Vlad's Values: Wild-Card Weekend
It’s amazing how quickly the regular season came and went. Time just flies, doesn’t it? For so many of us, football is our favorite DFS sport. There’s just nothing like spending a week reading, researching and constantly tinkering with different lineup combinations. We work hard and are occasionally rewarded. Even if you didn’t turn a profit this football season, those few sweet tastes of victory more than make up for those weekends of despair when it’s a half hour into the early games and all your players’ TDs were stolen by John Kuhn and his fellow vulturing brethren. Now that the postseason is here, it’s important to remember that the cream usually rises to the top. You won’t see many folks picking the Raiders, Texans or Dolphins to go very far this playoff season. It’s just so difficult it to win the big, important games without that perfect blend of skill and leadership at the quarterback position. Moreover, it’s that time of year for solid defensive units to build on their momentum from the regular season and play as if everything is on the line - because it truly is…on the line. DFS-wise, a four-game slate really helps us to focus on a select list of plays as we project how these games are going to flow. It’s usually not wise to get too cute with player selection. Sure, there may be some surprises this weekend like a Jalen Richard or Paul Richardson, but for the most part, we can expect each team’s best offensive weapons to be their team’s respective focal points. Our main concerns for Wild Card Weekend revolve around taking a stand on choices like: Beckham or Brown (or Jordy) To Bell or not to Bell Who is our favorite RB2? As has been the case for most of the season, building a lineup on FanDuel will be much easier than on DraftKings. Le’Veon Bell is $10,300 on both sites, but it feels difficult to build a well-balanced team around him on DK. Bell is an easy selection for DK cash games this week, but I’ll definitely look to build some more well-rounded GPP teams without him this weekend (very few, of course).