Mike Johnson (MJohnson86) has racked up nearly $500,000 in DFS profit as an NFL tournament player with success in all styles of contests
Welcome back to my (Mjohnson86) Player Grid. The format will vary slightly from JM’s Player Grid, as we each see things slightly differently and play in slightly different contests, but should complement his thoughts and content very well for those looking to build their lineups for the week. The format of this article will likely evolve as the season progresses but should provide a lot of value. Enjoy!!
This is a list of players that stand out to me at each position from using my “Checking the Boxes” criteria outlined in my course you can find in our Marketplace. This list is a starting point, from which I build out lineups using game theory and roster construction concepts (which we will also touch on) with the mindset being to find the best plays with big ceilings. Low ownership is a bonus, but not a must. This section will focus primarily on three positions – running back, tight end, and defense – as the other two positions (quarterback and wide receiver) tend to have more dependent tendencies which I try to attack from other angles (which we will get into in the other sections). I like all of these plays on all sites unless otherwise noted:
Allgeier is once again expected to see 20+ touches and is playing at home and facing a defense that may not be fully invested in this game.
Akers has accounted for over 40% of the Rams yards from scrimmage over the past three weeks and is facing a Seattle defense that has been exposed by feature backs this season.
Sanders had his best game of the season the first time he faced the Giants and should have less threat of losing goal line carries to Jalen Hurts than usual this week as Hurts eases back in from his shoulder injury.
In a week of uncertainty, Harris has a locked-in feature role against a defense that has been torched on the ground many times this season.
Should be popular, but is likely to see somewhere in the range of 25 touches in a must-win game for Seattle.