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Understanding Game Variance in Daily Fantasy Football

Variance is a complicated subject that can be difficult to grasp, especially when it’s definition changes based on the size of the field you’re playing in. In this course, you’ll learn how to properly assess and embrace variance to become a more profitable player.

3 lessons

  1. 1

    Variance in Large Field Events

    Because of the small sample sizes of most daily fantasy player entries, it can take a while to discover how expansive our true abilities are. This lesson examines at what point things will start to normalize and we will know our true success rate within a payout structure.

  2. 2

    Variance in H2H’s and 50/50s

    Because of the payment structure of cash games, we can more quickly see who the top players are. What advantage do the skilled have in these types of contests?

  3. 3

    Understanding Game Variance

    The role of variance differs greatly from one game to another. This lesson fleshes out how we should factor variance into our decision making for both cash games and tournaments.


Understanding Game Variance in Daily Fantasy Football



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