Thanksgiving DFS can best be described as some of the most fun and some of the most frustrating of any DFS sport. The reason being is that with only one game at a time and with late swap, those of us who tinker with our lineups are constantly thinking about game strategy for the entire day as the games progress and our players do well or not so well.
Should you play cash games?
This is a question that gets asked a lot, and the short answer is it depends. The problem on a three-game slate is that you are going to run into a significant amount of overlap amongst lineups. However, DFS is supposed to be fun, and if you enjoy having a one-on-one competition (which I love), then, by all means, go for it, there are plenty of ways to diversify lineups this week that will draw people on to different lineup combinations.
I mentioned it on the Power Grid, but there is a difference between building a unique lineup and building a stupid lineup. While you can take a deep shot on a guy, you should not take more than one sleeper player on your roster, and even then by fading certain players, you can get uniqueness out of your lineups. For example, some of the most common builds will be Michael Thomas, Ezekiel Elliott, Alvin Kamara and a bunch of sleeper players. You can get unique lineups by just going with a more balanced approach this week and fade one or even two of those top-end players.