This article is part of our DFS Tournament Guide series.
You know it's the middle of the season when 'injury situations' is the most important part of the DFS tourney guide. There's still some non-injury-dependent value to be had, but it pales in comparison to what we'll get from Jaylen Samuels if the Steelers don't have James Conner (shoulder) this week.
The main slate already appears a bit thin, with an early London game removing Leonard Fournette, Deshaun Watson, D.J. Chark and DeAndre Hopkins (plus Darren Fells!), while bye weeks deprive us of the Saints, Falcons and Rams (also, the Bengals). We're left with a 10-game slate, including six matchups that have over/unders of 42.5 points or less.
It kind of reminds me of one of those stupid TV scenes where the family dog eats a valuable piece of jewelry and everyone stands around waiting to dig through the poop. I guess that makes me the guy who's just a little bit too excited about the whole situation, rather than being appropriately disgusted.
As always, I'm happy to discuss strategy in the comments section below, or on twitter (@RotowireNFL_JD).
Note: All prices listed come from DraftKings, but most of the logic can be applied to other sites across the DFS industry. Discussion is limited to players from the "main slate" of games kicking off at 1:00, 4:05 and 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday. The strategy below is meant for large-field tournaments, where payouts typically are limited to ~20 percent of lineups, with the vast majority