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DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players, Round 16

Michael Rathburn

Known as “Rath” in the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) community, he has helped run operations for two prominent daily fantasy sports startups. Michael has taken his insider knowledge and expertise in daily fantasy sports to the content side. Rath won the 2016 FSWA "Baseball Article of the Year, Online" award and was a finalist for the FSWA Best Baseball Series in 2011.

With Week 16 in the books and a lot of players sitting out Week 17, I wanted to take a look back at the DFS season by the numbers for DraftKings, by looking at the best performances and players to hit value at each position for cash games and GPPS.

Quarterbacks

Best Value: Derek Carr $5900, 39.82, 6.7x, @ Bucs, Week 8

Best Game: Aaron Rodgers $6700, 40.18, vs Vikings, Week 16


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The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Michael Rathburn plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: burnnotice, DraftKings: burnnotice, Yahoo: burnnotice, Fantasy Aces: burnnotice, FantasyDraft: burnnotice.