I wanted to let everyone know that I just published my latest fantasy football book. This one is called “The Ultimate In-Season Weekly Guide” and it’s an extension of the “Fantasy Football for Smart People” series.
The book is available on Amazon (e-book and paperback):
It’s also cheaper as a PDF on my site:
As always, I have a code for Grinders. Use the coupon RG10 at checkout to get 10% off everything you purchase on my site.
This book is a mix of my previous styles in that it’s applicable to both season-long and DFS players. It’s composed of a bunch of shorter chapters that analyze and either confirm or debunk specific fantasy football narratives. Here’s a look at the Table of Contents.
1 How much do matchups matter?
2 Why Some Rookies Might Have Hidden Value
3 How many more plays do passing teams run?
4 Eleven Tips for Winning at Daily Fantasy Sports
5 The Fourth Quarter, Vegas Lines, and Passing Stats
6 More on Quarterback Matchups
7 How to Treat Backup Running Backs Who Become Starters
8 Does playing in a dome help an offense?
9 Daily Fantasy Football, Game Theory, and Antonio Cromartie’s Kids
10 How do quarterbacks perform without their No. 1 running back?
11 The Consistency of Mobile vs Pocket Passers
12 Consistency and Cash Games in DFS
13 How to Project Players Based on Game Location (Home vs. Road)
14 How to Handle the Flex Position to Win Tournaments on DraftKings
15 Do quarterbacks feel the pain?
16 Are offenses worse in Thursday night games?
17 Do players score more fantasy points on Monday Night Football?
18 Do hot streaks really exist?
19 Fantasy Contributions from Players Listed as ‘Questionable’
20 Should I structure my bye weeks in a particular way?
21 The Numbers on Quarterbacks Returning from Injuries
22 Are road teams too conservative?
23 How to Spot a Tight End Who Will Score a Lot of Touchdowns
24 How much does facing a shitty offense help your D/ST?
25 Streamlining the Daily Fantasy Lineup Process
26 The Prototypical Defense and Kicker
27 Demaryius Thomas, Andre Johnson, and Opportunities to Score
28 How many lineups should I play?
29 Do big-time players play better in big-time games?
30 Emphasizing the Little Things in Daily Fantasy Sports
31 A Bunch of Fantasy Football Data
Bonus 1: Brett Favre, Quarterback Hand Size, and Cold Temperatures
Bonus 2: The Numbers Behind a Contrarian Daily Fantasy GPP Strategy
Bonus 3: How to Pull Off the Perfect Trade
Bonus 4: Is GPP success all about seeking upside?
Bonus 5: How much worse are quarterbacks without their top wide receiver?
Bonus 6: Selecting Players, Gut vs Numbers
Bonus 7: How to Overcome a Slow Start in Fantasy Football
Bonus 8: Advanced Lineup Setting Strategies
Bonus 9: The Importance of Goal-Line Opportunities
Sample Chapter from Fantasy Football (and Baseball) for Smart People
Sample Chapter from Daily Fantasy Pros Reveal Their Money Making Secrets
After this NFL season, I will be working on an MLB-specific DFS book. DraftKings has been amazing in providing data for my books on what’s actually winning DFS leagues, so I will work with them again to collect a whole bunch of awesome info for the upcoming MLB season. I’m personally very interested in usage rates (predicting them and their effect on GPP win probability), especially in MLB with the popularity of stacking in tourneys.
I’d love if the RG community would contribute ideas for what you’d like to see in this book. What are some questions (overarching DFS or MLB-specific) that you’ve always wondered? What “truisms” do you think might be false or overrated? Which strategies (simple or complex) do you want to see analyzed? The goal is to create an amazing data-driven guide to help everyone crush MLB on DK next year.
Shoot me some ideas and I’ll do my best to make sure everything is covered in the next book!