Developing A Routine
The more research that you can do in fantasy sports, typically the better off you are. In daily fantasy sports, the ultimate goal is to win and to win consistently. In order to do that you need to develop a routine when putting together your lineups. You don’t want to be researching certain stats and sites one day and then do something different the next day.
When developing a routing, there are a few things to keep in mind. Number one, you need to develop a routine that fits into your schedule. There are certain players that have all day to research, but most Grinders have anywhere between 30 minutes and 2 hours each day to devote to their research, this means that you need to develop a routine that fits you.
In order to create a routine that fits your into your daily schedule, you need to determine which aspects of each sport are the most important to daily fantasy. If you only have 30 minutes per day to research, you don’t want to spend 20 minutes researching batter vs. pitcher stats because you are going to miss out on everything else.
One of my favorite things about daily fantasy sports is how different each sport is from one another. It keeps things interesting. Many daily fantasy sports players are really good at one sport and awful at others. Because these sports are different, I’ve decided to go through each of the 3 sports and give you a basic idea of what to check, where to research, and how long each of these end up taking.
Step 1: Defense vs. Position Rankings (20 minutes) – This is probably the most important tool that you can utilize. While we usually don’t like to toot our horn too much, RotoGrinders has by far the best tool to compare defense vs. the difference positions. The NFL Grind Down will cover everything that you need to know for that week’s matchups.
Step 2: Projections (20 minutes) – I think projections can play a big role in finding value players. There are plenty of different sites that offer free projections each week. ESPN, FFtoolbox, FantasySharks, and are just a few of them. Projections are good if you are comparing a couple of different players, it’s also a good source for picks that you hadn’t thought of before.
Step 3: Vegas Lines (20 minutes) – The Vegas lines aren’t going to give you a great idea of which individual players to pick in a given week, but it will give you a general idea of which teams are expected to do well and will give you a good idea if there are any games that you want to avoid due to the blowout factor. Just do a quick look at these Vegas lines each week and see which games have high over/under’s and which teams are the favorites each week.
Developing a routine will allow you to use your time as wisely as possible. It will also help you produce much more consistent results as a fantasy player because you will be using the same information each day to base your decisions off of.
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