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NFL DFS: Week 7 Alternate Storylines

NFL DFS is all about stories. What story can you tell yourself about a game that is plausible and (if it happens) will provide value? Something that people won’t be on that can give you an edge. I’m going to do a couple of quick possibilities here that I think could be interesting this week if things break the right way. Remember, GPP lineup building is all about finding an edge. Don’t pay attention to these stories for cash, but throwing these scenarios into a GPP could pay off.

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2017 Week 7 Rankings

Our site rankings for Week 7 of the 2017 fantasy football season are live. We rank in both standard and PPR formats from a variety of our writers. Check out rankings from Matt Jones, Mike Garza and Steve Halupka.

 

Standard PPR
Quarterback Quarterback
Running Back Running Back
Wide Receiver Wide Receiver
Tight End Tight End
D/ST D/ST

For any rankings questions, feel free to reach out to us on Twitter @FantasyReport_

Adrian Peterson, The New Orleans Backfield, and a Hype Train Off the Tracks

Grief has many different stages, and so do reactions to fantasy football trades. When news broke of Adrian Peterson getting shipped off to Arizona, NFL Twitter blew up. It caught my attention obviously, but I’m not sure much has changed in New Orleans and I’m pretty sure that Adrian Peterson is still not intriguing. It’s a huge piece of news that is more likely than not to be insanely inconsequential.

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NFL DFS: Week 4 DraftKings Picks and Pivots

With the controversial decision to pull the Sunday Night Football game off of the main slate, we’re left with just 12 games to choose from this week. The lack of teams like Green Bay and New Orleans on the main slate have led to some lower over/unders this week. To me, that opens up some unique opportunities in regards to game theory because ownership should be a bit spread out. If we can find an edge this week, we’ll make some money…so let’s dive right in.

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NFL Week 3: DraftKings Picks and Pivots

The Main Slate on DraftKings is down to 13 games because of the London Game this week between the Jaguars and Ravens. Luckily for us, that means we don’t even have to mention Blake Bortles. It’s shaping up to be a bit of an odd week as a majority of games have road favorites, including Cleveland. Yes, you read that right, the Browns are a road favorite against the Colts this week, but I digress. Let’s take a look at how we’re going to make money this week on DK.

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NFL Week 2: DraftKings Picks And Pivots

If you avoided all of the landmines last week and played the Rams-Gurley stack, you probably made some coin last week. If you missed out on all of the defensive points that were had in Week 1, you might be looking to build that bankroll back up. You’re in luck though, because that’s what we’re here for. Week 2 even features a few games that have totals over 50 according to Vegas. Finding the picks in those games and the pivots off of popular players in those games could be key to success. Let’s dive in and go position by position for the main slate on DraftKings this week.

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NFL Week 1: DraftKings Picks and Pivots

It’s that time of year again. As you’re reading this, you are probably at work thinking about how the Patriots-Chiefs game went and tinkering your season long lineups as we head towards Sunday. If you’re new to this site or DraftKings, this article is a good starting point. If you’re just looking for plays, today’s article is going to run weekly and I’ll go through some of my favorite plays, fades, and pivots each week at every position.

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2017 Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings

Are you ready for some football???? To help you with your week 1 lineups, the writers at The Fantasy Report are providing their week 1 rankings in both standard and PPR formats. Any Questions? Find us on Twitter @Fantasyreport_

Standard Scoring PPR
Quarterback Quarterback
Running Back Running Back
Wide Receiver Wide Receiver
Tight End Tight End
DST DST

 

All Aboard The Post-Injury Hype Trains

This past week was supposed to be an exciting time for fantasy football owners. Drafts are in full swing and NFL stars were finally getting their chance to play more than just a drive or two. Preseason week 3 ended three fantasy relevant players’ seasons in a flash. Julian Edelman went down with a non-contact injury that turned into a torn ACL. Cameron Meredith was hit in his knee and tore multiple ligaments. Spencer Ware then went down with a torn PCL and is expected to miss the season. “Next man up” is the cliche for NFL teams. All of those players have backups that are now going to be more heavily involved than they would’ve been before the injuries occurred. The question is, do the backups slot directly into the injured player’s role and have the same value?

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