Welcome to the DFS Dart Board for NFL Week 1!
If you’re new to Fantasy Alarm, the Dart Board is an add-on to the Playbook that I started two seasons ago. As you may have seen last week, there were several players used in our GPP lineups who weren’t located in the actual DFS Playbook. That is because they had just missed the cut from the primary Playbook but were still very helpful with regard to salary relief. When I put players in the Playbook, I am thinking primarily about cash lineup plays — guys with a high floor who I could conceivably put into my core-group and build a lineup around. Obviously there are some GPP-only guys in the Playbook, all of whom are labeled as such in the breakdown, but again, we can’t list everyone. And that’s where the Dart Board came into play.
Every now and then, when building lineups while using particular stacks, you need some salary relief. You need a guy who may not be minimally priced, but low enough to give you the flexibility you need to get someone like Alvin Kamara or Julio Jones in as a flex play or something. Occasionally you may see a min-priced QB or TE in here, but more often than not, this space is reserved for running backs and wide receivers who are $5,500 and lower on FanDuel or like $5,000 or lower on Draft Kings.
Now while we call this a Dart Board, keep in mind that every player has been carefully researched. We’re not up here picking players all willy-nilly, desperately hoping they hit. We’re looking for the cheapest bargains possible who still have the strongest potential to give you at least a 3-5x return on what you pay.
All set? Great. Let’s take a look at who we’ve got this week…