Updated: Sunday, 11/6 at 5:45am ET
How is your NFL Week 9 DFS roster construction coming along? The NFL DFS Playbook has given you a variety of top plays from which to choose, whether you’re playing in just cash games or throwing those hard-earned dollars of yours at some GPP tournaments. But it can get a little crazy trying to fit in some of the top names without having a few DFS bargains to plug into your lineups for some salary relief. But which player do you go after? Are you chasing Zach Pascal‘s random touchdown from last week or are you picking low-cost bargains with a specific reason? Chasing production from someone like Pascal or N’Keal Harry is an exercise in futility, but if you are digging through the right situations and hunting down those who are not only bargains but are also seeing a proper target-share, then you are most definitely on the right track.
Welcome to the DFS Dart Board for NFL Week 9!
If you’re new to Fantasy Alarm, the DFS Dart Board is an add-on to the Playbook that I started a few years ago. It came about when I was building GPP lineups and realized I needed more salary relief. As I dug through my notes to see who stood out the most among those players at a more affordable price, it hit me. 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. After those players, I would mix in a handful of guys who had boatloads of upside and were in soft match-ups, but I wasn’t paying as much attention to their salary as I should have. 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 Justin Jefferson or Austin Ekeler 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 below $6,000 on FanDuel or $5,000 or lower on DraftKings.
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 get to it and while you do, maybe give a listen to this week’s NFL DFS Podcast with me & Jon Impemba