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Fantasy Football for Smart People: How to Win at Daily Fantasy Sports 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

I. The Introductory Chapter to My Book
 

There's not much that's useful in this chapter. I feel bad even calling it a 'chapter,' to be honest. If this were a meal, this section wouldn't even be an appetizer. It would be like maybe some bread that's been sitting in the back that they bring out to everyone. But not really good bread with olive oil and stuff--just like hard, stale bread that you take one bite out of and then set down and then maybe give another chance later in the meal to soak up the sauce from your linguine because you think maybe you were too harsh on the bread earlier, but you realize it's even worse than you thought because you were really hungry when you sat down and it still tasted really shitty.

I guess I'm saying I'd probably just skip it if I were you.
 
II. My Approach to Daily Fantasy Football Sports 

This is the appetizer, and the appetizer can sometimes be the best part of a meal. In this chapter, I discuss broad daily fantasy strategy that becomes the foundation from which you can apply data found later in the book. This includes:

Employing a contrarian approach to DFS
Using game theory in daily fantasy sports
Exploiting public psychology
Developing an "antifragile" game plan
Probability and visualizing ranges of outcomes
Harnessing correlational effects in the NFL
 
III. Into the Lab: Testing Daily Fantasy Football Strategies 

Working with our tools at Fantasy Labs, I examine historical pricing and performance data to determine how to best construct daily fantasy football lineups. You'll learn:

Whether or not streaky play exists and can predict success
How much Vegas lines matter for each position
How player/position consistency should alter your strategy
When to be price-sensitive
How to account for the impact of division games
How to use the weather to better project players
 
IV. A Numbers Game: The Data on What's Really Winning Leagues 

Utilizing data from DraftKings, I examine which strategies are the most profitable in daily fantasy football, including:

Which positions to use in the flex based on the league
How the most successful players allocate their cap space
How ownership affects GPP success
Which player combinations lead to the highest win rates
If you should stack teammates in cash games
The average scores needed to cash in each league type

V. The Ultimate List of Daily Fantasy Football Heuristics 

A very long list of general daily fantasy heuristics, generated using research and data from the book
 
VI. Sample from "Daily Fantasy Pros Reveal Their Money-Making Secrets" 

An excerpt on advanced tournament play with Al_Smizzle

Product details

  • File Size: 3715 KB
  • Print Length: 167 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1515346463
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: August 5, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B013IBRVUY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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