FanDuel Week 3 GPP Breakdown

FanDuel Week 3 GPP Breakdown

By TJ Hernandez (Director of DFS), last update Sep 23, 2016

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TJ is a former full-time poker player who has been playing fantasy football for more than a decade. After online poker was outlawed, TJ ended his poker career and dedicated himself to fantasy football. His background in poker statistics and analytics translates to success in both daily and season-long fantasy football.

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In case you haven’t heard or noticed, this week, FanDuel changed their main slate to include only games being played on Sunday. This means that all major tournaments, such as the Sunday Million, will no longer include Monday Night games. Moving forward, the FanDuel GPP Breakdown will focus on the Sunday-only slate. If there are plays worth mentioning in the other slates, they will be noted as such.

During the offseason, Chris Raybon and I put together a set of guidelines for FanDuel GPPs. These guidelines are meant to serve as a convenient reference to use while you build your lineups. 

In addition to the handy guidelines, always keep in mind the principles outlined in the Definitive Guide to Stacking on FanDuel, and you’ll be well on your way to the top of the leaderboard.


Aaron Rodgers $8,900 vs DET - After averaging fewer than 21 points in their first two games, Green Bay’s 28 implied point total is the highest on the main slate of games. If there’s one thing that’s evident after just two weeks, it’s that the way to attack Detroit is through the air. The Lions rank 27th or worse in completion percentage, passing touchdown rate and fantasy points per attempt allowed, all stats we should be considering since we’re looking for passers that are in spots where their efficiency could increase.

Though the Packers have thrown on just 41 percent of their red zone plays so far this season, expect that number to swing in favor of the pass this week. Besides the fact that Detroit has a porous secondary, Green Bay threw on almost 70 percent of their red zone plays last year and has averaged over 60 percent red zone passing in the McCarthy/Rodgers era.

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