Ask the Shark: Paying Up For Certainty
Ask the Shark: Paying Up For Certainty

This article is part of our Ask the Shark series.

It has been well documented on my podcast and Twitter stream how much I despise playing high-priced, goal-dependent forwards in cash contests. It must have come as quite a shock then to many who saw a $10K Diego Costa sitting in one of my forward slots on this past Saturday's Premier League slate. Did I have a change of heart? Did I hit the wrong button? Was I on drugs at the time?

The answer to all of these questions is "no." The reason I chose Costa was because the texture of that specific slate allowed for that type of player selection to be reasonably safer than other options. While six-to-eight-game slates typically favor rostering "accumulators" over goal-dependent scorers (as opposed to small slates where this may not be the case), sometimes the player pool includes enough underpriced value and you can splurge on one of the

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jordan Cooper
Jordan is a top-ranked daily fantasy sports player, co-hosts the RotoWire Soccer podcast, a soccer analyst on DraftKings video shows, and live streams DFS AMAs on Periscope multiple times per week.
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