Become a Better MLB DFS Player in 10 Minutes: Beginner Edition

If you are new to daily fantasy baseball, you’ll need to know a few things before you get started on your quest for victory. It is one of the most fun sports to play, but also one of the most variable and unpredictable. On top of that, you’ll be competing against a lot of knowledgable and well-seasoned players across daily fantasy sites like DraftKings and FanDuel.

We’ve put together a crash course on MLB DFS below that you can use as a first step. Scroll through the slides, and you’ll find 10 great concepts to know before you can truly become a competitive MLB DFS player. Using the tips and tools suggested, you should have enough ammunition to be dangerous in no time. Good luck, and have fun sweating the exciting game that is MLB DFS!

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  • Chris Gimino (ChrisGimino)

  • Chris Gimino is a top mind in the DFS industry and one of the primary contributors at RotoGrinders including one of the most accurate ownership projection systems in the industry. A multiple time live-finalist, Chris delivers actionable tools and advice for RotoGrinders Premium subscribers that helps them make informed decisions for their lineup builds.


  • maaron83

    What’s the implication behind Lesson 2, point 1 – know what teams are playing and who is at home? Is there data or inclination that shows away or home play better? Or at home, you may not play bottom of 9th if ahead?

  • NatemanH

    There are a lot of ways that knowing which team is playing at home could be beneficial. Yes, the away team is guaranteed 9th inning at bats whereas the home team is not. Also, some ballparks can be considered hitters parks, where hitters tend to fare well (ex. Coors Field), and some parks are considered pitchers parks, where pitchers tend to do well. Some batters and pitchers have shown that they play better at their home ballpark as opposed to when they are away, but not all of them are that way.

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