One of our most loyal (and successful!) subs, Jedi_Pred, takes a walk through the DraftKings and FanDuel lobbies and identifies the NFL DFS GPPs that give you the best chance at a big score!
This article will attempt to bridge the gap between the conservative “Mans Cash Doctrine” and the “all-in” Mass-Multi-Entry (MME) approach to NFL DFS contest selection. There is a middle ground I call “winnable GPPs”, which are perfect for more risk-tolerant DFS players. Many GPPs pay out 22-25% of the field, and if you search you can find some paying out 2x your entry fee if you simply put yourself on the fringe.
By all means, play your cash games and “take your shots downfield” in 150-max GPPs when it fits your situation, but here we will focus on the “winnable GPPs” that pay 22%-25% of the field and allow us to avoid the robotic MME sharks. That said, always take a shot downfield…
Holy cow, it’s Week 16, which brings us both good and bad news. The bad: There is no Thursday Night Football (Don’t panic, use Promo Code Radio25 and unlock some NBA and NHL content). The good: We have a three game Saturday slate! Oh yeah, time for a happy dance…maybe. The problem is your significant other will want to drag you shopping. After many years of trial and error I think I have a solution for you: Cookies…Yep, cookies. Offer to stay home and bake the cookies you give to your family, neighbors, and the mailman. This will keep you close to the Fridge (beer), iPad (in game monitoring and maybe some late swaps), and the big screen TV (self-enjoyment). Feel free to stream other baked goods, tamales, or even veggie trays into your game plan. Do whatever it takes to keep you away from department stores and close to football. Tyler will be dropping an article dedicated to the Saturday slate on Friday night. Time to dominate!
DraftKings Saturday Slate
NFL 50K Fair Catch $12 – We have a special Saturday version of the Fair Catch this week! This contest pays an insanely high 26.3% of finishers with Min Cash set to 1.5X. Top prize is a cool 5K, with 10% going to first and the top ten receiving about 30% of the total. The field size is 4901. With any luck you will come in second, because I’m taking this one down!
FanDuel Saturday Slate
15K Sat NFL Sweep $25 – The Sweep is a Single Entry tourney that pays 23.26% of finishers. Min Cash is set to 2.0X and the field size is only 705. The top prize is $2K. This one will fill fast so reserve your entry with your dummy lineup and polish it up on Saturday morning when all the news drops. And don’t forget your screenshot!
NFL 40K Huddle $5 – This Single Entry contest pays just under 25% of finishers with Min Cash at 1.6X. This means out of the 9512 field, the top 2370 finishers will add some cash to their bankroll. First place will take home 5K which is 12.5% of the total. This is another excellent GPP offered by DK this week and deserves your attention. I’ll see ya in there.
NFL 40K Goal Line $75 – The Goal Line is a Three Entry Max tourney that has a very low field of 606. Min Cash is 1.67X and the top 25.9% of finishers will have even more money in which to destroy the Sunday slate! Top prize is 4K. It’s week 16. Let’s go!
1k Sun NFL Small Squib $1– If you are new to the site or just new to DFS in general, you may want to get your feet wet in a GPP. The Small Squib is a good starter GPP. This Single Entry costs a dollar to enter and has a top prize of $100. It pays out the top 20.75% of finishers, and the Min Cash is 2.0X.So if you finish 131st to 247th you double your money. As of Tuesday night it’s already almost 50% filled. FanDuel generally makes a few of these because they are so popular. Good luck!
25K Sun NFL Spin Move $35 – The Spin Move is a Single Entry contest that has a top prize of 3K. The field is small at 840, and the Min Cash is set to 2.0X. The top 23.2% of finishers will double their initial entry fee. If you need a new 75 incher and some NBA bankroll money, this contest is for you!
Next week we shall go off the rails a bit and take some shots downfield. Maybe not 150-max tourneys, just some larger field stuff that grades out well but is not in lottery territory. Good luck in Week 16 and in your championship games and, above all, have fun with it.