GPP Strategy and Summary for 2018 – Part III

Zachary Turcotte
By Zachary Turcotte December 28, 2018 03:53

GPP Strategy and Summary for 2018 – Part III

Last week, we started our journey into the numbers over the last year for the winning lineups in the low dollar entry, large prize pool, GPP events and how they tended to follow certain patterns in terms of the types of players owned and the ownership percentages that give us a better target for which to aim when we begin to construct our teams each week. While noting a few anomalies among some of the events, by and large, our small sample should help us in the coming season to begin to truly think in terms of lineup styles for particular events rather than simply throwing together lineup after lineup that seemingly looks good, but in reality may have little chance to win simply due to particular characteristics at the outset.

Now, these numbers are far from scientific. 35 tournaments is not going to give us anything conclusive to work with, but as the season goes on, I want you to start to consider how you are building your rosters and compare and contrast them with the ownership of winning rosters this season. We certainly do not know what DraftKings is going to do with pricing throughout the season, but my guess would be that they will at least start with something close to what we saw over the last couple of years and work from there. As the season wears on, try to gauge how difficult the pricing structure is and if there is more or less clustering based upon pricing being too soft or too harsh. If DK sticks with the adjustments that they made to contest sizes last season, the data should be a little easier to interpret earlier in 2019 than it was in 2018. This will not solve all of your lineup building issues, but it should provide a nice framework to start with.

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Zachary Turcotte
By Zachary Turcotte December 28, 2018 03:53

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