Ask the Shark: Trusting Your Gut
Ask the Shark: Trusting Your Gut

This article is part of our Ask the Shark series.

As someone who focuses on cash games in DFS with a conservative-leaning playing style, I'm always a big proponent of rostering players based more on their propensity to accumulate peripheral points than their goal-scoring ability. Sometimes, however, the player pool, texture and size of the slate calls for "chasing goals" in order to remain competitively positioned in contests. Selecting the safest "floor" players across the board in your lineup may not cut it.

This strategic shift arises primarily in three situations: short slates, wildly uneven slates and/or a thin forward pool. Regular players of DFS soccer are very aware of the first, as short slates are a fairly common occurrence in the sport. When there are only four teams from which to select players (and only two favored or at home), it's nearly impossible to avoid rostering one who is typically goal-dependent for points. For cash games on these slates, many times choosing the player with the highest goal-scoring odd

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Jordan Cooper
Jordan is a top-ranked daily fantasy sports player, co-hosts the RotoWire Soccer podcast, a soccer analyst on DraftKings video shows, and live streams DFS AMAs on Periscope multiple times per week.
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