Week 10 Observations

Barring significant new developments, you should not tinker with your lineups at the last minute. After all, why would the present version of you be any more competent than the one who already looked things over three days before? If anything, the current version, exposed to pre-game noise on Twitter or elsewhere, is likely more impulsive and more prone to overweighting whatever isolated factor is brought to your immediate attention.

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The Vampire (Football) Diaries: The End Is Near

With barely an hour to the Sunday kickoffs, we’re going stream of consciousness style with this edition of The Vampire (Football) Diaries. Considering my Count Chocula squad has taken over the league and built and unstoppable starting lineup, it seems pretty fitting to go this route. After all, there’s not much to say about strategy or player thoughts or anything around trying to win a league as a Vampire.

I’ve already won.

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2018 Rotowire FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship – Week 10

We’re down to the final week of the RotoWire FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship! One last chance to qualify for a shot at the big prize in next week’s championship round.

Or, if you’re into a different sort of fun, one more chance to play Nathan Peterman, who, at $5,500, comes in $500 cheaper than FanDuel’s typical minimum price for a quarterback. That suggests that he’s expected to score negative points, a feat he’s managed to perform once already this season. It looks like Peterman is unlikely to start, so he should lock in a solid zero points. If you’re the ultra-creative type who was already planning on taking a zero at quarterback in order to have more money to spend elsewhere, why not take Peterman for the extra $500 and to say you won a DFS contest with Peterman in your lineup? (Please don’t do this.)

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NFL Offensive Line Overview: Week 10 Edition

From pass protection to run blocking, every aspect of the modern NFL offence runs through the O-line. Aside from skill position players themselves, nothing has a larger impact on the outcome of a play call than the battle up front. In the Offensive Line Overview series, we look at which of the league’s 32 offensive lines are trending up and down.

By Week 10 of the regular season, teams have found their identity. Pretenders’ weaknesses have been exposed, and contenders are vying to keep momentum through to the postseason. Without further ado, let’s check in on which offensive lines are trending up and down around the league.

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Knowing Enough … Update

Because I was traveling to Arizona over the weekend, I didn’t get a chance to update my latest forays into DFS hoops and hockey until now. I’ve had mixed results, more negative than positive, with a significant process fail on one slate and a question raised in game selection.


My last entry was posted on Halloween, and most of the night’s action was already complete by the time I posted, and very little changed after that. My adjustments improved the lineup over the straight up optimizer. So one question in process has already been raised – on nights when I feel strongly about a play or two, do I trust myself enough to go just with my adjusted lineup, or should I have mirror entries and trust the tools too? I’m well short of having enough data to decide that question. Anyhow, between the two sets of entries, I was down $14.20.

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Monday Night Observations

What a crazy game. The Titans were on the ropes, down 7-0 with the Cowboys 1st-and-goal on their four-yard line, but a run for a loss and a crushing interception later, suddenly the Titans were back in it. I was happy to see it because I had the Titans plus 6.5, and I had basically written it off.

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