If you read my articles and/or books I always talk about the best way to avoid the sharks in the water. You will hear me talking about how you need to avoid smaller sites because their 50/50’s are small and 1/3 of the players are sharks.
So what are sharks and why are we avoiding them?
It’s a pretty simple analogy, there are fish and there are sharks. Sharks typically eat fish and it’s best to just avoid them if you can and try to find some of your own fish to feed on.
When I refer to fish I’m basically talking about people who are brand new to DFS. They don’t really know what they are doing and sometimes just give their money away. I always refer to the first time I played DFS basketball and only knew what I saw from sports center.
I even made my team on my phone during my lunch break. I took Kevin Love because I knew he was good but what I didn’t know was he was injured at the time. That’s the definition of a fish because I basically handed my money to some random guy.
In baseball you often see the fish not change out players in a game that was rained out and it’s not that hard to beat a guy who played a pitcher in a rained out game.
So who are the sharks?
The sharks are the guys you see in every contest everywhere. These are the guys who literally play DFS for a living. If news breaks about anything in any sport, it’s not going to get past them and they will adjust their lineups accordingly.
They will never have a player on their team that got scratched or people in a rained out game in their lineups. Now this is a game and you really shouldn’t fear anyone.
But given the choice, who would you rather play against?
You can see their record and see if they are a profitable player.
So this is how it works, and it’s pretty simple! It looks like a google search engine and you just type in their user name and their Fanduel wins and losses pop up.
This is a great tool when you see people posting h2h games to see what kind of a player they are, and if this is someone you want play against!