Just in time for the fantasy football season, Chris Reilly of The Daily Roto has published his new book, “Daily Fantasy Strategies – Football Edition” which is available now on Amazon. We had previewed the book in an earlier post but now it is here.
This 50+ page book is available through the Kindle Store on Amazon for quick and easy download and is priced lower than most standard contests you enter on your favorite daily fantasy websites.
This will be the best $3.99 you have ever spent and if you follow the advice in the book, you can have one of the Best Return on Investments imaginable!
Check out a small preview and the Table of Contents of what’s INSIDE!
Table of Contents
About The Author
- What are Daily Fantasy Football Leagues?
- Why Play Daily Fantasy Games?
- Similarities and Differences Between Season Long and Daily Leagues
Types of Daily Fantasy Drafts
- Salary Cap Games
- Snake or Live Drafts
- Pick’em Games
Daily Fantasy Game Types
- Head to Head
- Double Up Games and 50/50
- Triple-Up Games
- Steps Tournaments
- Qualifier Games
- GPP’s or Large Tournaments
Master the Basics
- Know Your Sites Scoring System and Salary Cap
- Study the Weekly Matchups
- Research Your Players
- Weather and Stadium Factors
Beyond The Basics
- Basic Salary Cap Strategy
- Which Positions Can Get You the Most Points
- Flex Spot Selection
- What is the Bargain Bin and How to Use It?
- The Combo or Pairing Strategy
Getting More Advanced
- Check the Guaranteed Prize Games for Overlays
- How to Use Vegas Odds
- Why Play Head to Head and 50/50 Games
- How GPP Games Differ
- Mixing Your Game Selections
- Rake Back Bonuses or Player Points Can Add Up
- Bankroll Management
- Pros and Cons of Playing All Games, or Just Sunday
Pro’s & Con’s of Popular Daily Fantasy Sites
- FanDuel Pro’s and Con’s
- DraftKings Pro’s and Con’s
- DraftDay Pro’s and Con’s
- FantasyAces Pro’s and Con’s
- StatClash Pro’s and Con’s
- Learn The Strategies But Make Your Own Picks
- Where to Play
- Vegas Odds & Sports Betting
- Daily Fantasy Information
Daily Fantasy Terms
Glossary – Common Terms Used in Daily Fantasy Sports
About The Author
Chris Reilly is an expert daily fantasy player who plays professionally and is the lead journalist for The Daily Roto. He moved from playing poker on-line into the new and exploding daily fantasy sports arena when the industry had barely been established. He uses his advanced knowledge of sports betting and years of season-long fantasy sports experience to gain an advantage in the daily fantasy sports leagues.
Chris plays on all the top daily fantasy sports sites from FanDuel to DraftKings and even smaller upcoming sites such as FantasyAces and StatClash. He is a regular forum and blog contributor on many daily fantasy sports websites such as RotoGrinders and provides useful reviews on daily fantasy sports sites including FantasySportFans and Daily Fantasy Sports Reviews.
As a Journalism Major with his Degree in Communications from Vanguard University in Southern California, he brings his experience in writing along with expert daily fantasy analysis to break down daily fantasy sports playing from the beginner to the expert level. Whether you are just starting out and need to know more about these leagues or you need that extra edge to get more consistent winnings, this guide will serve your purpose.
What are Daily Fantasy Football Leagues?
Daily fantasy football leagues are one or two day (including Monday night) fantasy leagues that conclude after that week is finished. You are not attached to a player or team for the entire season. You make a new team each week you decide to play. Daily fantasy sports (DFS) is a new and exciting twist to fantasy football which takes out the major “luck” factors that occur in the season long leagues. Playing DFS is equivalent to watching the RedZone Channel while season long leagues are like watching the two games your local cable service provides.
Fantasy football has been a billion dollar industry and continues to grow. There is a lot of speculation that fantasy football has become so big that the NFL is changing the rules to create more offensive stats for the fantasy players.
Daily fantasy football is a multi-million dollar business just with the payouts made each week. The money is real and more importantly it’s all 100% legal! DFS is legal because it is considered a game of skill and not a form of gambling. If you earn over $600 dollars in a calendar year you have to pay taxes and fill out a 1099, but that’s a good problem to have in my opinion. As crazy as it sounds, there are plenty of people who make a living and their income is solely based on daily fantasy leagues. Just like in the early 2000’s when poker was booming and all over television, the tides have changed to DFS. Unlike poker, DFS has learned from the mistakes from online poker and made sure everything is done by the book. So there is no need to worry about the government ceasing the sites and you losing all your money. All the major DFS sites are located and ran in the USA so rest assure there is nothing illegal taking place.
So whether you want to make this a profession, or just an entertaining way to earn a few extra bucks we want to make sure you have a complete understanding of this new and exciting game. We will explain everything you need to know about daily fantasy football and even give you tips that took other people years to learn the hard way with trial and error.
Why Play Daily Fantasy Games?
So if you are playing in a season long league already, you are probably wondering why would you want to play in the daily games. Here are a few scenarios that give the playing of daily fantasy a major edge over season long leagues. Have you ever had your star player get hurt and miss the rest of the season therefore taking you out of contention of winning the league? I believe anyone who has played long enough is familiar with this. There is nothing worse than having to scroll the free agent list just to take that QB that no one drafted or some unproven rookie in hopes he will take you to the promise land. Although it still affects you that week, you don’t need to worry about that all season in the daily fantasy leagues.
I don’t know about you, but every league I’ve played in has “dead managers”. Those guys who have a real crappy team and they just don’t care. You notice their players are still in the starting lineup even though they have a bye that week. Forget attempting to make a trade, even if its beneficial to both of you. Like the guy who has two star QBs and one just sits on the bench. Sure, they always claim that “they don’t have time” but last I checked it takes mere minutes to switch your players. The unfortunate part is there are usually a few of these guys in your league. What fun is that? Again, you don’t have to worry about this in daily fantasy leagues because you draft every week and if someone truly doesn’t have time then they won’t play because you only play when you want.
Have you ever won a league and still haven’t received your winnings? Also, what’s the most you ever won? My guess is that the majority of people win anywhere between $100 to $500 dollars at the end of the season. In daily fantasy you get your money every time, and you get it minutes after the games are over. Not to mention that the one to five hundred dollars is peanuts compared to what you can win playing Daily fantasy.
I’ve mention that there is more luck in season long leagues compared to daily leagues. Daily leagues allow you to look at the match ups for the week when selecting your team. In season long leagues, you don’t have that option and are stuck with who you drafted. It isn’t very fun when your running back plays the top rated run defense. You can avoid those match ups in the daily leagues thus giving the more knowledgeable players (you) an edge.
If you are a true fan and feel you know better than Brenda in accounting, then why wouldn’t you want to play in daily leagues? Brenda is just taking players from a list that is provided to her by whatever site she is playing on and doesn’t even know who these guys are. You on the other hand, actually know that rookie WR who you think will climb the depth chart and be a starter by week six. But too bad because Yahoo has him ranked as the 109th player on the draft list and pick 109 is coming up and Brenda has it. I wonder who she is going to take? Don’t you think it’s time to avoid that situation.
Similarities and Differences Between Season Long and Daily Leagues
The biggest similarity that the two have is that you are taking who you think is the best football player at certain positions. Both make you feel a part of the league and give you a reason to cheer for players who you otherwise wouldn’t care about. This is what makes fantasy sports so great and why so many people love it.
One of the best parts of the season long leagues is the day you actually draft your team. Whether you have a draft party and hang out with all your friends and colleagues, or just do it online. The anticipation of the draft is exciting and fun. The hours of studying and years of watching football are about to pay off as you watch the draft unfold. The biggest difference between season and daily leagues is that once your draft is done in the season long leagues, you sit back and watch for the rest of the season and have little control on who you can acquire on the waiver wires. In the daily leagues if you really like a player, you can draft him every time!
One reason fantasy is such a big part of the NFL is because it makes the typical fan become more familiar with the league and players. But with season long leagues you tend to follow the same group of players week in and week out. I believe that the daily leagues make you even more of a fan because you will pay attention to almost everyone!
Your roster will look incredibly similar in daily as it does with season long fantasy. Every daily site has their own system which usually looks very similar to most season long leagues. You have 1 QB, 2 WR, 2 RB, 1 TE, 1 Def, and 1 kicker. I would say that is the core for all the daily sites. But every site is a little different by adding an extra roster spot or taking away spots, and some sites don’t make you take a kicker.
You can become the league champ in your own fantasy league, but what do you really get? When you think about it and divide whatever the winnings are by the seventeen weeks of football, you are really only getting a few bucks a week if you win. Not to mention the luck factor in the playoffs that I’m sure everyone who has been playing a while has seen. You know, being the second highest scoring team but you just so happen to be playing the highest scoring team as the teams you outperformed advance. That isn’t any fun and is really frustrating that your whole season ended like that. In the daily leagues, you are placed by your score so that isn’t going to happen.
Plus There’s Much, Much More!