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Fantasy Baseball for Smart People: The Art (and Science) of Being Contrarian in DFS by [Bales, Jonathan]
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"Jonathan's content is the best in daily fantasy sports, period. He's one of the most innovative thinkers within the entire fantasy sports community."
  • Peter Jennings, aka "CSURAM88" (2014 DraftKings Fantasy Baseball Championship $1 Million Winner)

From the Author

Table of Contents

1 My Intro
A brief synopsis of what you'll learn, along with some funnyways I used to try to make money


2 A Comprehensive Overview of My Approach to Daily Fantasy Sports

The title says it all. This chapter includes:

Why DFS is both art and science
How to embrace randomness and uncertainty
The principles of antifragility
How to use game theory in DFS
Bankroll management examples and advice


3 The Smartest Ways to Be Contrarian in MLB

A list of my favorite ways to be a contrarian daily fantasybaseball player (with specific advice), including:

How and when to stack
When it's smart to not stack
How to use randomness to be contrarian
Using public psychology to gain an edge
How to employ a unique barbell strategy


4 Off the Bat: Using Data to Select Hitters
This is a data-fueled chapter geared toward showing youwhich numbers are actually leading to value on DFS sites. You'll learn:

The stats that best predict hitter success, and how sitesprice batters
When to emphasize lineup order
How to use the Vegas lines
Which ballparks are best/worst for batters
How to use weather to select the right offenses

 
5 Throwing Heat: The Numbers That Matter for Pitchers
This section is similar to Chapter 4, but for pitchers.You'll learn:

The stats that best predict pitcher success, and how sitesprice pitchers
How to find strikeouts
The importance of umpires (and which ones are best forpitchers)
When to emphasize recent performance
My thoughts on BvP data


6 Into the Lab: A Random Collection of MLB Thoughts and Data

Sample content from FantasyLabs, including:

When to target pitchers at Wrigley Field
How to use batted ball data
If visiting teams struggle their first game at Coors Field
How to value strikeouts on DraftKings and FanDuel
When to not trust the Vegas lines

               
Postface

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  • File Size: 4515 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1530413850
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: March 6, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01CN52EBW
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