College Football Kickoff

By: Keith Hall on September 2, 2015

With the turning of the calendar from August to September, the DFS landscape begins to change.  September 1st gives MLB rosters the oppurtunity to expand and we see an influx of players getting a chance to prove to clubs they deserve to be in the big leagues.  It becomes very difficult to grind out MLB when we have so many players getting chances that we haven’t seen for a good portion of the year.  It becomes even more difficult when you are just two weeks away from NFL starting. For most of us, football consumes our weekends from September through… Read More »

NFL DFS 101: Tight End

By: Keith Hall on August 31, 2015

The TE position is going to be a very intriguing position in DFS this year.  Last year, other than Rob Gronkowski, it became a dart throw on a week to week basis.  Sure, Julius Thomas and Jimmy Graham had big games, but on a week to week basis, there is and only will ever be one Gronk. There are three players in the second tier of TE this year.  I say second tier because Gronkowski is alone at the top.  Two of the three players are going to new offenses and we aren’t quite sure how they are going to be… Read More »

NFL DFS 101: Wide Receivers/Flex

By: Keith Hall on August 27, 2015

In a previous article, I mentioned that in DraftKings Millionaire Maker Series from 2014 that each week the winning lineup did not roster either a TE or RB in the Flex position.  The flex position is a unique position.  How you handle the flex position though is something that a lot people don’t look beyond just plugging in the player that “fits”.  The problem with this is that a lot of players don’t know how to handle it.  There are a few things that you need to realize about the flex position.  First, this slot should have your latest starting… Read More »

NFL DFS 101: Running Backs

By: Keith Hall on August 27, 2015

There could be a case made that the running back position is the most important position in daily fantasy football.  While the QB touches the ball at the start of every play, the running back is the one that can impact your roster the most.  My reasoning behind this is because from my experience, on a given week, your RB is the one that can either put you in position to win or lose.  Let me explain. Last year, DeMarco Murray was the NFL’s rushing champ.  While this was great (Cowboys Fan/Sooners Fan), that only fills one of the two… Read More »

NFL DFS 101: Roster Construction: QB

By: Keith Hall on August 24, 2015

Daily Fantasy Football is unlike any other sport in DFS.  The reason is because the NFL argueably get’s more coverage than any other sport.  Everything is covered.  If Peyton Manning sneezes and tweaks his back, all of your major beat reporters are already tweeting about it before Peyton knows there is anything wrong. So the hardest thing for any player looking to make a profit this season during the NFL season, is learning what is noise and what is truth, and taking that information and applying it to your roster construction.  The noise would be everything that everyone says that… Read More »

NFL DFS 101: Game Selection & Bankroll Management

By: Keith Hall on August 21, 2015

In my opinion, bankroll management and game selection are two of the hardest skills to learn in DFS.  Both have their unique challenges.  Imagine sitting on $10,000 and you open up the lobby of your preferred DFS site and staring at you right in the face is a Week 1 contest where first place makes you a millionaire! It would be all too easy to put $2,000 into this contest with the dream of cashing in.  We rarely think about the other side of the coin.  The “what if” everything goes wrong and I lose everything?  This becomes extremely difficult… Read More »

NFL DFS 101: Creating a Routine

By: Keith Hall on August 20, 2015

Remember that feeling that you get as NFL approaches and you start preparing for your season long draft?  You pour yourself into research so that you are prepared for every situation that could arise.  Analyzing schedules, making notes about defenses, new offenses, and new personnel that was added to teams so that you don’t miss that single detail that could turn end your fantasy season in Week 5. Last year, in one of my leagues, I was blessed with the 4th pick in our draft.  I was pretty excited considering what I was looking at.  If you rewind to last… Read More »

NFL DFS 101: Vegas

By: Keith Hall on August 18, 2015

Let’s face it.  EVERYONE plays fantasy football.  There aren’t a lot of people that haven’t dabbled into the world of Season-Long Fantasy Football.  Even though it wasn’t where fantasy sports was invented, it is by far and away the most popular sport in the fantasy world.  You see mock drafts the day after the draft ends.  There are leagues set up at your office.  My wife even has a league that she plays in.  Full disclaimer, we tried to play in the same league one year and it didn’t work so well.  There is a ton of information out there… Read More »

Friday GPP Outlook MLB: FanDuel & DraftKings

By: Keith Hall on August 14, 2015

So here we go with another huge Friday in DFS.  It’s going to be a crazy weekend with a lot of money out there to be won.  The great thing about this weekend is I believe it’s a great weekend to take advantage of the absence of some of the bigger players in the industry.  What do I mean by that?  Well both DraftKings and Fantasy Aces are having live finals this weekend.  Next weekend is FanDuel’s live final.  Players tend to spend all day on that one contest and one lineup.  Most of them don’t put that lineup into… Read More »

Having a Short Slate Mentality

By: Keith Hall on August 13, 2015

Have you had one of those nights that when building your team you just weren’t confident in anything at all.  You kind of liked one side but kind of liked the other, but never loved any of them?  Most of the time that happens to me when we have a short slate.  I’m talking 5 games or fewer.  Typically this happens to us on Thursday’s as teams are traveling for their weekend series.  The bad part about it is usually, those are when I have my most profitable nights.  I’ve learned to approach short slates differently for MLB than I… Read More »

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