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MLB Daily Games Strategy: The Truth About Hot Streaks

Renee Miller

Renee Miller

Neuroscientist at the University of Rochester and author of Cognitive Bias in Fantasy Sports: Is your brain sabotaging your team?. I cover daily fantasy basketball for RotoWire and write for RotoViz about fantasy football.

The Truth About Hitting Streaks

Did you see the link I tweeted last week to this article a colleague of mine at the University of Rochester wrote about the hot hand phenomenon? It provided a few opportunities to compare DFS players to monkeys, but there is so much more to it. Dr. Hayden's lab is overall interested in how people make optimal decisions, using the probability of receiving a reward as motivation. In other words, he wants to understand how our brains enable us to make the decisions that yield the best possible outcomes. If you read me ever, I bet you can already guess why I find this so fascinating and relevant to daily fantasy sports.

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