NFL DFS Playbook: Week 10
Howard Bender pores over the data and the match-ups to bring you his favorite plays for NFL Week 10 DFS main slate contests.
Welcome to the DFS Playbook for NFL Week 10!
This has been some season, hasn't it? We've pushed through a rash of injuries like no other season, COVID-19 scares and a host of weather concerns, yet #FANation still comes out on top. We've been crushing cash games and as we continue to learn more about contest selection, our GPP wins are coming on stronger and stronger. For those who are max lineup players, keep at it. The NFL Lineup Generator has that feature where you can limit the player pool to just the Playbook and Dart Board and if you've been tracking the DFS Watch List, you've seen how lineups built with just those players have been hitting. I'm not going to sit here and promise you a win in the Milly Maker, but we've seeen plenty of our subscribers hitting single-entry GPP for real money and yes, many of the scores hit for big money in the multi-entry GPP. My suggestion is to stay the course -- win in cash, build your bankroll and then start trickling into the GPP contests. Start small and work your way up to higher entry fee contests that have fewer players. There may not be anything sexy about winning the Small Sweep on FanDuel, but beat out 111 people one week for a $1,000 win on a $25 entry and you have more to play with. Two of those and you can think about entering one of the $222 NFL Fade single entry contests, face 500 people for a chance at $15K. Slow and steady wins the race. It's easy to get caught up in the million-dollar screenshots and listening to people who talk about how they make millionaires every week, but understand that those people aren't screenshotting weeks of losing thousands of dollars chasing the big prize. It's a process like anything else and it takes work...and luck.
Before we get to the actual players in the Playbook, a few reminders for those who may be joining us late, here is your three-step process to lead you up to going through your favorite Playbook plays:
Step 1: Check out the DFS Position Coaches
Step 2: Check out the rest of the relevant DFS content
In addition to the positional coaching pieces, you also have things like the DFS Watch List, where I provide you with a list of players I am looking at throughout the week. We have the NFL DFS Podcast with me and Jon Impemba (@jimpemba777), who also does the Contrarian Corner video and check out the DFS Bargains from Jen Piacenti (@jenpiacenti). Our Master of Tools, Matt Selz (@theselzman), supplies you data junkies with the Weekly Match-Up Report and everyone should also be reading the Weekly Game Previews and WR/CB Match-Up Report from Ryan Hallam (@fightingchance).
Step 3: Make your own list of players
It's real easy to just sit and wait for the Playbook, but as you are doing your research throughout the week, it is important to make notes and list the players who interest you the most. Maybe they end up in the Playbook and maybe they don't. If they're there, then great, it should mean we are honing in on the same things that make him a strong play. If not, maybe you're onto something else that someone overlooked. We aren't perfect and if you uncover something different, maybe you're right. I would be careful of routine groupthink and hype from beat writers, but often times someone will tell me something they saw about their local team that I missed and I am always looking to investigate more if its there. If you do, then say something in the chat. Talk it out and see what the rest of the #FAmily thinks.That's why the chat is there, isn't it?
With those three steps complete and discussions are in progress, you are ready to look at the Playbook players, make comparisons and finalize your list for lineups, so let's get to it.