DraftKings NFL Strategy: Analyzing Winning GPP Lineups Week 5

NFL DFS: Breaking down tournament winning DraftKings NFL lineups and fantasy football strategy – Week 5

How do you win NFL tournaments on DraftKings? Let’s dig in and find out.


NFL 2021-week-5 $20 150 Max Entries 236368 Total Entries

The Millionaire Maker ended with 197 users max entering 150 lineups, while 34 turned a profit. Of the top 5 placing lineups, one was entered by a 150 max user. Ultimately nkoerner25 won the day with 15 players used and 4 unique teams stacked. nkoerner25 cashed 1 lineup and took home the million-dollar purse.

 

week2 winner

 

Breaking it all down.

In this series of articles, I’ll be referencing the players directly correlated to the QB as “primary stacks,” any other correlation will be counted as a “secondary stack.”

This lineup features a three-player TB QB/WR/WR primary stack, spending $19,400. For secondary stacks, we have a two-player DET@MIN RB/DST stack spending $8,800. We’ll also be keeping track of the FLEX spot, and this lineup goes with a WR, spending $4,000. In total, the lineup used $49,800 in salary and carried a 115.9% ownership percentage sum.

Takeaways and observations.

QB/WR (20.3%) was the most popular stack construction in this tournament followed by QB/WR/OPP (15.7%). Only 2.7% of the field went with the winning stack construction of QB/WR/WR.  This lineup was the only entry in the top ten to feature Hubbard or Henry. All things considered, this lineup managed to win by 5 fantasy points.


NFL 2021-week-5 $9 150 Max Entries 39215 Total Entries
The Slant ended with 135 users max entering 150 lineups, while 20 turned a profit. Of the top 5 placing lineups, one was entered by a 150 max user. Ultimately ghartman314 won the day with 42 entries, 62 players used, and 7 unique teams stacked. ghartman314 cashed 19 lineups and took home the 30k purse.

8-22 winner

Breaking it all down.

This lineup features a two-player TB QB/WR primary stack, spending $12,600. For secondary stacks, we have a two-player NYG@DAL RB/WR stack, spending $11,000. For the FLEX, this lineup goes with a WR, spending $4,000. In total, the lineup used $49,900 in salary and carried a 148.8% ownership percentage sum.

Takeaways and observations.

QB/WR/OPP (21.2%) was the most popular stack construction in this tournament, followed by QB/2WR/OPP (12.2%) and QB/WR (11.3%). Alexander Mattison was 35.4% owned in the Millionaire Maker and ended up 53.2% in the slant. 96% of the tournament field used between $49.5k – $50k salary. As mentioned previously in this series, the slant is a sharp contest is a great barometer to find the current trends among the pros.


Final Thoughts

In this weekly article, we will continue to try and answer the question,How do you win NFL Tournaments on DraftKings?

You won’t find Air Yards or recency bias in this article as we focus on what matters. Hopefully, the thoughts and ideas shared here inspire improvement in your own NFL DFS process, and as always, we’ll be here to run it back for week 6.


All data was gathered and analyzed using Lineup Study on FantasyCruncher. Lineup Study is an FC PRO add-on; gain full access to Lineup Study, our platform to research and learn about your opponents. Analyze how the top players are building their lineups to take your game to the next level. Stop guessing and start learning.

About Dustin Shook

Dustin is an experienced DFS player who has had success across multiple sports and platforms. Dustin is a GPP specialist focusing on game theory and data analytics. When he's not grinding daily fantasy sports contests, Dustin enjoys R programming and hanging out with his son. He can be found on twitter @dshook420

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