I started playing daily fantasy football after I won my league for the first time in its 17 year existence. I was the Chicago Cubs of my league, mocked by other teams, prone to unbelievable collapses but on one Christmas Eve, I did the impossible. I won my league for the first time. Best. Christmas. Ever.
I thought to myself, “I know a lot about football, I watch all the fantasy shows, listen to all the podcasts. Easy money!” It didn’t take long for me to realise that even though I may know a lot about football, I don’t know enough to beat a computer algorithm. When I realised I was going against Skynet I changed my strategies and it’s worked out. It’s not big money, but it makes Sunday more bearable when each week you watch your chance of winning another league championship disappear. Here are a few tips from a guy who won’t win you a lot of money, but can win you tiny amounts at a time.
These are my favourite kind of tournaments. Basically, all you have to do is finish in the top half everyone. You bet $10, you win $10. This was actually how I played online poker back in the day when that was popular. Member poker? Anyway, if you think you are an average player with a few good instincts, then these are your tournaments. Don’t be stupid, do a bit of research online and you should double your money a majority of the time. Unless you suck.
$3 Mega Tournament
Think about this tournament in the way you would think about a lottery ticket. You could hit the big one, but the chances are very slim, but if you did, it wouldn’t be because of luck. It would be because of your big, beautiful brain. Assume you’re going to lose this every time and when you win anything it feels nice, and it’s still because of you!
Do Your Research
There are so many websites that offer DFS help, tips by people that are way better then you at fantasy. (Yes, I know you won your league, shut up already) Use these resources. If a bunch of people tell you not to play Todd Gurley, and you play Todd Gurley because you’re a Rams fan, then gambling isn’t for you. Watch YouTube videos as well. The internet has all the answers, you just need to sift your way through the shit to get to the diamonds!
And the last tip which always comes into play once a week – Go with your gut!