DraftKings Week 1 Recap

If you’re reading these recaps for the first time and have a question about something please check out the overview here: Milly Maker Recap Methodology EDIT: FIXED BROKEN LINK

Quick Summary

  • TopCorner won with 281.36 points
    • He entered 31 lineups.
  • Great week for touts/sharks/pros
  • 169 to cash
  • Best possible lineup 340.16 points
    • Sammy Watkins had himself a day
      • Top passing D’s are vulnerable
    • Marquise Brown!
      • Bad Passing O’s aren’t always bad
      • Lamar Jackson can pass
  • Pay up at RB!
    • That was the biggest difference between the “Pros” and herd this week

TopCorner wins with 281.36 points

TopCorner 281.36 Milly Maker

Congratulations to TopCorner for taking down the Milly Maker in week 1! How did he do it? Here’s what he said on Twitter

Analyzing Top Corner’s Lineups

TopCorner entered 31 lineups

QB QB Percentage RB RB Percentage WR WR Percentage TE TE Percentage DST DST Percentage
Lamar Jackson 12 Dalvin Cook 25 Odell Beckham Jr. 51 George Kittle 19 Ravens 15
Jameis Winston 12 Leonard Fournette 25 Tyreek Hill 35 Travis Kelce 15 Eagles 15
Jimmy Garoppolo 12 David Johnson 22 Mike Evans 19 David Njoku 15 Jets 12
Carson Wentz 9 Matt Breida 22 Cole Beasley 12 Zach Ertz 12 49ers 9
Josh Allen 9 Christian McCaffrey 19 Robert Foster 12 O.J. Howard 12 Dolphins 6
Baker Mayfield 9 Kenyan Drake 19 Julio Jones 12 Mark Andrews 9 Cowboys 6
Jacoby Brissett 9 Chris Carson 15 Marquise Brown 9 Hunter Henry 6 Chargers 6
Dak Prescott 6 Austin Ekeler 15 John Brown 9 Austin Hooper 6 Rams 6
Kyler Murray 3 Nick Chubb 12 Adam Thielen 9 Cameron Brate 6 Buccaneers 6
Cam Newton 3 Saquon Barkley 12 Michael Gallup 9 Jack Doyle 6 Bengals 6
Matthew Stafford 3 Ty Montgomery 9 Tyler Boyd 9 Evan Engram 3 Seahawks 3
Patrick Mahomes 3 Ezekiel Elliott 6 T.Y. Hilton 9 T.J. Hockenson 3 Panthers 3
Kirk Cousins 3 Kerryon Johnson 6 Dante Pettis 9 Jason Witten 3
Le’Veon Bell 3 DeSean Jackson 6 Hayden Hurst 3
Todd Gurley II 3 Kenny Golladay 6 Kyle Rudolph 3
Mark Ingram II 3 Amari Cooper 6 C.J. Uzomah 3
Justice Hill 3 Alshon Jeffery 6 Dallas Goedert 3
DJ Moore 6 Will Dissly 3
Tyler Lockett 6
Marquise Goodwin 6
Chris Godwin 6
Deebo Samuel 6
Christian Kirk 3
Albert Wilson 3
Miles Boykin 3
Cooper Kupp 3
Curtis Samuel 3
Larry Fitzgerald 3
Marvin Jones Jr. 3
Keenan Allen 3
Dede Westbrook 3
Willie Snead IV 3
Zay Jones 3
Devin Funchess 3
Parris Campbell 3
Calvin Ridley 3
Brandin Cooks 3
Chris Conley 3
Nelson Agholor 3
DK Metcalf 3
Breshad Perriman 3

With just 31 lineups TopCorner had quite the player pool size! 101 players in total. I wonder if he uses a min_exposure setting. Also, notice how his position groups appear to have their utilization capped at key numbers. I took a quick look at other contests he’s entered and the QB limit at 12 doesn’t look like a thing but capping single player exposure to ~50% looks like it could be a constraint he uses.

I love multi-entry daily fantasy because you don’t have to make as many tough decisions as single entry or classic fantasy football. TopCorner won while playing Odell Beckham in half of his lineups! (Beckham scored 14.1 points on $8,100 salary with some injury chatter before week 1 regarding not being able to fully sprint).

Marquise “Hollywood” Brown

Marquise Brown ended up working really well. In hindsight that was a smart play because Brown probably had the highest upside out of all rookie wide receivers. He was a WR3 on a team with a potentially good QB against a terrible D. It was still very risky and could have potentially netted <5 points though.

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I completely missed Marquise Brown like most people. I was hot on Lamar Jackson, Ingram and Mark Andrews. I completely typecasted the Raven’s offense as not able to put up passing yards.  Joe Flacco sure is dreadful and his stench lingered longer than it should have. Good luck Broncos.

Jackson’s performance was reminiscent of Trubisky against the Buccaneers in Week 4 last year where he scored 48 points in a breakout game against a terrible Tampa Bay team that was overhyped thanks to Fitzmagic. Funny, Fitzpatrick was there in Miami too.

Conspiracy

 

TopCorner’s Stacks

He stacked Mark Andrews with Lamar Jackson in every Mark Andrews lineup! TopCorner also played quite a few triple stacks with his QB’s.

  • Mayfield-OBJ-Njoku 9% (100% of Baker lineups)
  • Garoppolo-Breida 12%  (100% of Garoppolo — played 9% with Kittle too)
    • This is generally a bad stack. QB-RB typically only works when the QB has some rushing ability or catches lots of passes.

Thoughts on Strategy

TopCorner takes a non-QB approach to lineup construction. Starting from players he likes like OBJ. When he chooses a QB he tries not to run the QB “naked” or without a stack. He may not use over/under information when making lineups or isn’t afraid to stack skill positions in projected low scoring games. Or he makes his own over/under predictions and game flow predictions.

I think other players I’ve tracked are better but time will tell if TopCorner is a good DFS player. I’ll track his results each week and see how his strategy progresses.

Misc

TopCorner has a funky twitter. See here. All he posts is Jeff love and seems to have followed him from EliteMafia to NumberBall. But maybe he is just that devoted to Jeff.

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Check on the PerfectLineups.com podcast, he might go on there to talk but at the time of this writing no podcast is up.

Best Possible Lineup: 340.16 Points

player_name position score salary team_name
Lamar Jackson QB 36.56 6000.0 BAL
Christian McCaffrey RB 45.90 8800.0 CAR
Austin Ekeler RB 39.40 5500.0 LAC
DeSean Jackson WR 38.40 4500.0 PHI
Sammy Watkins WR 49.80 5000.0 KC
Marquise Brown WR 33.70 3800.0 BAL
Evan Engram TE 31.60 4800.0 NYG
John Ross FLEX 37.80 3900.0 CIN
San Francisco 49ers DST 27.00 2200.0 SF
340.16 44500.0

Among cheap WR’s, Marquise “Hollywood” Brown stole the show but it was John Ross who had an even better day.

The biggest surprise to me was how Sammy Watkins went off against Jacksonville. Tyreek Hill certainly helped but maybe CB’s not named Jalen Ramsey are vulnerable on the Jags this year. It’s always the things you take for granted the most that come back to bite you. Top passing D’s are still vulnerable. Just as terrible passing D’s can put up surprising showings. For more on this check out DFS Pro and Fantasy Labs founder Jonathan Bales on the subject.

And frankly I’m surprised Evan Engram was better than Mark Andrews who had 27.8 points on $3000 salary. This is something I’ll need to keep in mind in the future when analyzing lineups because a week with lots of low salary surprises like this week can violate conventional points/$1k salary metrics.

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Player Spotlight

In Week 1 quite a few high profiles players put forth a strong showing. Here’s my current shortlist of players and how they did in Week 1.

Player Number of Lineups Paid Won win/entry
chess_is_ok 150 3000 4600.0 1.533333
Nickelback4Lyfe 150 3000 4180.0 1.393333
papagates 150 3000 2225.0 0.741667
chipotleaddict 150 3000 180.0 0.060000
Slaytations 150 3000 -280.0 -0.093333
JeffElJefe 150 3000 -300.0 -0.100000
Awesemo 150 3000 -420.0 -0.140000
csuram88 9 180 -30.0 -0.166667
rcrumpto 49 980 -395.0 -0.403061
bales 20 400 -170.0 -0.425000
scout326 150 3000 -1445.0 -0.481667
Al_Smizzle 150 3000 -1445.0 -0.481667
Bearsfan247 101 2020 -1160.0 -0.574257
davematt123 20 400 -260.0 -0.650000
mallen21 150 3000 -1955.0 -0.651667
petrgibbons 150 3000 -2050.0 -0.683333
ending 150 3000 -2170.0 -0.723333
7bushes 70 1400 -1090.0 -0.778571
bassinmatt 1 20 -20.0 -1.000000
saahilsud 0 0 0.0 NaN
tommyg1979 0 0 0.0 NaN

Tommyg1979 might be out of the Milly Maker. Last year he lost $7,860 on $9,210 spend and had the worst ROI by far out of players I track.

Tommy G Standings

On the brighter side, many prominent players had good weeks.

  • chess_is_ok
  • Last year’s winners did well
  • Crowley brothers
    • ChipotleAddict
    • papagate
  • Awesemo
  • JeffElJefe
    • Always good to see a tout have some correlation with his subscribers 🙂

Generally you should expect to lose money in the Milly Maker and any max entry player with ROI better than -.33 or losing $1k on $3k spend probably did “good” in my view.

We’ll dive into a few of these players lineups and try to analyze their strategy.

Nickelback4Lyfe

Nickelback4Lyfe is starting off strong with his best NFL showing since he won the Milly Maker last year in Week 4. He profited $4,180 this week.

Here’s his lineup point totals distribution.

Points
count 150.00
mean 166.37
std 31.94
min 100.74
25% 142.71
50% 163.94
75% 189.95
max 259.76

Quite the variance this week (std=sqrt(var)). Generally I see something below 30.

Player Pool

QB QB Percentage RB RB Percentage WR WR Percentage TE TE Percentage DST DST Percentage
Jared Goff 19 Dalvin Cook 67 Julio Jones 32 Evan Engram 29 Seahawks 21
Matthew Stafford 17 Chris Carson 57 Mike Evans 31 Zach Ertz 16 Chargers 17
Lamar Jackson 9 Leonard Fournette 51 Cooper Kupp 29 Austin Hooper 13 49ers 16
Carson Wentz 9 Ezekiel Elliott 25 Marvin Jones Jr. 27 Hunter Henry 12 Lions 13
Jacoby Brissett 8 Austin Ekeler 22 Brandin Cooks 16 Vernon Davis 9 Ravens 11
Kirk Cousins 7 Christian McCaffrey 18 Jamison Crowder 15 Mark Andrews 9 Eagles 11
Nick Foles 6 Nick Chubb 15 Keenan Allen 14 Travis Kelce 8 Chiefs 3
Sam Darnold 6 Le’Veon Bell 7 Tyler Boyd 14 George Kittle 3 Jets 2
Dak Prescott 5 Todd Gurley II 2 Mike Williams 12 Delanie Walker 2 Bills 2
Philip Rivers 5 Saquon Barkley 2 Robert Woods 10 O.J. Howard 2 Browns 1
Matt Ryan 5 Kerryon Johnson 1 DeSean Jackson 9 David Njoku 2 Cowboys 1
Patrick Mahomes 2 Marquise Brown 9 Buccaneers 1
Kyler Murray 1 Adam Thielen 9
Cam Newton 1 DJ Moore 7
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 Tyler Lockett 6
Breshad Perriman 6
T.Y. Hilton 5
Sammy Watkins 5
Amari Cooper 5
Albert Wilson 5
Christian Kirk 5
Alshon Jeffery 5
Robby Anderson 5
Sterling Shepard 5
Kenny Golladay 5
Dede Westbrook 5
Cody Latimer 5
Danny Amendola 4
DJ Chark Jr. 3
Chris Godwin 3
Rashard Higgins 3
Michael Gallup 2
Tyreek Hill 2
John Ross III 2
Marquise Goodwin 2
Jarvis Landry 2
Cole Beasley 2
Larry Fitzgerald 1
John Brown 1
Calvin Ridley 1
Curtis Samuel 1
Odell Beckham Jr. 1
Stefon Diggs 1
Dante Pettis 1

Nickelback4Lyfe went hard on Dalvin Cook this week. He played him in a whopping 66.6% of lineups! He also played a ton of Julio Jones.

Another thought, Julio Jones has struggled against Xavier Rhodes in the past. Either Nickelback4Lyfe didn’t know that or doesn’t put much faith in shutdown corners. It looks like he also thought the Jaguars game would be closer/Mahomes might struggle.

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Jared Goff was a whiff but Stafford was a great play.

Sharp Brown’s fade!

Stacks

Here’s his top 5 stacks

Percentage Player
35 RB Chris Carson, RB Dalvin Cook
25 RB Dalvin Cook, RB Leonard Fournette
21 RB Dalvin Cook, WR Julio Jones
19 RB Dalvin Cook, WR Mike Evans
19 RB Leonard Fournette, WR Mike Evans

I thought this would be the case when I saw Dalvin Cook and Julio Jones, a Dalvin Cook-Julio Jones stack. He probably expected the Vikings Falcons game to be a bit more competitive. With Dalvin Cook getting the significant amount of the points. That did end up being true but other options on the slate ended up better. It looks like he didn’t see the Bengals or Ravens game going as they did. He also had 0 Mark Ingram lineups and much preferred Boyd to John Ross. Christian McCaffrey had a monster game but wasn’t a surefire thing, as much as those exist.

Also I was surprised he didn’t stack Lamar Jackson with Mark Andrews. On first glance the matching utilizations made me think he did but on closer inspection nope!

Maybe he isn’t a big fan of QB-TE stacks. No Hockenson or a Mahomes-Kelce stack either. Chess_is_ok below is OK with TE stacking strategies.

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Thoughts on His Strategy

Nickelback4Lyfe writes a lot on reddit about his lineups and I’d encourage you to check out some of his posts. He created a optimizer site called DFS Forecast with advanced metrics he focuses on. One of these is “bracket ownership” and certainly gives insight into how he generated such a large player pool of 105 players in Week 1.

Read his reddit post and checkout his optimizer DFSForecast.com

I think he’s an exciting player to track and he’s inspired me to start working on analyzing players “bracket ownership” as he calls it: percentage of players used in different utilization groups. We’ll see if he is truly the best or on his way but I reckon he’s getting up there.

chess_is_ok

Twitter handle

Chess_is_ok has been a DFS pro for a while and does not seem to have any side gigs in the DFS world. In Week 1 he profited $4,600.

Chess_is_ok point plot

Nickelback4Lyfe might do better exploiting variance but chess_is_ok may be better at predicting points. Here’s Nickelback’s for reference

Nickelback4Lyfe point plot

Chess_is_ok’s certainly looks “better” and is more “tight” but the big thing is winning and both players did similarly with very different distributions. In my rankings I hope to do a reasonable job using point distribution information to fairly rate players who use different strategies.

chess_is_ok’s Point Distribution

Points
count 150.00
mean 182.02
std 23.37
min 133.14
25% 164.96
50% 179.67
75% 197.86
max 254.80

As shown in the plots above, note the smaller variance for chess_is_ok and much higher mean. I would expect chess_is_ok’s process to be much more laborious each week than Nickelback4Lyfe’s, or maybe he is just great at projections/lineup construction. As I create my ratings I’m going to see if this mean variance difference occurs for different players and holds true week after week.

Player Pool

QB QB Percentage RB RB Percentage WR WR Percentage TE TE Percentage DST DST Percentage
Patrick Mahomes 39 Christian McCaffrey 73 Sammy Watkins 41 Travis Kelce 68 Buccaneers 31
Matthew Stafford 22 Leonard Fournette 58 Marvin Jones Jr. 31 George Kittle 10 Lions 17
Josh Allen 17 Nick Chubb 43 Adam Thielen 25 Hunter Henry 7 Seahawks 13
Kyler Murray 7 Dalvin Cook 38 Kenny Golladay 21 T.J. Hockenson 6 Chiefs 9
Dak Prescott 6 Chris Carson 35 Cole Beasley 21 Evan Engram 5 Ravens 7
Jared Goff 5 Kerryon Johnson 14 Dede Westbrook 20 Delanie Walker 5 Bills 7
Matt Ryan 3 Matt Breida 7 Tyler Boyd 15 Austin Hooper 3 49ers 6
Le’Veon Bell 4 Larry Fitzgerald 14 Will Dissly 2 Colts 3
Austin Ekeler 3 John Brown 12 Vernon Davis 2 Jets 3
Devonta Freeman 2 Jamison Crowder 11 Greg Olsen 1 Bengals 3
Zay Jones 11 Browns 1
Sterling Shepard 9
Julio Jones 9
Christian Kirk 9
Albert Wilson 9
Jakeem Grant 8
Amari Cooper 7
Randall Cobb 6
Danny Amendola 6
Marquise Goodwin 6
Chris Conley 5
Robert Woods 5
Brandin Cooks 3
DeVante Parker 2
DJ Moore 1
Andy Isabella 1
Keenan Allen 1
Quincy Enunwa 1

Man quite the utilization for Christian McCaffrey. And like Nickelback4Lyfe, sharp Brown’s fade. Although it’s slightly less cool because I believe chess_is_ok lives in Titan’s land.

He also paid up for most of his RB’s. Their utilization roughly follows decreasing salary and I’m a little surprised he didn’t play Ekeler more.

chess_is_ok Stacks

Percentage Player
43 RB Christian McCaffrey, TE Travis Kelce
41 RB Christian McCaffrey, RB Leonard Fournette
39 QB Patrick Mahomes, TE Travis Kelce
37 RB Leonard Fournette, TE Travis Kelce
33 TE Travis Kelce, WR Sammy Watkins
32 QB Patrick Mahomes, WR Sammy Watkins
31 RB Nick Chubb, TE Travis Kelce
27 DST Buccaneers, RB Christian McCaffrey
26 RB Christian McCaffrey, RB Nick Chubb
26 RB Dalvin Cook, TE Travis Kelce
25 RB Christian McCaffrey, WR Marvin Jones Jr.
24 RB Christian McCaffrey, RB Dalvin Cook
23 RB Christian McCaffrey, WR Sammy Watkins
22 RB Chris Carson, TE Travis Kelce
22 DST Buccaneers, RB Leonard Fournette

Quite heavy stacking compared to NickelBack4Lyfe. I’m surprised he decided to do a game stack with Fournette and Kelce. And sure enough, he played quite a few stacks. The biggest one was a Chiefs-Jaguars game stack but he also did a Stafford-Marvin Jones Jr.-Golladay stack against the Cardinals.

His mindset definitely takes into account teams changing significantly in new seasons. The Cardinals and Jaguars both had good pass defenses in 2018 (but in the case of the Cardinals that could have been affected by just how poorly their run D was).

Overall Thoughts on Strategy

I think chess_is_ok really likes to key in on a few players and few games in order to construct his lineups. He’s not afraid to fade teams hard and doesn’t put the utmost faith in top rated teams in different stat categories.

Good week for both players, I’m excited to track them as the season goes on and see what my rating system says about both players.

Pro vs Herd

The Herd

Here is the section where I compare the Rotogrinder’s Top 50 with everyone else (their rankings are heavily skewed to high volume players but it’s the best we have… for now).

Pro Leaderboard

payout lineups_entered payout/num_entries
screen_name
topcorner 999590.0 31 32244.838710
goudsaab 17475.0 150 116.500000
cubasugar1 7285.0 150 48.566667
chess_is_ok 4600.0 150 30.666667
rynpak 3130.0 63 49.682540
nilknarf 2790.0 150 18.600000
papagates 2225.0 150 14.833333
coachs111 -1100.0 97 -11.340206
jayk123x -1120.0 150 -7.466667
gosixersgo76 -1260.0 150 -8.400000
fjbourne -1800.0 150 -12.000000
youdacao -2030.0 150 -13.533333

Rough week for youdacao but overall a solid week for the top 50 (note: I pull the rankings after they update for the week so TopCorner may not be in there next time).

I will look into goudsaab in the future, had an impressive performance across multiple contests last week.

Herd Leaderboard

payout lineups_entered payout/num_entries
screen_name
vinsanityai3 197780.0 150 1318.533333
trick1978 99510.0 39 2551.538462
surferdude95 49990.0 2 24995.000000
misterpost 29820.0 47 634.468085
larejo123 20000.0 3 6666.666667
irvin85 14410.0 50 288.200000
datrashman13 10395.0 150 69.300000
superfrankielampard -2840.0 148 -19.189189
cewrazen -2860.0 150 -19.066667
scott8711 -2890.0 146 -19.794521
tigerwoods22 -2970.0 150 -19.800000
chray -3000.0 150 -20.000000

Sorry chray. It always amazes me how we typically have at least 1 max enter person get blanked. Better luck next week.

Pro vs Herd Point Totals

index Points_other Points_rg_top_50
count 290507.000000 3374.000000
mean 147.016805 157.297641
std 29.515965 32.690353
min 3.900000 59.560010
25% 126.340000 134.060000
50% 146.060000 156.780000
75% 166.720000 179.190000
max 281.100000 281.360000

The Rotogrinders Top 50 took the win this week. Notice how they just did a better job constructing and picking players as noted by their higher mean by 10 points! Their std was also high.

Pro vs Herd Player Pool Utilization

lineup_hash Percentage Pro Percentage Herd pro_favoritism
Adam Thielen 17 28 -11.0
Ravens 7 15 -8.0
Saquon Barkley 9 17 -8.0
Odell Beckham Jr. <5% 11 -8.0
Mark Ingram II 6 14 -8.0
Carson Wentz <5% 10 -7.0
Chris Godwin 14 21 -7.0
DeSean Jackson <5% 8 -5.0
Le’Veon Bell 12 17 -5.0
Jarvis Landry <5% 7 -4.0
Evan Engram 8 12 -4.0
Browns <5% 7 -4.0
Todd Gurley II <5% 7 -4.0
Lamar Jackson <5% 6 -3.0
Delanie Walker <5% 6 -3.0
Eagles 6 9 -3.0
Russell Wilson <5% 5 -2.0
Jameis Winston 7 9 -2.0
Mike Evans 6 8 -2.0
O.J. Howard <5% 5 -2.0
DJ Moore <5% 5 -2.0
John Brown <5% 5 -2.0
Ezekiel Elliott <5% 5 -2.0
Marquise Goodwin <5% 5 -2.0
Alshon Jeffery <5% 5 -2.0
Tyreek Hill 6 8 -2.0
Nick Foles <5% 5 -2.0
Kirk Cousins 7 8 -1.0
Cooper Kupp 6 7 -1.0
Chargers 7 8 -1.0
David Johnson 6 7 -1.0
Matt Breida 5 6 -1.0
Kenny Golladay 9 10 -1.0
Seahawks 13 13 0.0
Hunter Henry 16 16 0.0
Brandin Cooks 6 6 0.0
Jets 5 5 0.0
Zach Ertz 10 9 1.0
Dede Westbrook 27 26 1.0
Keenan Allen 7 6 1.0
Jimmy Garoppolo 7 5 2.0
Dak Prescott 5 <5% 2.0
Austin Hooper 5 <5% 2.0
Buccaneers 6 <5% 3.0
Lions 8 5 3.0
Larry Fitzgerald 6 <5% 3.0
Tyler Boyd 14 11 3.0
Amari Cooper 8 5 3.0
Matthew Stafford 6 <5% 3.0
Tyler Lockett 20 17 3.0
Panthers 7 <5% 4.0
Dalvin Cook 41 36 5.0
George Kittle 19 14 5.0
Kyler Murray 8 <5% 5.0
Curtis Samuel 16 11 5.0
Patrick Mahomes 12 7 5.0
Julio Jones 13 8 5.0
Christian Kirk 9 <5% 6.0
Kerryon Johnson 18 12 6.0
49ers 10 <5% 7.0
Sterling Shepard 10 <5% 7.0
Chris Carson 33 26 7.0
Marvin Jones Jr. 13 6 7.0
Sammy Watkins 11 <5% 8.0
Christian McCaffrey 27 19 8.0
Leonard Fournette 33 25 8.0
Travis Kelce 24 13 11.0
Nick Chubb 32 12 20.0
Austin Ekeler 33 11 22.0

Some sharp plays by the Top 50. Mayfield fade, hard on Ekeler, Watkins. Their strategy of paying up at running back generally paid off even though Chubb and Fournette didn’t do that great.

And they didn’t have too much faith in the Jaguards Pass D.

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The herd got RB2 Mark Ingram right but perhaps Ekeler had a higher floor and higher ceiling.

Misc

RotoGrinders Founder Cal Spears Going to The World Championship

If you don’t know what the World Championship here’s a link

Great week by Cal Spears. Notice the score though. Higher entry fees give softer contests. It does take cajones to wager that much but make sure you adjust the cajones factor by a “logarithmic” utility function. Nerdy highly relevant paper here but TL;DR having more money makes losses/gains less extreme and risky good deals more attractive.

Regardless of my log utility shaming it is smart to play high entry contests if you can stomach it. Much, much kudos to Cal Spears for the win in Week 1 and for having RotoGrinders acquired by the Better Collective this year.

DFS Standings Coming Soon

DFS Standings Mockup

I wanted to post these this week but I need to tighten up the rating system and make some design improvements first.

STANDINGS COMING VERY SOON TO A WEBSITE NEAR YOU

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Matteo Hoch

Matteo Hoch is the founder of Sports Data Direct and maintains a personal blog called Ergo Sum where he writes about data visualization and coding. You can generally find him in the DraftKings Sunday $3 early only contests under username mhoch2

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