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Stacking Early or Late Tee Times Based on Weather

Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in RotoGrinders.com’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.

If you’ve ever played fantasy sports (if you hadn’t, then you probably wouldn’t be reading this), then you know the impact weather can have on an outdoor sporting event. Just like fantasy football and baseball, weather can play a huge role in daily fantasy golf as well.

The difference in golf is that every golfer in the field is playing the same golf course, so it’s a matter of timing rather than the location of the bad weather. Stacking either the early or late tee times to avoid bad weather can give you a huge leg up on the field.

A great example of how impactful the weather can be was 2015’s Valero Texas Open. The early Thursday morning tee times were faced with some brutal conditions. In addition to a few showers here and there, the wind was blowing upwards of 25 miles per hour. It was a tough day for everyone who played, but especially for those that had to play in the early grouping. Between the first two days, there was more than a three-stroke difference between the morning and afternoon groupings. This led to a large portion of the morning players missing the cut, including some of the most popular plays that week.

Obviously, golfers can’t control when they tee off or with whom they are paired, but in daily fantasy, we get to choose any golfer that we want, which allows us to stack the early or late groupings when the weather is expected to be bad.
If you’ve ever checked your local weather, then you are more than qualified to check the weather for each tournament. Pull up the hourly reports (Weather.com works just fine) for the city in which the tournament is being held. Look for a big change in precipitation or wind speed throughout the day and adjust your lineups accordingly.

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This is a strategy that should be employed for both cash games and tournaments. Obviously, this will only come into play in a very small number of tournaments each season, but it can really pay off on the weeks where one grouping has a big advantage over the other. It’s worth the five minutes that it takes to check the weather each week.

Before we get to the next lesson, there are a couple of other weather-related subjects that I’d like to touch on quickly. The first is the advantage of having length in very wet conditions. When the fairways are waterlogged, there will be little to no roll on drives, which can drastically increase the length of the course. When this happens, it gives the bombers a huge advantage.

If you’ve ever played fantasy sports (if you hadn’t, then you probably wouldn’t be reading this), then you know the impact weather can have on an outdoor sporting event. Just like fantasy football and baseball, weather can play a huge role in daily fantasy golf as well.

The difference in golf is that every golfer in the field is playing the same golf course, so it’s a matter of timing rather than the location of the bad weather. Stacking either the early or late tee times to avoid bad weather can give you a huge leg up on the field.

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  • Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

  • Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in RotoGrinders.com’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.

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Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in RotoGrinders.com’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.

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