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Everything You Need to Know About Selecting Running Backs in DFS

Everything you Need to Know About Selecting Running Backs in DFS is an in-depth look at the process necessary for selecting the best possible running back – based on both total output and value – each week in daily fantasy sports.

In this course you’ll learn:

• How to balance talent, matchup, opportunity and pricing in selecting your running back
• When it’s okay to pay up for a running back
• What conditions are favorable to a running back racking up daily fantasy points
• Where to find the most important information in picking a high-value running back

8 lessons

  1. 1

    An Introduction to Selecting Running Backs in Daily Fantasy Football

    This lesson lays out the focus on the course and sets the groundwork for the rest of the research. That research will then be used to help you make profitable decisions about running backs on your daily fantasy roster.

  2. 2

    Let Me Save You 20 Hours

    Especially with running backs, knowledge about the ebbs and flows of the NFL roster are critical. This lesson shows how you can stay up to date on everything that occurs across the league to help you better recognize value.

  3. 3

    The Last Thing You Need to Know

    In order to peg the best running backs, you need to know which are the most effective with the opportunities they receive. This course outlines how you can research this and implement that research into your roster.

  4. 4


    While talent is important in selecting daily fantasy running backs, you can’t stop your research there. This lesson lays out which other players need to be considered in order to pick the best running back each week.

  5. 5


    No matter how much talent a running back has, matchup must be considered, as well. This lesson delves into how you can best evaluate a matchup to make the best decisions on Sunday.

  6. 6


    No matter how talented a running back is, he can’t contribute in daily fantasy if he doesn’t get the ball. This lesson illustrates how you can find the most relevant information about opportunity and put it to use.

  7. 7


    What’s the best price range at which to target a running back? Where can you find value within running back pricing. This lesson answers those questions and many more with its examination of rostering running backs.

  8. 8

    Putting It All Together

    With your new-found knowledge about running backs, this lesson takes it to the next level. It demonstrates a knowledge of teams and how you can develop a knowledge of those teams to give you an advantage in daily fantasy football.


Everything You Need to Know About Selecting Running Backs in DFS

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JM Tohline

JM Tohline (Tuh-lean) – DFS alias JMToWin – is a novelist and a DFS player who specializes in high-stakes MLB and NFL tourneys, with a strategy geared toward single-entry play in multi-entry tourneys. He joined the DFS scene at the beginning of the 2014 MLB season, and has since won five DFS championship seats and two separate trips to the Bahamas. His tendency to type a lot of words leads to a corresponding tendency to divulge all his DFS thoughts, strategies, and secrets…which is exactly what he does in his RotoGrinders articles and RotoAcademy courses. You can find JM on Twitter at JMToWin. is the home of the daily fantasy sports community. Our content, rankings, member blogs, promotions and forum discussion all cater to the players that like to create a new fantasy team every day of the week.

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