The Fantasy Sports Game – Re-Invented: New Strategies

For today’s post I wanted to get you some ideas for trying fantasy sports for the first time or simply trying again after failing. 

It’s not about winning the lottery. Its about developing the skills to use in research to get the best advantage in any game. 

First though, lets consider the time of year it is: 

We have MLB, NBA, and NHL all going on at the same time. When we eventually get into football season, shortly after the opening games in the NFL, we will have in the month of october, we will have all four major american sports going on at the same time, with NBA and NHL starting up during the month on different dates, and this being while the ALCS and NLCS is going on before the start of the world series. that will be an incredible time similar to this time of year, even though without football, having NCAA march madness going on. 

Here is the key shift in mindset to propose. 

I used to limit my fantasy sports to NFL. Now since I have advanced into MLB last season, heading into my 2nd season of playing, there are clearly opportunities to make skilled winning daily. If you can pick some games from the best slates using 2 out of 3 of these sports, that creates endless opportunities in DFS or daily fantasy sports. Of course when spring is finished, heading into the summer, there is only MLB. But that’s ok. the great thing about it, is teams play 6 days out of the week! What could be better. So you can easily see how the opportunities exist to adjust your strategy and skill set during these seasons. Even during the weekly NFL season there is never a time in which the other sports don’t play daily slates as well. 

So let’s waste no further time getting into what we do best. Get you some incredible tips for the day for beginner, or fresh re-start up strategy. 

Getting Started

  1. Don’t let past experiences slow you down. Let’s face it. You were probably making bad financial decisions based on luck of players you pick, for no solid reason other than liking a guy who looks like a real player. From experience, you will have to find the right statistical data for any sport. Nothing is over simplified. Don’t flinch when it comes to the numbers. 
  2. Start developing your sustainable system. You want to be a technician. But you don’t want to take away from the fundamentals of the game. Respect that. 
  3. Every sport has its own specific strategy depending on where your playing and the scoring. For those used to playing on fanduel, that’s fine. You can continue to use their salary system and find the best bargains. However, to keep things interesting, you can consider signing up at Draft.com for live drafts that take place every minute there. While its  a different game there, if you have your research in place, you can be just as effective and efficient winning on draft.com as well. This app will get you into the game and excited about Free Wins! click on the picture for access
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I will let you go with those 3 key things when mentioning idealistic ways of getting more cash in your pocket, if you can paitently learn to outlast and let the projections normalize themselves in given sports. 

Here are a couple examples. 

In MLB, this was brought out on the NumberFire fantasy sports podcast. after looking at he deep stats such as wOBA and or WAR, these numbers normalize themselves after a certain number of games. That number of games being 60. 

When you take the example that just happened on opening day of MLB, Matt Davidson of the Chicago White Sox, hit 3 HRs, and 5 RBI’s. may seem like a mirage, especially with this quote directly from FanGraph’s. 

The Quick OpinionMatt Davidson hit for power in 2017, but he didn’t do much else. His extremely poor strikeout-to-walk rate, poor contact rate, and poor defense will likely relegate him to a reserve role in 2018.”

But.. why did this guy with just moderate power go beyond what he should be?  That’s the great part about it. This type fo performance merits something better than just a reserve role, or at least a hot streak in the making, that you can use before this normalization happens, if you are timing your lineups right, before any hot streak ends. This basic strategy has been used in any sport, and you can ride the wave, but then estimate when to get off of it. 

Would you like more strategies such as this one for Free? You could do a couple things: first for daily videos, on the Slates of the day visit Andy’s Youtube Channel for daily advice Also you could opt-into the form obove right, to be emailed daily with strategy specifics for your sport(s). But also see my article on the best fantasy sports sites that reveal real strategy. And finally you can always re-visit here for in depth tops concerning the seasons we mentioned, especially in fantasy football.

If this makes sense, drop a comment below, if not that’s fine as well, just comment. 

Fantasy Baseball Sleepers Report: Opening Day

For Opening day of fantasy baseball sleepers today let’s consider the following prospects for a good opening day performance shall we?

Just also be aware though, it can be very difficult to predict these breakouts, but based on the numbers to project, that we have available from small sample sizes, and not so numbers based projections as well we will throw some guys out there for you to think about, whether drafting or just waiting to see if their fantasy value picks up for you to consider stashing now or Fantasy Baseball Sleepers Report: Opening Daylater, when they are perhaps being brought up to the majors. Here are 5 players to keep your eye on, if not later when the opportunity presents itself. Also here are my best sites for fantasy baseball preparation this year.

Potential Consistent Stud: Kyle Schwarber

Schwarber may have already established himself as a MLB slugger but his slugging percentage could rise a lot more. If he can be compared at this point to first round fantasy draft picks such as Mike Trout, this would be one of the greatest sleeper jumps from year to year. At only 25 years old, Schwarber could take the leap. In one particular stretch of this 2017 year, out of 33 hits, 14 cleared the outfield wall.

Right behind him: Ian Happ

Really, how could you mention Schwarber without mentioning Happ as the leagues breakout player of 2017? With a .514, he will be productive in any fantasy league. Only 1 year older, Happ has come into his own, even beating Kyle’s record for most HR’s over any given span, reaching his 20 homers even faster! That was in his 89th game as opposed to Kyle’s 97th game, reaching that mark.

Not reached his potential yet. Amed Rosario

Rosario has most of the necassary tools to make it in the big leagues, as he is comparable with his electrifying speed, to Frascisco Lindor. He is young and can break the New York Mets lineup soon as possibly one of the league’s best in steals, enhancing his overall athleticisim.

Injury Prone Risk?: David Dahl

This is an up hill battle but as a minor leaguer, this sleeper should have a chip on his shoulder as long as he is healthy. Projecting at one time as a batting title contender, In 2016 he had a 17 game hit streak. I he can stay focused, he can be pushed to such a level in the best ballpark in baseball for the Rockies. 

Smallest of the Sample: Victor Robles

While Robles of the Nationals would be a injury only move to actually pick this guy up, if he gets called up from the minors, he has proven his small sample: 1.092 OPS in his opening 15 plate appearances. That is not 15 games, however but if the injury happens, look out, at least for a short to potential long term gig, depending completely on that injury status of any starting outfielders there. 

Keep in mind, its the earliest day ever for opening day, so get ready today. 

 

 

 

NFL Mock Draft: Impactful Fantasy Football Plays

As we get closer to the nfl draft, we have many scenarios to play out in the 2018 NFL draft. Let the excitement and anticipation begin for eyeing fantasy football plays for 2018 and rookies to make an immediate impact.

If interested in looking at my players for insight from last year check out the 2017 Combine review of players

Here they are in order of most mock drafts:

I am not including QB’s since these will be the guys most likely to be benched in their rookie season. Its way to risky to take a rookie qb at all in any standard or PPR fantasy football draft unless its a really deep league, and you just want to temporarily fill a roster spot for a potential of the likes of Deshaun Watson,.. hmm maybe Lamar Jackson?

  1. Saquon Barkley, RB. Penn State: This is obviously the consensus choice and if you want to take him in the first round of either type of league mentioned, go for it. Think of him as being as valuable as Zeke Elliott. Barkley had an even more so impressive Combine day so prepare to have him drafted early if you want to take the potential and comparative upside with all of his ball skills in running and receiving.
  2. Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama. Ridley plays bigger than what he is. I get a good feeling after watching the highlights that his floor is outstanding. He does everything you would need him to do, as he’ll continue to play in a pro style system like he did in Alabama, as they put out excellent WR’s in recent years. I am satisfied with taking Ridley early in fantasy drafts, but let’s hold on and see where he goes, perhaps starting in round 5.
  3. Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU. Although not having 4.4 range speed either, he excelled in other areas at the combine. What he shows on the field, is the ability and skills of a very balanced and controlled possession receiver, and fine redzone target. He has great control on the sidelines as well.
  4. Christian Krk, WR, Texas A&M. Kirk has the explosiveness to be evaluated as a first round pick in my opinion, and this should go well with any team who decides to take this speedster. Its hard to believe he’s only 5’10”. He nfl mock draft fantasy footballdoes not look like it nor play like it. I have heard a comparison to Odell Beckam Jr. but in my opinion Steve Smith could be a better comparison, which is not too shabby my friends, enhancing his fantasy value. 
  5. Hayden Hurst TE, South Carolina. Hurst is the only TE as some scouts say, worthy of a first round pick. He is a bit older than the pack, entering his rookie year at 25 years, but that should not matter. He is a do it all type athlete, that can be molded into what a lot of teams need, meeting the demand. 
  6. Derrius Guice, RB, LSU. When you look at Guice, he provides everything you need in an NFL back. Not perfect but effective in blocking as well. He will be a NFL starter day one, perhaps like Kareem Hunt, as long as he is drafted to the right team. If he sneaks up in drafts like Hunt did, he could start to be taken as early as mid first round in standard or PPR. 
  7. DJ Moore, WR, Maryland. Making room on my list for a potential bust, I would say there is a %50/50 chance of it. Is the reward high enough for the 2nd best position player in the big ten? Well it has not worked so well for guys like Tavon Auston and Fred Ross so far. Who knows? 

NFL Mock Draft Overall Outlook and Trades Impact.

That will do it for now, with some strategy to keep in mind, think of it this way. QB is in usual high demand, with other positions having a huge drop off not seen in previous years. It will make for some tough decisions, as trades have already been made just like previous years. Early enough for teams to take their signal caller and bench them for a year, before having him become the player the project years down the road you could say. 

Everything depends on the NYG as they decide whether to entertain a trade for the 2nd pick, probably being a QB needy team or take one of these optimal players such as their needed DE to build up the defense again, leaving a QB on the table for a team like Denver with the 5th pick. We could see a few more trades in the top 5 alone before its all said and done. 

 

How to Determine Player Value in Fantasy Basketball

When looking to determine player value in fantasy basketball, you must consider a number of factors that lead to an efficient analysis of the games’ most consistent and value based players.

How can you determine this?

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As a popular way of doing this, you can measure the amount of value that a player bring to the table for his particular price on the slate of the night or day. You can find this info on many paid versions of the sites such as rotogrinders.

As I personally looked into the LineupHQ spreadsheet that hey have over at roto, first thing I noticed was that they have many parts that don’t give the info you want to see because of the required upgrade to the premium version.

While I was looking through this spreadsheet, there are generally a few helpful stats/rankings there you can use to gather info in preparation for your games. However, I could not find the Value plays projections,

Wait Hold UP!

I did find it free! however it was not exactly what I needed to project the player, according to an accurate projection of what he player should score today per the salary on the particular site I am looking to play on today, such as Draftkings or Fanduel. It showed up on rotogrinders under the PT/$/K column, which you had to scroll to the right of the screen to find. What was the solution? I went over to DraftDashboard and got the info I needed. Here’s what it looks like on the most right side of the screen:

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Click on the Picture to get the latest version of the Draftdashboard today.

You may also opt into my free report at the top right hand of the screen to get the algorithm for free, which you calculate yourself to find consisitent value option daily fantasy plays for any fantasy sport.

There are many sites to check for these other sports such as rotogrinders and I cover some of those in my most recent article and will cover more for the next sports season coming up.

Baseball is coming up soon, so don’t miss out on the profitable plays that we regularly experience as a result of using these systems and methods, which will be covered in greater details in the days prior to the March 31st opening day slate. We also help cover draft.com and will update the NFL draft, projecting fantasy value for 2018 for the NFL.

I also have a Video here that gives you a better idea of how I determine NBA and NHL lineups and will leave you with these tips today:

 

 

Best Fantasy Baseball sites for review

I will go ahead and tell you the best fantasy baseball sites for review purposes. CBSfantasy This site has some of the necassary tools, analysis, and of course a place to host leagues, or pick up in other existing leagues year round baseball season.

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Unfortunately however, as I found I was not able to play the paid version in Florida. This of course includes other states. So if you are one of the free states, have a ball at it.

Daily Alternatives

When it comes to other paid options, experiencing the benefits of paid wager for you fantasy skills, there is still always draftkings, fanduel, and now, the exceedingly popular and growing draft.com.

Why the Focus on Fantasy Baseball?

Well, this alternative sport to football provides a much better outlet, in my opinion than waiting for the NFL draft. While a have in past years reviewed the combine and draft, this year, I decided to keep the attention on the actual fantasy sports being played other than football. Here I also give a 3 step process for fantasy sports betting

Getting back to the Draft.com for all sports..

Draft now makes it exciting for users to pick up in a daily drafting system, that is not based on salary cap, so its once again fun to wait on others, like many of us did back in the days of old fantasy football drafts. So get started here with a Free Paid Game.

During the baseball season of course, there are daily changes in lineups, since it is a game that is played every day, unless you are playing in a weekly setup or roto league, you will have to set your lineups for the week, and do a lot of baseball manager type moves to try and get the best possible result out of your drafts in season long fantasy MLB.

However for the daily game, as some of us has to consistently play to win money, you will need to find, track, and get your lineups ready daily and nightly as there are many increased opportunities for the person who can get it right on one of these sites mentioned.

What you Need to Win on these fantasy baseball sites.

In order to win, you will need to know some of these items:

  • Baseball lines per vegas.
  • Batting Orders
  • OPS %’s
  • Optimized lineup Projections
  • Stats

Just to name a few. Where can you find all of this information and more to win during the baseball season in fantasy?

Draftdashboard.com

Here you will find all of these all important stats in one place, plus the ability to track the scoring system per draftkings and fanduel, so that you will know who is scoring most consistently, and how is hot. 

There is one quick downside for now:

best fantasy baseball sites

As you may notice here, the MLB stats and projections are not available yet. But however, you can get instant access into current sport projections such as hockey and basketball. NFL a bit far off at this point.

So hold on for that, or if you want to go ahead and start using for other sports or just get practice in how it work. (Remember this is a skill, something you must practice and get good at), you can get a free version of it. Here’s how:

Watch the video to find out how: I will leave you with that for the day, and have more info coming up on this site in the near future.

Best Fantasy Sports Sites that Reveal Strategy

In this post I will go over the best fantasy sports that reveal actual strategy and how to win in any sport.

As we approach past the mid point of NBA and NHL, heading into fantasy baseball season, and even evaluating the NFL draft, there is a lot to consider and talk about when it comes to fantasy sports in general.

One thing though that escapes many if the pure fantasy sports strategies that although are reliable, elude many people, as they fall victom to failing over and over, losing their money. This may of course, also be used in free fantasy sports, driving you to victory against your friends or aquaintances.

Using Mainstream Fantasy Sports Sites

The first, the sites that are commonly used such as fanduel, draftkings, draft, fantasydraft, yahoo, cbssports, and others’s offer varying degrees of fantasy sports expertise. Yahoo, at least during football season offers a fairly up to date news access through videos exclusive to yahoo’s experts. CBS, does a much better job though of providing very comprehensive, in depth, rankings, reports, and even live drafts at time with overall ADP, and daily sports talk through the Sportsline podcast, for the most easily accessable and up to date news you could really ask for. Always listen to Podcasts while you have available time if you are a serious fantasy sports players

Rotogrinders:

Rotogrinders offer free and paid access and support for daily and season long fantasy sports expertise for die hard players in the industry. They even give real life example of championed winners in the industry, to help you as experts in the game themselves daily. You may also want to use their optimizer as well os their updated vegas lines.

DailyFanatsySportsRakings.com

DailyFantasySportsRakings.com provides updates on the best matchups, for fantasy sports, specifically for fanduel and draftings, so that you can be better prepared for the competition. they have free ebooks, and paid optimizer systems, as they have their own algorithm for deciding the best players to play daily. Or you can just read their articles and gleem a lot of useful information and build out your lineups straight from these if you like.

DraftDashBoard

Draftdashboard provides a paid service to fantasy sports enthusiasts with customizeable rankings defensive rankings for value, up to date daily

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The draftdashboard, showing main area, where updates are summarized

scoring, and the ability to watch the players you want to watch and save these players right on the site that you can access, daily updated by the spreadsheet you can order according to the most important fantasy stats that matter in winning. Here an example of daily video that I do to help as well using the drafdashboard

Fantasy Sports Affiliate Program

There is also an affiliate program, which you can utilize and ask the support team about getting your monthly fee for draftdashboard waived for providing a few signups for new subscribers. Also ask the support team, when signed up, for receiving %50 commissions for all your signups.

For the spring training of Fantasy sports, visit Here for more information for MLB season

Draft.com Review: A Fun and Effective Way to Earn

When you are looking into other sites to log into and get adjusted to, for fantasy sports, the Draft.com review will get you what you need to know and be prepared for today.

Getting into the App and site when you look around the app, after downloading, its really simple to get started. Just a basic email and credit card account will do it with different payment option, if I remember correctly, paypal was an option.

When initially getting started with only $10 I wanted to see if I could keep my profits going the first few days.

So I decided to use my free $3 entry and take on an NBA game. Unfortunately, I lost that, but had only gains overall the first couple days as I entered an additional paid NBA and NHL contest at $1 each so that I would not risk too large of an amount of my $10 investment. So in total, I spent $2 but ended up with $13.40 total for a profit of $3.40 for my first 3 contests.

I was pleased with these initial results. I am also playing tonight in a $1 contest, since I figured hey, on a short 2 game slate you can also have a reasonable chance to win, almost any time of the night, since with only 3 persons participating in the draft, for a 5 team roster, you don’t need a large slate at all to have a shot at a wide enough selection of starters and a few 6th men on each team to choose from. The talent pool is just about right, as value plays can easily be found as long as quality teams are playing.

NBA Drafts

draft.com review

What I used to evaluate the Draft.com drafts for the night was the Draftdashboard I have highlighted this fantasy sports tool other articles, such as how to evaluate for NBA Cash Games.  These will be helpful type of articles when it comes to playing fantasy sports on various sites.

NFL Drafts?

Yes there are early actions going on in nfl drafts, so if you are into the combine and college nfl draft, this is the game for you right now, drafting the rookies, as its early in the valuation process, but the unique thing about draft, is that you draft a team now, and wait and wait, but.. you add up all of your highest scoring players, not even have to worry from week to week which guys to start, thereby losing out on valuable points. Just pick the best overall players for the season, highlighting your ability to draft.

draft.com review