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Advanced Slate & Game Selection


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Saahil Sud, formerly Maxdalury, talks about best practices for picking slates and games in daily fantasy sports (DFS).

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Advanced Slate & Game Selection

  1. 1. Course 2: DFS Strategy Advanced Slate & Game Selection 1
  2. 2. Lesson Overview ● Player Profiles ● Overlays & Site Fee ● FanDuel vs. DraftKings ● Cash (50/50s, H2H) ● Tournaments / GPPs ● Special Contests Offered Source: XXXXXXX 2
  3. 3. Player Profiles Playing DFS as a source of income Only ever have to deposit once Just for fun and games No more than 8% of your bankroll per night 5% to 10% Whatever you are comfortable with 3
  4. 4. FanDuel vs. DraftKings Source: RotoGrinders 4 DraftKings FanDuel Site Fee 10%-14% 10%-14% Lineup Construction Includes Utility/Flex Spot Simpler, No Utility/Flex Spot Competition Diverse Group of Lineup Combinations More Player Overlap GPP Prize Differences Larger Prizes to Top Finishers More Contest Payouts
  5. 5. Overlays Source: XXXXXXX 5
  6. 6. Game Selection by Sport Source: Football Guys 6 Sport Competitiveness NFL Largest and Most Recreational Player Pools NBA, MLB, NHL True Daily Season, Most Competitive Golf, Soccer Newer Offerings, Most Opportunity
  7. 7. 50/50 vs H2H Source: Football Guys 10-player 50/50 9 Unique H2H Contests ● Tough to be a long-term winner playing exclusively 50/50s. Better off diversifying contests types you play to improve chance of adding to bankroll ● H2H contests decreases volatility and maximizes bankroll stability 7
  8. 8. Tournaments and GPPs Source: Football Guys 8 Percentile Finish (FD = blue, DK= red) Number of Lineups
  9. 9. Special Contests Offered Source: XXXXXXX 9 Sport Competitiveness Multipliers Typically pay out 3X or 5X of initial buy-in Step Contests Award top finishers either a ticket to a higher buy-in event or tickets to the existing step Qualifiers Win tickets that can be used for free entry into a higher stakes contest