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Single-Entry NFL DFS Lineup Review for Week 13




Each week, I’ll review my single entry lineup, as well as a couple of others. I will also track success rates throughout the season. The criteria for the other lineups to make the article (and tracking) will be > 10% of my overall investment. This week, that included:

  • My SE
  • A small deviation from my SE

The goal here is to hold myself accountable for the decisions I make while also helping to provide a blueprint for long-term success in GPPs. 

Throughout the year, I’ll emphasize the top 10% and top 1% hit rates. While profit/loss is at the mercy of significant variance at the top of tournaments, these hit rates stabilize much faster and can therefore paint a stronger picture of our performance. The numbers are starting to look much better across the board! We just need that ever-elusive top 1% finish.



The Single-Entry

Every choice we make can be categorized into one of four groups:

  1. Bad Process & Bad Outcome
  2. Bad Process & Good Outcome
  3. Good Process & Bad Outcome
  4. Good Process & Good Outcome

We’ll begin with #1:

Bad Process & Bad Outcome


Bad Process & Good Outcome


Good Process & Bad Outcome


Good Process & Good Outcome

Eagles stack

This quarterback – running back – tight end stack worked exactly as I’d hoped. At their respective prices, all stood to benefit greatly from an offensive efficiency boost as a whole. The Jets’ defense helped provide exactly that, and it was fortunate that Dallas Goedert hogged all of the passing production. It’s a shame Miles Sanders left the game late once again, as he could have potentially out-scored Sony Michel with a strong finish.

Justin Jefferson

I liked Jefferson so much that I gave him his own little section in my correlated leverage article, even though he didn’t fit any stacks or correlated leverage opportunities that I was interested in. Not much to say here – he was outstanding.

Cooper Kupp

Kupp served as a bit of a correlated leverage play over Michel despite his own popularity. He was great, just not quite good enough. 35-15 over Michel would have been huge compared to 29-24.

The rest of the lineup

A major key in SE is having no weak links. An extra touchdown from Elijah Mitchell, James Conner, or DeVante Parker would have put me in contention for the takedown. Either way, they all did enough to ensure a high finish due to the ceiling outcomes elsewhere.

The Small Deviation

Here’s why I loved this line – I knew that the Sony Michel and Gardner Minshew chalk would drastically decrease the number of LV stacks. I felt like Carr could compete with Tom Brady from a ceiling perspective, and if he did, it would likely come with another explosive game from DeSean Jackson. Look at the ownerships here – I used a lot of significant chalk, but the lineup as a whole was extremely diversified. This was the only place I used Foster Moreau, which in a way painted a picture where Washington sold out to contain Hunter Renfrow. It didn’t work, but the process was sound.


I was very pleased with this slate, but all I want to talk about here is more RB vs WR research. I’m going to have a paywalled article sometime this week, but here’s a teaser, in short:

  1. WR production is more predictable than RB production based solely on ownership and price
  2. Ownership is completely useless when trying to predict RB performance. In other words, we as an industry are bad at predicting RB performance.

Thought the industry knew otherwise? Make sure you have access to this research when it rolls out later this week!

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