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The Finale: An Antifragile DFS Philosophy

Jon Bales (JonBales)

Jonathan Bales is the founder of RotoAcademy and author of the Fantasy Sports for Smart People book series.

“Antifragility is a term coined by the great Nassim Nicholas Taleb—a writer, investor, and epistemologist who made killings in the 1987, 2000, and 2008 financial crises. His investment strategy is based upon ‘black swans’—rare and unpredictable events that humans tend to dismiss as outliers after the fact.”

I first saw antifragility applied to fantasy football by Shawn Siegele, who basically created (or at least popularized) the Zero-RB draft strategy in season-long leagues. When I read his work on RotoViz, I knew the concept was extremely applicable to daily fantasy sports—specifically tournaments—and probably much more so than traditional fantasy leagues.

I’m going to start this final course with an excerpt from my latest book, explaining antifragility and how it can be applied to DFS in the crudest form.

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About the Author

  • Jon Bales (JonBales)

  • Jonathan Bales is the founder of RotoAcademy and author of the Fantasy Sports for Smart People book series.

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