Daily Fantasy Football 2015: Predicting Top DraftKings Quarterback Projections

August 5, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Analysts often encourage seasonal fantasy football drafters to wait on quarterbacks, stockpiling players at skill positions instead. Those shifting to daily fantasy contests will need to reconsider that mindset.
The thinking in standard leagues goes that, despite a signal-caller's vast importance, there are enough high-quality options for everyone to share. Rather than investing a third-round pick on Peyton Manning, gamers can snag Eli Manning four or five rounds later and watch him chuck bombs in Odell Beckham Jr.'s general vicinity all year.
DFS, however, requires different strategies depending on the contest. Yearly drafters are playing to win, so they'll eschew the safety of a star quarterback and instead maximize upside. In guaranteed prize pools (GPP), large tournaments where only a small percentage of contestants win, this philosophy holds up. If only 20 percent of the field profits, it makes more sense to take a chance on the younger Manning avoiding a three-intercept...

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