Find Your Sleepers
Using the phrase “find your sleepers” could be advice in almost every daily fantasy game, but specifically in this spot. Everyone will have their ideas about who the sleepers are, but do your research. Has one running back started to take the reigns over another for a team (Florida State’s Dalvin Cook for example)? If that’s the spot, then simply look for players who are heating up as the season has begun to wind down. Cook was on fire for example, but there are plenty of players who are just playing excellent football as they were given the chance down the home stretch, but their cost may not explain the whole story. Don’t go crazy with your sleepers, but if you can find 2-3 sleepers in this GPP game, then roll the dice with them and look for the big payoff.
A great example of this is Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. While Watson was going to be a great start for players in the King of the Campus GPP, you could look at the other Tigers’ quarterback, Cole Stoudt as an intriguing option. He may not have the same level of talent as Watson, specifically for fantasy, but his price is absolutely beautiful. He’s just an example, and there are a few other players who won’t be playing in their bowl games, making their backups intriguing options (potentially a guy like Kyle Bolin), and guys that you could definitely get into your lineup as ways to put your money in other places.
Check Scoring and Take Advantage
Just like in any type of daily fantasy game, you need to watch for the scoring of the game. If you can get a full point per reception, then getting a guy who could grab eight passes in a game is going to be incredibly beneficial, especially if he’s got the upside for a touchdown or two. Regardless, you need to pick your players based on what the scoring tells you, there are going to be important things that stand out. One of those will be the fact that while running backs and receivers get six points for touchdowns, quarterbacks get four points. This means that potentially targeting a quarterback who can run the ball in, as well as running backs who can catch passes, could end up making a major difference when all is said and done.
Use the RIGHT Superstar
This is so, so big. Just because a guy has a big name, doesn’t make him a great play. Look at how the opposing defense does against running backs before you just immediately decide to pencil in a big name into your lineup. There are some great matchups out there, but they aren’t all from the biggest names in the game. Look for the players at positions who are still playmakers, but they have the great matchups to go along with it. You may end up saving yourself $1,000-$2,000 that you can put towards another position due to the fact that you found a great matchup.
One other thing worth pointing out is that you can put in as many as 50 entries into this event, and if you are open to doing so, then you should definitely try to enter in a few different lineups. Take advantage of your knowledge and give a few different players and lineups a shot to win yourself some serious money!
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