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Learning the DFS Game Types (H2H, 50/50, GPP)

Your approach to daily fantasy sports should be dictated by the leagues in which you plan to enter. Whereas cash game success comes through risk-minimization, tournament success is more about improving upside. Learn more about game types and league-specific DFS advice in this course.

4 lessons

  1. 1

    Basic 50/50 and Double-Up Strategy

    When half of the teams cash, your priorities within your strategy are different than they are in a tourney. This lesson goes through the ins and outs of 50/50’s and how to attack them based on the size of the field.

  2. 2

    Basic Head to Head Strategy

    Head-to-head games allow you to face off against just one opponent. Because you’re not battling against an entire field of competitors, your strategy should change to reflect it.

  3. 3

    Basic Daily Fantasy Tournament Strategy (GPP)

    These are where the big money is made. This lesson provides an overview in the differences in various kinds of tourneys, the structure of prize pools, and how you should formulate your roster for tournaments with single entries.

  4. 4

    How to Get Started: Freerolls, Bonuses and More

    If you’re new to daily fantasy, this lesson provides a breakdown of the best ways to get started. This includes which types of games are best for new players, how to use deposit bonuses, and where to find reviews of sites to see which are the best for you.


Learning the DFS Game Types (H2H, 50/50, GPP)


Derek Farnsworth

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’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.