What DFS Content Can You Trust?

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There are a few large publications that fairly regularly cover the daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry, both for news and for lineup building information. And now there are lots of niche DFS blogs that post content to try and help DFS users do better by recommending ideal players for any given day, and providing team vs team match up intel.

More and more content publishers are fighting for DFS user’s attention, and a variety is a positive thing for the industry, but the problem is which mainstream and DFS blogs can you actually trust?

I would recommend reading a wide variety of sites initially to see which ones resonate with you the best in terms of consuming the content, and actually putting the information into action when building your DFS lineups. Some posts may leave you more confused than when you originally arrived to the site, and that’s certainly a bad thing because your main goal is to quickly get quality recommendations for your lineups, select those players, and enter some contests.

An important thing to do is to track results from each of the sites that you trust for your DFS research. Too many DFS users will use information from a site or sites, then not connect their contest winnings or losses to the player recommendations they received and ultimately used. If you keep consistently losing after using the same sources for DFS information, then you really should consider finding new DFS material to read, watch, or listen to, or just tweak your lineup construction process in general.

Some DFS users don’t really read much content, and instead solely use DFS tools and analytics services for their lineup building needs. If that works then great, but I think it’s important to both consume DFS related information for the sport(s) you are competing in for a foundation of knowledge on a particular day, and use DFS tools to dig into player stats and fantasy data to make educated judgement calls as to whether player’s salary numbers are worth the investments or not.

Keep an eye out for feedback and social mentions of the articles that you are putting stock in from a trust perspective, and see how others feel about the same content that you are relying on. If you observe positive sentiment from DFS users, and the results you see personally are consistent with that notion then you can feel good about your choices. But always tweak where you get your information from by adding or removing sources on a monthly basis. And keep in mind that DFS is sort of a secretive industry since users don’t want to offer much help to their competition, so social signals can often be minimal.

If you mostly just read DFS content to get facts only, then you can safely keep using those sources and lean on them. I’m mostly discussing sites that are offering up opinions, player’s fantasy point projections, and essentially subjective and debatable insights.

Just like in life, when you find something or someone you can trust it’s an amazing thing, and you need to be able to put your trust in the inputs you use for your DFS lineup building process. We ultimately make all DFS player selections based on our gut, and our gut relies on trust and belief, so what we put into our minds has to successfully satisfy our emotional side too.

Trust takes a long time to earn, can be taken away in the blink of an eye, and can be impossible to gain back, so it’s important for those who gain influence and earn trust in the DFS industry to treasure and nurture the honor to build stronger relationships over time. I for one take great pride in building up my DFS integrity, and with every article I publish, connection I make, and communication I have with someone who’s involved within DFS one way or another, I value highly and take nothing for granted.

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Don’t Play Daily Fantasy Sports Lineups From Lineup Sellers

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It’s amazing how many people sell lineups for DraftKings and FanDuel on Twitter, and other social media sites. I’m all for people selling lineups, in fact some of them are DraftFuel customers already, but I think it’s wise for users who buy them to tweak their lineups, just a little bit.

User’s should research all of the player’s analytics who are suggested for the paid lineups, and decide which ones to keep and which ones to switch out.

I’ve subscribed for paid lineup services before, and had some success. But what I would typically do is swap out 2 to 4 players per lineup with players I felt had a higher percentage of attaining more fantasy points on that given day.

The good thing about tweaking your lineups even just a little bit is because:

  1. You don’t want to have the exact same lineup as anyone else ideally, because if you win a big prize you will have to split up the winnings with what can be 10 or more people.
  2. You want to look for players who have a better chance at more fantasy points, and who will be less owned so your lineup becomes that much more unique.
  3. You will feel more confident in your lineups because you put your finger prints on them, and will feel like you are more in control of your DFS destiny.

If you are thinking about buying DFS lineups, then I would highly recommend that you look at Monster Roster who I’ve used before and seen success with!

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5 DFS Predictions for 2017

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The daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry is rapidly changing for many political and business reasons. We saw lots of interesting things happen in 2016, and I’m sure we will see even more radical changes in 2017.

Below I list 5 DFS predictions for 2017:

  1. The DraftKings (DK) and FanDuel (FD) merger won’t be approved by anti-trust regulators. These two companies combined make up approximately 95% of the industry, and so if these two join forces the unified company will hold a monopoly, and many entities such as governments and other competing companies won’t like it. If DK and FD can prove that the whole industry is dependent long-term on this monopoly being formed though however, then we could see the merger upheld. It will likely happen eventually, but maybe not in 2017 if legislation drags on.
  2. A good percentage of DFS users will get more serious about their research process, and how they place their bets and manage bankrolls. A high percentage of users have been reluctant to pay for DFS specific products, but if the entry losses get too big then an investment into DFS analytics and tools makes sense to increase positive cash flow, and save on research time. Otherwise quitting is an option too. Average users will get more and more sophisticated so the use of technology will play a more prominent role over time.
  3. Another country is added. So far DK and FD have allowed USA, Canada, and UK visitors to bet and participate. I think that more countries will realize how much they can make in initial and annual fees and taxes, and make deals. My guess is that at least one new European country joins forces with the DFS industry.
  4. We haven’t really seen it just yet, but I think that we will see ads within our favorite DFS apps and websites. New revenue streams will be established and developed in 2017, and one of them will be ad and sponsorship dollars.
  5. If the DK and FD merger goes through eventually, then I think the new company will go through an IPO event fairly quickly to become a publicly traded company. If this occurs then I will surely buy some stock as I’m quite bullish on the future of DFS.

If you haven’t already, be sure to get an account on DraftFuel to get access to the player analytics and search tools you need to build better quality lineups more consistently, win more contests and money on DraftKings and FanDuel, save research time, track your spending, and improve your work flow process too. We currently support NBA, NHL, MLB, and PGA, and will be adding more sports leagues this year as well.

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5 Traits of a Successful DFS User

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It takes many qualities to be a successful daily fantasy sports (DFS) user. Below I list 5 characteristics or traits if you will, that are needed to successfully compete and thrive day in and day out in DFS.

    1. Disciplined – Betting is an emotional activity since real, hard earned money is on the line. It takes guts and smarts to be among the top (roughly) 10% who actually make a profit in DFS. Just like a professional athlete has to remain disciplined while playing his or her sport, a DFS user has to be the exact same way and try to take emotion out of the equation as much as possible, and stay focused on improving a little bit every day.
    2. Analytical – Numbers and player stats really matter in the DFS world. There’s many variables to take into consideration when researching to build each lineup. I found myself doing tons of redundant research, and I felt it was costing me a lot of time and money, so I decided to build a DFS analytics and tools product. If you aren’t a numbers person then I would highly recommend you start using some sort of product specifically for doing numerical type of DFS research. Your competition more than likely is, so don’t let them have a competitive advantage.
    3. Determined – If you aren’t putting everything you can into your lineups, and have a true passion for DFS then you likely won’t do so well over the long term. Every contest won makes me want to try even harder, and every contest lost makes me more determined to win next time because losing hurts even if it is just a contest that cost $1 to enter.
    4. Optimistic – Everyone who bets has to be at least somewhat optimistic and confident in their abilities to win. Even despite the odds against that becoming a reality. You really find out what kind of DFS user you are when you have lost money every day for a week straight. It takes lots of optimism to regularly play DFS, because at times it can be cruel and depressing. Taking some time away from DFS can be a good idea if the optimism has been lost. Once the pain goes away then perhaps some positive thinking can again occur, and a return from a brief retirement can happen.
    5. Financially responsible – One thing that is very important when playing DFS is to determine how much you are willing to lose if everything goes to s%&t. How much are you willing to bet every week or month, and be completely fine with exchanging that money for DFS entertainment. Be sure to track how much you bet, win, and lose, and have a budget so you don’t spend more than that.

If you haven’t already, be sure to get an account on DraftFuel to get access to the player analytics and search tools you need to build better quality lineups more consistently, win more contests and money on DraftKings and FanDuel, save research time, track your spending, and improve your work flow process too. We currently support NBA, NHL, MLB, and PGA, and will be adding more sports leagues this year as well.

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