How to use game selection in daily fantasy football in order to boost your profits

‘Game selection’ is another term that poker players may well be familiar with, and it could be said that it has a similar level of importance in DFF.

“So what is game selection?” Some of you might be thinking? well, as it says in its name – it is the art of selecting which games to play in, in order to maximise your edge over your opponents, and consequently maximise your winnings over the long-term. There is a saying in poker “you might be the sixth best player in the world, but if you are playing with the best five players in the world – then you will lose”, and that principle can be applied to daily fantasy sports of all kinds too.

Now, it might be somewhat more difficult in DFF to determine who you do and do not have an edge over, however there are certainly a number of strategies that you can implement to help you when it comes to seeking out weaker opponents in order to maximise your profit.

Play in contests that involve fixtures from ‘popular’ competitions

It is no surprise that recreational players in daily fantasy football are commonly found playing in contests that involve fixtures from that night’s most popular competitions – such as the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. Why? Because these are the games that the wider population have an opinion on and therefore they generate the most interest in general.

It is no surprise that games from these competitions see the most money getting wagered on them when it comes to sports betting, and daily fantasy football is no different. To re-iterate that simply; play in contests that are of most interest to recreational players. HOWEVER….

Try to avoid contests for ‘popular’ competitions if they only contain 2 BIG fixtures to pick your team from

This is a strategy that we at DFFbet have found to be largely useful. The reason being it is not too difficult for a recreational player to pick a strong side that will rival your own team if the options are extremely limited and the key players pick themselves.

Example; there are 2 fixtures running one night in the Champions League – Real Madrid vs Juventus, and Barcelona vs Chelsea.

Now in this scenario, although a highly knowledgeable DFF player can create a team with an edge over a lot of players, it is much more difficult to do so as the majority of key players pick themselves and will be selected by the masses – such as an attacking trio of Ronaldo, Messi and Suarez. You might think that you’ve got a killer strike-force that is certain to beat everyone else, however you’ll commonly find that 60-80% of your opponents will have an alarmingly similar line-up, and thus, it is tougher to gain an edge.

Of course, contests like in this example will be won by the lesser-known players in your line-up, an area in which the more skilled daily fantasy football player will certainly excel in, however it is much tougher to really realise your edge over your opponents in situations where almost everybody is using a certain 7 or 8 players.

Bear in mind however, that from our experiences this only tends to apply in contests for popular competitions such as the Champions League or the EPL if the 2 evening’s fixtures involve several massive, well-known teams with a large number of ‘picks themselves’ typed players.

If you see a Premiership contest that requires you to pick a team from the Hull City vs Swansea City game and the Southampton vs Bournemouth game, then even though it is a hugely popular competition, as a skilled player you should still be able to outwit your opponents due to the general lack of superstars, allowing for much greater variety in the line-ups of the entrants.

Entering contests involving lesser-known leagues when no ‘big’ fixtures are scheduled that night

As we mentioned earlier, recreational players will commonly gravitate towards the contests involving ‘big’ fixtures such as the EPL or Champions League, however on nights when these competitions have no fixtures, you will often find that the value (i.e. weaker opponents) will spread around a bit more and enter a wider variety of contests. This is where, as a knowledgeable daily fantasy football player, you should look for contests that play into your knowledge-base.

For example, if you like watching the MLS on Sky Sports and have done research on this league in the past, then enter contests that are MLS-based and use your enhanced knowledge to gain a huge advantage over that night’s recreational players who are entering contests for fun with very little specific knowledge. These contests are ones where you can gain a massive edge over your opponents, giving you your highest expected ROI.


 

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How to use game selection in daily fantasy football in order to boost your profits

‘Game selection’ is another term that poker players may well be familiar with, and it could be said that it has a similar level of importance in DFF.

“So what is game selection?” Some of you might be thinking? well, as it says in its name – it is the art of selecting which games to play in, in order to maximise your edge over your opponents, and consequently maximise your winnings over the long-term. There is a saying in poker “you might be the sixth best player in the world, but if you are playing with the best five players in the world – then you will lose”, and that principle can be applied to daily fantasy sports of all kinds too.

Now, it might be somewhat more difficult in DFF to determine who you do and do not have an edge over, however there are certainly a number of strategies that you can implement to help you when it comes to seeking out weaker opponents in order to maximise your profit.

Play in contests that involve fixtures from ‘popular’ competitions

It is no surprise that recreational players in daily fantasy football are commonly found playing in contests that involve fixtures from that night’s most popular competitions – such as the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. Why? Because these are the games that the wider population have an opinion on and therefore they generate the most interest in general.

It is no surprise that games from these competitions see the most money getting wagered on them when it comes to sports betting, and daily fantasy football is no different. To re-iterate that simply; play in contests that are of most interest to recreational players. HOWEVER….

Try to avoid contests for ‘popular’ competitions if they only contain 2 BIG fixtures to pick your team from

This is a strategy that we at DFFbet have found to be largely useful. The reason being it is not too difficult for a recreational player to pick a strong side that will rival your own team if the options are extremely limited and the key players pick themselves.

Example; there are 2 fixtures running one night in the Champions League – Real Madrid vs Juventus, and Barcelona vs Chelsea.

Now in this scenario, although a highly knowledgeable DFF player can create a team with an edge over a lot of players, it is much more difficult to do so as the majority of key players pick themselves and will be selected by the masses – such as an attacking trio of Ronaldo, Messi and Suarez. You might think that you’ve got a killer strike-force that is certain to beat everyone else, however you’ll commonly find that 60-80% of your opponents will have an alarmingly similar line-up, and thus, it is tougher to gain an edge.

Of course, contests like in this example will be won by the lesser-known players in your line-up, an area in which the more skilled daily fantasy football player will certainly excel in, however it is much tougher to really realise your edge over your opponents in situations where almost everybody is using a certain 7 or 8 players.

Bear in mind however, that from our experiences this only tends to apply in contests for popular competitions such as the Champions League or the EPL if the 2 evening’s fixtures involve several massive, well-known teams with a large number of ‘picks themselves’ typed players.

If you see a Premiership contest that requires you to pick a team from the Hull City vs Swansea City game and the Southampton vs Bournemouth game, then even though it is a hugely popular competition, as a skilled player you should still be able to outwit your opponents due to the general lack of superstars, allowing for much greater variety in the line-ups of the entrants.

Entering contests involving lesser-known leagues when no ‘big’ fixtures are scheduled that night

As we mentioned earlier, recreational players will commonly gravitate towards the contests involving ‘big’ fixtures such as the EPL or Champions League, however on nights when these competitions have no fixtures, you will often find that the value (i.e. weaker opponents) will spread around a bit more and enter a wider variety of contests. This is where, as a knowledgeable daily fantasy football player, you should look for contests that play into your knowledge-base.

For example, if you like watching the MLS on Sky Sports and have done research on this league in the past, then enter contests that are MLS-based and use your enhanced knowledge to gain a huge advantage over that night’s recreational players who are entering contests for fun with very little specific knowledge. These contests are ones where you can gain a massive edge over your opponents, giving you your highest expected ROI.


 

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