Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Daily Fantasy Soccer Strategies and Tips
Fantasy Soccer Podcast: Daily Fantasy Soccer Strategies and Tips

This article is part of our Fantasy Soccer Podcast series.

For those who may not know daily fantasy soccer, or simply need some tips on getting better, below is a collection of podcasts from Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper spanning a number of different strategies for beginners and seasoned players. They are presented chronologically but can be listened to in any order.


Daily Fantasy Soccer Strategies (originally published Nov. 2, 2016)

Andrew Laird (@RotoWireAndrew) is joined by Jordan Cooper (@blenderHD) to discuss lineup-building strategies, contest selection skills and why relying solely on tout articles isn't the best plan for long-term success in daily fantasy soccer.

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How to Build DFS Soccer Lineups (Nov. 11, 2016)

Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper break down lineup-building strategies for daily fantasy soccer games, including the process of putting together the optimal cash-game roster and how to use that to build the best tournament lineup.

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How to Start Playing DFS Soccer (Dec. 27, 2016)

Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper discuss how to get into daily fantasy soccer, what bankroll management strategies are appropriate for beginners and how to develop better methods for building lineups.

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Daily Fantasy Soccer Head-to-Head Strategies (Jan. 23, 2017)

Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper discuss a range of strategies for playing daily fantasy soccer head-to-head contests, including opponent selection, lineup building and game theory.

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How to Utilize Ownership Percentages (June 7, 2017)

Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper discuss a number of different daily fantasy soccer strategies, including how to use ownership percentages to help build GPP lineups and what kind of stacking techniques work best.

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How to Play Daily Fantasy Soccer (Aug. 6. 2017)

Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper explain the basics of playing daily fantasy soccer, including how to use betting lines, which positions and player types are worth targeting on DraftKings and FanDuel, and why stacking is usually not an optimal strategy.

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Ask the Shark Edition (Aug. 31, 2017)

Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper use the international break to discuss questions from subscribers, including how to play World Cup qualifier slates with multiple huge favorites and when the best time is to punt with a centerback in DFS lineups.

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Bankroll Management (Oct. 5, 2017)

Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper discuss bankroll management strategies, including what questions to consider before entering your first contest and why there is no single answer for "how much should I play and what kind of games should I enter?"

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High Stakes vs. Low Stakes and Why Rake Matters (Oct. 9, 2017)

Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper discuss the differences between playing high stakes v. low stakes in fantasy soccer, as well as why the recent rake increases matter for players.

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Dispelling DFS Myths (Nov. 9, 2017)

Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper dispel some DFS myths, including the idea that every good player relies on algorithms or collusion and why mass multi-entry doesn't guarantee profit.

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Analyzing DFS Results (Jan. 4, 2018)

Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper discuss why people who play daily fantasy sports should track and analyze their results, and then Jordan reviews his ROI for 2017.

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Understanding GPP Strategies (Jan. 9, 2018)

Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper discuss different GPP strategies based on which sports people play, explaining why getting a 0.35%-owned touchdown in an NFL GPP is so much more valuable than a 0.35%-owned centerback goal in soccer.

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Asking the Right Questions (Mar. 26, 2018)

Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper explain how to determine the chalk players within a daily fantasy soccer slate and then discuss why asking "player A or player B?" is not enough to determine which one is the better play.

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How Legalized Sports Betting Affect DFS (May 14, 2018)

Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper review their daily fantasy Premier League lineups from the last gameweek of the 2017/18 season and then discuss how legalized sports betting will affect daily fantasy sports in the United States.

Listen on Apple Podcats, Overcast or Stitcher.



Building a Bankroll (May 28, 2018)

Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper review their DraftKings showdown lineups from Saturday's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool, and then they discuss ways to build a DFS bankroll based on different investment levels.
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Determining Entry Amounts for GPPs (Sept. 3, 2018)

Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper review Saturday's six-game daily fantasy Premier League slate, including how much Manchester City you needed in cash games, and then dive into a discussion about how slate and GPP sizes affect how many lineups Jordan builds for GPPs.

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Post-Slate Analysis Tips (Sept. 6, 2018)

Andrew Laird and Jordan Cooper discuss how they analyze winning and losing lineups after slates have finished and explain why some methods people use aren't as helpful as they seem.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Jordan Cooper plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: blenderhd, DraftKings: blenderhd. Andrew M. Laird plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: kingmorland, DraftKings: andrewmlaird, Yahoo: Lairdinho, TheSix: Lairdinho.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jordan Cooper
Jordan is a top-ranked daily fantasy sports player, co-hosts the RotoWire Soccer podcast, a soccer analyst on DraftKings video shows, and live streams DFS AMAs on Periscope multiple times per week.
Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Senior Soccer Editor and a fantasy football contributor. He is also a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Football Writer of the Year Award.
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