NFL DFS Playbook: Week 15 (Saturday Edition)
Howard Bender pores over the data and studies the match-ups to bring you his favorite plays for Saturday's Week 15 NFL short-slate DFS contests.
With the way the NFL has altered the schedule, we are going to do a special DFS Playbook for the Saturday games in addition to the usual Playbook you get every week for the Main Slate on Sunday.
For the Saturday Playbook, we'll cover the main players you're going to want to invest in, but we're also going to be looking at the match-ups from a GPP tournament perspective as opposed to cash games due to the short slate and lack of options. The reason we don't do cash lineups on such short slates is because there is so much overlap on chalk plays that we see far too many duplicate/similar lineups that the pay-lines increase to a point where it becomes even tougher to cash or even turn a profit in 50/50s and Double-Ups. That means some of the plays could be consstrued as unconventional, but let's face it...when was the last time you saw a lineup of all chalk win a short-slate GPP. You need to find ways to differentiate yourself from the rest of the herd. That's not to say you fade all the chalk -- that would be silly -- but you definitely need to hit on a guy or two who few people are on or, better yet, that coveted low-owned stack that hits.
A lot more of that will be discussed in the Optimal Lineups for Saturday's slate which will come out Saturday morning after the Main Slate Playbook is published and in plenty of time for you to make compaarisons to your own lineup.
Now, here's a look at the players who intrigue us the most.