FanDuel Salary Changes: Week 8

There are stud options with significant salary decreases this week, but should they be in your lineups?

One of the least discussed strategies in daily fantasy sports is rostering players whose salaries have changed significantly since the previous week. While a large majority of the focus for DFS players is on projecting player performance, we can gain an advantage by thinking about salary change as an important piece of the puzzle.

FanDuel will change a player’s salary for numerous reasons -- injuries, Vegas projections, and recent performances, to name a few.

Despite the perception that comes with a drop in salary, these players actually perform well beyond their expectations. Over the past four seasons, any player whose salary has dropped $500 or more on FanDuel from the previous week is 37 percent more likely to reach tournament value.

So not only will we get a player who is likely to exceed expectations, he will also be low-owned -- what more could you want?

Let’s take a look at the players with significant salary changes in Week 8.