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An introduction to the advanced level of daily fantasy football strategy

Daily fantasy football is gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional season-long fantasy football. If you’ve played before, there is always room for improvement.

Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots studies up on sideline in the second half of the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 18, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. Steve Nehf/The Denver Post via Getty Images

To become a better daily fantasy football player, you need to start trying out different strategies when building lineups. There are no perfect strategies, but there are some strategies that have proven to be good over the long term.

Like with any task you hope to perfect, to get better at DFS you need to build knowledge on top of knowledge. We looked at the rules and some basic tenets of daily fantasy football, and then an introduction to the next step of daily fantasy football statistics. Now, we’ll move up from the Intermediate section to the advanced section, where we will explore strategy in more depth.


Stacking in DFS football isn’t as extensive as it is in other sports, but it is still an important strategy.

Showdown Strategy

Playing DFS with only one game can be tricky. We look at some strategy.


Quarterback is one of the most consistent positions in the NFL. How do we go about choosing the best?

Running back

Similar to quarterback, running back is a predictable position, so paying up for them is a safe tactic. We take you through strategies for picking the best at the position.

Wide receiver/tight end

Receivers are more volatile in week-to-week production than running backs and quarterbacks. How should we go about picking them?

Defense/special teams

Even more random than wide receivers and tight ends, DST is tough to get right week in and week out. What is the best strategy for rostering DST?

Flex position

You can choose three positions for your flex slot. Which of the three is most beneficial to your odds of winning at DraftKings?