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by Armando Marsal Vegas vs. Fantasy Super Bowl LIIVegas vs. Fantasy Super Bowl LII
by Armando Marsal
It was not until I began playing DFS that I started using Vegas lines as part of my research and a determining factor when setting up my lineups. These lines can provide so much information each week. It gives you an idea of the potential game flow we could expect. High totals and close spreads, usu...
by Armando Marsal Super Bowl Targets - DraftKings 2017Super Bowl Targets - DraftKings 2017
by Armando Marsal
It is Super Bowl weekend and although most, if not all, fantasy leagues have concluded, we still have DFS this week. While a one-game slate is typically not appealing by any means, DraftKings has decided to spice things up and change the lineup construction to where you choose four offensive players...
by Jen Ryan Super Bowl LII Prop BettingSuper Bowl LII Prop Betting
by Jen Ryan
$138,480,136. That’s how much money was wagered on the Super Bowl in 2017, up from $132,545,587 in 2016 and $115,986,086 in 2015. People (hi!) love betting on football, and there is no bigger stage to catch that thrill than Super Bowl Sunday. It is estimated that people bet as much money on the Supe...
by Bob Harris DFS 3 and OUT  2017 WEEK 21 SBDFS 3 and OUT 2017 WEEK 21 SB
by Bob Harris
Three DFS players I'm investing heavily in for tournament (GPP) play this week. ... And one I'm not. I'm In: Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots As ESPN.com noted this week, the Patriots, who famously use a committee in the backfield, had three players with at least five rushing touchdown...
by Bob Harris Team Notes week 21 2017 Fantasy FootballTeam Notes week 21 2017 Fantasy Football
by Bob Harris
NEWS, NOTES, RUMORS AND OTHER GOOD STUFFDirectly from the desk of FlashUpdate Editor Bob Harris. The good; the bad; and yes. ... Even the Bears. There is no better way to jump start your weekend than browsing these always educational -- often irreverent -- team-by-team, Fantasy-specific offerings. ....
by John Laub The Scholar's Sheet of DraftKings Knowledge Week 9 2017The Scholar's Sheet of DraftKings Knowledge Week 9 2017
by John Laub
                   The Scholar’s Sheet of DraftKings Knowledge                            DraftKings NFL Sunday Slate                                  November 5, 2017        Top Games to Target  Chiefs at Cowboys: O/U 54 Buccaneers at Saints: O/U 52 Colts at Texa...
by John Laub The Scholar's Sheet of DraftKings Knowledge Week 8 2017The Scholar's Sheet of DraftKings Knowledge Week 8 2017
by John Laub
The Scholar’s Sheet of DraftKings Knowledge                            DraftKings NFL Sunday Slate                             ...
by John Laub The Scholar's Sheet of DraftKings Knowledge Week 6 2017The Scholar's Sheet of DraftKings Knowledge Week 6 2017
by John Laub
The Scholars Sheet of DraftKings Knowledge                            DraftKings NFL Sunday Slate                               ...
by John Laub The Scholar's Sheet of DraftKings Knowledge Week 5 2017The Scholar's Sheet of DraftKings Knowledge Week 5 2017
by John Laub
The Scholar’s Sheet of DraftKings Knowledge                               DraftKings NFL Sunday Slate                          &nb...
by John Laub The Scholar's Sheet of DraftKings Knowledge Week 4 2017The Scholar's Sheet of DraftKings Knowledge Week 4 2017
by John Laub
The Scholars Sheet of DraftKings Knowledge                               DraftKings NFL Sunday Slate                            &nb...
by Alex McCarthy Crisis & Opportunity: Week One 2017Crisis & Opportunity: Week One 2017
by Alex McCarthy
If our dearly departed Lord Petyr Baelish taught us anything, its that chaos is a ladder. A lack of constancy, he would argue, is lifes only true constant- and most fantasy football managers would agree when it comes to the game they love. If the NFL teaches us anything year-after-year, its that foo...
by Emil Kadlec STOMP Fantasy Football Draft Theory - StrategiesSTOMP Fantasy Football Draft Theory - Strategies
by Emil Kadlec
STOMP Draft Theory (Strategic Targeting Of ADP Mapping) Click here for: STOMP Draft Tool (Keep your eyes open at all times during your draft!) Fantasy football managers are always looking for new and innovative ways to help them prepare for and execute well during their drafts. ...
by Armando Marsal Same Faces New Places 2017Same Faces New Places 2017
by Armando Marsal
One of the first things most fantasy owners tend to do when starting their research for their fantasy leagues is to look at the previous season’s stats. The question is, what do you do when a player is no longer on the same team? Going into a new offense potentially leads to a new system that may or...
by John Laub  Crafting a 2-QB Fantasy Football Feast Crafting a 2-QB Fantasy Football Feast
by John Laub
  Click to go to: Crafting a 2 QB Fantasy Football Feast part II                    Crafting a 2-QB Fantasy Football Feast           Benjamin Franklin ranks among my favorite Americans, and I attempt to adhere to his sage advice. One of my beloved maximums of the bespectacled statesman appl...
by Tod Burros Understanding StackcuffingUnderstanding Stackcuffing
by Tod Burros
In my last article on this subject I introduced the concept of Stackcuffing which is a mixture of old fashioned handcuffing which rarely applies in the NFL anymore and Stacking which is a DFS term which I found was being misused in describing putting two RB from the NFL team on the same fantasy foot...
by JJ Buck Fantasy Running Backs - Circle of TalentFantasy Running Backs - Circle of Talent
by JJ Buck
As fantasy players we love talent; 40-yard dash times, strength and game breaking ability. However, coaches are about trust. That can be frustrating when it comes to the running back position. We'll start off by looking at a few squads in which new opportunities are arising; will the young talent gr...
by Michael Dubner MFL2X Fantasy Football Draft Strategies Best BallMFL2X Fantasy Football Draft Strategies Best Ball
by Michael Dubner
My Fantasy League has recently added the MFL2X league option. MFL2Xs are similar to the draft-only MFL10s with the notable difference that 1st-through-5th place win double their entry fee (hence the 2X), as opposed to the winner-take-all 10X format of MFL10s. While MFL10s require fantasy football...
by Michael Dubner Fantasy Football Best Ball Strategy TipsFantasy Football Best Ball Strategy Tips
by Michael Dubner
While August is the time for season-long fantasy football drafts, most June drafts are Best Ball formats (i.e. MFL10). There are key strategy differences for season-long vs. best ball fantasy football leagues, which I will discuss in this article. 1. Optimize Roster Construction Mike Beer's "M...
by Tod Burros Stackcuffing RB in fantasy football best ball drafts in 2017Stackcuffing RB in fantasy football best ball drafts in 2017
by Tod Burros
I was having a nice discussion about stacking RB in MFL10’s on Twitter the other day and someone asked when did stacking take the place of the traditional word “handcuffing” which described drafting your stud RB’s backup. My reply was that the traditional term handcuff which described drafti...
by Michael Dubner Early Fantasy Football Best Ball MFL10 ADP ReviewEarly Fantasy Football Best Ball MFL10 ADP Review
by Michael Dubner
We are still early in the fantasy football draft season, and Average Draft Position (ADP) is all over the place. The ADP in June will look very different than the ADP in August, especially in the middle-to-late rounds. A lot can, and will, change by August. June MyFantasyLeague (MFL10) drafts are a ...
by Isaac Cruz Is the sexy pick the correct fantasy football pick?Is the sexy pick the correct fantasy football pick?
by Isaac Cruz
It’s a mistake that plagues fantasy football owners. It can have you making desperate trade offers and nervously scanning the waiver wire for any value to bolster your team. Wasting high draft picks on players with the ‘sexy’ name who fail to produce can cripple your team and ruin your season. Th...
by JJ Buck Buck Going Deep NFL AFC fantasy footballBuck Going Deep NFL AFC fantasy football
by JJ Buck
In season long fantasy football leagues, having the early waiver priority can pay off big time. Finding a breakout star or a couple weeks of high-level output is a great feeling. You beat everyone else to the party. What’s even better, grabbing that player late in your draft. Adam Thielen, Cameron M...
by Alex McCarthy Expecting the Unexpected Lessons from the 2016 Fantasy Football SeasonExpecting the Unexpected Lessons from the 2016 Fantasy Football Season
by Alex McCarthy
For as much time as enthusiasts invest in fantasy football, you would think that we could predict player performance with near certainty. Every year we obsess over analysis and repeat subjective narratives until we convince ourselves that they’re fact, and every year so many of those narratives pro...
by Tod Burros Analyzing MFL10 WR in 2016 fantasy football best ballAnalyzing MFL10 WR in 2016 fantasy football best ball
by Tod Burros
Analyzing MFL10 WR in 2016 The next position to study in my analytics of big weeks in MFL10’s takes us to the WR position. I studied the results for the top 64 WR broken out by points per game in the format. As I did for RB’s I have calculated the percentage of times each of these WR hit ke...
by Tod Burros RB achievements in MFL10’s in 2016 fantasy football statsRB achievements in MFL10’s in 2016 fantasy football stats
by Tod Burros
About a week or so ago I did an article on How to choose Defenses in MFL10’s and you can access that article here https://www.footballdiehards.com/fantasy-football-columns/html/primer-on-choosing-defenses-in-mfl10s.cfm. What jumped out at me as I did my study was that 55% of the Defenses that score...
by JJ Buck The Gronk Effect: The Value at Tight End fantasy football rankingsThe Gronk Effect: The Value at Tight End fantasy football rankings
by JJ Buck
Having the best player and a decided advantage at one position is a good feeling heading into a fantasy football weekend. Two of the last three years, I drafted Rob Gronkowski. I was all in on winning that position, plus the upside the best tight end in the game brings with Tom Brady. Last year Gron...
by Tod Burros Primer on Choosing Defenses in MFL10’s fantasy football best ballPrimer on Choosing Defenses in MFL10’s fantasy football best ball
by Tod Burros
Primer on Choosing Defenses in MFL10’s A couple of years ago there was a TV show called Everybody Hates Chris. Growing up it is so easy to feel out of the loop, and that everyone hates you. In picking Defenses MFL10 leagues this is not an illusion. Most I have spoken with hate Defenses and I th...
by Tod Burros Current MFL10 Flexibility Trendspotting fantasy football Zero RB is back on the tableCurrent MFL10 Flexibility Trendspotting fantasy football Zero RB is back on the table
by Tod Burros
As I mentioned I am older than most of you who probably will read this. One of the key lessons I have learned through experience is the difference between saying something and the willingness to do it. I mean change is hard and not everyone is cut out for it. One of the best practices I have found ...
by Alex McCarthy Running Backs in Dynasty Football: Stashing Sleepers and the Paradox of “Value”Running Backs in Dynasty Football: Stashing Sleepers and the Paradox of “Value”
by Alex McCarthy
Simple Economics The conventional wisdom is that dynasty fantasy football is all about wide receivers. They have relatively long careers, they are less prone to injury than running backs, and the NFL itself is becoming more pass-happy every day. You can spend a lot of capital on a young stud WR, ...
by John Laub Post-Draft Rookie Rankings: 2017 fantasy footballPost-Draft Rookie Rankings: 2017 fantasy football
by John Laub
                  2017 Post-Draft Rankings:           Distinguished Fantasy Freshmen     After 30 years watching the NFL Draft, I eagerly anticipate watching the full coverage of all three days unfold every year: The annual allocation of college prospects still produces the best reality tel...
by John Laub Post-Draft Rookie Rankings II: 2017 fantasy footballPost-Draft Rookie Rankings II: 2017 fantasy football
by John Laub
                   2017 Post-Draft Rankings:            Distinguished Fantasy Freshmen (part II)       7. Mike Williams, San Diego Chargers The Chargers are loaded at the receiver position entering training camp: Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams, Travis Benjamin and Dontrelle Inman. San Diego a...
by Tod Burros Introduction to Trading Four ways to win at Fantasy FootballIntroduction to Trading Four ways to win at Fantasy Football
by Tod Burros
Four ways to win at Fantasy Football There are basically only four ways we can help ourselves win at Fantasy Football and they are 1-Drafting 2-Who to start and who to sit 3-Waivers 4-Trading There is a ton of content out on the market on the first three but each season there is little to an...
by Tod Burros Using Warren Buffett’s techniques to identify buying opportunities in Fantasy FootballUsing Warren Buffett’s techniques to identify buying opportunities in Fantasy Football
by Tod Burros
Warren Buffett is one of the 3-4 richest people in the world. What makes him unique is that he is the only one of the richest people who made his fortune entirely by buying and selling stocks. It is not breaking any new ground to compare who has value and who is overpriced in Fantasy Football ...
by Tod Burros Fine tuning of MFL10s fantasy football best ball drafts and leaguesFine tuning of MFL10s fantasy football best ball drafts and leagues
by Tod Burros
The purpose of this article is to make sure those of you like myself who do a lot of MFL10 or best ball leagues are doing all the little things that can put ourselves in optimal positions to win each draft. This is not a beginner’s article but an article on fine tuning or optimizing your MFL10’s. ...
by Alex McCarthy The Good, The Bad, and the Boring: Rookie Tight Ends Edition Dynasty Fantasy FootballThe Good, The Bad, and the Boring: Rookie Tight Ends Edition Dynasty Fantasy Football
by Alex McCarthy
The Good, The Bad, and the Boring: Rookie Tight Ends Edition Every fantasy football prospect has their proponents and their detractors. If you want to hear exactly how and why a given player will become the next dominant force at their position, odds are you can find an analyst to tell you. Con...
by Alex McCarthy The Good, The Bad, and the Boring: Rookie Quarterbacks Edition Fantasy FootballThe Good, The Bad, and the Boring: Rookie Quarterbacks Edition Fantasy Football
by Alex McCarthy
Every fantasy football prospect has their proponents and their detractors. If you want to hear exactly how and why a given player will become the next dominant force at their position, odds are you can find an analyst to tell you. Conversely, in most cases you can find an equally credible and ferv...
by Alex McCarthy Old Dogs & New Tricks: The Fantasy Football Significance of the Marshawn Lynch and Adrian Peterson SigningsOld Dogs & New Tricks: The Fantasy Football Significance of the Marshawn Lynch and Adrian Peterson Signings
by Alex McCarthy
The Fantasy Football Significance of the Marshawn Lynch and Adrian Peterson Signings With the recent signings of Adrian Peterson to the Saints and Marshawn Lynch to the Raiders, fantasy football managers who bought low on either have been breaking their arms patting themselves on the back. But i...
by Alex McCarthy Fantasy Football Dynasty 101: Rookie Draft and Player Development, by Alex McCarthyFantasy Football Dynasty 101: Rookie Draft and Player Development, by Alex McCarthy
by Alex McCarthy
So youve finished your startup draft (hopefully with the aid of my Ten Draft Commandments- https://www.footballdiehards.com/fantasy-football-columns/html/dynasty-101-transitioning-from-redraft-to-the-one-true-format.cfm). Now your leaguemates are telling you that its time for another draft, this tim...
by Jen Ryan Early MFL10 Observations ADP fantasy footballEarly MFL10 Observations ADP fantasy football
by Jen Ryan
February 27, 2017 was the day the itch was scratched for people like me. The fine folks over at My Fantasy League kicked the doors open to their MFL10 lobby, and I got busy right away. If you are unfamiliar with MFL10’s and the best ball format, you can read the primer I wrote on them here: There ...
by John Laub FanDuel CFB Analysis Late Slate 11.07 daily fantasy footballFanDuel CFB Analysis Late Slate 11.07 daily fantasy football
by John Laub
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by John Laub FanDuel CFB Lineups Late Slate 11.07 daily fantasy footballFanDuel CFB Lineups Late Slate 11.07 daily fantasy football
by John Laub
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