2021 Week 1: Lineup Setting Confidence Heat Map©

Updated: Apr 8


Week 1's Beer to Start:

Cream City Brix - Enlightened Brewery

“A measurement of sugar by any other name would be just as sweet.” This is our Cream Ale – A style produced since before Prohibition. It’s a light bodied ale tilted toward malty and single-hopped with Willamette for balance. It’s a 5.0% ABV daily sipper. Just beer – No Nonsense."


Now that you're properly hydrated, let's get to business...


How to use the Confidence Heat Map©:


Below is my Week 1 Confidence Heat Map©, which is exactly what it sounds like; how confident I am (or I'm not) that each player will produce satisfactory numbers in relation to what we normally expect from them. THESE ARE NOT RANKINGS.


Complete with notes, analysis, insights and commentary for every single player (over 200 of them), all you need to do is hover over their name!


I use this when setting both my DFS and season-long lineups every single week.

Important notes before you dive in:

  • These are NOT rankings! Read the box in the top left of the map when you open it

  • It's highly recommended you observe on a computer—not your phone—so you can read the notes for the player you want

  • If you're a PC user, "Ctrl + F" will allow you to easily find the player you want by typing in their name. If you're a Mac user, "command + F" is your friend

  • If for some reason you can't observe the notes left for a player, try refreshing your browser and check again

Important notes and additional explanations on how to navigate the Heat Map© can be found in the legend on the top left (please be sure to read all of it before consuming!), but if you have more questions, please hit me up on twitter or email!


***NEW THIS YEAR! We're building a Discord community for subscribers to come make new friends and safely talk beer, pigskin, life's debacles and anything else that's on your mind. We really really hope you join us. Here's the link to sign up! I'm also providing LIVE access to the Heat Map© as I build it every single week, as well as an opportunity for 1:1 questions since I can't quite seem to get to all of them every week. PLEASE JOIN US! ***


And as always, be sure to subscribe using the form below (please!) to make sure you don't miss this next week (or something else)!

Without further ado, this brew's for you! The Week 1 Confidence Heat Map©!

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