Here’s a tool you can use in your preliminary Divisional Round DFS research for the four-game slate. Please note that the DFS Cheat Sheets and products will be up as usual, this week for the Saturday-Sunday slate as well as the Vegas Tool which should be up by Saturday.
This additional set of tools is designed to help in narrowing down your player pool through a few key metrics that we like to follow. The following are listed in the sheets:
DK$ = price on Draftkings for the week
match = The RosterWatch matchup grade for the position; these are listed as 1-8 as opposed to 1-32 as usual since there are only 8 teams. The color-coding corresponds with how the unit in question was among ALL 32 teams. This is so you know whether the matchup is actually a good/bad one rather than only where it ranks relative to the other matchups on the slate. For example, basically all the matchups for TEs are bad this week, even the “second-best” relative to the others. For this reason, the matchups are still color-coded with their season-long characterization. (Red = horrible, pink = bad, white = average, light blue = good, blue = great).
DKavg = the player’s average fantasy points on Draftkings this season
DKmed = the player’s median fantasy points on DraftKings this season
DK3X% = the % of the time the player has 3x’ed his Wild-Card Round salary over the course of the 2017 season (in games in which the player recorded a statistic).
chng(L5) = the change is salary to the Wild-Card Round price from the average price over the last five weeks. (For example, someone who has a .05 chngL5 has a 5% higher salary than his average salary over the last five weeks, whereas a player with -.05 chngL5 has a five percent lower salary than his average salary over the last five weeks).