I am pumped to officially announce the partnership of RotoGrinders and RotoAcademy — my daily fantasy sports training platform.
RotoAcademy is an online marketplace for premium daily fantasy sports education. I’ve gathered some of my favorite DFS writers and analysts to create entire courses of educational daily fantasy sports content. Each premium course is made up of anywhere from four to 12 individual lessons. You’ll also notice what used to be GrindersU content offered as free courses. RotoAcademy will be replacing GrindersU as RotoGrinders’ premium educational source, but you can still read GrindersU content inside the free courses.
We will continually update the marketplace with both free and premium courses. The goal is to constantly adapt to what the DFS crowd wants and needs to learn to win in the current daily fantasy market. What you see is just the tip of the iceberg.
This initial launch is geared toward MLB (with one awesome PGA course from Notorious), and NFL is on the way. We hope to deliver more and better data-driven DFS content, all of which is the best and most useful on the internet. RotoAcademy will never sacrifice quality for quantity—I want to produce the most helpful analysis and provide the highest level of stats and information, hands down—which makes the premium offerings an investment in your daily fantasy sports future.
In a nutshell, here’s RotoAcademy’s mission:
• Deliver unique, actionable, and truly premium DFS educational content and advice
• Provide a sustainable foundation from which you can become a profitable DFS player
• Emphasize the process of truly learning DFS over individual picks
• Continually evolve and adapt
• Maintain a scientific, data-driven approach to DFS
This is just the beginning for RotoAcademy. Ultimately, I want this to turn into a massive marketplace for one-of-a-kind daily fantasy sports education. We’re going to teach you to fish so you can level the playing field and start to profit as a DFS player. It’s not about telling you which guys to play in a single night or giving advice whose benefits expire after a few hours; we want you to develop long-term skills and alter your entire process so you can begin to make real money in daily fantasy sports.
For our initial launch, here’s a list of the premium courses that are available for purchase:
Daily Fantasy Golf Research and Strategies
Predicting Hitting: How to Use Performance and Matchups
The Process of Selecting Pitchers in Daily Fantasy Baseball
How to Use Coors Field to Your Advantage
Advanced Pitcher and Batter Selection
Find the Pitcher Stats That Matter Most
How to Transition from Season-Long Fantasy Baseball to DFS
Using Pitch Values and Types to Find Positive MLB Matchups
MLB Rookies: Making Money on First-Year Players
Benefiting from Batting Orders in MLB
How to Utilize Batted Ball Stats
The Middle Ground on Batter vs Pitcher Data
How to Use Weather to Create an Edge in MLB
If you’ve read my DFS book series, you can think of RotoAcademy as an extension of that. We’re less interested in subjective opinions and more intrigued by objective analysis, data-driven advice, and expert tips.
Lastly, I want to mention I envision RotoAcademy turning into a community in which we can all help each other learn DFS. I feel like I have valuable insights in certain areas (GPP play, game theory, and exploiting randomness, for example), while I certainly struggle in others.
Everyone has their strengths. If you feel like you can offer meaningful, objective DFS analysis (and want to get paid for it), feel free to shoot me a message. We will continue to publish only the best of the best DFS content, but if you have the ability and the drive, I want to hear from you.
If you have suggestions for courses you’d like to see created (with the focus moving toward NFL), let us know. In effect, RotoAcademy is a platform through which you can pay us a small fee to perform the research and do the analysis you might not have the time to complete; thus, we work for you and want to provide the content that will benefit you most.
Thanks so much for your support (and to everyone who helped so much with the launch), and I hope you enjoy RotoAcademy!
Jonathan Bales, Author of Fantasy Sports for Smart People