The Reid Option: Week 13

Each week, Sammy Reid will break down each position in detail, pinpointing his favorite plays at various salary ranges. Who should we be focusing our core on this week? Read below to find out!

Week 13

The Reid Option is normally published by 9 PM ET on Thursdays. Check back soon for this week’s picks.

Last week, you may have noticed The Reid Option was written in a more free-form style looking at the position groups as a whole, as opposed to the usual format of individual player breakdowns. Several people hit me up to let me know that they preferred the way I did it last week, saying it flowed better. There was also someone in the comments who didn’t like it as much – as Garth Algar said in Wayne’s World, “we fear change!”

When I look at the format of the column, there’s a little bit of a give-and-take. Writing up the positions in a free-form style lets me talk a little bit more about lineup construction and get to more players, but on the flip side, I don’t delve as deep into each individual player.

The one issue I’ve had with the normal way I’ve written this column is that things change between Thursday and Sunday. There have definitely been times where I wrote up a “high exposure” player, only to end up with far less of him by the time Sunday rolls around – the reality is that one value play opening up can change lineup construction in a major way. There have also been times that I wrote up a guy as a “GPP play”, and I ended up liking him so much that he made it into a lot of my cash lineups on Sunday. That’s a normal thing in DFS, but there’s something that doesn’t sit right with me if I go away from something that I wrote in this column.

So here’s what we’re going to do: I’m going to write this week up in the free-form style I did last week, and I want you guys to drop into the comments and let me know what you prefer. I take the choice and I give it back to you … the people!

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About the Author

  • Sammy Reid (SammyReid)

  • Sammy is a former online poker professional and Hearts champion who has been playing competitive fantasy sports for more than 15 years. A student of both sports and game theory, Sammy has been grinding DFS cash games since 2013. You can find more of his work in the 2017 edition of Joe Pisapia’s Fantasy Black Book, at,, and the Baseballholics Anonymous podcast.


  • mike42

    I didn’t notice you changed formats.

  • bc8844

    Great stuff again Sammy. This format is perfect. The cliff noters probably prefer the other format but then again if you’re not reading the article all the way through you’re missing the beauty of it anyway. Time to jam in some Jones.

  • Clecavs

    I vote this way

  • freshgrind

    Sammy , Go with the new format. It seems more you. It’s all good though , nothing that you write is DRY and CRUSTY , like a lot of the stuff out there. It seems as time goes on I find myself thinking more and more like you and Davis. SCARY THOUGHT ! Thanks Joe L.

  • tmauro1974

    Awesome ! My favorite read on here.

  • Sebigracie

    I’m going to have nightmares about quick sand…..thanks

  • skinnypost

    people believe in climate change?

  • srr50

    Love the format, it flows and it fits my style of taking in information

  • migthetig

    Only real egregious take here is Bailey Brooke…other than that nice work!

  • mewhitenoise

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    New format IMO. Always one of my favorite reads of the week.

  • Bluzman

    stick with this format


    New format fo sho

  • Maddyb

    Hi Sammy,
    Great 👍 as always.

    Just be mindful on your stats against the bears- they are actually a phenomenal defence and a lot of the yardage they are giving up is late in the game.

    They have lead in the second half of every game and the D has seemed to score week after week which has caused them to be back on the field time and time again and tire the Defense- I believe they give up the most 4th quarter points.

    IMO this is sometimes where statistics can be overblown

  • kyastanley1

    Good article, always a great read. Need to edit out the Kareem Hunt part of article as of last night. Wow that is crazy news.

  • Phartman420

    Great read every week. This format works. Thanks

  • founts

    I would read your articles if you discussing quantum physics-best thing on RG!

  • boogereatingmoron

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    Great article Sammy. This format seems to give more depth into your process IMO. This flows better as an article.

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