FanDuel Salary Changes: Week 9

Lots of players' FanDuel salaries increased this week. 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.

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 (three times the player's salary in fantasy points).

Not only do they perform better, but they're also historically more likely to be lower owned. What more could you want?

No player with a significant role this week saw their salary drop by $500 or more, so this edition will focus on the five players with the biggest salary bumps in Week 9.