The Reid Option: Week 2
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!
After a long offseason filled with the leisurely pace of baseball watching, I had forgotten the feeling of watching football. You know, that butt-clenching, teeth-grinding six hours on Sunday that feels like a car ride out to Las Vegas through bat country with Raoul Duke and Dr Gonzo.
And Week 1 certainly didn’t disappoint. We had the Bucs/Saints barnburner in the morning, accompanied by a text barrage from Nate Nohling (who played Fitzpatrick in cash) calling me a fish in glee, and Davis Mattek (who swapped out of Fitzpatrick in cash) calling himself a fish in a fit of unbridled tilt. We had the James Conner smash game, the Tyreek Hill flash game, and the Aaron Rodgers burn-Chicago-to-ash game.
For six hours I didn’t eat, I couldn’t go to the bathroom, and I only got up from the couch once (to grab a phone charger). I may or may not have yelled at my wife when she made the unforgivable mistake of kindly asking me to order lunch right after the Steelers tied the Browns. It was amazing.
I can only hope that Week 2 provides the same methamphetamine buzz that last week did. But even if it does, it’ll be different. As the old saying goes, “If you’ve seen one week of football, you’ve seen one week of football.” Ok, there’s no saying. But there should be one.
No, this week is sure to be different. Last week, the chalk crushed – the cash lines were over 190 points on Draftkings – while those contrarian GPP plays fell flat. But make no mistake, variance shall inevitably come raging down like Hurricane Florence and blow into oblivion any poor soul who isn’t prepared for it. But fear not, my friends, we shall be.
One way you can always be prepared is to take advantage of late-swap. Like I said in last week’s intro, DFS is about so much more than picking the right players – it’s about playing the game better than your opponents, and in both cash games and GPPs late-swap is an under-used feature which provides free equity to those sharp enough to take advantage.
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