Find Your Edge - Week 2: Enhancing Leverage

Director of Data and Analytics, Kevin Cole, returns with a look at how past DFS slates can yield valuable insights to roster construction, decision making, and winning strategies for the coming slate of games. This is a big deal. We’ve collected a massive amount of data on past DFS slates, and Kevin is going to help you “find the edge” buried deep within them.

Week 2

For the first installment of Find Your Edge, we dug into the tons of historical tournament data we’ve collected through the last two years and identified stacks that tournament winners (top 0.1% of entries) used at a higher rate than the field.

To refresh your memory, here are the stacks with the highest usage by the field and how it translates to winning lineups. “Leverage” is defined as the percentage of winners versus the field; i.e: 200% equals 2x usage for winners over the field.

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About the Author

  • Kevin Cole (colekev)

  • Kevin Cole previously worked on Wall Street as an equity and credit analyst before transitioning to data-related sports analysis. For a number of years, Kevin has specialized in creating predictive sports models that includes published work at Pro Football Focus, Rotoworld, numberFire, and RotoViz. He is now the Director of Data and Analytics at RotoGrinders.

Comments

  • fozz8253

    Thank you, very interesting. Appreciate the hard work for us.

  • hedzup

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    • 2015 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    Your nailing it,thnx

  • Shalako21

    This is some of the most useful information I have seen in awhile. Thanks

  • jsteele1020

    This is like school work, but very interesting, thanks!

  • sbolomo

  • jobothehobo

    Good stuff!! can’t wait to read this tmrrw

  • joejoeb67

    When you’re showing different stacks, can the same lineup appear in multiple stack categories? For example, if a lineup has a QB/WR/WR, is that lineup being counted in the QB/WR stack AND the QB/WR/WR stack? In the first chart, I’m wondering if the percentage of 0.1% lineups that had AT LEAST a QB/WR stack is 38.1% or 62.4% (by adding the other 3 stacks that included QB/WR). Terrific Work!

  • colekev

    @joejoeb67 said...

    When you’re showing different stacks, can the same lineup appear in multiple stack categories? For example, if a lineup has a QB/WR/WR, is that lineup being counted in the QB/WR stack AND the QB/WR/WR stack? In the first chart, I’m wondering if the percentage of 0.1% lineups that had AT LEAST a QB/WR stack is 38.1% or 62.4% (by adding the other 3 stacks that included QB/WR). Terrific Work!

    These are exact stacks. So the higher number is correct for total that include QB/WR in any form.

  • mcnastyyyy

    Another quality article, thank you!!!

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