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  • JonBales

    RotoAcademy Lead Instructor

    • 797

      RG Overall Ranking

    • 2019 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • x3

      2015 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    My newest daily fantasy sports book – Fantasy Football for Smart People: How to Win at Daily Fantasy Sports – is now available. I’ve been really excited to publish this one, which once again has a bunch of DraftKings data and other stats I collected on my own. I think each book becomes more intricate and useful as the daily fantasy community as a whole becomes more advanced, and I believe this book has more actionable data/advice than all before it.

    The book is currently available in the following forms:

    Amazon e-book
    Paperback
    PDF

    If you buy the book as a PDF, use the code ‘RG10’ at checkout for 10% off your order. I realize you aren’t exactly breaking the bank to buy the book, but I do always want to provide the RG community with something extra whenever possible.

    You can learn more about the book here.

    Thanks for everyone’s support and I hope you enjoy the book!

  • Priptonite

    • Blogger of the Month

    Is all of the DK data publicly available as it was for your last book?

  • thehazyone

    RG Contributor

    • Blogger of the Month

    ordered – ty sir

  • JonBales

    RotoAcademy Lead Instructor

    • 797

      RG Overall Ranking

    • x3

      2015 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • 2019 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    @Priptonite said...

    Is all of the DK data publicly available as it was for your last book?

    Yes. It became publicly available when I received it.

  • Priptonite

    • Blogger of the Month

    Can you comment more on what is in Chapter 5, “The Ultimate List of Daily Fantasy Heuristics?”

  • JonBales

    RotoAcademy Lead Instructor

    • 797

      RG Overall Ranking

    • x3

      2015 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • 2019 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    @Priptonite said...

    Can you comment more on what is in Chapter 5, “The Ultimate List of Daily Fantasy Heuristics?”

    It is basically taking all of the research and using it to create short rules-of-thumb. Things like “Target players whose salary has recently dropped without a change in role.”

  • sberger

    just ordered mine off of amazon. looks like good info in here. will you ever do a book on Fanduel aspects?

  • VChair23

    Always good reads, next on my list.

  • HooDooGuru

    • 2016 DraftKings FGWC Finalist

    Just added to my JB collection. Thanks Jonathan. =)

  • xmolette17

    How do we know this book is actually you trying to help us, or are you just taking advantage of a niche having financial gain.

  • table41a

    I always find it interesting that people are willing to take advice from those they’re playing (Bales plays in almost everything on DK). Would a country take the word of another when at war?

  • cAUmberlandtiger8

    @table41a said...

    I always find it interesting that people are willing to take advice from those they’re playing (Bales plays in almost everything on DK). Would a country take the word of another when at war?

    War and DFS are completely different. Only one country can win at war. Many people can win at DFS. I’ve bought two of his books and can say that without a doubt they are extremely helpful from a big picture perspective.

  • table41a

    @cAUmberlandtiger8 said...

    War and DFS are completely different. Only one country can win at war. Many people can win at DFS. I’ve bought two of his books and can say that without a doubt they are extremely helpful from a big picture perspective.

    Valid point.

  • huitcinq

    @table41a said...

    I always find it interesting that people are willing to take advice from those they’re playing (Bales plays in almost everything on DK). Would a country take the word of another when at war?

    His book is basically the reason I went from tossing in $50-$100 a week (and losing) to meticulously researching, building models, and crafting lineups and hedging strategies worthy of investing thousands of dollars (and winning).

    So no his book doesn’t teach you how to win or give you a magic formula to winning. But it opens up your eyes to what exactly this game really is, and if you have the ability and the mind for it the sky is the limit as to what you can do with that information.

    Anyways I’m picking this up tomorrow and reading it on the plane ride home for sure.

  • bedwards

    I think the fact that we are here on this forum means we enjoy discussing and reading about DFS so it stands to reason most of us would enjoy a book about DFS. What I feel makes Fantasy Football for Smart People: How to Win at Daily Fantasy Sports interesting is the data and I thought the info on positional correlation very useful.

    I enjoyed the book and would recommend it.

  • briguy13

    How different is the content than “Fantasy Football for Smart People: Daily Fantasy Pros Reveal Their Money-Making Secrets”

  • JonBales

    RotoAcademy Lead Instructor

    • 797

      RG Overall Ranking

    • x3

      2015 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • 2019 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    @table41a said...

    I always find it interesting that people are willing to take advice from those they’re playing (Bales plays in almost everything on DK). Would a country take the word of another when at war?

    Most of my books are filled with data. I analyze what I think it all means, but I present the numbers so you can sort of figure it out yourself and disagree with my conclusions if you decide that’s right. As someone in DFS full-time, I don’t think it would really be in my best long-term interest to publish misleading information.

  • JonBales

    RotoAcademy Lead Instructor

    • 797

      RG Overall Ranking

    • x3

      2015 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • 2019 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    @briguy13 said...

    How different is the content than “Fantasy Football for Smart People: Daily Fantasy Pros Reveal Their Money-Making Secrets”

    That book contained no data from DraftKings. They are very different.

  • briguy13

    @Jon Bales said...

    That book contained no data from DraftKings. They are very different.

    Awesome, thanks. I couldn’t really tell from the Amazon description how they were different.

    Hard to judge a book by its cover…

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