I know I promised this article out on Fridays going forward, that will need to be the case starting next week. This week, I’m being hit hard by the flu and to be honest am lucky to even be getting this out this week. This article may be a little shorter than normal, but it’s the best I could do given the circumstances of the last two days.
Know Your Opposition
If you want to finish at the top of the standings in a mid-to-large field GPP, your roster has to stand out from the crowd. Studying a list of projected roster percentages is a helpful first step, but it lacks the context of how the most popular players fit together under the salary cap.
To gain some insight into how the majority of entrants will allocate their cap space, so you can spend yours differently, let’s think about how the public is most likely to attack roster construction at each position.
Slate Overview- Low Scoring Week
After last week’s gift where we saw a number of high scoring potential spots and it ended up paying off that way as a large number of games hit the over and made for great GPP spots.
This week is a little bit different. We only have 10 games, and of those 10 games, there is only one game that is above 47 projected points which is Detroit and Minnesota. This makes for a bit of a unique situation where you have to make a choice whether to stack the Detroit/Minnesota game or try to find another game that may go more under the radar and Vegas has incorrect.
Realistically, there are five obvious teams to stack on this slate, Minnesota, Detroit, Kansas City, Dallas, and Philadelphia, while the rest of the slate on the surface is one that is going to be tough. You can certainly win with a stack from one of these games, and the winning roster is more than likely to come out of this, however, you’re going to want to differentiate yourself at other positions and find leverage off of some of the other teams this week.
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