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NFL DFS Content Schedule: Articles, Podcasts, Shows, Data & Tools

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To meet everyone’s NFL DFS needs for the 2021, we put out a ton of content each and every day. From the world’s No. 1 ranked player’s rankings and ownership projections, to articles and cheat sheets detailing our experts’ favorite picks and pivots, to videos giving you access to the most up-to-date late breaking news and lineup advice in the minutes before lock, we have everything you need to help you set your NFL DFS lineups.

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Given the abundance of content, we realize it can be overwhelming to navigate the site and make sense of it all. That’s where this content schedule comes in. Below is a brief description and link to each piece of content, including whether it’s free or premium (each is posted/streamed daily unless otherwise indicated):

NFL DFS Articles

Mondays

NFL Prime Time Monday Night Showdown (FREE): EMac breaks down the Monday Showdown slate, highlighting matchups, player rankings and lineup construction, and breaking information for all your Showdown slate needs on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Showdown Strategy (FREE): Matt Savoca’s Showdown articles for Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays delve into how to win Showdown slates, discussing contrarian plays and lineup construction for your NFL DFS lineups

NFL DFS Showdown Cheatsheets (FREE): We reveal some top plays using Awesemo’s grades and values for DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo. Updated on Saturdays with any news throughout the week.

Monday Night Showdown Optimizer Picks (FREE): Terry McBride will use of the new NFL boom/bust tool to make NFL DFS picks for every Showdown/Single-Game slate.

The NFL DFS First Look (FREE): Matt Gajewski provides a quick look at the DraftKings and FanDuel pricing as soon as it comes out and gives out some early takes and first impressions for the coming Sunday slate.

Tuesdays

Ben Rasa’s Survivor Article (FREE): If you’re in a survivor pool, Ben Rasa has got picks for you every single Monday.

Wednesdays

From the Slot (FREE): Geoff Ulrich delves into Awesemo’s Grades and Values, giving out a sneak peek for non-premium members as well as some contrarian stack and low-owned GPP fliers for your tournament lineups.

Thursdays

NFL Prime Time Thursday Night Showdown (FREE): EMac breaks down the Thursday Showdown slate, highlighting matchups, player rankings, lineup construction and breaking information for all your Showdown slate needs on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Showdown Strategy (FREE): Matt Savoca’s Showdown articles for Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays delve into how to win Showdown slates, discussing contrarian plays and lineup construction for your NFL DFS lineups

NFL DFS Showdown Cheatsheets (FREE): We reveal some top plays using Awesemo’s grades and values for DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo. Updated on Saturdays with any news throughout the week.

NFL DFS Thursday Night Showdown Optimizer Picks (FREE): Terry McBride will use of the new NFL boom/bust tool to make NFL DFS picks for every Showdown/Single-Game slate.

Fridays

The DraftKings & FanDuel Spotlight (Premium): Ben Rasa goes through his favorite NFL DFS plays of the week by position and highlights a few key questions that need to be considered before building your lineups for the week.

Saturdays

Top Stacks (FREE): Using Awesemo’s Top Stacks tool, Matt Gajewski breaks down some of the over-owned and under-owned stacking options for your NFL DFS  lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel.

NFL DFS Cheatsheets (FREE): We reveal some top plays using Awesemo’s grades and values for DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo. Updated on Saturdays with any news throughout the week.

NFL DFS Optimizer Picks (FREE): Terry McBride will use of the new NFL boom/bust tool to make NFL DFS picks for every Sunday main slate.

Sundays

NFL Prime Time Sunday Night Showdown (FREE): EMac breaks down the Sunday Showdown slate, highlighting matchups, player rankings, lineup construction and breaking information for all your Showdown slate needs on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Showdown Strategy (FREE): Matt Savoca’s Showdown articles for Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays delve into how to win Showdown slates, discussing contrarian plays and lineup construction for your NFL DFS lineups

NFL DFS Showdown Cheatsheets (FREE): We reveal some top plays using Awesemo’s grades and values for DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo. Updated on Saturdays with any news throughout the week.

NFL DFS Sunday Night Showdown Optimizer Picks (FREE): Terry McBride will use of the new NFL boom/bust tool to make NFL DFS picks for every Showdown/Single-Game slate.

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Mondays

The NFL Strategy Show, Monday Morning QB (11 ET): A rotating cast of hosts will recap all of Sunday’s NFL DFS action, while reviewing the winning and losing strategies from the previous slate.

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Live Before Lock, Showdown Slate (7:30-8:20 ET): EMac and Kyle Dvorchak are with you as lineup news breaks during the lead up to Monday Night Football Showdown slates on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Showdown Shorts: Josh Engleman’s quick-hitter video highlighting his top NFL DFS plays for Showdown slates on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Tuesdays

The NFL Strategy Show (11 ET): A rotating cast of hosts take a first look at DFS salaries, player projections and highlight top waiver wire targets for the coming week’s NFL action.

Waiver Wire short: Mike Barner’s quick-hitter video gives you the top plays you need at every position for your fantasy football lineups.

Awesemo’s QB rankings with Josh Engleman: Josh reviews Awesemo’s rankings for the week ahead and picks out a few quarterback options he likes the most for your lineups.

Wednesdays

The NFL Strategy Show (11 ET): A rotating cast of hosts answer questions, discuss strategies and take a first look at fantasy point projections and ownership projections for the upcoming NFL slate.

Awesemo’s WR rankings with Josh Engleman: Josh takes a look at Awesemo’s rankings for the week ahead and picks out a few options he likes for your lineups.

Thursdays

The NFL Strategy Show (11 ET): A rotating cast of hosts will revisit his matchups column, giving a game-by-game approach to break down the upcoming NFL DFS slate, while also discussing top targets and fades for the week.

Live Before Lock, Showdown Slate (7:30-8:20 ET): Alex Baker and Kyle Dvorchak are with you as lineup news breaks in the leadup to Thursday Night Football Showdown slates on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Awesemo’s RB rankings with Josh Engleman: Josh reveals a few players in Awesemo’s rankings for the week ahead and picks out a few running back options he likes for your lineups

Fridays

The NFL Strategy Show (11 ET): A rotating cast of hosts discuss lineup construction, including top stacks, strategies and fades for the upcoming NFL slate.

The Start & Sit Show (12 ET): Matt Gajewski and Kyle Dvorchak go over start and sit debates for the week ahead for season long teams.

The Matchups Podcast with Matt Savoca: Matt reads the entirety of his NFL matchups column every week in podcast form. Find it on the Awesemo Podcast Network page.

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Awesemo’s TE/DST rankings with Josh Engleman: Josh takes a look at Awesemo’s rankings for the week ahead and picks out a few options he likes for your lineups.

Saturdays

On the Contrary (Friday afternoons or Saturday mornings): Alex Baker and Dave Loughran  host a different fantasy football guest each week of the NFL season to give out their contrarian picks and their deepest most shameful thoughts about the week’s NFL slate.

Sundays

The Game Plan (10:00- 11:30 ET): Alex BakerDave Loughran and Ben Rasa do a full game-by-game breakdown discussing the major questions for the upcoming DFS slate and highlight their favorite players at each position. The following shows are all on one three-hour stream.

Injury Updates (11:30 – 12 ET): Terry McBride and Matt Gajewski react as official injury reports trickle in and tell you how to pivot if late-breaking news screws up your lineups.

Live Before Lock (12 ET-1 ET): Greg Ehrenberg and Josh Engleman are with you live as news breaks in the lead-up to lock on Sunday morning. A huge part of DFS success is finding out who’s in and who’s out and how to react when we get late-breaking news.

Live Before Lock, Showdown Slate (7:30-8:20 ET): EMac and Greg Ehrenberg are with you as lineup news breaks in the lead-up to Sunday Night Football Showdown slates on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Showdown Shorts: Josh Engleman’s quick-hitter video highlighting his top NFL DFS plays for Showdown slates on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Data: Fantasy Point and Ownership Projections

NFL Fantasy-Point Projections (Premium) (posted on Tuesdays and updated throughout the week): Our fantasy point projections break down every element of a player’s projected performance and synthesizes thousands of data points into one easy-to-use fantasy-point projection for each player that can be used as a reference for hand-building lineups or plugged into an optimizer to create hundreds of lineups within seconds. The projections page also provides underlying data including each expected targets, Vegas lines, usage rates and much more.

NFL Ownership Projections (Premium) (posted on Wednesday mornings and updated throughout the week): As the competition becomes increasingly sophisticated, it’s not only important to know who the best plays are but also who the best players are that no one else talking about. Ownership projections provide you insight into where the “field” (other players) will land, how you can pivot away from over-owned and target under-owned players, and give you the competitive advantage you need to take down large GPPs.

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Awesemo’s NFL Rankings (Premium) (posted on Tuesdays and updated throughout the week): The world’s best DFS player releases his letter grade rankings for each and every fantasy-relevant player on the day’s slates. Perfect for hand-building lineups or comparing to your own projections to test for accuracy. These grades are also featured in our Lineup Builder.

Awesemo’s Premium Breakdown (Premium) (updated throughout the week): Alex Baker’s weekly NFL stats-based article highlighting his favorite plays and stacks, relative to ownership. Part of success in NFL DFS is know 1) how likely a stack is going to be the highest scoring one on the slate and 2) how much ownership that stack is going to get. That way you know whether a stack is going over- or under-owned relative to their odds of success.

Tools

NFL Lineup Builder (Premium) (updated in real time): The Lineup Builder is the perfect tool for hand-building lineups. Equipped with Awesemo’s proprietary rankings and ownership projections, as well as Vegas implied totals, matchups and lineup information, this tool aggregates all the information you need to build your best lineup onto a single page. Lineups you build on this page will receive both a GPA based on Awesemo’s rankings and a contrarian percentile ranking for evaluating whether your GPP lineups are too “chalky.”

NFL Fantasy Cruncher optimizer (Premium add-on) (updated in real-time): The most powerful optimizer in DFS, available as an add-on to Awesemo.com premium members, is updated the night before with all of the day’s slates. New feature: If you log in through Awesemo.com, our projections are pre-loaded!

NFL Lineup Study (Premium add-on, updated post-slate, part of FC Pro): Analyze how the top players are building their lineups to take your game to the next level. Every single DraftKings contest is available to be analyzed to see what the pros are doing.

Slack Chat (Premium): Featuring all of our analysts and the world’s most passionate DFS community. Join us in our NFL Slack channel where we’re talking strategy and plays (and sometimes sweating lineups) into the late hours of the night.


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