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NFL DraftKings Showdown SlateIQ - Big Game Edition - Tampa Bay vs. Kansas City

Welcome to a very special edition of NFL Showdown SlateIQ. If this is your first time reading or you’re not familiar, we offer a SlateIQ product for NFL, NBA and MLB main slates that uses our very own ResultsDB data to match the upcoming main slate to the historical DFS slates on DraftKings that are most similar based on several different characteristics at the slate, game and player level.

As a reminder, or in case you haven’t read these articles this year, we do something a little bit different for Showdown SlateIQ since, well, Showdown contests are quite a bit different than main slate contests. Instead of trying to match previous slates, we want to match previously similar games. So, in order to do that, we created Game Archetypes based on the total amount of scoring in a game, final point differential, and some other team and player level characteristics. That way if we think a game is going to be a close, low-scoring slugfest, we can see how we should be building our Showdown lineups based on what has been winning in Showdown lineups in other close, low-scoring slugfests.

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Comments

  • rlub

    Fantastic breakdown.

    The issue I am having in trying to follow some of the rules in the Captain & Positional Usage section is having a captain WR1/2, both QBs, a 4-2 build and not having a TE. I know it’s just a loose set of observations and “rules”, but wondering upon more research, if you have any further thoughts with this. Gronk & Brate just keep showing up as significant values it’s hard to avoid them in many of my line-up builds.

    Thanks for the great season!

  • jlazarus44

    Great info all season long! Thanks for all the hard work Erik!

  • jeffro41

    Awesome analysis! Thx for this level of detail…look forward to your Bucs / Chiefs specifics.

  • Knarotski

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    Lets all lose some more money using this generally useless information… reaaadddddy, break! Sorry, I know the effort and intention is there but this NFL slate IQ data hasn’t worked out for squat majority of weeks. (and yet, I still come back to read it and haplessly follow it in hopes that maybe this is the week, lol).
    Anything can happen on any given sunday and we’d be wise to embrace that randomness a little more. Aside from a few weeks the majority of winning lineups I’ve seen this year weren’t following anything outlined in these articles. I want my money back. ;o)

  • Knarotski

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    Where are the Bucs/Chiefs specifics? How about some context surrounding the makeup of this data? What was used? How big is the sample? What percentage had a TE of Kelce’s caliber?

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