Skinning the Cat: Stay on Target

I am a low volume DFS player who is constantly looking to refine my process in order to achieve consistency. I have been playing DFS for three years now and I really love learning new things that helps me with my Achilles Heel, roster construction. I have found there are different roads to profitability and knowing who you are as a player is the first step. The old saying “there is more than one way to skin a cat is how I see reaching consistency and profitability thus the title of my blog. This is not a blog where I give out picks, it is more a blog chronicling my journey and things that occur in DFS we all can relate to

Good Morning everyone, Hope everyone had a good ROI night. I had a good night going 4/4 in 50/50’s. I have been able to remain confident in my process and not deviate much from it. Because of that I have more confidence in what I am doing research wise. Looking at last nights lineup, even though I did not get a monster game from Corey Kluber it was enough to keep me in the mix. Looking at my lineup, the only misstep was Todd Fraizer. Admittedly, I can’t really tell you my rationale for playing him. I kinda just did but his zero did not hurt my lineup. Looking back on my lines I see the need to sprinkle in more value batters in my lineups a bit more, due to the fact that I have not had big success paying up for big bats and it is tough to handle when they under perform. I did get some solid performances from Jed Lowrie and Yasiel Puig and a “oh by the way” homer by Wilson Ramos was the help I needed to stay comfortably over the cash line. Here is the rest of the lineup


It was a big relief that no games were canceled yesterday, giving a full compliment of players to choose from. My focus now is to identify what stats are key to finding good hitters. Would like to hear some suggestions from the RG community on this. Today I am going to play a line on the early slate and my usual three 50/50 entries on the main slate. I am positive Gerrit Cole is the right play, but the Mariners don’t strike out a lot and I am also feeling RIck Porcello but he has a middling K rate but he is really steady. Wish me luck with pitcher tonight. I like a lot of high tier bats tonight such as Bryce Harper vs Matz, Mookie Betts vs Skaggs, and Rhys Hoskins vs McCarthy. I believe the breaking weather will give the advantage to good hitters. I am also feeling a Padres stack with Pirela, Spangenberg and Villanueva if they all start. I hope I can get the right combo of guys for a successful lineup tonight.

Today’s Takeaway: Staying on course and not trying to recoup losses quickly is new growth for me I have continued to stay on the path and not deviating from it has resulted in better lineups and I am maintaining a 47-50% cash rate, not far from the 55% I am shooting for. Now that I am exercising a bit more discipline from slate to slate I can now continue to build up my analytical skills and get closer to making the move to higher stake 50/50’s. In closing I have to continue to thank everyone who has read, liked, or dropped a comment on my blog. I have gotten some great feedback in my inbox and I really appreciate it.

DId you get the results you wanted last night? Did you put in the work on your lineups you wanted to? Drop a comment and lets chop it up.

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  • TheDataDetective

    • Blogger of the Month

    Thanks, coach…I always enjoy reading your articles. Might I offer a suggestion? It would be fun if you tracked your daily results to see how your lessons learned impact your DFS performance throughout the season.

  • coach232

    • Blogger of the Month

    That is my next move, appreciate the feedback. I aim to show how stats impacted my picks and how it worked out

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