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NFL Draft Kit: The 10 Commandments of Daily Fantasy Football

Michael Rathburn

Michael Rathburn

Known as “Rath” in the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) community, he has helped run operations for two prominent daily fantasy sports startups. Michael has taken his insider knowledge and expertise in daily fantasy sports to the content side. He was also nominated by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association for Best Baseball Series in 2011.

The popularity of Daily Fantasy Sports exploded in 2013 to the point where we saw three people take home $1 million in One-Week Fantasy Football contests. This has many season-long fantasy football players wondering whether they should take the jump into the games. The strategy in One-Week Fantasy Football is different than in season-long games because there are more factors to consider, and you are trying to hit an optimal lineup in a high variance environment. To that end, we include our 10 Commandments of One-Week Fantasy Football below:

1. Use Projections in Weekly Salary Cap Football
To win at weekly fantasy football, you have to find value in players to fit them all under the salary cap. The best way is to take the RotoWire weekly projections and enter the contest's scoring system to get projections for that particular contest. After that, take the salaries for each player and divide them by the projection to get a dollar-per-point value. This will help you

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