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  • NFL RotoAcademy Show: LineupHQ Lessons and More

    The first segment of every RotoAcademy Show is focused specifically on helping you learn new skills in LineupHQ and NFL DFS in general. We have carved out the good stuff for you, and organized them here to help you become a better NFL DFS player.

  • Everything you Need to Know to Dominate PGA DFS (Video)

    Derek (Notorious), Justin (stlcardinals84), and Jason (jrozzinri) have created one of the most comprehensive RotoAcademy courses to date. All three are ranked in the top 50 on the RotoGrinders PGA leaderboard and they’ve each been successful employing different strategies over the years. Join this trio for a course that covers everything you need to know to be profitable in PGA DFS.

    This four-video course covers the following topics:

    • The importance of a weekly process and the best sites to use for research
    • How each expert views recent form, long term form, course history, and statistical fit
    • The different types of PGA Tour events and why our strategy needs to be flexible week-to-week
    • How to maximize contest selection, both in terms of rake and payout structures
    • Each expert’s personal strategy, from player exposures to the optimal roster construction

  • Notorious's Blueprint to Daily Fantasy Basketball, Volume 2

    Notorious’s Blueprint to Daily Fantasy Basketball is a course designed for players who are first getting into NBA DFS and want to learn the basics of the sports, strategy, and how to win on a nightly basis.
    In this follow-up course, you’ll learn:

    • How to accurately predict minutes in NBA DFS
    • How to break down matchups and judge team stats versus DvP data
    • Why pace is so important and how to handle it
    • Why usage rate is flawed and how to fix it
    • How I weigh each part of my NBA projection model

  • Meansy53's 'Begintermediate' NBA DFS Cash Game Introduction

    Meansy53’s ‘Begintermediate’ NBA DFS Cash Game Introduction is Andy Means’ first RotoAcademy course and a primer for anyone looking to play NBA DFS cash games successfully. He touches on a handful of key areas that can help you be a profitable player if just starting out, and he delves into more detailed aspects of the sport that will have you holding your own against the pros.

    In this course, Meansy53 covers:
    • His own basketball and DFS background
    • Appropriate game selection for beginners
    • The equation all NBA DFS players must know
    • Hypothetical injury/rest situations and how we should react
    • Why we should care so much about “rates”

  • Insider Access: Behind the Scenes of Noto's NBA DFS Model

    Notorious has been very successful using his NBA DFS model over the years. The finished product is featured in his daily Grind Down video, but for the first time ever, he is offering a behind the scenes look at what the model consists of — formulas, weights, key inputs, etc. Whether you are looking to build your own model or looking to improve your process, this two-part video course will be extremely beneficial. In the course, Noto covers the following topics:

    • The key sources of information for the model
    • How to create a master player and team list to simplify data collection
    • The key inputs and weights of Noto’s model
    • All of the formulas and excel tricks that make the model work
    • How to create projections and compare them to salary-based expectations

  • CheeseIsGood's GPP Guide for MLB DFS (Video)

    This is a video course with Dave Potts (CheeseIsGood) and JMToWin discussing strategies for MLB tournament play. They go through the different types of tournaments and how lineup construction should vary depending upon various factors, such as size of the field, the number of entries, and payout structure. There is a never-ending array of metrics to look at in baseball, and Cheese guides you through the most important factors to focus on to help you filter out the noise. The goal of this course is to help you set a plan for your tournament play that gives you the best chance of success in MLB DFS.

    In this course, Cheese and JM cover:

    • Types of GPPs and having a plan of attack
    • Multi-entry tournaments
    • Risk vs. reward
    • Stacking
    • Qualifiers
    • Stats That Matter

  • Learning a GPP-Focused Mindset for NFL DFS

    We have one of the best tournament players in all of DFS here to give us a peek behind the curtain as to what has made him so successful over the years. To be the best, we must learn from the best.

    In this course, STL covers:

    • How to approach top-heavy payout structures
    • The importance of bankroll management for long-term success
    • How to incorporate stacks into your multi-entry tournament lineups
    • Why a larger player pool can be detrimental in multi-entry
    • Why contest selection is one of the most underrated aspects of DFS

  • Notorious’ Ultimate Cash Game Guide for NFL DFS (VIDEO)

    The Ultimate Cash Game Guide for NFL DFS (hosted by Notorious with JMToWin) is a video course that covers everything you need to know to maximize your profit in NFL cash games. While it’s fun to chase the big prize pools in tournaments, there is a lot of money that can be made in cash games.

    In this course, Notorious and JM cover:

    • Bankroll management
    • Game selection
    • Efficient researching
    • Positional analysis

  • Notorious’ Blueprint to Weekly Fantasy Football

    Notorious’ Blueprint to Weekly Fantasy Football is a course that teaches you how to approach each NFL slate with a winning mindset and process that leads to profitability. Whether you’re a long-time DFS player or new to fantasy sports, this course will help you turn your football knowledge into weekly fantasy football success.

    In this course, you’ll learn:

    • The right mindset for weekly fantasy football
    • How to incorporate Vegas lines and team totals into your process
    • How to stack offenses and use correlation plays
    • Notorious’ winning weekly routine
    • The keys to constructing lineups for cash games and GPPs
    • Strategies for selecting QBs, RBs, WRs, and TEs
    • How to build lineups using consensus rankings

  • Beginner's Guide to NHL DFS

    One of the top hockey analysts in the DFS industry has put together a beginner’s guide to learning NHL DFS.

    In this course, jmbwngfn covers:

    • The basic terminology you need to know when it comes to hockey
    • A breakdown of each site’s scoring system
    • Why correlation and stacking is so important in NHL DFS
    • Basic lineup construction strategies
    • Which advanced statistics you should be looking at in your daily process

  • The Guide to Winning GPPs in NBA DFS

    The Guide to Winning GPPs in NBA DFS is a course from Justin Van Zuiden, known in the fantasy community as “stlcardinals84”, all about how to take down those sexy large-field GPPs. In daily fantasy sports, you have to treat each contest differently — if you’ve had troubles in tournaments before and want to step up your game, this is the course for you.

    In this course, you’ll learn:

    • The foundational stats and strategies for NBA DFS
    • The big differences between GPP’s in NBA DFS and other daily sports
    • How to handle single-entry GPP’s
    • How to handle multi-entry GPP’s
    • How to utilize the best tools in the industry to set yourself up for success
    • How to be contrarian in GPP’s

  • Mass Multi-Entering NFL GPPs

    Mass Multi-Entering NFL GPPs is a course that teaches you how to script NFL DFS tournament lineups and give yourself 150 chances at a big payday instead of just one chance, as scripting is almost always better than doing a single entry, especially when they cost the same.

    In this course, you’ll learn:

    • How to Use the RotoGrinders Lineup Builder
    • How to construct your core with a script
    • The secondary options to target for GPPs
    • The quarterback correlations to exploit
    • How to bulk-edit your lineups
    • How to manage your your lineup with late swap

  • How to Actually Find Value in Daily Fantasy Basketball

    How to Actually Find Value in Daily Fantasy Basketball is a course by RotoAcademy founder Jonathan Bales that focuses on the true meaning of value in DFS, and specifically daily fantasy basketball. Basketball is a very predictive sport — knowing which stats make it predictive is a nice step, but also knowing how those are priced into player salaries is the next. Bales discusses this and more in this five-lesson course.

    In this course, you’ll learn:

    • Introduction and the Meaning of Value
    • Value on DraftKings vs FanDuel: Know the Difference
    • Using Advanced Stats
    • Understanding Recent Performance
    • Salary Movement and the Effect on Value

  • 5 Secrets to Daily Fantasy Basketball Success

    5 Secrets to Daily Fantasy Basketball Success is a course by RotoAcademy founder Jonathan Bales that hits on a variety of hidden secrets in NBA DFS. Some “secrets” are built around new statistics in daily fantasy basketball and some are new thoughts on how to truly perceive the value of an NBA DFS player. Normally we would give you bullet points of the foundational ideas in each lesson, but that wouldn’t make them secrets anymore, now would it?

    In this course, you’ll learn:

    • Secret 1: Team Strength and the Vegas Lines
    • Secret 2: How Much Does Value Matter?
    • Secret 3: Timing Is Everything
    • Secret 4: The Effect of Travel
    • Secret 5: How Much Does the Opponent Matter?

  • Using Game Theory in Daily Fantasy Football

    Using Game Theory in Daily Fantasy Football is a comprehensive overview of what role game theory plays in daily fantasy football, how you can use it to give yourself the best chance of maximizing profits, and how your implementation of game theory should vary based on contest size and game type.

    In this course, you’ll learn:

    • Why game theory matters and how to exploit opponent beliefs
    • Which stats predict performance in daily fantasy football
    • Which stats predict ownership in daily fantasy football
    • How to implement an “antifragile” tournament strategy that benefits from randomness

  • The Impact of Game Script on Fantasy Production

    The Impact of Game Script on Fantasy Production goes in depth into why it is critical to consider game script when filling out your rosters and how the role of game script differs by position.

    In this course you’ll learn:

    • The importance of factoring game script into your decision making
    • The different types of game script and their effect on fantasy players
    • How to predict game script for a given contest
    • How game script impacts the fantasy output of each position

  • Utilizing Ranges of Outcomes Based on Volatility in DFS

    Utilizing Ranges of Outcomes Based on Volatility in Daily Fantasy Football is a comprehensive overview of how you can take the unknowns associated with volatility and use them to your advantage, helping you to build your rosters around both safety and upside.

    In this course, you’ll learn:

    • Why standard projection models don’t paint an accurate picture
    • How to create your own range of outcomes for a player so you can have a realistic estimate of their potential output
    • How to use positional volatility to optimize each roster spot
    • Which statistics are most consistent from week to week and how you can utilize that knowledge

  • Finding the Pitcher Stats that Matter in Daily Fantasy Baseball

    Finding the Pitching Statistics that Matter in Daily Fantasy Baseball is a comprehensive breakdown of which numbers are significant when evaluating pitchers for daily fantasy baseball and which numbers are simply noise.

    In this course, you’ll learn:

    • Which metrics measure a pitcher’s true skill
    • What kind of pitchers to target in cash games and tourneys
    • The role strikeout rates play in a pitcher’s success and a batter’s struggles
    • The importance of platoon splits for batters and pitchers
    • Why ground-ball rates are critical in both batter and pitcher evaluation

  • Right Off the Bat: How to Utilize Batted Ball Statistics

    Right Off the Bat: How to Utilize Batted Ball Statistics is, first and foremost, a course with a long name. Second, it’s a guide to understanding batted ball profiles, why fly balls are good and very exploitable, and how to utilize this widely available data to create a big edge in daily fantasy baseball.

    In this course, you’ll learn:

    • Why fly balls are good and ground balls are bad
    • Why batted ball profiles are extremely consistent
    • Which types of hitters excel versus specific pitcher types
    • Whether or not batted ball profiles are properly accounted for by DFS sites
    • How to implement this knowledge into a competitive advantage

  • The Hidden Edge: How to Use Weather to Win MLB

    The Hidden Edge: How to Use Weather to Win Daily Fantasy Baseball is a comprehensive breakdown of how various weather factors—such as temperature, wind, and precipitation—affect MLB player and team performances, as well as how to leverage that information into a competitive advantage.

    In this course, you’ll learn:

    • How and where to research important weather factors
    • How rain probability can be leveraged into profit
    • The relationship between temperature and fantasy scoring
    • Why wind’s impact on fantasy scoring isn’t what you think
    • How to predict home runs using my weather-based model

  • Notorious's Blueprint to Daily Fantasy Basketball

    If you’re going to start playing NBA DFS for the first time this season, make sure to read this course before you begin. Trust us, it’ll save you a lot of time and money.

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