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. ￼
The field size in this contest was 21, which was nice because no one played Josh Jacobs. This lineup was 18 points away from winning. If not for the two defensive touchdowns the Dolphins scored, a win would have been very possible. This construction left about $5000 left for a flex, instead of eating the Latavius Murray chalk I went with D.J. Moore. I really liked the idea of Sam Darnold giving Moore a boost the more I looked at it throughout the weekend. The chalk running backs continue to hit in a big way, forcing us to lean into our stacks in small fields to differentiate from the field.
On to the Week 13 stacks!