This article is a data-driven deep dive on strategic decision-making and roster construction for DFS cash games and tournaments. It relies heavily upon FantasyLabs’ extensive suite of analytical DFS tools, as well as advanced metrics and film study. First, I walk through narrowing down the player pool at each position. Then, I lay out how to choose the highest-floor lineup combinations for cash games. Finally, I go game-by-game to present the biggest edges (stacks, pivots, leverage opportunities, etc.) in each.
Week 7 shmoney time.
- Kyler Murray ($6,700 DK, $7,700 FD) at NYG
It comes down to Kyler Murray, Matt Ryan, and Russell Wilson. Twelve of Ryan’s 16 TDs (75%) and 1,205 of his 2,011 passing yards (60%) have come in the second half, so I would rather not rely on Ryan going against a defense with multiple game wreckers (defensive tackle Aaron Donald, cornerback Jalen Ramsey, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips) or Wilson going against a Ravens defense that limited Murray to a season-low four rushing yards. Murray is the best bet going against the Giants’ bottom-two pass defense and is available for a similar price.
For more on QBs, check out Matthew Freedman’s Week 7 Fantasy QB Breakdown.