FanDuel - Week 3


NFL Features

Interactive Value Chart - Maurile Tremblay
  A lineup optimizer for FanDuel that uses projections and player salaries to maximize expected points.
Cracking FanDuel - David Dodds
  Footballguys has partnered with FanDuel and as part of that deal, I will be penning a weekly piece that tries to cover some of the finer points on beating their contests.
Cost/Value Chart - David Dodds
  Compares FBG projections against FanDuel pricing for this week's games
Medical Check - Steve Buzzard & Jene Bramel
  Summarizes and analyzes injury news relevant to FanDuel contests.
Roundtable Week #3 - Maurile Tremblay
  Eavesdrop as various staff members share their views on a range of topics
The Contrarian - Justin Bonnema
  Identifying underexposed players to create roster uniqueness in tournaments.
The Fade - Justin Bonnema
  Your weekly guide to identifying exposure and profiting in guaranteed prize pools.
Week 3 Starting Stacks - Austin Lee
  Rostering teammates wins tournaments. Build high-upside lineups around these less common stacks, defensive stacks, and highly-owned stacks with a twist.
Projecting Ownership Percentage - Chad Parsons
  Using ownership rates to build winning tournament and cash game lineups at FanDuel.
Exposed: Matchup Considerations for Week 3 - Alessandro Miglio and Aaron Rudnicki
  Aaron Rudnicki and Alessandro Miglio take a look at good and bad matchups for receivers and tight ends in FanDuel contests for Week 3.
Thursday Night Spotlight - Steve Buzzard
  Analyzes the game script for the Thursday night game. Examines factors to consider in setting Thursday night lineups, including injury considerations.
Thursday/Sunday Lineups - FBG Staff
  Lists cash-game lineups from various staff members
Consensus Value Plays - FBG Staff
  Lists the top value-based picks of the week selected by various staff members.
Wisdom of the Staff - FBG staff
  Various staff members share their opinions on select topics.
Contest Spotlight - Kyle Wachtel
  FanDuel will be paying out $2 Billion in prizes this year and this weekly spotlight is the place to go to find out what's happening each week.
Sunday Million Week 2 Recap - James Brimacombe
  Taking an in-depth look at FanDuel's Week 2 Sunday Million Contest
Cracking FanDuel (The Blog) - FBG Staff
  New to DFS? Want to go from fish to piranha and take down a shark? This is the place for you.

Book / Excerpts / Timeless Classics

Cracking FanDuel (The Book) - FBG Staff
Selecting Players - David Dodds
Thursday vs Sunday Contests - Phil Alexander
Managing Many Lineups - David Dodds
Fitting Lineups to Contests - Maurile Tremblay
Telling a Consistent Story - Maurile Tremblay
Expectation and Variance - Maurile Tremblay
Tournament Strategy - Jeff Pasquino
Cash Game Strategy - John Lee
DFS Glossary - FBG Staff
Interview with Nigel Eccles - Dodds

FREE Podcasts

Rotogrinders / Footballguys Hour - John Lee and Austin Lee with host Dan Back
FanDuel Hour - David Dodds, Austin Lee, Jene Bramel with host Cecil Lammey

Contest Spotlight


Footballguys FanDuel Championship
  It’s just $10 to play and the top-500 (out of 1,130) double up their cash each week. Plus Footballguys' own Joe Bryant, David Dodds, and Sigmund Bloom will be entering the contest too. And if you finish ahead of those three, you’ll be playing in a final round in Week 11 that offers $40,000 in FREE prizes. You do not want to miss out on this contest.


Sunday Million
  FanDuel's largest prize pool for Week 1 is the Sunday Million. It's just $25 to play and there's $5 Million in total prizes. First place will take home a $1 Million prize and the top-46,000 entries will walk away with a cash prize too.


Sunday Rush
  The Sunday Million isn't the only contest with a seven-figure prize pool. The Sunday Rush is just $5 to play and is guaranteed to pay out $1 Million in total prizes. The top-46,000 entries will win cash with $100,000 to first place.


Sunday Squib
  The Sunday Squib is a single-entry tournament that’s just $1 to play and offers $100,000 in prizes with $10,000 to first place. Someone will turn $1 into $10,000 with just one entry. Why not you?

CFB Features

Interactive Value Chart - Maurile Tremblay
  A lineup optimizer that accounts for player salaries and uses projections to maximize expected points.
Primetime Slate - Devin Knotts
  Game by Game Breakdown of the Primetime Slate on FanDuel
CFB Early Slate Breakdown - Keith Roberts
  An in depth breakdown of the CFB Week 4 FanDuel Saturday Early slate.
Week 4 Projections - Devin Knotts
  An in-depth look at the top plays for week 4 on FanDuel
Thursday/Friday Breakdown - Andrew Katz
  An in depth breakdown of the Week 4 Thursday-Friday FanDuel CFB slate
Big 12 Recap - Andrew Katz
  Recap of the week 3 action in Big 12 conference
Pac10 Recap - James Brimacombe
  A quick review from the Pac-12 Week 3 games in the college football season.

Key Links

  • Cracking FanDuel Blog
  • Cracking FanDuel Book
  • DFS Glossary
  • FBG Daily Forums
  • FanDuel Support