Each week I will review the Bottom-Up Build contest, looking at how the winner got to the top of the leaderboard. The purpose of the Bottom-Up Build is to put players in that you would feel comfortable rostering in a regular contest (price considered floor and high ceiling) so that when you’re building for these other contests, you’re not struggling with the last couple spots and jamming someone in that you are uncomfortable with.
Rules :: Max $44k Salary (exceeding $44k salary will disqualify entry); must use OWS avatar to be eligible for prizes
Total Entries :: 197 (155 eligible since 42 didn’t use an OWS avatar and/or went over salary and didn’t enter a lineup)
Prizes (Edge Points) :: 1st = 100 Edge // 2nd = 50 // 3rd = 25
Highest Owned Player :: Alexander Mattison – 64%
Highest Owned Stack :: Trevor Lawrence (22%) // Leviska Shenault (45%)
See All The Entries :: Contest Link
This week I was lucky enough to get 3rd place! I would like to pass along my Edge Points to 4th place finisher, Josahood. If you’re out there Josahood, email support.
First place finisher, Abright8, used a QB/RB combination of Trey Lance and Elijah Mitchell. If the 49ers were going to win this game with Trey Lance under center, against the leader in points per game going into the week, it was going to be on the ground and by keeping the total low. The 49ers lost but held the Cardinals to just 17 points, by far their lowest point total on the season. Lance’s 89 rush yards and Mitchell’s 43 accounted for 87% of the 49ers rushing yards. Unfortunately, the only TD the 49ers scored was a rushing TD from Deebo Samuel. Abright8 took two opposing receivers, Davante Adams and Jamar Chase, from one of the highest total game going into the slate, expecting it to be a shootout. The Packers were also missing their best corner, Jaire Alexander.
Second place finisher, The_Franchise_01, built around a game with two bad defenses facing one another but with plenty of DFS relevance on the offensive sides. They used two lower-priced players from the team expected to be trailing to form a stack, Trevor Lawrence and Laviska Shenault, and paid up on the other side, rostering Derrick Henry and AJ Brown. The lineup was built around one of the sneakier, high total games of the week.
My third place roster was built knowing I wanted to roster Trey Lance, assuming he would be able to pay off at his price tag. Stacking him with Ross Dwelley was an unsuccessful way to pair him with a TE who was on the field a bunch while differentiating from the other viable, cheap TEs on the slate. I rostered both Ezekiel Elliott and Ceedee Lamb. I was expecting the Cowboys to be able to put a bunch of points on the board and thought the Giants could hang with them. Daniel Jones left the game and the Cowboys were able to control the game on the ground. The Cowboys rushed 39 times while Dak Prescott threw 32 times. They showed they will keep the ball on the ground if ahead, making it hard for Ceedee and Zeke to hit together.
Last week, I said it was important to have one or two players get 30+ DK points in this tournament. Well, this week the top two lineups had four at 30+ and my third place lineup had three with Ezekiel Elliott also getting 28. It was a high scoring week overall.
All three of the top finishers played Alexander Mattison, the highest owned player on the slate. He was a smash play being just $5.5k as a home favorite expected to get all the RB carries, while also having a pass game role, and playing against a bad run defense. You just don’t get that anymore on DK. Of course, if you faded him and he failed, you would’ve gained a massive advantage on the field. We also all used Jamar Chase who has shown a very high ceiling for his price and was on a team expected to be trailing in one of the highest total games. Min-priced Curtis Samuel was also on all of our rosters. He saw 25 snaps the prior week but ended up getting hurt after five snaps this week.
We are pumped to announce we will be having a Bottom-Up Build Tournament of Champions! The TOC will take place Week 18 and first place will win an OWS Inner Circle-For-Life ⭕️ membership with additional prizes to other qualifiers! All weekly first place finishers will be eligible. Congrats to those who have already qualified: Sgmain18, Spastictoaster, Swench1919, Mikeall65, and abright8.
Every week, you can click here for the newest contest link for the upcoming Bottom-Up Tourney.