Complacency

His fantasy team was 6-0.  He had just joined the office league this year.  A seasoned veteran of fantasy, he had been carefully managing his roster and staying on top of everything.  And the results were palpable.  No one seemed able to stop him.  The competition didn’t appear to be quite as strong as he…
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Failure

Last week, I wrote about becoming World Class at what you do.  I promptly went on to win absolutely nothing in daily play that weekend.  Zilch.  A complete bust.  There is nothing like failure to ground you in reality.  In fact, sometimes we go to extremes with it, either becoming so fearful of experiencing failure…
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World Class

It was 4:30 in the afternoon last Sunday.  One of my DraftKings lineups was ranked 2,581 out of 150,000 other lineups aiming for the $1 million grand prize.   Although I had placed higher in a contest or two over the past three years, I had never found myself this close to winning the biggest prize of…
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Play to Win

The game of fantasy football can be played by anyone: fantasy experts, football enthusiasts, and even those with little-to-no interest in sports.  No matter who you are, you can play and you can win.  Sometimes, it’s just a matter of luck.  In fact, there is almost always an element of luck involved; stuff happens on…
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Knowing When to Flinch

“The hard part about playing chicken is knowin’ when to flinch.”  – Commander Bart Mancuso in The Hunt for Red October It may be Week 11, but for those who play daily fantasy (DFS), it’s just the halfway point of a season that began in Week 1 and that will end after the NFL’s Conference…
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New Beginnings

It is officially Week One of the 2016 NFL season.  Yet for many fantasy owners, the season began weeks ago with their league draft.  League drafts can be the defining moment for any fantasy team’s season, which means all sorts of analysis and preparations are made by fantasy owners, their thoughts and conclusions often shrouded…
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The Value of Good Information

How was your first week of fantasy football?  Pretty good?  For some, it must have been good, because someone has to win, right?  But for others, it may have been pretty bad; for some, even downright abysmal kind of bad.  It was for me.  Yes, me.  I am supposed to be a fantasy football expert…
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More Homework

Ladies and gentlemen – now is the time; time to keep the homework and research coming.  There are only two weeks left for drafting before the new season begins.  Nothing prepares you more for your fantasy season than the development of an innate, detailed understanding of what is going on throughout the NFL and how…
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Homework

A week of preseason football is complete.   At this point, every fantasy owner should be in the books – doing their homework.  Yes, homework.  Too often, fantasy owners with “some” experience tend to believe that they have all it takes to win their league based on experience alone.  But that experience must always be…
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Fantasy Football 2015

Well, here we are.  It is the middle of July, and we are on the verge of another NFL season and all of the fantasy football that comes with it.  There are some new names out there, and there are some old names on new teams.  Many things have stayed the same; while other things…
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