DraftKings NFL Strategy: Analyzing Winning GPP Lineups Week 17

NFL DFS: Breaking down tournament winning DraftKings NFL lineups and fantasy football strategy – Week 17

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


NFL 2021-week-17 $20 150 Max Entries 177708 Total Entries

 

week17 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 CIN QB/WR/OPP-RB primary stack, spending $20,300. We have a two-player TB@NYJ WR/TE secondary stack, spending $9,900. We’ll also be keeping track of the FLEX spot, and this lineup goes with an RB, spending $5,800. In total, the lineup used $50,000 in salary and carried a 125% ownership percentage sum.

Takeaways and observations.

Back to back GPP winning performances for Joe Burrow as 13 out of the top 15 lineups in this tournament featured the Cincinnati QB. QB/WR (15.2%) was the most popular stack construction in this tournament, followed by QB/WR/OPP (7.6%).


NFL 2021-week-17 $9 150 Max Entries 13071 Total Entries
The Slant ended with 41 users max entering 150 lineups, while 5 turned a profit. Of the top 5 placing lineups, two were entered by a 150 max user. Ultimately, nolanp723 won the day with 150 entries, 58 players used, and 13 unique teams stacked. nolanp723 cashed 59 lineups and took home the 10k purse.

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 five-player CIN QB/WR/WR/OPP-TE/OPP-RB primary stack, spending $33,000. We’ll also be keeping track of the FLEX spot, and this lineup goes with a WR, spending $7,600. The lineup used $49,900 in salary and carried a 95.2% ownership percentage sum.

Takeaways and observations.

This tournament’s most popular stack construction was QB/WR/OPP (13.9%), followed by QB/WR (11.6%). Most notably, nolanp723 was able to land 3 lineups in the top 5 of this tournament, totaling $16,616 in profits.


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 most. 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 18.


All data was gathered and analyzed using the 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 build 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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