If you want to improve at DFS, you need to find the types of contests that allow you to have success and continue to play mainly in those. This enables you not only to have a greater chance of success each week but also to improve in identifying contest specific dynamics and trends.
I am a lower-stakes, small-field tournament player. I do not play cash games, and I do not play large field GPP contests unless I am just tossing in an entry for fun. The contests I am playing in typically have 60 entrants or fewer. These contests are my favorite because you do not need to get as many things right to get near the top of the leaderboard. Finding the right stacks in small fields is a great example of this. Most people do not stack enough in these types of contests and finding the right stacks and leverage points is a great way to vault up to the top of the leaderboard.
Each week I will post my favorite stacks of the week, especially those that are likely to be overlooked in the small-field tournaments. I’ll also provide my results from the prior week and talk about what went right, what went wrong, and most importantly, what we can we learn.
Jerry Jeudy was injured on the first play of the game and did not return. This contest only had 21 total entries meaning, only six people played Derrick Henry. In a field this small, Henry was a great play at that ownership level — the stack just did not hit. Russell Wilson will probably be out of my pool moving forward, no matter the spot. Not moving down to Vikings defense when Josh Allen was ruled in was a mistake. That money could have been used to move up from Diontae Johnson to Christian Kirk. Or it could have been used to move up from Treylon Burks to Christian Watson. Watson was someone I was considering in lineups throughout the weekend. Almost half the people in this contest played Justin Fields, so fading his 40-point game at his price point made things tough.
On to Week 11 stacks!