As newer DFS players, many of us have the vision of DFS as you see it in DraftKings and FanDuel commercials. DFS players are bros on their couch making a lineup on their phone over some cold brews for some action come game time.
What we all quickly realize is that this is not the case. As you play seriously over weeks and months, you start to notice the same players consistently appearing at the top of the leaderboards. You also notice many of their lineups littered all throughout the standings.
These are professional DFS players that make a living playing, much like professional online poker players. They are entering up to 150 lineups in large-field tournaments.
Once you realize this, you inevitably ask yourself how you can be like them and win consistently.
There are specific considerations that professional MLB DFS players make when crafting their lineups, and this is how they get to the top of the leaderboards on the regular. I’m going to share some of these to help DFS players improve and win these tournaments.
Professional DFS players use a combination of projection, ownership, correlation, and leverage to make their MLB DFS lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel. Using each of these factors properly, one can make a single lineup or a balanced portfolio of lineups with legitimate win equity in tournaments.
Without considering all of these factors, it is difficult to win at MLB DFS. Each is close to equally important and needs to be weighed when constructing your MLB DFS rosters.