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January 4, 2018
DFS Football 101: 2017 Season Review
Michael Rathburn reflects on a 2017 fantasy football season that was dominated by injuries. Which players earned a spot on his All-Value Team and which disgraced themselves to the All-Bust Team?
December 13, 2017
DFS Football 101: FanDuel Online Championship Strategy
Michael Rathburn breaks down his lineups from the $4 Million FanDuel Online Championship and explains his strategy. How much cash did he win?
December 6, 2017
DFS Football 101: Multi-Lineup Strategy for Qualifiers
Michael Rathburn analyzes the lineups he used for FanDuel's qualifiers to get into this week's big $4 million Fan Championship. Which strategy worked best?
November 29, 2017
DFS Football 101: Lessons Learned for 2017
Michael Rathburn looks at the data from this season and how it might dictate the rest of the season. With offense down, what does that mean for choosing a DFS defense?
November 22, 2017
DFS Football 101: FanDuel Lineup Review
Michael Rathburn breaks down the ins and outs of his Week 11 lineup and shows how he lapped the field in the RotoWire weekly contest yet again.
November 15, 2017
DFS Football 101: RotoWire Staff Contest Strategy
Michael Rathburn analyzes his strategy in RotoWire's weekly staff DFS contest. Find out how he approaches his tournament-style lineup.
November 8, 2017
DFS Football 101: FanDuel WR Tourney Strategy
Michael Rathburn analyzes the wide receiver position on FanDuel and shows how to narrow the choices for tournaments to players who will pay off.
November 1, 2017
DFS Football 101: FanDuel RB Tourney Strategy
Michael Rathburn analyzes the running back position on FanDuel and shows how to narrow the choices for tournaments to 4-6 key players.
October 24, 2017
DFS Football 101: FanDuel QB Review
Michael Rathburn analyzes the early season results from FanDuel to find out which quarterbacks are paying off most for DFS owners.
October 16, 2017
DFS Football 101: Building a Weekly Regimen
Michael Rathburn lays out his weekly routine for maximizing success in DFS.
October 10, 2017
DFS Football 101: DraftKings Cash-Game Breakdown
Michael Rathburn reviews what it took to win DraftKings' Week 5 cash game, breaking down player ownership and values. What rosters fared the best?
October 4, 2017
DFS Football 101: Q&A with DK's World Championship Qualifier
Michael Rathburn interviews the big winner in DraftKings' World Championship Qualifier. How did he win? Who did he play? Find out that and more.
September 25, 2017
DFS Football 101: Analyzing Cash-Game Contests
Michael Rathburn shows owners how to analyze cash-game contests after they are completed and what to learn from them.
September 18, 2017
DFS Football 101: Building a Cash Game System, Part 2
Michael Rathburn reveals his guidelines for selecting tight ends, defenses and kickers in cash-game formats.
September 11, 2017
DFS Football 101: Building a Cash Game System
Michael Rathburn lays out his guidelines for choosing QBs, RBs and WRs to play in cash games.
September 7, 2017
DFS Football 101: Week 1 Cash Game Strategy
Michael Rathburn walks through his strategy for cash games for Week 1 on FanDuel. Find out if he's paying up at quarterback or looking for a bargain.
August 23, 2017
DFS Football 101: DFS Starter Kit, Part 3
Michael Rathburn continues his series for new DFS players, focusing on which sites and slates to play. Which slate gives the new player the best chance to win?
August 18, 2017
DFS Football 101: DFS Starter Kit, Part 2
Michael Rathburn shows fantasy owners how best to construct DFS lineups and how to manage their salary cap on DraftKings and FanDuel.
August 11, 2017
DFS Football 101: DFS Football Starter Kit
Michael Rathburn breaks down the basics for playing DFS football and explains why beginners should start practicing lineups now.
January 2, 2017
DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players, Round 16
Michael Rathburn looks at the 2016 season in review from a DraftKings perspective.
December 22, 2016
DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players, Round 15
Michael Rathburn lays out his process for constructing cash game lineups on FanDuel.
December 12, 2016
DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players, Round 14
Michael Rathburn takes a look at how to find wideouts viable to use in cash games on FanDuel.
December 5, 2016
DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players, Round 13
Michael Rathburn breaks down the process for choosing running backs in cash games on FanDuel.
November 30, 2016
DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players, Round 12
Michael Rathburn explains how to choose a D/ST unit in cash games on DraftKings.
November 21, 2016
DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players, Round 11
Michael Rathburn details the process of choosing tight ends for cash games.
November 18, 2016
DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players, Round 10
Michael Rathburn lays out a system for choosing wide receivers in cash games.
November 7, 2016
DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players, Round 9
Michael Rathburn shares some key points regarding how to choose running backs for cash games.
October 31, 2016
DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players, Round 8
Michael Rathburn sheds light on his process of selecting signal callers for cash games on DraftKings.
October 24, 2016
DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players, Round 7
Michael Rathburn breaks down the process of selecting tournament-winning wideouts on DraftKings.
October 17, 2016
DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players, Round 6
Michael Rathburn explains how to find GPP-winning running backs on DraftKings.
October 10, 2016
DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players, Round 5
Michael Rathburn lays out a system for choosing a quarterback in large-field DFS tournaments.
September 26, 2016
DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players, Round 4
Michael Rathburn details how to use DraftKing's contest data to become a better DFS player.
September 19, 2016
DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players, Round 3
Michael Rathburn yet again divulges key information for those looking to get started in DFS, this time focusing on head-to-head contests.
September 13, 2016
DFS Football 101: Impact of Running QBs on RBs
Cam Newton's ability to run the football put a cap on Jonathan Stewart's fantasy upside last season. But do other mobile quarterbacks have the same affect on their running backs?
September 12, 2016
DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players, Round 2
Michael Rathburn shares some key points with new DFS players regarding the effect of inactive players on roster construction and choosing contests to enter.
September 6, 2016
DFS Football 101: Important Tips for New Players
Michael Rathburn shares some key points with new DFS players when it comes to filling out an NFL Lineup with kickers and defenses.
September 5, 2016
DFS Football 101: When to Use QB/RB Stacks
Rostering a quarterback and running back from the same team can seem counterintuitive, but Juan Carlos Blanco explains when such a scenario can be used for daily fantasy football rosters.
September 1, 2016
DFS Football 101: GPP Strategies
The process of putting together a lineup for bigger tournaments is vastly different than doing so for smaller cash games. Juan Carlos Blanco breaks down the differences.
August 27, 2016
DFS Football 101: By the Numbers - QBs
Michael Rathburn breaks down what to look for when selecting quarterbacks for both cash games and tournaments in daily fantasy football. Is it better to take a favored or underdog QB?
August 22, 2016
DFS Football 101: Cash Game Strategies
Juan Carlos Blanco explains how building a cash game lineup can differ from those entering tournaments, including what kind of players to focus on and which stats to consider.
August 11, 2016
DFS 101: How to Choose a Tight End
In this fourth installment, Juan Carlos Blanco examines strategies for picking a tight end — the often overlooked, but nevertheless key position for any daily fantasy lineup.
August 10, 2016
DFS Football 101: How to Choose a Wide Receiver
In this installment, Juan Carlos Blanco helps identify and develop strategies for selecting wide receivers in DFS, which he says is essential because wide receivers’ targets often vary week to week.
August 9, 2016
DFS Football 101: How to Choose a Running Back
Juan Carlos Blanco explains how making the right choices at running back in DFS can often be integral to a head-to-head victory or good placement in a tournament or 50/50 cash game.
July 30, 2016
DFS Football 101: How to Choose a Quarterback
RotoWire's Juan Carlos Blanco breaks down some of the key factors in choosing the ideal quarterback for daily fantasy football lineups.
July 27, 2016
DFS Football 101: Stacking QBs and Pass Catchers
Stacking quarterbacks and wide receivers can be a popular tournament strategy in daily fantasy football, but there are a few key ways to differentiate from the field.
July 20, 2016
DFS Football 101: How to Play NFL DFS on FanDuel
There are a few nuances to playing NFL DFS on FanDuel, and Juan Carlos Blanco breaks down a few of the key aspects to focus on when building lineups.
July 18, 2016
DFS Football 101: How to Play NFL DFS on DraftKings
DraftKings' NFL contests offer a few unique wrinkles, and Juan Carlos Blanco is here to break them down and explain how to take advantage.
June 23, 2016
DFS Football 101: Insider's Guide to Daily Football
Kevin Payne shares insights for beginners and veterans of DFS football, including how to capitalize off roster lock, rookies and recency bias, among others.
September 8, 2015
DFS Football 101: A Winner's Guide to NFL DFS
Michael Rathburn shines a spotlight on what it takes to win in daily football each week, including players to targets and points to target per position for both FanDuel and DraftKings.
September 7, 2015
DFS Football 101: FanDuel Week 1 RB Value Picks
Michael Rathburn breaks down the top running back value plays on FanDuel for Week 1 of the NFL season, including the Bucs' Doug Martin, who played very well in the preseason and may be heavily used with a rookie quarterback under center in Tampa.
August 24, 2015
DFS Football 101: Week 1 QB Value Plays
Michael Rathburn breaks down some of the Week 1 quarterback value plays on FanDuel, who set their opening weekend prices back in July.
January 2, 2015
DFS Football 101: FantasyScore's Wild Card Contests
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian recommends a Matthew Stafford-Calvin Johnson pairing on FantasyScore for Wild Card weekend.
December 5, 2014
DFS Football 101: DFS Weekly Regimens
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn describes his process for selecting a DFS lineup, and gives some suggestions for who to play on FanDuel this weekend.
November 26, 2014
DFS Football 101: Identifying the Best Contests to Play
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn runs through the various contest options on DraftKings and help new users identify which contests will give them the best chance to win.
November 21, 2014
DFS Football 101: Applying Standard Deviation Part II
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn further explores the use of standard deviation when selecting lineups on DraftKings.
November 14, 2014
DFS Football 101: Applying Standard Deviation to Daily Fantasy Football
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn breaks down the data and explores ways to use standard deviation when setting your DraftKings fantasy football lineups.
November 8, 2014
DFS Football 101: How to Find Value on DraftKings
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn crunches the numbers to help identify value plays on DraftKings.
October 31, 2014
DFS Football 101: How to Find Value on FanDuel
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn breakdowns the best (and worst) values on FanDuel at each position.
October 24, 2014
DFS Football 101: Breaking Down DraftKings Millionaire Maker
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn breaks down the winning lineups that took home $1 miilion on DraftKings the past three weeks to prep for the contest in Week 8.
October 17, 2014
DFS Football 101: How to Play CFB Fantasy Football on DraftKings
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn lays out his strategic approach to playing College Football contests on DraftKings.
October 10, 2014
DFS Football 101: How to Build a Tournament (GPP) Lineup
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn delves into the process of building a tournament lineup and dishes out some of his high-ceiling targets for Week 6.
October 3, 2014
DFS Football 101: Over/Under Picks for Week 5
DFS veteran Nir Elitzur looks at the over/under lines to aid in your lineup selection process in weekly salary cap contests.
October 2, 2014
DFS Football 101: How to Build a Cash Games Lineup
RotoWire's Michael Rathburn focuses on cash games and explores how to build the best lineup for head-to-head and 50/50 contests.
October 1, 2014
DFS Football 101: DailyMVP Keeps You in the Game
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian takes Daily MVP's trio of football contests on a test ride.
September 26, 2014
DFS Football 101: Over/Under Plays
RotoWire's Nir Elitzur takes a look at this week's over/under totals to identify targets for your DFS lineups.
DFS Football 101: The Art of Pairing
Michael Rathburn crunches the numbers on FanDuel to decipher which positions are the best to pair together.
September 19, 2014
DFS Football 101: Choosing Your Kicker & D/ST on Fanduel
Which splits should you use to select the best Kicker and Defense/Special Teams for your DFS lineup? RotoWire's Michael Rathburn runs through the data.
DFS Football 101: Week 3 Over/Under Plays
Nir Elitzer examines over/unders and provides his value picks for Week 3.
September 12, 2014
DFS Football 101: Over/Under Plays Week 2
Despite the high over/under, RotoWire's Nir Elitzur likes few DFS options from the Eagles/Colts matchup.
DFS Football 101: Using Vegas Splits to Choose D/ST
Which splits should you use to select the best Defense/Special Teams for your DFS lineup? RotoWire's Michael Rathburn runs through the data.
September 5, 2014
DFS Football 101: Week 1 Over/Under Plays
RotoWire's Nir Elitzur takes a look Week 1 Over/Under totals and offers up his DFS recommendations based on the data.
DFS Football 101: Breaking Down the Splits (Fanduel)
How much better is Drew Brees at home? How much better are players generally? Michael Rathburn does the research.
September 1, 2014
DFS Football 101: Bankroll Management
DFS veteran Nir Elitzur (a.k.a. Dug Fister) breaks down his bankroll management strategies to help newcomers succeed at daily/weekly contests.
August 25, 2014
DFS Football 101: Finding WR/TE Value on Fanduel Week 1
Jeremy Maclin comes in at the top of the value charts for receivers and a surprise pick for tight ends
August 21, 2014
FanDuel NFL: Player Salaries - First Impressions
RotoWire's Ben Slocum takes a look at the FanDuel salaries for Week 1 and picks out the best overpriced and underpriced players he's going to consider using or avoiding.
August 18, 2014
FanDuel NFL: QB/RB Value Plays for Week 1
Most of the player salaries were generated at the end of July. This means there will be a lot of value available in Week 1. Who should you grab at quarterback and running back?
August 15, 2014
DFS Football 101: TradeSports College Football
RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian explores TradeSports new college football contests
July 23, 2014
DFS Football 101: TradeSports Football Contests
Jerry Donabedian explores some of the new features on TradeSports, including an NFL Rookies contest where Johnny Manziel looks like a solid option.
December 10, 2013
DFS Football 101: Beginner's Guide
Michael Rathburn goes over the basic fundamentals of Daily Fantasy Football contests on sites like FanDuel, DraftKings and DraftStreet.
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