Glock’s NFL Lineup Review | Week 2

What is up everybody! This is a new article we are introducing this year which will review my main GPP/Single Entry team that I played over the weekend. I’ll do my best to explain why I played who I played, what I would have changed, and the results that came with it. The aim is to have this released every Tuesday and the hope is that the article can help provide you some valuable insight which can help improve your process when playing NFL DFS.

I always like writing review type of articles too since it forces me to be self-critical about my play and helps improves my process in turn. I definitely recommend reviewing your lineups after every weekend as well, I can guarantee it will make you a better player.

If you are familiar with my NBA Year In Review article from last year, I am not a high stakes player whatsoever and tend to play SE contests which are at the $100 price point and under. Whether you are a high stakes or low stakes player, you should be able to take tidbits and apply it to all levels of play. For the purposes of this article, I’ll be reviewing the ownership from the $50 NFL $300K Red Zone [$50K to 1st, Single Entry] contest. Lets dive in!

THE LINEUP

Ouch! My Sunday was done pretty early to say the least this time around as the KC/JAX stack really underwhelmed. Ownership looked to be condensing on Josh Allen BUF stacks so my thought was to take a stab at the game environment which featured the highest total of the weekend and a lot of potential pace. In my mind, Travis Kelce was the easy run back on the Kansas City side as there was still a lot of uncertainty behind the pecking order of the other KC receivers. On the JAX side, Christian Kirk was out-snapped by Zay Jones (42 to 62) and not playing in 2 TE sets in Week 1 so that lead me to Calvin Ridley and Jones to pair with Trevor Lawrence.

Second, I wanted to get exposure to the SEA/DET game so Josh Reynolds was a nice consolation prize who gave some salary relief. It was also apparent from Week 1 that Jared Goff still has a solid connection with Reynolds. I loved the role and usage I saw from Rachaad White in Week 1 and felt he was priced too cheaply against a Bears team who got gashed by GB RBs the week previous. Similar to White, I felt Deebo Samuel was priced too cheap as well but was more of a last-in type of play which fit perfectly.  I locked Cowboys DST in all of my lineups for the weekend as I just felt they were the best play overall after an immaculate performance in Week 1. And the fact that they were getting to go against a Zach Wilson led Jets squad who just won an emotional national television game over the Bills last week made me like the spot even more.

Lastly, the Cam Akers deactivation news like 8-10 minutes before initial lock was one of the biggest decision points on the slate. I had a really tough time deciding between Joshua Kelley and Kyren Williams. Both would be RB1 for their respective teams but on paper, in tough matchups with Kelley going against a stout TEN defense and Williams going against SF, also a defense I have a ton of respect for. I opted to stick with Kelley as I had more faith in the LAC offense as a whole and well, we’ll discuss how that went below.

THE RESULTS

If you see a lot of icicles, it is likely the slate didn’t go well, and the same holds true here for my main team this past weekend. Total brickage. In hindsight, I played too much chalk and definitely should have pivoted from Joshua Kelley to Kyren Williams who was only 2.7% owned in the same contest I played in (Shoutout to DC for the call!). Simply pivoting to Williams and getting 1 more TD from my main KC/JAX stack would have landed me in the min cash, but ultimately that wasn’t the case.

A good lesson learned is also that what happened in Week 1, won’t always happen again in Week 2, or the next week, etc. Christian Kirk was only targeted once in Week 1, but ended with 14 targets in Week 2. He was also the lesser owned of Ridley and Jones at 6.94% so just by taking an ownership discount, you were able to catapult over the field with his 24.96 FPT performance. Many mistakes were made and it did not feel good, but we move onto the next week for redemption!

One thing I am proud of is that I did have some secondary Daniel Jones (3.3% owned) teams cash who ended up leading the slate in FPTs. If I may add, he was also included in the Playbook with the below excerpt:

“Daniel Jones – Last week I was all aboard the Sam Howell train so despite how bad NYG looked vs Dallas Week 1, I’m willing to bet against ARI here and take the dual threat discount on Daniel Jones this week. I will be stacking vs ARI a ton this year”

WRAPPING UP

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