If you are thinking about joining DraftKings.com for your daily fantasy sports action, please take a peek at the following 10 tips for “newbies” to the DFS industry. Not a tip, but it should be obvious to you by now…. USE or PROMO CODE for a free cash contest entry at DraftKings!
#1: Enter 50/50 contests: I know it seems obvious to enter contests where half of the players win, but you would not believe how many DFS newbies focus on the big prize tournaments when they first join.
#2: Refer your friends: DraftKings rewards player referrals better than any DFS site. Not only do you receive a revenue share on your referrals, but you can play in a $4000 freeroll every Friday during the MLB season.
#3: Don’t even think about playing a H2H game above $10: If you are new, do not waste your time and money on head to head contests. The sharks are just waiting for you pop your head up.
#4: Stacking: If you do not know what this is, find out now!
#5: Forget everything you know about season long fantasy sports, it means absolutely NOTHING in 1-day leagues.
#6: Look for OPS situations that are at least .720 or higher based on side of the plate success in the ballpark. “Launching pads” like Texas, Toronto, Colorado, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati are short focus list. It also helps if Vegas has set the total over 8.5 runs.
#7: DraftKings lineups allow for 2 starting pitchers. You must find value on your second arm, because if you take two aces, you will have a weak hitting lineup. DraftKings scoring for pitchers has an emphasis on innings pitched (2.25 points per IP) and strikeouts. Wins are only worth 4 points on DraftKings, so they are more of a bonus than a required outcome.
#8: Average score to win 1st place in a large field tournament
– Target Score – 150 points; 10 players on roster
– Fantasy Points Pitching ($15,000-$20,000 allocation; 30-40% of salary cap)
– Fantasy Points Hitting ($30,000-$35,000 allocation)
#9: Average H2H or 50/50 Double Up Target Score is 90 Points.
#10: Know your DraftKings.com scoring:
– Hitters scoring format:
Single = +3 PTs
Double = +5 PTs
Triple = +8 PTs
Home Run = +10 PTs
Run Batted In = +2 PTs
Run = +2 PTs
Base on Balls = +2 PTs
Hit By Pitch = +2 PTs
Stolen Base = +5 PTs
Caught Stealing = -2 PTs
– Pitchers scoring format:
Inning Pitched = +2.25 PTs
Strike Out = +2 PTs
Win = +4 PTs
Earned Run Allowed = -2 PTs
Hit Against = -0.6 PTs
Base on Balls Against = -0.6 PTs
Hit Batsman = -0.6 PTs
Complete Game = +2.5 PTs
Complete Game Shut Out = +2.5 PTs
No Hitter = +5 PTs