If you’re playing GPPs you’ll likely want to run a higher number of lineups than you would for cash games. This can make the roster creation process a bit more complex and time consuming.
As with cash game rosters, your GPP rosters should focus around a core group of players. However, due to the larger number of rosters you’re creating and the desire to include “contrarian picks”, this core group of players will be larger than for cash games. Core GPP players will include more “tier 2” or even players outside of the two groups.
These steps can be used to generate GPP lineups:
- Set any “rules” you want players in your lineups to abide by. For GPPs, this step is listed first as it will make subsequent steps, particularly the 2nd step, much easier. These are some filters you may want to apply:
- Filter rosters to only include players in a specific salary range.
- Filter rosters to only include players with a certain level of projections or projected value.
- Filter players with a minimum number of projected minutes.
- Set a minimum salary used for your rosters.
- Filter players by batting order, stacking options, or other sport specific factors discussed below.
- Exclude players you don’t want in any of your rosters. If you’re creating a very large number of rosters, you need to make sure players you don’t want to play don’t slip into any of your lineups.
- Lock any players you want in 100% of your rosters.
- “Favorite” or “Like” any players you want to be included in your rosters, but you don’t deem 100% must plays (otherwise lock these players).
- Set players’ exposure percentages for the maximum percentage of your rosters you want them to be included in.
- Generate your desired number of rosters.
- Quickly go through your lineups and save any you want to use. You can also save all of them and then remove those you don’t wish to use from your saved lineups.
*TIP: You may find it easier to generate multiple sets of lineups using different inputs. For a very basic example, let’s say you want to roster Cam Newton and Ben Roethlisberger each in 50% of your rosters. You could first lock in Cam Newton and generate 50 rosters and then lock in Ben Roethlisberger and generate 50 more rosters. This will help to include similar supporting players in all 100 of your rosters when one of your quarterbacks has a large difference in projected value (because projections are used when generating rosters). This ensures all of the higher projected players are not all with one of your quarterbacks.