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  1. This week's FanDuel Sunday Million is offering up $2 million in prize money, with 91,954 entrants competing for a $200,000 top prize. Payouts will be issued to 19% of the field (17,475 places), so since you're watching anyway, make Championship Sunday a little more fun and get in! In last week's three-way tie for first, a score of 170.88, or 2.85 points per $1,000 in salary dollars, was sufficient to best the field. Check out FanDuel here. As in all large-field GPP's, in roster construction, we are looking to do the following: - Isolate good value plays based on game flow projection - Fa
  2. TheWeek 18 FanDuel Saturday Million is offering a field of 80,459 a chance to vie for a $175,000 top prize in a $1.75 million in prize pool. The payouts this week go to the top 18% of finishers. rsane21 took down last week's first place prize with a score of 184.6, just about three points per $1,000 salary dollars spent. With a four game slate facing us this week, we will pass on the review of the top 20 roster compositions of last week's games, as the patterns of a full card bear little relevance to what is required to hit big in a playoff format. As always, regardless of the number o
  3. "Look at you… In two years, they'll be marking your gravesite. Me? I'll be right here." Nino Brown might as well have been talking to traditional fantasy sports because their time is truly over. Daily fantasy sports (DFS) is growing by leaps and bounds weekly, new sites are springing up constantly, and the fantasy landscape is in the midst of a revolutionary overhaul; tournaments with seven-figure prize pools are commonplace and the numbers are only getting larger. Every day is the fantasy playoff season in DFS, with literally thousands of opportunities to cash from your fantasy knowledge
  4. According to Online Poker Report (OPR) and a Tweet from ESPN writer David Purdum, Nevada Gaming Control Board officials have begun examining the legality of daily fantasy sports (DFS), which US players can play on sites like FanDueland DraftKings for real money. The Tweet from Purdum read, "Nevada Gaming Control chairman AG Burnett has begun legal analysis of daily fantasy sports and welcomes communication from DFS operators." Purdum followed up a question of whether Nevada could eventually outlaw DFS by responding, "Maybe end it in the state, but not nationwide. Still so much gray a
  5. One of the biggest rumors this week in the online poker world has Amaya Gaming, the parent company of PokerStarsand Full Tilt, purchasing DraftDay, a US-facing daily fantasy sports site. MGT Capital Investments owns DraftDay, which was started by poker players Taylor Green PlasticCaby and Andrew muddywaterWiggins. According to eGaming Review, MGT said about a prospective sale, "In recent weeks, MGT has communicated with several parties expressing interest in a potential investment or purchase of DraftDay. The company is reviewing multiple indications of interest in an effort to create maxim
  6. With the usual full schedule of quality matchups, the action looks very strong on Saturday night over at DraftKings, where, as always, they are offering up MLB tourneys at every buy-in level imaginable. Let's dig in and see if we can uncover a play or two that unlocks the bundle of cash! To review the guidelines mentioned over previous columns, we suggest the following guidelines as a solid backbone to start with in GPP lineup construction. There are plenty of other factors to pay serious attention to, but be sure to keep in mind the following: - Pay For Pitching: Your starters are
  7. [caption width="468"] How can you take advantage of lineup optimizers? Use players you like on a given night, like LeBron[/caption] Football is the undisputed DFS Prom King, but in terms of the truly daily sports, nothing approaches the popularity of the NBA. On the major sites, you will find the head-to-head lobby filled with players from the micro-stakes all the way up to the five-figure buy-ins. The GPP and 50/50 lobbies are stuffed with huge fields at every level, from the quarter arcade on DraftKings to the nosebleeds. The draws of NBA DFS are obvious. Unlike MLB, NHL, and even N
  8. In recent days, PokerStars, the world's largest online poker site, has been surveying players about daily fantasy sports. Why? As we've reported here before, PokerStars is launching its own DFS site or acquiring an existing one, potentially by the start of football season. The survey's questions range from a person's knowledge of the industry and activity in it to whether they've heard of the two major players in the DFS space: FanDueland DraftKings. Also included are a few questions related to PokerStars' brand. About halfway through is the question, "Are you aware that Daily Fantasy Sp
  9. The Week 17FanDuel Sunday Million is offering up $2.5 million in prize money to the top 21,840 finishers in the 114,942-player tournament. stevesokol21took down last week's first place prize with a score of 177.12 points, slightly less than three points per $1,000 salary dollars spent. This is the final week of the regular season, so get in and use your football knowledge to take your shot at this week's $300,000 first place money! A quick review of Week 16's top 20 Sunday Million finishers reveals the following: - A handful of different QBs are represented in the top 20, but each of
  10. This week's FanDuel Sunday Millionis offering up $2 million in prize money, with 91,954 entrants competing for a $200,000 top prize. Payouts will be issued to 19% of the field (17,475 places), so get in and claim your share! In Week 15, mperillo86and btong23chopped first place with an identical score of 189.6. This winning total (3.16 points per $1,000 of salary), was down from the previous week's winning total of 207.4. The top 20 finishers in Week 15's tourney had teams that broke down as follows: - All top 20 squads rostered Odell Beckham Jr. - 16 of 20 owned Le'Veon Bell - 17 of 20
  11. Brian Stinger885Hastings (pictured) was formerly a staple of the highest stakes online poker games on the planet. He faced off against some of poker's brightest minds on the cash game felts and has $1.3 million in career live tournament scores, according to the Hendon Mob. Now, he's a regular in daily fantasy sports games on sites like FanDueland DraftKings, which take US players. PocketFives: Thank you for joining us. How does your typical week go? What are you playing? Brian Hastings: Especially since basketball started, I play about every day. Sunday and Thursday, I am entering footba
  12. This week's FanDuel Sunday Millionoffers 91,954 contestants the opportunity to vie for $2 million in prizes, with 17,475 (19%) earning prize money. Before we get into this Sunday's card, let's take a look back at Week 14's results. Player jrdcoltstook down the $250,000 top prize with a score of 207.4 points; in this $60,000 salary cap tournament, his team accumulated an average of 3.45 points per $1,000 of salary. Sign up for FanDuel here and maybe you'll be this week's winner! Among the top 20 finishers in Week 14's tourney, the squads break down as follows: - 16 of 20 used a QB/WR team
  13. In terms of selling a fight with pre-fight hype and trash talk, Irishman Conor McGregor might just be the pound-for-pound best in the world. Saturday night in Las Vegas, McGregor will finally step into the octagon with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 194. While that fight is the main event, there's 11 other fights on the card and DraftKings has a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool contest with just a $5 buy-in. Top 5 UFC 194 DraftKings Contests The Haymaker - $3 buy-in - $20,000 The Main Event - $5 buy-in - $200,000 The Takedown - $27 buy-in - $40,000 The Tapout - $300
  14. Once again, the action will be hot and heavy on Saturday night over at DraftKings, where they are offering up MLB tourneys at every buy-in level imaginable. One of the features is the 2015 MLB All Star Game VIP Experience tourney, where a mere $3 entry gets the winner an All Star Game trip including travel for two, game tickets, Home Run Derby tickets, and more. Let's see if we can spot a lineup that might help you stand out from the crowd and help you grab head to the airport for the trip to beautiful… well, to Cincinnati. Sign up for DraftKings here. The site accepts US players. A
  15. On Friday, StarsDraftofficially launched. The site, formerly Victiv, is owned by Amaya Gaming, the parent company of PokerStars, and continues to promote one of Victiv's promotional staples, the Bankroll Builder. Week 1 of the NFL season officially begins on September 10 with a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the now-not-Tom-Brady-less New England Patriots. Text on the new StarsDraft site read, "We are excited to announce that Victiv has partnered with Amaya and the PokerStars brand to bring you the new StarsDraft.com. We look forward to continuing to offer the same high standard
  16. In breaking news, Amaya, the parent company of PokerStarsand Full Tilt, made good on its promise to enter the daily fantasy sports world before football season started by acquiring Victiv. The site will be renamed StarsDraftand, according to a press release, will be "initially launched at StarsDraft.com in select US markets and later through the PokerStars platform." Sign up for Victiv here! --- Tournament Poker Edgeis the only poker training site dedicated exclusively to MTTs and feature
  17. On Wednesday, Online Poker Report's Chris Grove (pictured) published a series of Tweets regarding the legality of daily fantasy sports (DFS). As we've written about before, Nevada gaming officials are digging into the legality of DFSand could potentially shut the industry down in the state or change the way it's taxed and licensed. Other states could soon follow. Check out Chris on Twitter. Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman AG Burnett announced his plans to take a look at DFS on Twitter, leading Grove to surmise, "My thinking isthey wouldn't announce the review if they knew they were goi
  18. [caption width="468"] Don't forget about steals kings like Jose Altuve when setting your DFS lineups[/caption] One of the stumbling blocks that new daily fantasy baseball gamers have to overcome is the way in which they've been trained to value certain statistics. When a kid is becoming a baseball fan, his interpretation of what is most important will come largely from the way certain events are celebrated by the announcer or on the news. Once that kid grows up a bit and gets into fantasy baseball, his definitions of relative statistical importance will become further molded to value what p
  19. One of the most essential tools in the arsenal of a good DFS player, regardless of sport, is a solid set of research sources to call upon in their daily routine. Hockey is no exception, and just as in every other sport, there are advanced statistics documenting what's going on over at the frozen pond. As many reference tools as there are, there are multiple ways in which these resources can be employed depending on game type (cash or GPP), field size, and number of opponents, and your level of aggression. Level of aggression merely refers to how willing you are to go big or go home in sho
  20. [caption width="468"] If you practice proper bankroll management, you'll be cheering your wallet on to new heights[/caption] There are many parallels and lessons that can be learned for your daily fantasy baseball tournament play based on backgrounds in other games such as tournament poker or thoroughbred handicapping. MLB DFS, like those other two pursuits, is a game where you have multiple opportunities daily to get in on the action in a high-variance event where the correct play is often in contrast to the actual result of the event. The mental hurdles are very similar, and in MLB GPP
  21. This author met longtime PocketFiver and World Poker Tour host Tony Bond18Dunst (pictured) in Los Angeles during the American Poker Awards cocktail hour. When asked what else he was doing besides producing content for WPT broadcasts, Dunst quickly responded, "Playing daily fantasy sports," or DFS. We caught up with him during Monday's WPT Championship dinner break in Atlantic City. PocketFives: Thank you for joining us. How did you get into DFS originally? Tony DunstL I work for the WPT and we have a sponsorship deal with DraftKings that was originally arranged by Jonathan FatalError
  22. A member of PocketFives ever since our first year in business, Matt SamENoleSmith (pictured) has amassed $1.1 million in online tournament winnings along with almost $400,000 more at brick-and-mortar casinos. Now, he has turned his attention to daily fantasy sports (DFS) on sites like FanDueland DraftKings and, in fact, is camped out in Atlantis in the Bahamas for a big daily fantasy football tournament. Smith won the DraftKings Millionaire Maker in October, defeating a field of almost 100,000 entrants for a blistering $1 million. PocketFives: Talk about your decision to play daily fanta
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