Here’s a tool you can use in your preliminary Wild Card Weekend 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, the Panthers are a “middling” 4th-best matchup for opposing TEs on this slate, but it’s a slate full of tough TE matchups. For this reason, even though it is the fourth-best matchup, it is still color-coded as a bad matchup with the pink cell designation.
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).