Week 5 Fantasy Rankings: Four Teams on Byes? No Bueno.

Oct 08

Week 5 Fantasy Rankings: Four Teams on Byes? No Bueno.

We’re back again for another installment of my Week 5 Fantasy rankings, but this time, we’re looking at a much thinner set of players to choose from because there are four teams on byes in Week 5.

We’re happy to see the return of Tom Brady, Marcus Mariota, Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and the rest of the Patriots and Titans.

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RotoGrinders’ SmartWater Shares 4 Cash Game Tips

Oct 07

RotoGrinders’ SmartWater Shares 4 Cash Game Tips

I have always been a big fan of cash games and think they can be a key part of a highly profitable DFS player’s arsenal.   But to be a good cash game player, you need to understand the basics and avoid common mistakes.   Here are my top tips to help you be as profitable as possible early on this NFL season.   4 Cash Game Tips For FanDuel   1. Play Head-to-Head Games   If you have read cash game strategy articles in the past, I am sure you have read that head-to-head games (H2Hs) are your friend. There has never been a better time than now to prove this to be true. With the mass influx of people into daily fantasy sports – and more specifically NFL DFS – H2Hs should be your primary focus when it comes to game selection. This is because H2Hs are the first place many new players go when they select their first contests to enter. This, in turn, equates to easier competition for experienced players, which is always good for your return on investment. Another way H2Hs help your ROI is that you can really diversify your investments and play against tons of different opponents and lineups. For example, if your cash lineup did not have the greatest score one week, it might not cash in larger 50/50s or double ups where you’re playing against a field of contestants, rather than just one player. On the other hand, if you are playing H2Hs, even if your lineup does not have its strongest week, you will usually at least beat a few people and recoup some of your loses. It might not seem like a big deal, but over the long run this return adds up.   2. Posting Games   I mentioned above how I think H2Hs are the way to go in regards to cash games. However, I am not telling you to go and grab games that people have already posted. In fact, I’d recommend you do the opposite. The main reason why grabbing existing H2H games is a bad idea is because a very large % of people who post games are good players, also known as...

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FanDuel Lineups Strategy Series: Vegas Under/Overs

Oct 01

FanDuel Lineups Strategy Series: Vegas Under/Overs

Welcome to the first in a 24-part series on FanDuel lineups Strategy (give or take 19 to 20 parts of this series). My goal here is to share some of my favorite tips for Daily Fantasy Football on FanDuel, for different types of games on the site. This past summer, I joined the FanDuel Insider staff, and I’ve been writing strategy pieces over there for the past four months, from Daily Fantasy Baseball to Daily Fantasy Football. This series is meant to supplement the stuff I post over there with some basic FanDuel lineups strategy thoughts and opinions. My columns over there are a little deeper in context, as I’ll dig down into something like, say, which quarterback salary tiers gave FanDuel players a better chance in tournaments last year? So to start this series off, we’re going to look at how those fine gentlemen in the sportsbooks of Las Vegas can help you fill out your FanDuel lineups each week. Vegas Helps Your FanDuel Lineups When I say Vegas is going to help you and your lineups, I don’t actually mean Vito and his buddies. I mean the point spreads posted each week and updated daily will be helpful in your efforts to fill out a winning FanDuel lineup. First, we’re going to look at the over/under lines specifically for some Daily Fantasy Football insight. We’re going to use the Week 4 over/unders posted on VegasInsider.com, and we’ll explain how they can help you decide which players to choose. Over/under numbers indicate what Vegas believes what the two teams will combine to score together. So if the over/under is 45 points, and one team is a three-point favorite, then the final score, they are predicting, will be 24-21. Notice that the three games with the highest over/under lines for this week are: Green Bay at San Francisco (48.5 over/under) – Packers (-8.5) Jacksonville at Indianapolis (48 over/under) – Colts (-9) Dallas at New Orleans (46.5 over/under) – Saints (-5) What these numbers tell us is that Vegas thinks the Packers and Colts are going to be high-scoring teams, so you should highly consider using some of their players. Duh. It’s not like you wouldn’t have thought that before,...

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