Ho, hum. It’s football season. Not that anyone really cares, right? I mean, I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t care less that the NFL season is just…about…to freaking…kick…off!!!!
(Oops! I mean, “is just about to freaking kick off.” No additional punctuation or excitement.)
But in case you are excited about NFL kicking off, I wanted to drop by and let you know what our NFL Premium offering looks like on FanDuel and DraftKings this season. Don’t forget we’ll also have Premium content available for FantasyDraft, Rosters, FantasyAces, Yahoo, Draftpot and DraftDay.
We also have a post on the site that goes a bit more in-depth on these items, which you can find here, but since I’m posting this for the battle-tested veterans of the forum (who may only travel to the main page on RG on rare, cloudy-day occasions), I’m going to run through the items a bit more succinctly for all of you (yes, I do know how to be succinct; sort of…).
Feel free to leave your feedback below (even if said feedback simply consists of something like, “So pumped for all of this!” or “I don’t care that NFL is about to kick off”), and then get some sleep. Football is about to kick off. You just might be busy…
CONSENSUS VALUE RANKINGS (FD, DK)
As we did during MLB, we will not only have our experts ranking their top point-per-dollar plays at each position; we will also be tracking the accuracy of all our rankers, as they compete for the title of “Most Accurate Ranker.” The Consensus Value Rankings are a great way to quickly see how some of the most profitable DFS players in the industry are viewing that week’s slate.
JMTOWIN’S NFL EDGE (FD, DK)
We’re bringing back the NFL Edge for the second consecutive year. For those of you who were not Premium members last year – and are therefore unfamiliar with the Edge: I use this article to break down every game on that week’s NFL slate from top to bottom, with a look at game flow, player matchups, coaching tendencies, DFS strategy, and pretty much anything else that shows up that might give you an edge on the slate. This article takes around 25 to 30 hours to put together each week, and we’re pretty certain it is the single most in-depth, DFS-specific article in the industry.
PLAYER SPOTLIGHTS (FD, DK)
We’ll have a “player spotlight” article at each of the four, core positions (QB, RB, WR, TE), in which our writers will break down their favorite cash game plays (focusing on safe, high-floor plays) and their favorite “low-owned with upside” plays (for tourneys). Each writer will also give their “endorsement play” each week – the one play at the position they like the most.
NOTORIOUS’ CHEAT SHEET (FD, DK)
Noto brings back the Cheat Sheet – helping you to quickly see some snapshots of the ways in which he is seeing the slate himself, in a variety of areas.
PLAYER POOL (FD, DK)
This may be the article I am most excited about adding to Premium this year!
If you have watched TheSeige or Jakz101 on GrindersLive, you have probably heard them talk about using the RotoGrinders Lineup Builder tool. Each of these guys focuses a large chunk of their DFS efforts into narrowing down all the players available on a slate to a small, sharp field of +EV plays at each position that they can mix and match using the RotoGrinders Lineup Builder to create a large number of +EV teams at once. This year, FanDuel Premium subscribers will receive TheSeige’s narrowed-down player pool, and DraftKings Premium subscribers will receive Jakz101’s narrowed-down player pool.
SITE-SPECIFIC SPECIALS (FD, DK)
FanDuel subscribers will receive a special “Thursday Lock” article – helping you to uncover some of the plays you can lock into your roster for “Thursday-lock” tourneys that most others will not notice until they get closer to the weekend, in order for you to lock in these guys at low ownership on Thursday night.
DraftKings subscribers will receive a special “Late Swap” article, which will highlight some of the late-game players you can look to if you want to protect a big lead in cash games, or if you need to take some risks to make up ground in cash games or tourneys. This article will also be updated on Sundays any time there is a late scratch that may impact your roster in a big way (whether it’s a player you actually rostered…or a player – like the Thomas Rawls Week last year – coming available).
Forum Favorite Sethayates will be tackling both of these articles!
BARGAIN BIN BALLERS (All Sites)
Our experts will help you uncover some of the best value plays available on the slate, so that you can grab big upside at a low price in order to fit in those high-priced guys you desperately want to use.
CHRISGIMINO’S CORRELATIONS (FD, DK)
Nailing the right correlation can often be the difference between a bad week and a good week, or a good week and a great week. Each week this season, the great ChrisGimino will break down the top correlation plays on the slate – with the type of sharp, in-depth insight only he can provide.
We’ll also have Lineup Walkthroughs (Videos) with STLCardinals (DK) and Hoop2410 (FD), Projected Ownership (FD/DK) for the biggest GPP that week, and weekly Expert Chat with Notorious.
FantasyDraft, Rosters, FantasyAces, Yahoo, Draftpot and DraftDay subscribers will receive weekly projections, expert picks, bargain bin ballers, and expert chat.
CLOSING THOUGHTS (read this even if you skipped everything else)
When I took over as Premium Content Director in February, I said that I wanted people to feel like they were ripping us off by paying so little for a Premium membership. As I was typing out all those items for this post, I kept thinking, “Wow. There’s more? Sheesh – readers are getting a ton this year.”
In writing the NFL Edge, I obviously pride myself on trying to create an article that would cause readers to say, “I would pick up a Premium subscription even if this were the only article I got.” But I also want readers to feel that same way about the other articles they receive! I want each reader to have four or five articles that would cause them to say, “I would pick up a Premium subscription even if this were the only article I got.”
We have put together a team of articles this year that is going to accomplish exactly that – and I’m pumped to share these with you over the coming days and weeks!