Analyzing the Top 10 Lineups From 2018 DraftKings NFL Millionaire Makers

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With the 2019 NFL season about to start, I figured I would attempt to give you one of the most comprehensive reviews possible of top lineups from last season’s Millionaire Makers on DraftKings.

Last year I had my weekly review articles of the Top 10 lineups that tracked what was going on in season which many of you responded positively to, so I figured I would run it all back for you with some new data mixed in so that we can all have a better understanding of what these lineups look like and how we can attempt to re-create them ourselves either by hand or in LineupHQ. Many of the topics discussed here can be applied to all of the 100,000+ entry fields you will find on DraftKings this season.

Stacking

One of the keys to making large field GPP NFL lineups is to start your lineup with a stack based around your quarterback, which generally involves putting skill position players from his team/game into the same lineup with him. Of the 170 lineups that made it into the Top 10 last season, 152 or nearly 90% of them contained some form of a stack based around the QB. This is a basic correlation for most players to start off their lineups nowadays, but it still remains one of the most important aspects of making a lineup that has a chance of success when playing in 200,000+ entry fields.

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About the Author

  • Brit Devine (britdevine)

  • Brit Devine is a former low/midstakes Online Poker Pro/Coach who quickly transitioned to DFS in 2011 after Black Friday. He was the Operations Manager at DFS site Fan Throwdown before parting ways in 2014 where he then turned to playing DFS full-time. Mainly a cash game player, Brit provides expert analysis frequently via written columns and GrindersLive appearances.

Comments

  • prg_900

    This is by far the best write-up I’ve ever read on RG. The secondary, thirdiary and fourthiary correlations are mindblowing. Thanks and keep writing!!!!!

  • Bobbym

    Excellent content

  • Styles8620

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    This was really good stuff dude, thanks

  • walsean1

    This content was really good information. I remember when I game stacked HOU/SEA in 2017 when Seattle was still perceived to be a good defense along with adding Elliot with the Dallas defense. That lineup shot me up to top 4 that day. I was stunned that it worked. Everything said in this article is so true. Be contrary!

  • laser1000000

    This is amazing! Thanks for sharing. Curious whether youโ€™ve done this analysis for prior years and if so whether any of the trends have changed?

  • bsmall92

    Fantastic!!! Great job Brit!

  • miamimanman

    Great article man. Gave me tons to think about in terms of GPP roster construction that I’d never factored in before!

  • forhever

    Very informative, I have only been doing nfl dfs for a year or so now and articles like this definitely are mind blowing! Thanks!

  • GuarGuar

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    great job

  • srr50

    Thank You! This is a great example of getting a deep dive into strategy without overwhelming the reader. I did break up the article into a couple of days, just to keep all the the info fresh and coherent.

  • KardiacKids

    Fantastic stuff! I really didn’t know about the secondary and tertiary correlation plays. I will most definitely be using those this season!

  • rj3494

    If you only read one article this NFL season this should be it.

  • kujo33

    This is awesome

  • TeamUs

    Wow!…GREAT read! Thanks so much for the effort! The correlation stats are eye opening to say the least! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป

  • Gillik9486

    Brit, thank you!!!!! I finally realized what I had been doing wrong the past 4 years with football DFS!!! I would get half my lineups right and the other half close or completely wrong every week!!!!!

  • Gotthistobeatrob

    breaking down football DFS on a “Cheese is Good” level with baseball, FANTASTIC WORK BRIT!!!!!

  • gophersfan072

    Amazing article Brit, will definitely be re-reading this a few times and taking notes! Thanks for the hard work

  • Dribgib

    Best article I’ve read on the subject to date

  • Fantadam

    Great work, my fav dfs article of the offseason.

  • Daniel54

    Enjoyed the information given. Thanks so much.

  • cocubsfan

    This is simply fantastic, a must read if you are throwing your hard earned $ at the Milly Maker and other Large field GPP’s on DK. I bookmarked this article to come back and read each week as I make lineups

  • cmac17554

    Thanks Brit. Great stuff. Should be on the must read list.

  • bludvls07

    Would you consider any type of stacking strategy with regards to cash games or single entry GPP?

  • prettyboyfloyd77

    This was FANTASTIC!!!!! Thank you so much for this one!!

  • usgolfdesk

    STACKING? – If 39% of the top lineups had 3 players stacked from the same TEAM, then AT LEAST 39% of the lineups should have 3 players from the same GAME (hopefully its common sense on how that works). Maybe I’m slow at math, but why does the data show only 25% of lineups had 3 players from 1 game?

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