BACK TO THE FUTURE: Week 1 Cash Lineup Review

Those who don’t know the past are doomed to repeat it. One of the best ways to improve is to analyze what you’ve done previously. Large field tournaments that pay out a million dollars are quite sexy but the smart play for most DFS players are cash games (H2H’s, 50-50’s, Double Up’s). Cash games are the best way to build up your bankroll. Below is a look back at my cash game lineup from Week 1 in order to be better in Week 2. An accurate analysis can provide a foundation for future winnings.

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11 Tips for your Fantasy Football Draft

Preparing for your upcoming fantasy football draft can be fun but it can also be very confusing.  There are a lot of people giving you advice and some of it may be conflicting.  I tend to listen to a lot of people and then use my wisdom to filter and process the information.  At the end of the day, you want to pick players that you feel good about.  Most of the time, there are enough players (even in the later rounds) that you will like and feel comfortable with.

Last year, I won my fantasy league despite drafting last, trading away Ezekiel Elliott and having Tyrod Taylor as my top quarterback.  Those are some huge obstacles to overcome but I did it to win another season-long league. Here are 11 tips that might help with your draft-day preparation as you seek to gain an edge on your competition.

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I Can’t Believe You Played DJ Instead of Bell

Unless you were out of the country saving the rain forests or brokering peace in the Middle East then you know that Le’Veon Bell had the 4th best fantasy performance of all-time in Week 14 (according to DraftKings).  He mollywhopped the Ryan Brothers and their Buffalo Bills so bad that Rex was questioning even his choice of quarterback, as if Tyrod Taylor had anything to do with giving up 298 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Naturally, all of the monday morning quarterbacks hit the twittersfere with the “I can’t believe you played David Johnson over Le’Veon Bell, he was the stone-cold Steve Austin nuts” or something similar to that.  However, that it is a dangerous though to have in fantasy sports.  Those of us that play fantasy sports fall into this trap often.  We use the outcomes to make definitive statements.  We become results-oriented.  We dwell on “coulda, shoulda, woulda”.

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