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.
I really wanted to play the Tua Tagovailoa stack but both tackles being out led me elsewhere. Jared Goff ended up coming in at a third of the ownership of Trevor Lawrence. I still could not bring myself to completely fade the Miami/San Francisco game. This was only a 21-entry contest, so only two other teams had Christian McCaffrey or Tyreek Hill. The Chigoziem Okonkwo play was a pivot off of the Harrison Bryant chalk. He obviously did not project well, but I was willing to take a 0 at tight end to fit McCaffrey and Hill and get that little extra leverage with how volatile these cheap tight ends can be.
So far, I have played 12 contests with stacks from these articles at a $27 price point. I have cashed five times with two of those times being wins, resulting in a roughly $300 profit in those contests. Writing this article has helped improve my small-field DFS skills, and I hope some of you have benefited from it as well!
On to the Week 14 stacks!