Category Archives: Strategy

7 Expert Tips On Building A Winning NBA DFS Team

The 2016-17 season is upon us and that means we get to play NBA fantasy basketball as well. One of the fantasy games that gained popularity the past few years is daily fantasy basketball. Not only was this the newest way to strut out fantasy basketball acumen, it's also a pretty good way to earn some dough while playing it. And did I say it was FUN? Here are some expert advice on daily fantasy basketball advice that you and me should listen to: 1. Playing Time It's the simplest of eye tests: Read More

2016 NBA Fantasy Basketball Team Outlook: Oklahoma City Thunder

The OKC Thunder won't be as good as they were in previous seasons. You may already know why but that only makes things more interesting for the Thunder fantasy-wise. Some guys will and should be ready to step up without Kevin Durant and it would be fun watching Russell Westbrook go and try to replicate Oscar Robertson's triple-double season just too keep them in hunt for a playoff berth. As much as we talk about Durant leaving, the Thunder also made noticeable changes to their core. They shipped Read More

Experts Chime In: How To Build A Winning DFS Basketball Team

Winning in Daily Fantasy Basketball requires a lot of skill, a little luck, and some really keen nose for advanced statistics. I have won my fair share but don't take my word for it. Let's get the best advice on how to build a winning DFS basketball team from the experts. We have curated the insight of some of the most famous names in Daily Fantasy Sports, including Michael Rathburn of Rotowire, Dr. Renee Miller, and Joe Kaiser of ESPN. We'll skip the more basic tips and go right down to the meat Read More

Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015-2016: NBA DFS Strategy Tips for Beginners

The NBA season is upon us. More importantly, NBA daily fantasy basketball is back. Here are 3 daily fantasy basketball tips for beginners. Play Beginner Contests Most DFS sites allow players to play in beginner contests which include 50/50 cash (double up's) or Head-to-Head.  This can be beneficial as you will be playing against players who are fairly new to the game as opposed to DFS veterans.  The chances of winning these contests are much better than the normal cash game contests because Read More

Daily Fantasy Basketball Strategy: Finding the Rebounds

When setting your daily fantasy basketball lineups on say, FanDuel, you're going to need to identify which power forwards and centers to roster. Sometimes it's easy when you have enough value elsewhere in your lineup to roster Anthony Davis or DeMarcus Cousins, but sometimes you have to dig a little deeper to decide or break the tie between a couple of centers to pick just the right one. One way you can do this is by trying to identify who has the better floor to begin with. Points scored are Read More

Daily Fantasy Basketball Strategy: Free Throw Rate

For daily fantasy basketball lineup strategy, there are a number of factors that we've shown you so far in this research section that aid in your preparation, but one area I check regularly when finding the best possible matchups and targets to exploit is the area of free throw rate. Free throw rate is the frequency of fouls occurring, either by the team or the player you are researching. For example, per StatMuse.com, here is a list of free throw rate leaders for 2014-2015 season, set to a Read More

Daily Fantasy Basketball Bankroll Management

In daily fantasy basketball, there are two main goals to playing. One is to win, which likely means increasing your balance, and the other is not to go broke and have to deposit more. Having fun is the ultimate goal, of course, but winning is usually the tonic for fun, and going bust is no fun for anyone. So, with that in mind, one of the most frequent questions that gets passed along from new players in DFS is how much to play nightly and how to grow your financial footprint in your efforts. The Read More

Importance of Usage Rate in Fantasy Basketball

Fantasy basketball is pretty much like a doctor's diagnosis. It's impossible to look at just one symptom while ignoring others and then making a conclusion built around that one sign. Chances are, you'll kill the patient. Or mess up their kidneys (and still end up killing them). Of course, there are no such serious implications in fantasy sports BUT if you're like me, you want to be good in everything, especially when it's about hoops. There's no way around it. One of those statistics that Read More

The Importance of Team Pace in Fantasy Basketball

I don't hate advanced stats as much as Charles Barkley, nor am I making it my mistress like Daryl Morey. I like to think that I'm a reasonable guy-- a balanced one if you will-- but if you dig fantasy basketball, you have to be more Morey than Barkley. If you think like Sir Chuck in fantasy, you might as well draft up until the third round and leave. On the other hand, if you're Morey, you find specialized value up until the last pick, which can potentially help you out in the long run. As Read More

DFS Beginner’s Guide: Where to start?

This in-depth article will help educate beginners to the world of daily fantasy sports (DFS). It will show you the thought process of a professional DFS player, and the intricacies needed to build an effective NBA daily fantasy basketball lineup. With the all star breakup upon us, I am stepping back and analyzing my nightly process since I have the time to do so. I figured the best way for me to help is to walk you through how I do my own rosters, so that you can see the thought process, tweak Read More