 option and put up WR1 numbers this week)
TE- Scott Chandler (Cheapest TE you can get and he produced like a TE1)
FLEX- Javorius Allen (Decent price, but due to his PPR upside produced like a RB1)
D/ST- Cardinals (Most expensive D/ST, but they produced)

If anyone else has strategies that work for them, please share as well!

Re: Draft Kings Strategy

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:15 pm
by UnsafeAtAnySpd
For me, I've been pretty consistent all season until the last two/three weeks of winning. First of all, multiplier games are the best option IMO.

Fairly similar strategy to yours, although I normally go for the cheapest D I feel comfortable won't let huge points scored against it. Frees up money for the other positions. TE I look for higher end, high target guys but don't pay the Gronk premium.

Another factor to consider is who the hyped guys for the week are and avoid them. There are some great values often, but everybody knows about them. Huge games from a player like this don't do a lot of good when 80% of the league has the same guy in their lineup.

Re: Draft Kings Strategy

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:58 pm
by Fantasyfanatic11
UnsafeAtAnySpd wrote:For me, I've been pretty consistent all season until the last two/three weeks of winning. First of all, multiplier games are the best option IMO.

Fairly similar strategy to yours, although I normally go for the cheapest D I feel comfortable won't let huge points scored against it. Frees up money for the other positions. TE I look for higher end, high target guys but don't pay the Gronk premium.

Another factor to consider is who the hyped guys for the week are and avoid them. There are some great values often, but everybody knows about them. Huge games from a player like this don't do a lot of good when 80% of the league has the same guy in their lineup.
How do the multiplier games? I've never played in those before.

Normally do Head to Head or the massive entries that pay out the top quarter.

Re: Draft Kings Strategy

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:54 pm
by UnsafeAtAnySpd
Basically, they're just the top XX spots win 3-10 times their entry fee. So you don't get the huge payouts, but you have a better chance of winning decent amount of money. Also, these contests generally have a much smaller number of teams, which I prefer.

Re: Draft Kings Strategy

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:49 pm
by hotrod
Fantasyfanatic11 wrote: So here was this past weeks lineup that won me a couple entries.

QB- Big Ben (I think he was the 10th most expensive QB)
RB- David Johnson (dirt cheap starting RB)
RB- Doug Martin (15-20th most expensive RB)
WR- Odell Beckham (STUD WR, paid a top 5 price, but it was worth it)
WR- Antonio Brown (STUD WR, paid a top 5 price, but it was worth it)
WR- Danny Amendola (Very cheap for a WR who was Brady's #1 option and put up WR1 numbers this week)
TE- Scott Chandler (Cheapest TE you can get and he produced like a TE1)
FLEX- Javorius Allen (Decent price, but due to his PPR upside produced like a RB1)
D/ST- Cardinals (Most expensive D/ST, but they produced)
I had a similar tournament lineup that finished in the money but with ARob, Hilton, Jeffrey and Thomas.

Some things I do:

1) Use my game history to try and identify weaker players and play head-to-head matchups against them whenever possible.
2) Play a few different lineups and not repeat the same players too much. I'm not trying to find the perfect lineup and play it a bunch of times but cover the bases and win most of my matchups.
3) Create a list of players at various salaries that I think are good value with high ceiling or floor and/or with particularly good matchups.
4) Avoid over-valued players with bad matchups or injury risk.
5) Build my lineups by filling 2-3 spots with low-salary guys first.

For example, this week I started a few different lineups including a mix of Tyrod, Gore, Mathews, Marvin Jones, Zach Miller, ASJ, 49ers and Redskins D. Then put some high-priced talent around them, like Cam, Big Ben, Shady, Dougie, Brown, OBJ, AJG, Broncos D and others. Fill in the gaps and tweak it.