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  • cnpeyatt50

    Hey guys! I’m a relatively green DFS player. This is my first NFL season taking it seriously & I just discovered RG last month (my win % in NFL & NBA has increased 20% in the last 3 weeks, so in RG I trust!) Last Sunday, I won a Qualifier to tomorrow night’s Mega Monster. This is the first GPP I’ve been in that has higher than a $10 buy-in. I was pumped until I looked tonight and notice pro’s like saahilsud have 50 seats at the table. Winning the thing is probably unrealistic, but simply hitting the cash line would probably fund my bankroll for the next 2+ months. Any tips on strategies to use to try to cash? With only one entry, my current plan is to shoot for an optimal line-up and not worry so much about ownership and/or contrarian plays. Is this generally the right approach with these higher stakes contests? Thanks for any help you all can offer!

  • DJBlaazah

    You’d better scout out some underrated value players in some unlikely match-ups. You need those players who will go under-owned while the mob fills their lineups with the stars.

  • Yombo

    with what was said above, i disagree and agree. i dont play many of the higher buy ins but i stalk them regularly. it seems that the field tends to play it safer in the higher gpp buy ins – id think outside the box obviously but don’t go around punting guys or off the wall contrarian without a good reason just to be different.

    i’d say zag while others zig, but dont take it too far with out-there plays. maybe if everyone went russ tonight, you could go fair and balanced or something like that. play it safe but make sure all the plays have upside. from there its dfs and just hope for the best

  • cnpeyatt50

    Thanks guys! I’ve had more success with a balanced lineup so far this season. I just can never pick the right value when I go Stars & Scrubs. With 10 games tonight, I think I’ll go that route.

  • Jazzraz

    Honestly best advice i would give you is don’t try and formulate a whole new strategy just because you’re in a higher stakes tournament. If you have been playing well and your lineups have been solid lately just keep the same approach and you will be fine. The higher stakes tournaments are the same animal except the cash lines will generally be higher since the overall quality of the field is stronger , but the winning score will generally be lower since its not a massive field. Good luck!

  • lineupofpeace

    @cnpeyatt50 said...

    Thanks guys! I’ve had more success with a balanced lineup so far this season. I just can never pick the right value when I go Stars & Scrubs. With 10 games tonight, I think I’ll go that route.

    My two cents – what your roster looks like should always be dictated by pricing. The optimal roster construction varies from night to night.

    If injuries open up solid value plays, it may be better to go stars and scrubs. If there’s very little value, fading the studs and going balanced makes more sense.

    Deciding what to do before you analyze the slate is not a great strategy, not just for tonight but every night going forward.

  • pmsimkins

    • 2014 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    • 2015 FanDuel WFBBC Finalist

    Tonight will be a bit of an oddball thanks to the Cavs. Especially with 3 of their value plays all listed as SGs.

    Nonetheless, I’d always suggest simply setting what you feel is an optimal lineup in you situation.

  • jimfred82

    • Blogger of the Month

    Trust yourself. You earned your way there…. I think you’re more likely to regret changing strategies and subsequently flopping than the other way around.

    Good luck! I can definitely relate to your comment, “Winning the thing is probably unrealistic, but simply hitting the cash line would probably fund my bankroll for the next 2+ months” as I qualified for a big tourney on DK a few years back and felt the exact same way!

  • Pitch120

    Just try to get the highest score. People tend to over think these things and try to outsmart the field.

    If you normally average 330, 330 is still going to do very well in the tourney.

    If you are intimidated by the fields, I’d focus more on the single entry games. The true skill comes out there.

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