NFL DFS: Week 17 Review (DraftKings)

Looking back at Week 17

If you played a lot of high-owned, chalk players this week, you did great! Ironically, since there were so many chalk players that hit, it made cash games even harder, and I missed the line thanks to just being on the bad side of some plays at wide receiver. I more than made up for it in GPPs, however, thanks to some really good lineups and contest selection.



My GPP lineups

As I mentioned in the preview column, I played 60 (!) lineups, putting 20 each into the full slate, early slate and late slate. Generally speaking, I got the morning slate right and didn't do nearly as well during the afternoon slate. However, my best lineup came through in the full slate.


Here's the lineup:

  • QB: Kirk Cousins ($6300 - 13.63% owned - 37.3 points)

  • RB: David Montgomery ($7700 - 11.63% owned - 28.2 points)

  • RB: Ty Montgomery ($4000 - 20.29% owned - 14.7 points)

  • WR: Justin Jefferson ($7600 - 19.66% owned - 25.3 points)

  • WR: Sterling Shepard ($5200 - 4.38% owned - 36.6 points)

  • WR: Michael Gallup ($5000 - 7.9% owned - 8.9 points)

  • WR - Flex: Jerry Jeudy ($4200 - 6.37% owned - 30 points)

  • TE: Darren Waller ($7100 - 5.78% owned - 30.7 points)

  • DEF: LA Chargers ($2800 - 2.54% owned - 5 points)

I ran this one as a skinny stack with no runback, which is not something I usually do. Of course, the one week I've done this, the runback I would have played goes absolutely off for 41 points at $100 more than the guy I would have replaced him with that scored 8.9 points. I'm not bitter about missing out on what would have been a massive finish (top 30 in my contest), why do you ask? The rest of this lineup absolutely smashed.


Total number of lineups cashed across all three slates: 17 (28.33%)



My Cash lineup

  • QB: Kirk Cousins (26.37% owned)

  • RB: Jonathan Taylor ($7400 - 35.33% owned - 41.4 points)

  • RB: Ty Montgomery (41.38% owned)

  • WR: Justin Jefferson (25.1% owned)

  • WR: Robby Anderson ($5600 - 1.96% owned - 7 points)

  • WR: Michael Gallup (5.96% owned)

  • WR - Flex: DK Metcalf ($7300 - 4.24% owned - 5.1 points)

  • TE: Evan Engram ($3700 - 15.37% owned - 3.7 points)

  • DEF: LA Chargers (1.61% owned)


I understand how and why I got to this build, but at the same time, I'm also not sure how and why I got to this build. I didn't play much Robby Anderson, but he was basically the last person in sans the defense. I don't know why I prioritized DK Metcalf, although I did have plenty of him in the afternoon slate I got massively wrong. And I played a ton more Sterling Shepard, whom I thought was in a much better spot, than Evan Engram. It's a bit baffling. This looks like a GPP lineup to me.


Total points: 148.4

Cashing line: 166.7


Players from last week's picks that didn't end up in my lineups

  • With 60 lineups in GPPs plus a cash lineup, everyone else made at least one lineup spot.


Beer of the week

I kept it simple this week and refocused with a Riverwest Stein from Lakefront Brewery.


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