Why Our MLB DFS Strategy Is Working On FanDuel
BY Hugh Hawkins
Our new Draft Strategy For MLB Fanduel is now here. Please read after the post. You can use our formula for your own wanted and given stacks and pitchers. This process wheels them all in alignment.
So we have been playing FanDuel with our new formula all year. and have had a profitable year with it. Our daily posts have seen a lot of increases in views so thanks to all of the readers! MLB Daily Fantasy Sports is without a doubt the toughest thing to win at consistently, even for the best handicappers.
On Tuesday night was just another reason why our system gives a great chance to win a GPP tournament.
We rostered 9 teams to be wheeled in stacks with 4 Starting Pitchers. We had the max amount of entries permitted in the $1 Sac Fly contest (150).
The best stacks of the night were the Rangers, Angels and Rays, with the pitchers that brought home great efforts being Aaron Sanchez and Jose Quintana. We had those guys. Unfortunately we also had a rainout in St. Louis effectively kill 25% of our rosters.
The weather and roster locks on FD make it even tougher to win money.
Since we roster at least 1 ace, 1 midlevel pitcher and 1 bargain player. it affords us great flexibility to pay for the bats you need with your teams that you think will score a lot of runs in the night.
This is the pyramid scheme at its finest work. In this picture it looks like a pyramid.
All of our 9 stacked teams yesterday had 32 rosters from the same team. A lot of these entries had Albert Pujols, Robinson Chirinos and Ian Demond, which were some of the best performers Tuesday. We try to cover the entire lineups in stacks we use just for this. By using 3 different pitchers in price brackets, it allows you to spread out the stacks from starting points in the lineup.
We don’t put up 150 rosters every night if this is what you are thinking. This was the 3rd time we had maxed out the entries on a tournament. We just happen to have good nights in all of those this year.
Most nights we run 30, 50 or 63 rosters. On slates that have less games, we will even use 9 rosters (3 teams and 3 rosters). Once in a while, we have gone to 105 rosters (7×5), or (9×4 for 144 rosters). 7 teams and 7 pitchers is the last one to try at 147 total entries.
This is exactly what the sharps are all doing, we are jut simplifying the process. We don’t profess to be the biggest experts in the world for the team stacks or pitchers, but our track record thus far has been outstanding. We will continue to educate the general public about how to give yourself better chances to wing big.
On the $1 Sac Fly contest, there is usually 23529 entries for the $20K prize pool. This is 85% of the pool returned to the bettors, while FanDuel takes the 15% cut that is the normal industry standard.
We spend anywhere from 3 – 6 hours a day writing our articles, doing research, and also carrying out the task of putting the roster to good use.
On days where all of the high owned players are the top fantasy players – it is tougher to collect the top lineup set forth in a tournament. You need those unexpected starts to perform, and it helps if you have them on many rosters to cultivate the best opportunity to sneak up that leaderboard.
We will play the single entry tournaments too with our favorite rosters, but we avoid all head to head and cash games for this formula.
There are plenty of players as hardcore as us, and this is why we want to share the knowledge.
With our increasing popularity, we are also running the risk of our readers using the same teams and formula that we do,against us in our own tournaments, and for this I have no problem with that. It means more to all of us that we are attempting to help the massed out there. Our reputation far exceeds what we could win in a GPP
Hunter Stokes and myself come from 6 figures plus worth of handicapping profits in free contests, and for real play since 2008. We perfected rigging NFL/MLB/NHL/NBA contests with friends, where websites offering prize money just for picking Point Spreads, Salary Cap Weekly Challenges, Bankroll Challenges and Brackets all had respectable cash prizes won by us.
If you have enough people, or in DFS strategies, the max percentage of rosters in can only increase your odds. Yes DFS is not a win or loss scenario as the other sports and contests are, but the same wheeling strategies can be used.
Not betting against yourself is the best way to win money long term. Maximizing your full risk, and even imploring friends to aid in that quest is within the rules. You don’t think that the biggest gamblers out there have several buddies they are colluding with? Wrong. If they are smart, they do this.
This is another reason why I can’t stress for the few rosters (or even one casual player) – just enter single entry limit contests.
We confess to taking advantage of all the rosters we can…However we are not hoarding our information. From what I have seen, we are one of the most proactive sites at listing their shared intelligence as quick as possible. mlbreports.com has been putting out our picks the day before the action is even played for the last month, an there is no reason to suggest this will stop anytime soon.
Even a night like lastt night we did quite well -with our little (3×3) amount of 9 entires. Since we had the Nats, Red Sox an Pirates along with 3 pitchers, we had Hanley Ramirez on 3 rosters, and he was mixed in a team stack with Sandy Leon an Travis Shaw,, who also homered, along with 2 Nats OF in Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth.
Unfortunately for us the best lineup we had included Martin Perez as our pitcher, We made off with a nice profit. If it was Tuesday night all over again, Ramirez would have been on at least 12 rosters, and chances are great we would have combined him with his own stack – along with all the Nats OF (who all went yard).
We are still happy to have been right in all of our 3 team stacks performing well. Thursday night we have 5 teams and 3 pitchers all in stacks and ready to wheel for 50 total rosters. Early indication is that we will attempt our 1st 7 teams/7 pitchers wheeled rosters for 147 total entries on tomorrow’s 15 game night slate (Fri July, 22, 2016.) So check back with us later, and don’t forget to bookmark our website.
The one thing some people have relayed back to us is they don’t have the time to feature that many rosters using our formula.
Well, there is one tool that I highly recommend you use, and it can be used with how we do things, and this is from rotogrinders.com.
This awesome tool can be earmarked an tailored for exactly how you want to construct 50 – 100 rosters. I will say that it won’t give the exact stacks that we have offered up as a winning concept, however it does carry optimal lineups to use, and does have a lot of ministacks.
You use chrome to download the extension tab, then you pick the slate you want. (You have to include the pitchers team you want. Then you exclude any club that has no players at all.) There is a good video tutorial on how to use the builder For the pitchers, you can give exact percentage. 3 pitchers are about 33% each. 5 pitchers are 20% and 7 pitchers would be 14%.Then go through all the positions and exclude all of the players you don’t want to use (or you can lock the players you want on the icon if it is faster).
Once all of the rostered players are good to go, hit the multiple lineups tab. It hits 49 lineups automatically.You download that as a CSV.
From there you can upload it to any of the Fanduel Tournament, and presto, it can spit all of those lineups with the players you want.
We will continue to play our theory and share all of our predictions and results with you.
A big thanks goes out to Hugh Hawkins for preparing today’s featured post, and for graciously donating his book cover art for the new backdrop of our website. Hugh is a professional handicapper who has won more than 6 figures in contests over the last decade, and ran a gambling ring as a teenager. While ‘new’ to DFS for MLB Baseball, the concepts used on the formula from wheeling scenarios in other contests – have translated well thus far.
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