NFL Preseason DFS Primer - Week 1: Friday, August 9th

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Friday, August 9th

Hello Grinders. We have just a two-game slate after Thursday’s massive slate, but there’s still a lot to sort through for these four teams. My advice given a shorter slate is not to be afraid to eat some of the chalk because in Preseason Week 1 we’re really banking on playing time, but also don’t be afraid to throw in a low owned player in a lineup to differentiate yourself. If there’s someone on your radar that I didn’t write up, just go for it. Given the short slate and some of these contests having a ton of entries, you’re going to have to find a way to differentiate your lineup somewhere, so I definitely think this is the type of slate to take some chances.

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  • Allan Lem (fathalpert)

  • Allan Lem (aka fathalpert) began playing fantasy sports in high school and transitioned to DFS in 2015. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics and lives in California with his wife and two kids. He dreams of winning a big tournament so he can try cashing one of those giant cardboard checks at his local bank.


  • thebigsmooth31

    so everyone then

  • EKarlsson

    Lol. Yeah, looks that way. I’d have more players in my pool, then I did on yesterdays’ 11 game slate.

  • fathalpert

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    @EKarlsson said...

    Lol. Yeah, looks that way. I’d have more players in my pool, then I did on yesterdays’ 11 game slate.

    I’ve tagged my top core plays and GPP targets in LineupHQ. On a two-game slate you’re going to have to get creative in order to take anything down, so listing just a few players also isn’t going to be ideal. I’m moving to Gimino’s Core/Secondary/Third tier format tomorrow given your comments.

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